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01-01-14, 10:45 PM
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Posted By sisddwg

I ride a 1957 Macleans Featherweight Road/Track...

I ride a 1957 Macleans Featherweight Road/Track bike that I purchased from Hilary Stone in the U.K. I use a 51t up front and a 22t in the rear for approx. a 63 inch gear. Before I retired nine years...
11-25-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By sisddwg

Seat tube I.D.

Does the Reynolds 531 seat tube I.D. vary. My newly acquired 1975 Mercian Superlite takes a 27.0 post perfectly.

Thank you.
11-19-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By sisddwg

Honestly I wasn't aware of that . Thank you.

Honestly I wasn't aware of that . Thank you.
11-19-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By sisddwg

Wow! What a success story. That helps a lot....

Wow! What a success story. That helps a lot. Beautiful job.
11-19-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By sisddwg

Thanks. I implemented your suggestion but haven't...

Thanks. I implemented your suggestion but haven't put a final coat over the primer.
11-19-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By sisddwg

Yes, you are correct on both counts. Actually I...

Yes, you are correct on both counts. Actually I didn't meant to use the word "sandblasting" and the correct spelling is bubbling - my mistake.
11-18-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By sisddwg

Bubbling rust

I cleaned the surface rust off the 531 frame and found a residual bubbling effect about three inches long and one inch wide on the underside of the down tube just before the b.b. juncture. This...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By sisddwg

bubbling rust?

I cleaned the surface rust off the 531 frame and found a residual bubbling effect about three inches long and one inch wide on the underside of the down tube just before the b.b. juncture. This...
11-16-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By sisddwg

[QUOTE=Chombi;16252957]Good way to find out if...

[QUOTE=Chombi;16252957]Good way to find out if the metal under the corrosion is sound enough is to strip the frame and give it a good soaking in an oxalic acid solution. Minor pitting is OK and can...
11-16-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By sisddwg

No. There is nothing through the b.b. shell.

No. There is nothing through the b.b. shell.
11-16-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By sisddwg

Corrosion question

After viewing the attached photo, what is your opinion as to the severity of the corrosion? There are similar but much smaller spots elsewhere. The tubing is Reynolds 531 DB. The frame is an 82/83...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-16-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By sisddwg

Corrosion/Pitting question

After viewing the attached photos, do I have a severe problem requiring downtube replacement? The tubing is Reynolds 531 DB.

Thank you.
09-04-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By sisddwg

You did great big chainring!

You did great big chainring!
07-12-13, 08:43 AM
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Views: 618
Posted By sisddwg

What's going on here?

I have Dia Compe 650 center pull brakes with Kool Stop shoes. A little pressure on the front lever causes the front end to pulsate badly. Just a little more pressure on the rear lever and the rear...
06-23-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By sisddwg

I presume that you mean both the chain stay...

I presume that you mean both the chain stay bridge and the brake bridge. What method of clamping did you use? That's a gorgeous bike. BTW, I also have a Maclean Featherweight, 1957, KD403.
06-21-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By sisddwg

Oh, T-Mar are you ever right on the...

Oh, T-Mar are you ever right on the first-try-aggressiveness!
06-19-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By sisddwg

The frame is a 62 year-old track frame and the...

The frame is a 62 year-old track frame and the chain stays are well over 16 inches.
06-19-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By sisddwg

Yes, a 1951 R. O. Harrison track. Thanks for your...

Yes, a 1951 R. O. Harrison track. Thanks for your good tip about stress-relieving.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-19-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By sisddwg

Yes, the frame is a 1951 R. O. Harrison Track....

Yes, the frame is a 1951 R. O. Harrison Track. The stays look pretty hefty to me, not pencil thin. Thanks for your input.
06-19-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By sisddwg

Too much spread?

Will my Reynolds 531 frame withstand spreading the rear dropouts from 110mm to 120mm without a great risk of dimpling the stays? Anyone have experience with this?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-19-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By sisddwg

Risk of spreading rear dropouts

Will my Reynolds 531 frame withstand spreading the rear dropouts from 110mm to 120mm without a great risk of dimpling the stays?

Thank you.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-13-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By sisddwg

Bilaminate?

Photos of what I am trying to describe.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-13, 07:45 PM
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Views: 915
Posted By sisddwg

Oh! I never thought of that. I'll try to get some...

Oh! I never thought of that. I'll try to get some photos. Thank you.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By sisddwg

Vintage English Built

I recently acquired a 1951 R. O. Harrison track frame and fork. Looking into the bottom bracket shell I cannot see the chain stays b.b. shell juncture. All that I see is a less than 10mm hole drilled...
04-19-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By sisddwg

Thanks onespeebiker. That helped a lot!

