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by Ray P
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Another good week, >100miles, >4500ft climbing plus a couple of gym sessions. I seem to get PRs on every ride, even when I don't feel as though I'm pushing so the strength is accruing. Now the days are getting shorter I'll cut down on the road miles and do more in the gym - warmer and drier! I've ne...
by Ray P
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 526
Views: 54724

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

If I remember they were only luminescent after being exposed to a light source. So given they needed a source of energy I think we can safely say they were not radioactive. Yes, and rather disappointingly the glow didn't last very long in the dark. I had the dungeon skeleton and Dracula kits; they ...
by Ray P
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: British Valves
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: British Valves

Nope, I've not come across it before. Would be great if it gets pulled off - will have to have a proper look...
by Ray P
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: DIY Linear Tonearm
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: DIY Linear Tonearm

I can't claim to have read every bit but reached a similar conclusion; at first I was concerned that it might have jut been one over-enthusiastic builder but the level of constructive participaton dispelled that and there are some great novel ideas in there. Part of me wants to build one but I would...
by Ray P
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: DIY Linear Tonearm
Replies: 2
Views: 89

DIY Linear Tonearm

I posted a link to this DIY Audio thread in 'Nothing in Particular' - maybe not the best place for it. Just wondering if it was of interest to any of you who still do vinyl. If I still had some I would give building one a go. https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/238027-diy-linear-tonearm....
by Ray P
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

If you pedaled with only one of your speedy legs I'd have half a chance of keeping up with you! Nah! I'd be gentle... We should sort out a meet up, I'm even partial to a bit of piccallili! There's a lot of neat/nice rides in Kent. Very few as flat as that one! Yeah but (in a whisper), we need to he...
by Ray P
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Dave the bass wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:44 pm
If you pedaled with only one of your speedy legs I'd have half a chance of keeping up with you!
Nah! I'd be gentle...

We should sort out a meet up, I'm even partial to a bit of piccallili!
by Ray P
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Would be nice to do that route with you sometime Mr. B.
by Ray P
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

It's like who's who?
by Ray P
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Cheers Mr. B.

Wrong crowd? - you mean I have to take my leave of Audio Talk!

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by Ray P
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2118
Views: 182678

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Did myself proud today; headed out from work for a lunchtime ride with a really strong guy. We decided to try and beat our previous best over the route and I managed to hold his wheel at an average speed of 21.4mph - that's a whole 1mph faster than last time (=5% faster!). It was hard but I wasn't o...
by Ray P
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 723
Views: 48744

Re: Remember These?

Cressy Snr wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:59 pm
They are just beautiful looking things. The bulb shape and the anodes are pure Art Deco; the valve being an industrial work of art in my view.
They certainly look the dogs bits...
by Ray P
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Valve DAC
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: Valve DAC

A better picture

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by Ray P
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Valve DAC
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: Valve DAC

I fancied a bit of bling so I've been experimenting with mounting 3mm light tubes through the holes in the centre of the valve sockets. This is a 5mm purple LED, attached to the light tube with heatshrink tubing. If I keep it I'll get some adaptors 3D printed to make the arrangement a bit stronger. ...