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Old 11-21-21, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
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.



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My what a big hole saw you have there.
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Old 11-21-21, 04:08 PM
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I have brazed parts of a few racks together while they were on bikes--next time I do it, the foil is coming out!
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Old 11-21-21, 04:47 PM
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Lovely work.

Your 'pre-patina'ed' look is the sort of inspired fakery that I approve of.
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Old 11-21-21, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
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!
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
My what a big hole saw you have there.
Naw, just happy to see you.

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Old 11-21-21, 09:56 PM
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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.
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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?
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This is beautiful. Both the bike and those fabulous racks.
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Old 11-22-21, 11:40 AM
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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.
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Originally Posted by hellawatters View Post
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?
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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.
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Old 01-13-22, 06:24 PM
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@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.
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@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.
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Pardon monsieur, how do you get to the Technical Trials?

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Pardon monsieur, how do you get to the Technical Trials?
They're right next to Carnegie Hall.
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