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Posted 28 Jul 2012
Sorry it's been so long,but I HAVE been in both the hospital (for surgery)
and then a Care & Rehab Center from January 1 until May 26.
I developed a Venus Stasis ulcer in my left calf which became infectious that
was removed on January 1. Doctors told me they removed nearly a liter of fluid &
other crud during the operation. I didn't realize HOW sick I was before finally
heeding my wife's urgings to go to the hospital...but now,given what I've learned
and seen,I'm convinced that IF I hadn't finally listened to her-when I did-I would
probably have died!
Of course this has turned up 'a few' other problems,all being looked after
now...so I'm now just a 'sick 70 year old man!' Thank God for Medicare & Medicade,
the week in Harborview Hospital was almost $59K,and the Care Center was over $1K
Lots of therapy involved...almost had to 'learn to walk' again,but am on the
way back now.
Thanks to all in the hobby that may have wondered 'where I was!' I appreciate
your caring. I will eventually be able to contact the guys that I regularly was
in communication with...but not sure how long it'll take. My energy levels seem to
fade faster these days and still am bothered by Lymphedema in both legs,which may
or may not prove to be surmountable! Time will tell!
Anybody who wants to Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)-rather than waiting for
me to contact them-please feel free to do so. That'll get you a faster response!
By the way,did Thorn Smith's 26" Nomura win BOTY Cruiser?
Posted 23 Sep 2011As part of my 'on-going'Nomura research,I'd like to contact Kevin Nowak,
Nomura's Michigan star rider from the early 80's!
He rode out of a shop called Freewheeler Bike Shop in Grand Rapids,and he
raced a 20" alloy frame,as well as both 26" & 26/24 Cruisers!
I'm looking into the possibility that he MAY also have had one of the 4
'ultra rare' 24" Nomura frames!
I've Emailed Gordy-Freewheeler's owner-but so far,he hasn't answered me!
I think I remember someone here knowing him BITD...but I've lost his
contact information as well! Hope somebody can help me out!?
Email me if you can help...email@example.com
Posted 3 Feb 2010My membership here will be up in the next few days-Feb 11-and I have decided not
to renew my membership for the 4th year!
I have made several friends here during the past 3 years,and have enjoyed every
minute of my association with all of them! The members here are great people...very
helpful,very knowledgible...and you ALL build 'great bikes!' I have learned much from
all of you...and I have tried to share whatever knowledge I have with you as well!
I'm older than you...and,as such,I'm opinionated...and I know what I like! I've
tried to remain open-minded-and,sometimes,I've failed! For that,I apologize to you
all! I raced 'in the old days',and my preferences in bikes & components 'still lie
there!' Try as I may,I just can't 'get behind' new bikes! They work better than the
old equipment-obviously-but my eye 'can't see' anything beyond that!
I'm NOT good with computers...simple is ALL I can handle! I can't navigate the
NEW site...I LIKE-and was used to-the OLD site! I'm sure-that for all of you-it'll
be better now than it was...but NOT for me! I don't enjoy the experience as I did
before the recent 'upgrades' were made! To me,it's a nightmare!
I will still be on the 'Museum site'-as I'm used to it-and I CAN navigate there
easily!OS-BMX has 'always been' my favorite...it's GONE now...and so am I!
I would enjoy 'very much' hearing from anyone here via Email...and I promise to
always answer any letters you may wish to send! My Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
for any that may wish to contact me!
I wish all of you the best and I hope that when you're my age-68 on Feb 11-your
passion for bikes and BMX is 'what it is today'...and I hope you're all able to
'pass on' your passion to YOUR Grandchildren as I have been able to do! The Redline
that I've recently built for my Grandson is finally finished...and Gramps 'is a
hero' in his eyes! Several guys here 'helped' with this build...and I'm eternally
grateful' for your help!
My passion for Nomura bicycles remains...and I will continue my quest to locate
'as many as I can find',and will 'always appreciate' any NEW Nomura information
that may come to light! If I can ever help any of you here with information,please
don't hesitate to contact me!
Don't know what else I can say,other than 'GOODBYE...it's been GREAT knowing
those of you I've 'met'...and I have enjoyed reading stuff from those of you that I
Bob Matherly aka BOMAT_1
Posted 26 Dec 2009This may sound dumb...but it's been YEARS since I built a bike!
Getting ready to set up the rear brake on my Grandson's 'new'
1986 RL20A and I'd like some help...
The caliper is an MX 1000 'knock off',the pads are Kool Stop Eagle 2's,
and the lever is a 'real' DX! The lever is a '1 finger' model that has 2
adjust positions on the lever itself.
This is the same 'system' I built on my 26" Nomura back in the early
80's,only I used a 'real' MX 1000 caliper then-and the brake worked great!
I don't remember NOW how I set it up...I'm old...can anybody offer me
any tips? Which 'adjust position' works best? The bike is 'NOT a racer',only
a street beater...but I want the brake to work...and I want him to have
confidence in his equipment!
I chose this handle because I remember it worked well on my Nomura,
and because the bike has 'knock off' CW-type bars...and other handles
'won't/don't' fit the bars OR 'look right!' I think the '1 finger' aspect will be
easy for him to master as well!
If any of you guys can offer me any tips on setting up this combination,
I'd be grateful!
Thanks in advance...
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