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merziac 11-21-21 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 22315417)
I make wooden "pulleys" with hole saws of various diameters, a router with a 45 degree chamfer bit. Two of them sandwiched together with screws and glue and a big vise.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...60bf3d0c4c.jpg

More details here.

My what a big hole saw you have there. ;)

Feldman 11-21-21 04:08 PM

I have brazed parts of a few racks together while they were on bikes--next time I do it, the foil is coming out!

Fredo76 11-21-21 04:47 PM

Lovely work.

Your 'pre-patina'ed' look is the sort of inspired fakery that I approve of. :)

gugie 11-21-21 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by bear_a_bug (Post 22315524)
Well done! Must have been fun/stressful to work on a such an archetypal Herse. Especially cool to have contributed to the history of that bike now, too.

You out here now? We should meet up and ride!

gugie 11-21-21 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by merziac (Post 22315613)
My what a big hole saw you have there. ;)

Naw, just happy to see you.

;)

gugie 11-21-21 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by Feldman (Post 22315673)
I have brazed parts of a few racks together while they were on bikes--next time I do it, the foil is coming out!

The key is to use several layers. Thin aluminum foil melts through real fast! It's just there for the accidental flick of them flame, not for constant heat. Welding blankets do well for this application.

hellawatters 11-22-21 12:27 AM

This is super impressive. Iíve always been curious does anyone know what sorts of loads those rear racks can support? Were there certain types of loads or bags that these racks were intended for?

Bianchigirll 11-22-21 05:52 AM

This is beautiful. Both the bike and those fabulous racks.

gugie 11-22-21 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by hellawatters (Post 22316080)
This is super impressive. Iíve always been curious does anyone know what sorts of loads those rear racks can support? Were there certain types of loads or bags that these racks were intended for?

I wouldn't put a large set of bags on them.

A few baguettes would work just fine, however.

ThermionicScott 11-22-21 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by hellawatters (Post 22316080)
This is super impressive. Iíve always been curious does anyone know what sorts of loads those rear racks can support? Were there certain types of loads or bags that these racks were intended for?


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 22316581)
I wouldn't put a large set of bags on them.

A few baguettes would work just fine, however.

It's a nice rack, but not a Nice Rack. :D

2flit 01-13-22 04:41 PM

Rene Herse rear rack pictures that may be of interest to someone here....

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...75978a1a12.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c90cc88ce6.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...006431bc9e.jpg


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...849b79d08a.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8bf0ca0304.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...edb98b4327.jpg

bikingshearer 01-13-22 06:24 PM

@gugie, those racks are waaaaaay beyond anything I could ever pull off. It's problematic whether I should be allowed to swap out a flat inner tube, and just the thought of installing metal fenders, such as those sold by VO, on one of my bikes is enough to give me hives It would not even occur to me that racks like that could be fabricated in a home shop, much less that they could be constructed on the bike. Absolutely gorgeous and a more than fitting addition to that Rene Herse.

gugie 01-13-22 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by bikingshearer (Post 22373057)
@gugie, those racks are waaaaaay beyond anything I could ever pull off. It's problematic whether I should be allowed to swap out a flat inner tube, and just the thought of installing metal fenders, such as those sold by VO, on one of my bikes is enough to give me hives It would not even occur to me that racks like that could be fabricated in a home shop, much less that they could be constructed on the bike. Absolutely gorgeous and a more than fitting addition to that Rene Herse.

You should see the pile of scrap in my shop. Practice, practice, practice.

Andy_K 01-14-22 01:30 AM

Pardon monsieur, how do you get to the Technical Trials?


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 22373215)
Practice, practice, practice.


bikingshearer 01-15-22 12:31 AM


Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 22373412)
Pardon monsieur, how do you get to the Technical Trials?

They're right next to Carnegie Hall. :D


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