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Old 02-05-15, 02:48 PM
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You folks must go through a LOT of Q-Tips.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
You folks must go through a LOT of Q-Tips.
ROTFL, I would if I cleaned them (hubs in my case). I confess that I've not cleaned the mill work, ever... At first the hubs had blue accents to go with my blue Pro. The front one is on my Team Pro, and the accents now look black - works OK, look right! Someday maybe I'll get around to rebuilding the Renzettied rear wheel (flat spotted Martano rim) and so have them back together again.
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Wont qualify for this game , but for my AlAn Cross Super I got the seatpost drilled to function as the cable hanger and also with the help of my Late Father

he made a Grooved Magnesium Ball that spun on a stainless steel Axle bolt that passed thru the post in the opposite Direction, For a smooth cantilever rear brake .
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Found this image in an old cycling book. Crazy stuff back when-
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^Interesting that those holes go through the top & bottom, whereas the "drillium" Masi stays (and later Della Santa ossobuco stays) have holes on the sides. Does the book indicate the builder?

ITALIAN CYCLING JOURNAL: Ossobuco
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^Sorry but there's no i.d. of frame or builder but described as an example style over practical function.
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Old 02-18-15, 04:36 PM
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Here's another weird idea found on the net. Not exactly drillium but why oh why?!

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^OH MAN! I want one of those in Carbon Fibre!
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No one has added Mafac's drilled levers?



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Originally Posted by bertinjim View Post
No one has added Mafac's drilled levers?



If done by the manufacturer it's just holes. "Drillium" is done by the end user or contract shop. Same to you Zeus
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I think Campag for their super record Brake Lever, made the flat sheet they formed the Brake Lever from with the holes.

Since the holes were not round, but a little time with the rat tail needle file rounded them Out.
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Hi, Otis-

So holes made in components in small factories called "contract shops" are drillium but holes made in components in somewhat larger factories are simply holes?
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Originally Posted by bertinjim View Post
Hi, Otis-

So holes made in components in small factories called "contract shops" are drillium but holes made in components in somewhat larger factories are simply holes?
Well, it was meant to be a tongue in cheek statement, and by contract shops I meant more like my shop, not a factory.

But "drillium" to me is something done to a part after the fact. It's a term to describe a modification, not design. So a part designed to have holes is just that. At least the way I see it.
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If done by the manufacturer it's just holes. "Drillium" is done by the end user or contract shop. Same to you Zeus
My bike is all zeus. And I guess the sugino mighty comp is out and that fantastic stronglight bis is out also I wish I had both of them.. I'll call back after I drill something bicycle related. I never liked exclusive clubs anyway.
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Originally Posted by bertinjim View Post
Hi, Otis-

So holes made in components in small factories called "contract shops" are drillium but holes made in components in somewhat larger factories are simply holes?
I'm also thinking that some of the OEM "holes" are not drilled; hence not drillium.
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Looks good John and just have to say that I learned my drilling technique from you. Index each hole off the tooth and it keeps things uniform and easier to drill.
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I'm guessing that drilling 52 six mm diameter holes a chainring saves about 10 grams. That sound right?

On your typical road bike, what drillium component has the most potential weight loss? The best weight loss to effort ratio?

I'm not counting shortening seatposts as drillium.

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I think the only thing I have is a Stronglight 99BIS. And boy, does it look cool.





EDIT- Oops... sorry, these are just holes- same as the Arabesque levers.
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I think the only thing I have is a Stronglight 99BIS. And boy, does it look cool.






EDIT- Oops... sorry, these are just holes- same as the Arabesque levers.
Hey let's see the rest of that bike. Love that crank. Any more suntour on that bike.
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Very well done - nice job!

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I think Campag for their super record Brake Lever, made the flat sheet they formed the Brake Lever from with the holes.

Since the holes were not round, but a little time with the rat tail needle file rounded them Out.
Exactly. However, it's much quicker to simply drill them all through with a similar-sized drill bit than spend all that time with a file.

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Originally Posted by long john View Post
Hey let's see the rest of that bike. Love that crank. Any more suntour on that bike.
Thanks!

It's a 1978 Trek 730- it was originally built as a 736. I replaced the FD & RD with 1st Gen Cyclone, the brake levers with Superbe and the shifters to Sprint.

And of course the original Arabesque crank was replaced with the Stronglight. The hubs/wheels are still the originals.






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