Reply to post: Re: Everything old is new again

Connected car in the second-hand lot? Don't buy it if you're not hack-savvy

Dan McIntyre

Re: Everything old is new again

I rode old British motorcycles as main transport for many years, and the vibration would routinely kill speedometers.

I rode a 1938 Argson tricycle across the Alps in 2011 and found the same problem - the speedo first stopped working and then dropped off altogether eventually. Minor issue though compared to the chain stretching, the idler shaft snapping halfway up a swiss mountain on a sunday etc etc.

BTW, we managed to find a garage on that mountain, open and they let us use their welding gear to fix the idler.

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