[Oberon] A4 ? was: Re (2): Oberon Digest, Vol 104, Issue 2

Jan Verhoeven jan at verhoeven272.nl
Mon Dec 10 23:23:13 CET 2012

On Monday 10 December 2012 23:04:24 Bob Walkden wrote:

> And not all graphics are eye candy. Chris might as well say adults
> should stop eating altogether because so many of them eat sweets.

40 years ago I hade a Gazelle bicycle with a three speed hub
30 years ago I had a TI Raleigh with 2x5 speeds derailleur
20 years ago I had a Giant Trooper with 3 x 7 derailleur
10 years ago I still had the Giant
Now I have a Trek with 3 x 9 Shimano Tiagra derailleur
I'm planning to buy a bicycle either with a 11 or 14 speed hub, 18 speed 
pinion gear or 3 x 9 derailleur, not sure yet

The times have changed. Technology has changed. Evolved. Bicycles are 
still my main means of transport. Yes, the 3 speed Sturmey Archer was 
the best (zero maintenance) and the 3 x 9 derailleur transmissions need 
some maintenance. Yet I do not want to get back to the 3 speed hub. 
And, due to my experiences with a Shimano 8 speed hub, I am reluctant 
to switch to ANY internally geared hub at all. 

Same with the web. I use my SeraMonkey browser all the times. I have  
installed AdBlock and something to control scripts. Cookies are set 
to "Ask each time" and I periodically wipe out browsing history.

Why go back to the "3 speed hub" Links whereas I can use a 
better "Shimano Tiagra 3 x 9" Seamonkey browser? With  the add ons -I- 
control what's on screen. Zero ads. Paranoid cookie behaviour.

The times they are a-changing. And I use technology to harness the bad 
parts of evolution.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Jan Verhoeven

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