Thursday, August 28, 2008
I'm a tinkerer. It's what I do. It was inherited from my old man. I find I can zone out, get greasy and get stuff done. Late at night is when I do my best work. All I need is some rags, some tools and some decent light.
Recenty, I aquired a Sachs Torpedo Duomatic 2 speed hub. It has a coaster brake, and a little grease port. German made. Found it in a junk pile. The knowledge that it is sitting on my work bench has me on pins and needles. It has a great weight to it. It feels solid, well made. It represents a challenge.
You see dear reader, someday I want to be known as the "Coaster Brake King". A quick paddle out into the Internet void to surf for info led me to a decent blog post about buying and rebuilding such a hub. That post included a link to a german site with even more info. Then another. Fanatical information.
There is a certain purpose to me finding that hub...and that excites me.
Posted by d*pow