Monday, October 4, 2010

back to the bike...

Got the new pulley mounted this morning for the Bike'o'Worsher.  The new long belt didn't arrive till this afternoon.  Crawled around for about an hour playing with the new configuration to see what will work.  Used the grinder to remove the intermediate pulley assembly and found the sweet spot for the next part of the rig to be fabricated.  Will need more parts so an early morning Alpine run is scheduled for tomorrow.  Good news is - it looks like the big pulley gives me really good swooshing action on the agitation mode without pedaling myself silly.  Flopping the drive train so forward pedaling will propel the worsh and backward will fire up the super spin cycle.  77,88,54,0,B

Tune in tomorrow at around 10:40AM central time for an interview with Alyce Santoro about the Clothesline Appreciation Day event in Marfa next Sunday.  You can hear it streamed live from KRTS Marfa Public Radio at  http://www.marfapublicradio.org/  Just click the LISTEN NOW button.

6 comments:

Frank said...

Farout looks good!

Frank said...

And uh I don't want to sound like a nerd boy or jinx anyone, but could you consider a chain guard, or wearing tough shoes when you use the thing

John Wells said...

and don't forget the helmet...

Frank said...

Come on now I'm not kidding watch those toes!

Allen Hare said...

Love the big pulley. It looks great, and I guess makes it work great, too!

Vance said...

Hey beardy! Love the life you liven. :-)