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  1. in adapting some magura hydraulic cantilever rim...

    in adapting some magura hydraulic cantilever rim brakes for use with drop bars, i have drilled a cable end in them,use linked cables with a binding bolt,
    and use ergopower levers on the drops-to...
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    I got a custom fork and bars from them and then...

    I got a custom fork and bars from them and then discovered this
    http://www.pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-001/FAIL-121.html
    they seem OK, but they clearly adapt a few straight gauge pipes to everything....
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    I havent done this with bearing cones yet either,...

    I havent done this with bearing cones yet either, (have done it with tools)
    Perhaps cone life would be enhanced if after quenching, you cleaned them and tempered them, gently heating until the blue,...
  4. Many feel Dario Pegoretti played a role in this...

    Many feel Dario Pegoretti played a role in this with custom pro frames in the early and mid 90s long before Giant, mtbs might have contributed too because of the need to have increasing suspension...
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    Im actually victorian myself and probably moving...

    Im actually victorian myself and probably moving back at end of year. Particularly love bright-ovens buffalo hotham falls area and around baw baw, have lived and ridden day to day both areas and it...
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    hey Jayce, what kind of riding/fave spots?

    hey Jayce, what kind of riding/fave spots?
  7. Point taken that pressed lugs are good. I feel...

    Point taken that pressed lugs are good. I feel its fair to point out, the origin of the idea that pressed lugs are an inferior product and difficult to work which you have objected to -is in the...
  8. i didnt mean pressed lugs are hard to use at all,...

    i didnt mean pressed lugs are hard to use at all, just that maybe a bit more shoreline has to be left if its softer steel?. I totally see the malleability. The fancier lugsets are certainly more pre...
  9. pacenti p2 lugs, (next to the nuovo richie), and...

    pacenti p2 lugs, (next to the nuovo richie), and lewellyn are designed for this and as mentioned by A Stewart. these guys are very helpful and courteous ...
  10. Perhaps you could also try this, the campag 8...

    Perhaps you could also try this, the campag 8 speed spacing was 5mm like shimanos 7spd and I think it can be reversed to do 5 to 4.8 mm(shimano 8 speed intersprocket spacing), making the first model...
  11. 50 posts, yay! weshould be able to PM now...

    50 posts, yay! weshould be able to PM now geronb:lol:
  12. Persistence and speed can pay off with finding...

    Persistence and speed can pay off with finding things, searching ive actually come across a few unusal megatubes,columbus air and other things.
    I would be willing to sell, perhaps unfortunately- i...
  13. J Anqetiel looks as if the pedal axle is further...

    J Anqetiel looks as if the pedal axle is further forward than photos of many contemporary riders, this might aid the things described about his style
  14. I bought a top and down tube in gilco s4 on ebay,...

    I bought a top and down tube in gilco s4 on ebay, guess I was lucky but stuff comes up sometimes
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    a custom steel would be like the salsa or...

    a custom steel would be like the salsa or rivendell, only better. It could made from even nicer tubing as light as carbon options,cost about the same, and is guaranteed to fit perfectly and do/have...
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    Im building a lugged mixte at the moment for...

    Im building a lugged mixte at the moment for myself out of columbus spirit and zona tubing for audax and randoneurring/all road exploring. Will be completed in a couple of weeks or so. I wanted to...
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    i wouldnt play down genuine tragedy and...

    i wouldnt play down genuine tragedy and misfortune, but sometimes it seems like we all had to compensate for the idiocy of a few. At least helmets with a lot of good ventilation have been around for...
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    awesome:) used to own a prophet 5 an ms202 and...

    awesome:) used to own a prophet 5 an ms202 and some other stuff thought it might be an analog reference. I should have added that i have found the wipperman chains excellent as well. I have owned 2...
  19. I have some henry james catalogs but overlooked...

    I have some henry james catalogs but overlooked the connection with bmxst and got confused my bad calstar and unterhausen. Although it only concerns one of the tubes in the discussion- the strength...
  20. fair enough ;)

    fair enough ;)
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    I had hassles with a wipperman connex connector...

    I had hassles with a wipperman connex connector until i discovered i hadnt put it on right way around doesnt look as obvious as some. The campag cables have always been stiffer and a bit beefier than...
  22. I found the xd500 double has really soft threads...

    I found the xd500 double has really soft threads compared to campag,shimano,suntour etc and it pays to be more careful with the crank pulling tool
  23. the amount of heat treatment changes the...

    the amount of heat treatment changes the elasticity of the tubes too. This seems played off against thicknesses and butting lengths to give selectivity
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    They do all seem a bit narrow, I found many...

    They do all seem a bit narrow, I found many saddles were concentrating force in some areas until i tried an old ideale.
    the titanico and flyer can hammock which might make things worse. Some people...
  25. IMHO custom always wins, a bike is more a...

    IMHO custom always wins, a bike is more a prosthetic limb than an appliance like a car. How it sets up for turns,responds to being jittered by rough surfaces all legions of unameable little things...
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