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Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Stan4d, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Stan4d

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  2. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Good video Stan4d. Produced before OSHA :jester:, but still informative. I want to meet the lady who does the striping. She could show me a thing or two. Mine always ends up .....well, not like hers.

    Even more informative were a couple videos following. I liked the Cannondale video where production is being outsourced. Also, the one about automating wheel production was good. I always wondered how wheels were spoked by machine. One thing that surprised me is how the machines have the capability to be so accurate. I don't think my wheels were produced on that machine. :icon_cry:
     
  3. james65

    james65 Member

    Really enjoyed that, good find!
     
  4. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Have a Stag beer! Ha! I haven't heard of that brand in years....
    Very cool movie, Stan4d. Thank you for sharing!
    Makes me want to go out and find an old Columbia to convert into an MB now......
     
  5. zean

    zean New Member

    Thankyou Stan4d, I really enjoyed that too. @1952 it was a simpler time. Factory work is good. It keeps you in shape mentally and physically. I'm sorry to see the change that is reducing our opportunities to work in factories to the extent that they are almost non-existent. They said thousands of bikes were produced, I guess that's not enough, I imagine now they require hundreds of thousands of bikes to be manufactured in a factory and change is necesary to fulfill this need. Whatever reason, factories gave us opportunities to work and live, the kind of work where your not sitting down all day. There's still plenty of opportunity. Things are more politically correct and stressful. Thanks again.
     
  6. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog Banned

    WOW... did you see that woman pin-stripping the fenders by hand???

    Now there is a long lost art form in a bicycle plant!
     
  7. zean

    zean New Member

    Yes Wheres my dog, I saw that woman. I watched that twice. She used a good follow-through in her brush technique. Did you see the man spray-painting enamel without mask? In some respects, maybe the good old days weren't that good.
     
  8. Right! I just took a hazcom class, (hazard communication) yeah those poor workers most likely contracted some sort of health issues working with those metals without a mask, especially back then. But my hats off to them, great video for sure.
     
  9. zean

    zean New Member

    Thankyou Cruising Dragon. Many of the old-timers were aware of most of the health issues associated with their jobs before the term "hazardous" was coined to describe some materials. Most men's fathers who worked in such environments warned their sons what not to breathe on the job many years before it was made public that a material had potential to cause a health problem. How did they know? Factory work offers many facets of learning.
     
  10. Wheres my dog

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    We think alike... that was the second thought I had watching that video of the spraying with no protection!
     
  11. zean

    zean New Member

    Thankyou Wheres my dog. Please my I add that in many cases I feel the beaurocrats went too far with rules in the work place. The rules are to protect the workers. The costs of enforcement is literally most of the industry of manufacturing. When America wakes up in the morning and follows all the rules set in the work place, we won't accomplish half of what we set out to do. Experience and common sense can compensate for many rules. In many instances the rules make the work a little bit more stressful, and in many instances the rules are a good thing as in mining or asbestos. Thanks again.
     
  12. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    There is a line, please do not take my thread across it.
     
  13. zean

    zean New Member

    I'm sorry Stan4d. I apologize and thankyou for correcting me in a civilized manner. I will try not to let that happen in the future. I stepped on your thread, and that will not happen again. I will keep the topic on motorizing and bicycles, I got carried away. I'm sorry for breaking the rules.
     
  14. Stan4d

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    No rules broken.......but the toe was close to the line. No worries, the original intent was: Ain't it cool how the bikes were made. The pin striping and wheels caught my attention........those women are now someone's great grandmother......think about it, ain't it cool?
     
  15. zean

    zean New Member

    Thanks again Stan4d. Yes, all those machines plus manual labor to make the bikes is very cool, and the women workers, now as great-grandmothers, wow very cool again. That's as good as it gets.
     
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