Gazelle Special, 1998, red

08 Dec 2016 15:29 | Geplaatst door Marcel

Since this fall I own a semi-classic Gazelle Special as a touringbike. The Gazelle Special came after the Gazelle Champion Mondial AA-Special, which was made from 1969 till 1995. For a while during the 70s and 80s about one third of roadbikes sold in the Netherlands was a Gazelle. Steel roadbikes were made by Gazelle up to 2002. After this it was only aluminium and occasionally carbon and titanium. Nowadays Gazelle doesn’t make any roadbikes anymore, they leave that up to sister companies like CervĂ©lo and Focus.
This is the Trapezium-frame which was made from 1998 till 2002, with thicker tubing around the bottom-bracket. The front fork has a bend and threads which was made up to 1998. That makes it probable that this bike is from 1998.

The previous and first owner got the frame as serviceframe for a cracked aluminium frame. It was built up with the parts from his old bike, a Shimano 600 groupset and Mavic rims. The Shimano 600 headset is still in the frame.
Now the bike is built up with a Campagnolo Centaur 9-speed. Not completely period-correct, the group is from 2002.
The rims are Campagnolo Omega with at the front an Omega 19 and on the back an Omega 20. This leaves room for improvement.
The rest of the parts are made up of a Selcof aero seatpost, a Fizik Aliante saddle, a 3ttt Record 84 quill stem and a Cinelli Nerve ergo handlebar.
And yes, the tires do not match. Plan is to first use this set and then get a nice set of classic tires.

Since this fall I own a semi-classic Gazelle Special as a touringbike. The Gazelle Special came after the Gazelle Champion Mondial AA-Special, which was made from 1969 till 1995. For a while during the 70s and 80s about one third…
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Singlespeed, 2013 Chinese steel, yellow

30 Aug 2016 21:45 | Geplaatst door Marcel

 

 
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Foto’s of the James Last flat and Jachthaven de Hanze

22 Aug 2016 20:57 | Geplaatst door Marcel

On a summer evening I walked around on Jachthaven de Hanze at the Black Water and took some photo’s.

On a summer evening I walked around on Jachthaven de Hanze at the Black Water and took some photo’s.
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MPD and binding to an address

17 Dec 2015 20:27 | Geplaatst door Marcel

When running MPD, the Music Player Daemon, you can run into the error

listen: bind to 127.0.0.1:6600 failed: Address already in use (continuing anyway, because at least one address is bound)

Searching in search engines yields many questions, but no answers that I could find. The key issue seems to be in the setting

bind_to_address “any”

This would make it listen on all ip addresses and protocols. However, it only will listen on ipv6, not any ipv4 address.
Changing this setting to an ipv4 address does make it listen on all ipv4 addresses

bind_to_address “0.0.0.0”

When running MPD, the Music Player Daemon, you can run into the error listen: bind to 127.0.0.1:6600 failed: Address already in use (continuing anyway, because at least one address is bound) Searching in search engines yields many questions, but no…
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Lights for the throwaway

23 Jun 2015 10:52 | Geplaatst door Marcel
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Niet vervangbare lamp

Remarkable, but it does exist, light fixtures with lights that are non-replacable. I had no idea it existed, so with a friend I was naive enough to buy a lamp at the Leen Bakker shop. A fixture for the ceiling, with 4 spotslights with a LED inside. Hung it up, and it worked fine.

Half a year later it turns out that one of the lights had died. I go see how to replace it. Usually it is quite simple with Halogen lights, or similar LED-lights for these fixtures. But I just didn’t have a clue how to replace this one, or even what connection it used.

So we went back to the Leen Bakker, and we see on the box that the lights are non-replaceable. The salesman even claimed that those lights would ofcourse make a 100,000 hours. Ofcourse. Such a light has been made in Hungary or wherever, has traveled a 1000 km in the back of a truck, and in every warehouse somebody kicked against it. Ofcourse one of those 4 lights will die within half a year.

I too am happily joining the throwaway society. The cheaper something is, the sooner I can buy something new again. But this is going a bit far. You buy such a light fixture to hang it to the ceiling and forget it. Not to buy a new one every 2 years.

Remarkable, but it does exist, light fixtures with lights that are non-replacable. I had no idea it existed, so with a friend I was naive enough to buy a lamp at the Leen Bakker shop. A fixture for the ceiling,…
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