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Is this a drillium masterpiece re-discovered??

Old 08-25-13, 11:06 PM
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Old 08-25-13, 11:10 PM
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May I ask what exactly it is I'm looking at?

Why are the brakes full of holes?
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Old 08-25-13, 11:17 PM
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Look at Eddy's calipers and the fellow on the left also. The calipers pull from the wrong side though.
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Old 08-25-13, 11:25 PM
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That is one of the oddest things I've seen.

Now I see it in context.... drilled to weigh less?
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Old 08-25-13, 11:28 PM
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Even their gloves appear to be drilled.
Cool photo!
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Old 08-25-13, 11:29 PM
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Is this a drillium nightmare best thrown out ??
Yes.
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Old 08-25-13, 11:44 PM
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Brakes get really hot, so those must be for cooling

What sux is that I can't un-see that now...

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Old 08-26-13, 12:27 AM
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The Weinmann could be a practice prototype??....or maybe more likely just a Fan's "period" attempt to emulate what he might have seen in a pro race or maybe just pics....Point is, it turns out that even the worst looking drillium might have a basis, surprisingly set by people we would never suspect of doing so.....
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I want Eddies gloves!
anyone know who sells simmilar?
maybe golfing gloves
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
I want Eddies gloves!
anyone know who sells simmilar?
maybe golfing gloves
Why? Those give you really funny tan lines or holes. Ask me how i know. The big hole right in front of the wrist is really noticeable. A girl ask me in high school why I have funny tan. A big dark patch in front of my wrist and the typical riding shorts just right above the knee. This was back in the mid / late 80s when shorts were shorter then they are today. Actually a lot shorter.
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Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
That is one of the oddest things I've seen.

Now I see it in context.... drilled to weigh less?
Yep. The objective was to drill out as much as possible to reduce weight, while not going so far over the top that the structural integrity of the item being drilled is compromised. Here is a guy that is still doing it, with much more professional looking results: https://www.drilliumrevival.com/
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Old 08-26-13, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by leicanthrope View Post
Yep. The objective was to drill out as much as possible to reduce weight, while not going so far over the top that the structural integrity of the item being drilled is compromised. Here is a guy that is still doing it, with much more professional looking results: https://www.drilliumrevival.com/
There's a rumour going around that some members of this forum practice the 'ancient art of drillium' - personally, I think it's a dark cult movement.
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Old 08-26-13, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
I want Eddies gloves!
anyone know who sells simmilar?
Lots around. But good ones are a bit difficult to come by.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-AGV-Leat...item4850b53ed8
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Vintage-...item2581406c21
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
I want Eddies gloves!
anyone know who sells simmilar?
maybe golfing gloves
They'd be more valued by the C&V crowd if they had the appropriate patina of age.
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Old 08-26-13, 06:24 AM
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You could be fined for even having those in your possession, Chombi.
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Old 08-26-13, 06:26 AM
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These look pretty nice, but shipping is a killer
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Glov...item5af42d1836
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Nice "Drillium" Gloves...but pricey!
https://gantoli.bigcartel.com/product/006
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
you just got to set the sort to "cheapest first"
I'm CHEAP!!!! May have to get some of those in my next order...my old gloves are falling apart.
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Old 08-26-13, 07:38 AM
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Weinmann 500s were already one of the lightest of calipers back in the day. And they flexed pretty much IME. I cringe to think what a drillium set would do.
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Not the best work....ok, not even close...but not the worst either.

In the 70's I was guilty of such acts, being a teenager with a power drill in hand, a lot of us copied what we saw and could not afford to do ( or had the talent to do) It was fun and made you bike unique (good or bad) didn't really matter.
And for that, those brakes represent a particular niche and would be kinda cool on a mid-level bike boom era bike, just for what they are, not a work of art; just a kid, a power drill and the desire to go fast.
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I wonder if they whistle on descents?
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Lots around. But good ones are a bit difficult to come by.
This guy had some awesome gloves!



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I wonder if they whistle on descents?
Now, if they could find a way to replicate the infamous siren that they had on Stuka dive bombers, I'd be on that like a hobo on a muffin.
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Now, if they could find a way to replicate the infamous siren that they had on Stuka dive bombers, I'd be on that like a hobo on a muffin.
That's not a bad idea to clear the joggers out of the way on the rail trail. Of course, if any of them are aged French or English citizens I could be in for trouble.
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Originally Posted by ScottRyder View Post
This guy had some awesome gloves! :lol

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