Mines heavy er than yours

From: John Rollins <rexstout_at_ptld.uswest.net>
Date: Tue Jan 27 20:37:12 1998

>The S/1s have the WORST casters I have ever dealt with on a wheeled rack!

Why is that? They seem to work pretty good for me... I suppose it would be
nice if they rolled a bit easier though. Small steel wheels never work
well, I know that first hand from some VERY old completely metal roller
skates my mom got at a garage sale a few years back. They did not work at
all! They quickly dissappeared into the backyard after they were left out
in the rain and rusted away to nothing... No big loss, except perhaps to
look back at a small piece of history... I'm sure they must've been at
least 30 years old. And I killed them... Well, now I get to play with
computers, and the metal wheels on my Series/1(IBM 4997 rack) work much
better than those old roller skates. And as a bonus, they skid across the
surface of the basement floor(bare concrete), which is much easier than
trying to swivel them around in a complete circle to move them...
Especially since the racks don't clear the huge (at least 1 foot diameter)
ducts coming from a hug octopus furnace, which I am told was converted to
oil and used to be a coal burning furnace. I'll have to put up a QuickCam
photo of that furnace on my web page eventually... Right now it's hidden
behind a bunch of old furnature and spare 4997 racks.

-JR http://members.tripod.com/~jrollins/index.html
Received on Tue Jan 27 1998 - 20:37:12 GMT

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