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07-03-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By e-RICHIE

I didn't mean inaccurate as a slur. Apologies if...

I didn't mean inaccurate as a slur. Apologies if the nuance of writing a quick reply made it appear as such.



See above.
07-02-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By e-RICHIE

I can't address all the inaccurate comments...

I can't address all the inaccurate comments directed at my work, but I was emailed about the fork alone. It is one of mine. Yes, I did have many versions of the pantographing until I could afford...
06-08-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,421
Posted By e-RICHIE

You'd better correct the brakes as showing in...

You'd better correct the brakes as showing in that last attachment in Post 14.
The pads/holders are in backwards.
05-02-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,392
Posted By e-RICHIE

Those are 16mm seat stays, and a normal shape....

Those are 16mm seat stays, and a normal shape. I've never known Medici frames to have anything except conical stays. There were 14mm on the smaller units, and 16mm on the taller ones.
05-02-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,392
Posted By e-RICHIE

It wasn't weird then if you were there. Many were...

It wasn't weird then if you were there. Many were beginning to incorporate small parts from unconventional supply chains as ways to make bicycles lighter or simply to distinguish them. Remember, this...
05-02-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,392
Posted By e-RICHIE

Drillium Dude - The cable guides, the ones that...

Drillium Dude - The cable guides, the ones that are tight or appear smaller, were made for Elephant (brand) housing which was, in the day, an off brand that somehow made its way into some pro level...
06-03-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By e-RICHIE

Back then, Dick Swann was an advocate for loose...

Back then, Dick Swann was an advocate for loose bearings over caged bearings. Hence the broad-stroke comment regarding Campagnolo atmo. Remember, this was 1970.
06-02-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By e-RICHIE

PS Do yourselves a favor - read the letter and...

PS Do yourselves a favor - read the letter and take it on face value.
Don't make the error of looking at it (and judging the words) through a 2015 lens atmo.
Thanks.
06-02-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By e-RICHIE

It was 1970 atmo. The note was in reply to a...

It was 1970 atmo.

The note was in reply to a list of questions I sent to Mr. Swann who was, at that time, also answering reader letters at Bicycling Magazine. I knew him privately, too, because I...
03-30-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,333
Posted By e-RICHIE

Ride it and abuse it atmo.

Ride it and abuse it atmo.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By e-RICHIE

That dropout broke because you're riding on a...

That dropout broke because you're riding on a bent or broken hub axle. If you don't fix the wheel part, a repair will only break again some day in a similar way atmo.
01-19-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,834
Posted By e-RICHIE

As I wrote another (geek) today, it's a plausible...

As I wrote another (geek) today, it's a plausible story. But that was more than 40 years ago so there's no way to know for certain.
01-19-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,834
Posted By e-RICHIE

Peter and I shared assembly duties and it was...

Peter and I shared assembly duties and it was rare, EXTREMELY rare, that either of us did a frame end to end. He'd do fronts, I would add rears, and the forks were filled in by one of us. Or I would...
01-19-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,834
Posted By e-RICHIE

The Witcomb (there's no H) frames made in London...

The Witcomb (there's no H) frames made in London didn't look anything like what we made in East Haddam, and that extends to the decals. How they made them in Deptford and how we did things in...
11-18-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By e-RICHIE

I don't know when your frame was made (unless I...

I don't know when your frame was made (unless I see a serial number). And yeah, I used the parts occasionally during the transition era. It's not like GM where we have model years and end of season...
11-18-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By e-RICHIE

Yes - read the letter to VN. I stopped by...

Yes - read the letter to VN. I stopped by 1979/1980 because I got sick of what I essentially enabled. I let the others run with it. But here, I was done with the part (even though I had thousands in...
11-18-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By e-RICHIE

You're welcome. The answer to that is also...

You're welcome.
The answer to that is also Because. You have to under-think this, and also channel a Kennedy (JFK) era mentality. The bicycle is a pretty small and limited canvas. In the days when...
11-18-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By e-RICHIE

The part of the quote that I replied to. ...

The part of the quote that I replied to.

Look. In my book, none of this matters much, especially some 40 years after the fact. I'm not going to speak to the use of playing card figures as...
11-17-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By e-RICHIE

That's not true. And since this stuff is cached...

That's not true. And since this stuff is cached for a long time, I thought I'd let you know.
11-13-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,564
Posted By e-RICHIE

In the iab post that the single link was mined...

In the iab post that the single link was mined from, you'll see other links to my
albums with the 3D printed parts, and also plain ol' 3D models made by hand.
He's linked to wax models in this one.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-08-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By e-RICHIE

When you bought lugs from Nervex, there was a...

When you bought lugs from Nervex, there was a menu for cuts on the main tubes, and cuts for the head tubes.
You ordered the combination you wanted; some look good, some didn't. Some odd combos were...
11-08-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,734
Posted By e-RICHIE

The lug walls taper to a 1.2mm edge, and are...

The lug walls taper to a 1.2mm edge, and are thicker (but not by much...) at the areas that envelope the tube interferences. The casting process itself has some limitations, some of which are based...
11-06-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,734
Posted By e-RICHIE

Thanks! Here are several Flickr albums that...

Thanks!
Here are several Flickr albums that show the lack of a developmental route we take to pull some of this off atmo.


The UOS 27mm blade + 1 1/8"crown ...
11-06-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,734
Posted By e-RICHIE

The 3D printed models are the best part. They...

