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Rattlecan last won the day on December 27 2015

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About Rattlecan

  • Birthday 11/11/1953

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    Oakville Ontario

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    Peugeot Paris, Nishiki Rally, Sekai, Scwinn Twinn, Quetzal, Surly Big Dummy, No name frame with S3X 3 speed fixie, no name frame with SA 2 speed kickback, others I can't remember right now.

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  1. They must be if I've heard of them.
  2. Rattlecan


    Whaa? Not a welding thread?
  3. Well done for keeping it going this long. I think it deserves to rust in peace.
  4. WilfordBrimley_3x2.webp But it's the right thing to do, doncha know WilfordBrimley_3x2.webp
  5. As long as they can use newer technology than the old series parallel switches they used to put on heavy trucks. Those things were a constant source of grief. A 24 volt starter required less amperage draw so they thought it was a good idea, but about 40 years ago, they decided heavier cables and a more heavy duty 12 volt starter would be less bother, and we kissed those switches from hell goodbye.
  6. Two years ago when we were in Portugal, we had a rental car that shut off when you stopped. What made it really interesting was this car had a manual transmission, and in Portugal, you are almost always starting on a grade. So there you are, starting on an upgrade with the motor shut off, and the starter engages as you engage the clutch. Fortunately, it was a diesel, with lots of clutch engagement torque, so once I got the hang of it, I was OK, but the first few tries were interesting.
  7. Happy birthday LJ. Hope you have a good day.
  8. The Ottawa city gov't took a page out of Monty Python to advise on social distancing in the park.
  9. My mom and dad both had 6 siblings. Dad was middle of the pack while Mom was second oldest in her family. Dad has been gone for 7 1/2 years. Only his older brother is left from that family, and he is 97. Mom turns 88 next week, and still going strong. Only she and one younger sister are left of that family.
  10. A Sousaphone would make a louder statement.
  11. September 2018 Lisbon Portugal.
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