As I mentioned in a previous post, I was finding it challenging to accurately measure the amount of concentrated IlfoTec HC B&W developer when mixing up small batches for 120 or 35mm rolls. I knew that a syringe would be a big improvement over using the small Paterson graduated cylinder. My wife works in the…Read more IlfoTec HC: Use a medical Syringe
Earlier today, I said I'd picked up a Bronica SQ-B, where B purportedly stands for Basic. Yes, indeed this is a basic medium format camera. But it doesn't lack anything essential. Sure, you can't put a metered prism on here even if you wanted to, but that's okay by me. I didn't want to. I…Read more First roll: Bronica SQ-B
In the 1980s, I used to dream of one day owning two cameras: A Leica M rangefinder 35mm , and the iconic Hasselblad 6x6 120 professional film Camera. Our local source for great used cameras, Camera Traders has a Twitter feed that I follow. Earlier this week, up pops a Hasselblad 500cm with Carl Zeiss 8omm…Read more Going Square: Bronica SQ-B 6×6 Film Camera
Irreverence meets cyclocross in the annual single speed cyclocross world championships. Victoria, BC won the right to host this crazy and wonderful event. November 22, 2015 about 330 racers spilled over Western Speedway land, a facility for auto racing and dirt biking but also a frequently used venue for Vancouver Island's Cross on the Rock cyclocross…Read more SSCXWC 2015 Victoria, BC
Steven had previously purchased a set of custom hand built ENVE SES 8.9 clinchers with red Chris King R45 hubs. He uses them for Ironman and triathlon competitions. This fall, he ordered this set. Sticking with the same red CK R45 hubs, he chose the very balance all-rounder ENVE SES 4.5 clincher rim, a new…Read more Steven’s custom ENVE SES 4.5 clincher wheels
James asked to have his ZIPP 404 clincher wheel set upgraded to DT240s hubs. This would allow him to run 11 speed Shimano/SRAM cassettes on this older set of ZIPP wheels. The black nipples and black Sapim CX-Ray spokes definitely indicate a custom ZIPP build. ZIPP has done well over the years, but I have…Read more James’ ZIPP 404 upgrade
As a cyclist, if you've been paying attention at all, you'll have figured out that in British Columbia under Section 183(2)(d) of the Motor Vehicle Act, an operator of a cycle must not ride abreast of another person operating a cycle on the roadway, You may have learned this rule having been on the receiving end…Read more Is side by side cycling unlawful?