Monday 31 October 2005
I received an email last Wednesday from Bill
of Minnesota, US
suggesting that a loose handlebar control may be remedied
by Heli-Coiling the original screw thread. Thanks
Bill! The suggestion
has been added to the What
can I do about the Handlebar Controls loosening? section
of the FAQs page.
Jos from The
Netherlands has sent me a link to his Dutch
which advertises some tyres and inner tubes for the
Sunday 9 October 2005
A bright sunny afternoon here in London!
I am just in the process of finishing a new and different
section to the site that should be in place soon. Now
that the autumn months are upon us and winter approaching
all too soon, it may make an interesting, optional diversion
to those who might like to find out a little more about
the enigmatic Weronika. You may have turned the handle
of a door that she herself had just turned a moment
before you. You may have glanced at her from the window
of a coach without realising it. You may even have passed
her while riding your VeloSoleX through
some leaves on the street. Anyway, the first
clue as to her identity will appear on the home page at the end of
Well for now, have a good Sunday. Oh, while I remember:
I have moved the Torque
Settings page to the Data
section. I think it is better placed there.
Monday 3 October 2005
JUST a quick update for now as I am in the middle
of the refurbishment of the Emporium which I must say,
is rather badly overdue.
of Compiegne, France
has sent me the French
TF1 Channel TV Report of 30 September 2005
about the e-SOLEX on
476 at the Salon International de la
Moto (Motorcycle) which takes place
on 1 - 9 October 2005 of the Parc
des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, 75015,
Together with the Salon International du
Cycle (Bicycle) on 1 - 4 October 2005 they
form the annual Mondial du Deux Roues (Paris International Two-Wheel)
show. Around half a million visitors and more than
2000 journalists from some 44 countries attend the show.
Brian from New
York City, US has asked about
testing the condenser so I have added How
do I test the Condenser? to the FAQs
page. I cannot recommend the mains-powered
Condenser Test circuit of Dempsey
Moped Repair (Chapter 5) since here in Europe the higher
voltage of 220V / 240V is more
than enough to kill anyone who accidentally touches
the mains-power side of the circuit with both hands.
Even if the circuit is used with care, there is the
likelihood of getting an electric shock when removing
the charged-up condenser from the circuit. I may look
into designing a very simple battery-powered one in
the future though which will give an indication
of high voltage handling and correct capacitance.
I have also updated the History
page with the details of the new Electric-Powered e-SOLEX.