The 3D printed models are the best part. They look and feel like candy. I wish I could sell just them. They'd be great for holiday gift giving atmo.
11-06-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,734
Posted By e-RICHIE

The Newvex parts were conceived in 2003 and have...

The Newvex parts were conceived in 2003 and have an 18mm/20mm upper part on the top tube lug (as do the Richie-Issimos, the René Singers, the Nuovo Richies, and the Sax Max versions) because the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By e-RICHIE

There is none; it was the technology of the day...

There is none; it was the technology of the day atmo.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,625
Posted By e-RICHIE

Great thread, and informative too atmo.

Great thread, and informative too atmo.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By e-RICHIE

This discussion is a little vague and the replies...

This discussion is a little vague and the replies over-generalized. Most sets of steel tubing come in various weights, gauges, and tube lengths available so the the maker can choose pipes for the...
06-07-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By e-RICHIE

It's all gone - this batch is the last of it. ...

It's all gone - this batch is the last of it.
And it was eBay not the CR list.

Thanks atmo.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-28-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,723
Posted By e-RICHIE

Here are some recent Flickr sets atmo - ...

Here are some recent Flickr sets atmo -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9866331@N08/sets/72157633272684112/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9866331@N08/sets/72157633350924500/
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By e-RICHIE

You'd prefer an illogical guess?! Don't ride it...

You'd prefer an illogical guess?!
Don't ride it then.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By e-RICHIE

What you have there is a result of the wrong...

What you have there is a result of the wrong filler for the task (not enough elasticity), or a clearance issue in which the maker tried to span some space where the stay and lug contact patch didn't...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By e-RICHIE

Only the front fork. For the main frame, rear...

Only the front fork.
For the main frame, rear triangle, and related, the fixture is only for set up not brazing.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By e-RICHIE

Here's another image dump I pasted in this past...

Here's another image dump I pasted in this past week atmo -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9866331@N08/sets/72157632984681718/detail/
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By e-RICHIE

Re the sequence - The three lugs are already...

Re the sequence -
The three lugs are already finished brazed. Then, the bb shell is added onto the mitered ends of the down and seat tubes. Then, that joint is brazed last. Kalavinka's fixtures are...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By e-RICHIE

Here's my Flickr collection in which I used to...

Here's my Flickr collection in which I used to dump all the sets created to show process shots atmo -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9866331@N08/collections/72157619619034839/

I stopped paying...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By e-RICHIE

This Gran Prix model was a low level Atala even...

This Gran Prix model was a low level Atala even when it was new. Bike boom or no bike boom,
the $80 I paid when new was not a lot of money atmo. I'd wager that it was machine brazed
rather than...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By e-RICHIE

My first ten speed bicycle was an Atala Gran Prix...

My first ten speed bicycle was an Atala Gran Prix and the entire unit cost less than $80 new. You
can't expect much from a factory made frame whose production never went past 1974. In short,
it...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By e-RICHIE

I guaranty you'll get more tail than Sinatra with...

I guaranty you'll get more tail than Sinatra with a branded dropout atmo.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By e-RICHIE

You didn't. It's a conversation atmo.

You didn't. It's a conversation atmo.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-12, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By e-RICHIE

Thanks, Eric - I'm not lobbying or anything...

Thanks, Eric - I'm not lobbying or anything similar. But I agree with you. Back in ??? all of us used parts from the same 3-4 vendors PERIOD. There was virtually no selection. There was a choice or...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By e-RICHIE

Pete - you obviously missed an era or two that...

Pete - you obviously missed an era or two that includes, as one example, a good majority of the frames
being sold as handmade or custom having the Cinelli imprint in the bottom bracket shell atmo....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By e-RICHIE

I have a ton of 1010B dropouts that say...

I have a ton of 1010B dropouts that say Campagnolo atmo.

Send me an email.
08-06-12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By e-RICHIE

The unit in the first picture is a Colnago.

The unit in the first picture is a Colnago.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By e-RICHIE

May I just add that the difference between what...

May I just add that the difference between what was planned and yielded (three tenths of a degree) not only
would be hard to measure, it will be indiscernible on and off the bicycle when ridden AND...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By e-RICHIE

If all you have is the sub-assembly and the error...

If all you have is the sub-assembly and the error is killing you, alter the fork length by a mm or two and the lower head angle will change accordingly atmo. PS when we were in London the lower joint...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,619
Posted By e-RICHIE

Thanks atmo - Senior Member Join Date...

Thanks atmo -

Senior Member

Join Date Dec 2003
Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,619
Posted By e-RICHIE

I am getting so many link-backs I thought I'd...

I am getting so many link-backs I thought I'd come back and visit atmo. Eric, I am numb to the chat about what I do, how I do it, my wait list, and all related issues. It (the chat) has its own life...
02-12-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By e-RICHIE

Here you go, Bob - I scanned in the page....

Here you go, Bob -

I scanned in the page. Yours is the next to the last line:
(Note: Hi-Res scan link http://www.flickr.com/photos/9866331@N08/6862480113/sizes/o/in/photostream/ )
...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By e-RICHIE

as has been already posted, the pins are there as...

as has been already posted, the pins are there as surrogate holding devices (as would be a small braze tack...) so you can take an assembled-but-not-brazed frame and then torch it freehand. the pins...
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