A few quick updates on stories from The Kneeslider:
Sarah Lyon let us know she just returned from a month on the road on her mission to photograph female mechanics for her upcoming Female Mechanics Calendar. She did photo shoots of 14 mechanics and now the work begins, putting it all together for the calendar. I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
Rob Kasten says his reverse rotating brake rotors are scheduled to be tested next week, August 26th, by a motorcycle magazine. The plan is to run his wheel in a back to back test with a production wheel which is really the only way to see how it stacks up. I think a lot of people will be interested in the outcome.
After getting a load of negative comments on the article about Vespa scooters restored in VietNam, I have been in contact with the owner of the Vietnamese company linked to and we’ll have a follow up article to see the other side. An article on another site written since then had the same initial response but then some scooter owners said theirs were fine. Emotions being what they are, very angry owners seem to stay angry and get very vocal while customers who are pleased say less and don’t get involved. It can present one side of an issue as though it’s the only side. We’ll try to look a little deeper.
The chassis design software Tony Foale offers just got another little update after the boys over at MotoCzysz found a small display bug for one of the data entry screens and another related to saving data in a particular file format. Both bugs, though very minor, were quickly fixed. If you want to use the same software used by MotoCzysz and many others, check out Tony’s website.
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