Thanks onespeebiker. That helped a lot!
04-15-13, 10:00 PM
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Views: 1,095
Posted By sisddwg

Hmm, that makes sense. Thanks.

Hmm, that makes sense. Thanks.
04-15-13, 09:51 PM
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Views: 1,095
Posted By sisddwg

Thanks for your response onespeedbiker. The Campy...

Thanks for your response onespeedbiker. The Campy levers don't need a flat, they are round. My only problem is getting the campy tension screw to fit the Huret boss. To clarify, I'm using a single...
04-15-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By sisddwg

Huret clamp on lever boss

I'm trying to fit a Campagnolo N.R. shift lever to a Huret clamp on boss and everything works except that the Campy screw seems to be to large in diameter to fit the Huret boss. Will a proper size...
01-19-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By sisddwg

You just couldn't resist getting that dig in,...

You just couldn't resist getting that dig in, could you? Feel better now?
01-19-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By sisddwg

Nope. I'm a believer that a thing is original...

Nope. I'm a believer that a thing is original only once.
01-19-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By sisddwg

Yes Sixty Fiver I've read that from other...

Yes Sixty Fiver I've read that from other framebuilders. Thanks.
01-19-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

Thank you T-Mar. Here are some photos.

Thank you T-Mar. Here are some photos.
01-19-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By sisddwg

Thanks. You are probably right about that.

Thanks. You are probably right about that.
01-19-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By sisddwg

Photos of drilled holes

In a previous post I inquired regarding the purpose of drilled holes in my luged frame. Here are some photos that I hope will clear-up some questions. None of the holes are drilled through the tubes....
01-19-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

ColonelJLloyd you are correct in every instance....

ColonelJLloyd you are correct in every instance. I posted a comment yesterday when I the frame arrived. I'll try to post some photos. Again, you are correct that the drilled holes are ornamental and...
01-18-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

The frame arrived today so I got my first...

The frame arrived today so I got my first in-person look at it. Well, firstly it is a very nice frame even better than I expected. Secondly, there are several holes drilled in the lugs. The bottom...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-18-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

The frame arrived today so I got my first in...

The frame arrived today so I got my first in person look at it. Well, firstly it is a very nice frame even better than I expected. Secondly, there are several holes drilled in the lugs. The bottom...
01-17-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By sisddwg

I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-17-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

I did email Hilary but he didn't provide a direct...

I did email Hilary but he didn't provide a direct answer to my question. I won't interrupt him a second time. Thanks.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-17-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

[QUOTE=Wil Davis;15167248]Nice explanation and it...

[QUOTE=Wil Davis;15167248]Nice explanation and it brings back memories of a visit I once made to a foundry and noticed various holes in moldings which were used to vent air and gasses when the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-17-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

Thank you Ksisler. Your explanation is very...

Thank you Ksisler. Your explanation is very enlightening! I'm thinking now that those hole have no functional purpose after brazing.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

Yep, I think you're correct. Thanks.

Yep, I think you're correct. Thanks.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

Mark I thend to agree with you. As I understand...

Mark I thend to agree with you. As I understand it some British builders of this vintage were quite taken with drillium. Thanks.
01-15-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

Sixty Fiver: Thank you. There are other holes for...

Sixty Fiver: Thank you. There are other holes for outgassing. The drilled holes are in the lugs. So, this was a procedure that was not carried to completion post brazing and has no function or...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

Thanks marqueemoon but the holes are on both...

Thanks marqueemoon but the holes are on both sides of the frame. I'm inclined to believe that they are for no real purpose other than to look unusual.
01-15-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

Ha! Maybe huh?

Ha! Maybe huh?
01-15-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

Thanks non-fixie but why two on top and two on...

Thanks non-fixie but why two on top and two on bottom and on both sides of the frame? I'm more inclined with believing they are just for aesthetics.
01-15-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

Yes. Hilary Stone. I tend to agree with your...

Yes. Hilary Stone. I tend to agree with your conclusion. Thanks.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By sisddwg

What is the purpose of these holes?

This English built frame has drilled holes in each of the bottom bracket shell ports and in each side of the bottom head tube lugs. Look closely at the photo showing the bottom bracket shell; just to...
01-15-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By sisddwg

Colonel: I suspect that you are correct because I...

Colonel: I suspect that you are correct because I can think of no other sensible purpose other than to minimize condensation build-up. I think that I'll inquire on the frame builders section. Thanks.
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