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If your interest lies in Dr Taglioni built DUCATI motorcycles built before 1985......  Then you need to be a part of the BEVELHEADS group.  The List Maestro is Gene Rankin and he puts it like this.... [11/4/04]

What's a "Bevelhead" you say?  We are a worldwide internet group of Ducati beveldrive enthusiasts or, folks  that love our Ducati twin cylinder motorcycles that were  built between 1973 and 1985 as well as their little brothers, the single cylinders which were built even earlier.  These bikes are characterized by their bevel gear driven camshafts.

If you are after information regarding your bevel drive DUCATI then you absolutely MUST join this email group..... By the way, we are an official "Ducati Owners Club" as well as being members of the "Ride'm don't Hide'm school of thought.  We help out each other whenever we can to keep our beloved bevel drives on the road, trail or track.

As of the November 2004, we had 544 total members on our list.  Would you like to join up?  Click HERE and follow the easy instructions.

Need more reasons to join up?  

Read what Italianbike Magazine has to say about us by clicking HERE for the article.

We are an official DUCATI Desmo Owners Club.

Here some of us are at Laguna Seca during WSB 2002


Our list Maestro is Gene Rankin and he tells it like this.... [Nov/15/04]

Well, here's the history:

I started BevelHeads as a distribution list, and ran it from my home computer, 56k modem and all, with about 8 guys on it, back in January of 1997. Then Dave Edmondson volunteered to host it out of the UK, and we made it a formal mailing list. He changed jobs, so I took back the admin duties, we shifted it to Micapeak in January, 1999, and have been there ever since.

It has grown to 544 members as of the beginning of mid November, from at least 13 countries, comprising nearly all of western Europe, Scandinavia, Australian and New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, all of North America. There may be other places hidden behind AOL or similar addresses.

Gene Rankin
Bevelheads Maestro

But if your interest lies in more recent Taglioni built DUCATI motorcycles......  Then you need to be a part of the PANTAHEADS group.  The List Wizard is Peter Bonner and he puts it like this.... [6/16/03]

Pantaheads was officially open for business on March 20, 2001.  Pantaheads has been steadily growing as more folks find out about us, with over 150 subscribers so far.

The focus of Pantaheads is on Ducati motorcycles that are not beveldrive Ducati's from Dr Taglioni's era. An alternate name that almost became the list name is OddDucs, as we tolerate the various models such as parallel twins, 2 stroke dirt bikes, and of course anything with the belt driven, 2 valve, air cooled Pantah design engines. Since many folks are on both Pantaheads and Bevelheads, the social commentary is minimized on Pantaheads and the focus is on technical problems and part sources.

Historically Pantaheads started as an outgrowth of Bevelheads, since there were a number of members who also wanted to discuss later Pantah based models or non bevel drive models from the early years. In order to relieve the bevelhead list, the Pantahead list was begun. You can find info for joining at: http://www.micapeak.com/lists/Pantaheads 

Pantaheads has members from Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, Belgium, UK, Spain, and even quite a few from USA among other places.

Members enjoy getting together, as well as communicating via our list.

Peter Bonner
Pantaheads List Wizard

You MUST post using PLAIN TEXT only - no rich text or HTML posts are allowed...
All other mail clients click HERE for specific instructions on how to convert to PLAIN TEXT

Here's how you post to the list if you have only AOL 7.0 - 8.0 or 9.0 [on the bottom]:

AOL 7.0

If you upgrade from AOL 6.0 to AOL 7.0 and up have customized your fonts/colors, the changes carry over during the upgrade and so you still need to go into Settings and switch back to the defaults as described above for AOL 6.0

To turn off HTML, use the following steps:

Change global e-mail preferences (needs to be done only once):
Go to Keyword: Preferences (or choose Preferences from the Settings menu on the AOL 7.0 toolbar).
Click on Font, Text, & Graphics Preferences.
Click on the Reset button at the bottom of the resulting window. Do not make any changes in the Font Preferences area of the window.
Click on the Save button.

WARNING: Any attempt to change the font face, size, style, or color within the body of an e-mail message will change the message format to HTML, as will any attempt to use a different default font face, size, style, or color.

Lastly, you must remove your e-mail signature if it contains any styled text, as that will also change the message format back to HTML.

Like AOL 6, AOL 7 will use HTML when quoting a message (displaying the quoted portion with a blue line in the left margin). And like AOL 6, choosing Text - Normal will eliminate any indication that the text was quoted. However, unlike AOL 6, the message will now be sent in plain text. However, the quoted portion will need to be manually quoted.

Starting with Netscape Communicator 6.2 and continuing with Netscape 7.0 PR1, AOL members can read and send AOL e-mail via the browser. The browser fully supports both HTML and plain text messages and even allows you to set specific domain names (e.g., mailing lists) to always send plain text.

AOL 8.0

The easiest method is to use AOL Mail, for it sends mail as plain text only.

To use AOL Mail on the Web all you need to do is use the AOL keyword "aol mail".

AOL 9.0

Copied directly from AOL Communicator Help manual page 66

Changing Plain Text Settings

By default, AOL Communicator Mail sends messages in HTML format. Messages sent in this format allow you to use different fonts and font sizes; underline, boldface, or italicize text; easily create bulleted or numbered lists and links to web sites; and attach files.

Not all mail programs support HTML, and not all users prefer to receive HTML-formatted messages. Some programs display messages in HTML format as if they were in plain text, including HTML tags and other format coding that can make the original message difficult to read.

If you are sending a message to someone who can�t read HTML-formatted messages (also called 'rich text'), you can switch to plain text. You can also specify plain text only for messages sent to a specific address or domain.

Messages sent in plain text lose all formatting and attachments. Replies to (and forwarded) plain text messages are also sent in plain text.

To change the plain text setting while you are composing a message:

  1. Click in the message area of the Write Mail window.
  2. Change the plain text setting:
  3. Click the T icon just below the Subject label to toggle the message between plain text and rich text formatting; or
  4. Open the Format menu and choose Rich Text or Plain Text.

When the T icon is red, the message uses rich text. When the T icon is black, the message uses plain text.

When you change the plain text setting from a Write Mail window, the setting 'sticks' for all subsequent messages you write. For example, if you switch from rich text to plain text for one message and then open a new Write Mail window, that window will also be set to use plain text. To change the plain text setting for all messages you send to an address or domain:

  1. Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  2. Click Advanced Options.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Type the email address or domain for which you want all messages to be sent in plain text. If you specify a domain (such as example.net), you�ll have an opportunity to switch to plain text whenever you address a message to an email address that includes that domain.
  5. Click OK.

Steve Allen
Bevel Heaven

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