We received a quote for a diver for bottom inspection on site. It was a little higher than usual so I joked we should just drop a GoPro over the side and have a go with that. My project manager thought it was an excellent idea. So we went to the hardware store and bough a few 2 meter spars of glassfibre reinforced PVC pipe, angle pieces and rope. Then we bought the cheapest GoPro and mounted it on the frame with a diving lamp. Voila! A poor man’s string operated ROV.
Here’s another useless award winning design invention that will never progress any further than 3D-modelling. A combination lock like this can be opened in a couple of minutes just by rubbing the dials with your thumbs. Done that. The strength of the lock is also compromised by the physical limitatioins of the seat’s size.
Not to mention that the use of such a seat requires a specially designed bicycle. On top of that the seat height cannot be adjusted because the whole seat post must be able to swivel back! That didn’t stop the designers from putting a quick release on the seat post and the rear wheel. That’s right, the thief can just walk away with the seatpost and the saddle stuck to it.
Also, look at how the back of the seat curves down where your seat bones are supposed receive support.
Compare it to the Specialized Romin (most comfortable saddle I’ve ever ridden)
I think they should just give the awards for 3D modelling and drop out the whole design bit.
Here I am. The only thing between me and me enjoying my time here immensely is a bike. I have been writing to a bunch of sellers on Leboncoin.fr about buying their bike but so far no one’s replied. It is hard to be in France and not to speak French. We do not even have a local secretary yet that could help.
Posted by normaali | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-12-2012
I finally pulled myself together and finished this compilation clip of some stuff that we did in the summer. Just cruising in Helsinki during the Bicycle Film Festival and King of Fixed competition.
Home at last! Today I went to change the headset on my winter bike. The local bike shop was nice enough to let me use their facing tools, now I have a smooth rolling Cane Creek S10 in place. Too bad the bearing is already freezing at -24C degrees. I had the same problem with my Rithey WCS headset. This is why all the pros roll on loose bearings and custom grease!
The rest of the day I spent at a local bar hanging out with the Kooma guy. He had a small pop up shop selling his custom winter hats. I also picked up my new super cool college shirt. Keep your eyes open for Kooma!