Archive 2: ‘news’ from my former site

October 28 Y2k5 “Desmodromology” is already 5 years alive and kicking. Almost 50.000 hits during that period of time is encouraging.

To celebrate this I decided to give the site a face lift by changing the letter type to “Verdana”.

In May 2005 I bought a new state of the art PC with a 19″TFT screen causing me to make some changes in the presentation of some pages.

Unfortunately my providers still do not offer more than 10 MB space each. I didn’t find the courage yet to change from provider, choose a domain and migrate the site.

Too bad Photo3 is not yet available because of this. I have to squeeze pics and text when I want to add some little bit of new content.



Not a new nickname, but the title of a Detective Comic. First published in the 1938 May issue of “New Adventure Comics”.

Continued every month (6p.) untill the February issue of 1940. “More Fun Comics” adopted the series from the March issue onwards till October 1941 (Totals 42 episodes; 252 p.). The creator was the famous Win(slow) Mortimer (Superman). The question is why Mortimer choosed the word “DESMO” for his Captain. Was he aware of the meaning of this principle?


Two fantastic Triple-nocker animations found at:


Phil Aynsley from Australia took a picture of the (1975) 4-valve desmobevelhead (Ducati Experimental). See Systems as well.

It seems (even to me) that not very much happened since November Y2k3, but actually quite some cycles of action are awaiting for completion and expectations are waiting to become fulfilled.

My Italian Agent Andrea Ridolfi is trying to get more details about a special Barsanti & Matteucci desmo; Isotta Fraschini and much more.

I found someone with fine machinery who is going to make an acrylic perspex version of the wooden Velocette model.

Prof. Lachlan Thompson an (aerospace) ass. professor of RMIT university of Melbourne, the constructor of the very succesful Olympic bikes, is almost ready with a self modified Velocette kit. He promised me a second kit for the desmo museo-collection.



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DESMOTRONIC (Pics and film used with permission)

Stefan Battlogg contacted me to get some information on the desmotheme. He turned out to be the patentholder of some fine and promising inventions:

WO 0112958; WO 0112959; WO 03/083269 A1 and many other numbers on variants esp. on the valve – babybelt connection. Together with car companies and suppliers Mr. Battlogg works on the Desmotronic thingy. See pics of the model. He promised this very model for the desmo-museo when he doesn’t need it any more for development and presentation purposes.

There is also a film of an electrically driven model, unfortunately I can only show you at the moment the smallest (worst) file (see under button “desmomovies).


The Nedstat counter tells us that we already passed the 45.000 hits, thanks to about 70 sites that link to “desmodromology”.


For more: choose “Previous News” in the menu-frame. Last update: October 25, 2005


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