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09-18-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By bulgie

Good article. Geoff Drake is a cool guy, didn't...

Good article. Geoff Drake is a cool guy, didn't know him well but he's a mensch.

Slight quibble with stating specs like the wall thickness or the headtube angle without mentioning that those vary,...
09-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,283
Posted By bulgie

Beautiful bike, and an excellent job building it...

Beautiful bike, and an excellent job building it back better than new! I miss mine, same year and color, sold because it was too small, but we had some fun times together and I LOVE the aesthetics. ...
09-17-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By bulgie

I might be quibbling but I wouldn't call that...

I might be quibbling but I wouldn't call that tapered, just ovalized. I say that because there were also tubes that flared (tapered) to a larger diameter below the front derailer, and were also...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By bulgie

Yeah I've been liking the long TT, short stem...

Yeah I've been liking the long TT, short stem idea for a while now. It also lets you have a reasonably steep HTA (which I like for pavement) without toe overlap, and without steepening the STA...
09-13-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By bulgie

Note, if you buy it, flip the inner cage plate. ...

Note, if you buy it, flip the inner cage plate. They have it assembled upside-down. Amateurs! ;)

Mark B
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By bulgie

I think what you're referring to as memory is...

I think what you're referring to as memory is better described as yield strength. Most structural metals (especially steel) have a range of stress that deflects the metal only elastically, so that...
09-06-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,091
Posted By bulgie

I drilled my GB "Forged Hiduminium" stem in the...

I drilled my GB "Forged Hiduminium" stem in the mid-'70s and have ridden that bike ever since, including light off-road, but low miles. It's mostly been a commuting and errand bike. I am a sprinty...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-14-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By bulgie

PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Framebuilders
08-14-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By bulgie

Yep still without a lathe. Lathe shopping is on...

Yep still without a lathe. Lathe shopping is on the back burner for now. Hot leads happily accepted though. Seattle area, or willing to ship at fantastic (for me) rates.


I've done it two ways....
08-13-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By bulgie

Oops yeah I can see that now, shoulda looked more...

Oops yeah I can see that now, shoulda looked more closely at the photo. Shot from the hip, hit my foot. Carry on!

-mb
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By bulgie

What's the length of your existing steerer? I...

What's the length of your existing steerer? I know it's a longshot, but maybe we can swap. I'm looking for a PX-10 fork for a tall frame, needs to be 240 mm from the crown race seat up. I have...
08-12-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By bulgie

Have you checked those Campy one-key release...

Have you checked those Campy one-key release whatzits for "handedness"? I don't know what years, but they did make them in left-hand-thread, obviously to fit cranks that were also made with LH...
08-09-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20,653
Views: 3,620,984
Posted By bulgie

Yeah, the F.der. isn't even a Gran Sport, it's a...

Yeah, the F.der. isn't even a Gran Sport, it's a Valentino (as are the shifters). A Valentino looks like a Gran Sport from a few feet away, but there are actually zero parts in common. Every single...
08-04-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,375
Posted By bulgie

That's whay they call them drop outs. ...

That's whay they call them drop outs.
<rimshot>
08-03-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,375
Posted By bulgie

In about '72 I was working in a shop that sold...

In about '72 I was working in a shop that sold Raleighs. I was assembling a brand new Grand Prix (second model up from the bottom in the "10 speed" category) and one fork dropout didn't look right....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,895
Posted By bulgie

More like in spite of this sort of thing! ...

More like in spite of this sort of thing! Someone that good with his hands doesn't usually stay single for long.
07-24-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By bulgie

OK wiseguy, I edited my post to be a little...

OK wiseguy, I edited my post to be a little closer to reality, Happy now? :o
07-24-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By bulgie

Funny, I'm going the other way. My road racing...

Funny, I'm going the other way. My road racing bikes were 59-60 cm and now I like 64-65 cm, a full 2 inches bigger. I used to have the stem slammed too, and now with trad stems (non-Technomic) I have...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,895
Posted By bulgie

Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x522/how_bikes_are_painted_5004d08965f58777719390766b09b529e2864d6b.jpg

OK not really. But not all that far off either.

I...
07-22-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,032
Posted By bulgie

The Campy bolt for normal lugs with an 8 mm hole...

The Campy bolt for normal lugs with an 8 mm hole has a 6 mm thread. All the clones too, Zeus Simplex Sugino etc. Even the Richard Sachs, better metal no doubt but still just M6. I have a Jim Merz...
07-22-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,488
Posted By bulgie

No, Max frames are heavy because a Max tubeset is...

No, Max frames are heavy because a Max tubeset is heavy. It's possibly a good choice for a very large sprinter, but even for that guy, I think large diameter round tubes would be better than the...
07-19-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,157
Posted By bulgie

Newvex lugs are for OS tubing only, making for a...

Newvex lugs are for OS tubing only, making for a pretty different ride vis-a-vis an International.

I've got a bunch of actual old Nervex Professional lugs, and some 531 tube sets, so maybe? Not...
07-18-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By bulgie

I think a "thread less" headset is one with less...

I think a "thread less" headset is one with less threads — not the same as "threadless"!

Here's a humorous ad for a "less thread" headset from the late-'80s (I think):
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By bulgie

Cons: ...

Cons:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/318x885/fork_bent_by_disc_brake_e825bb029edab210498d8adc1059af9060934f41.gif...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By bulgie

OK, I'll sell you my old one as soon as I make a...

OK, I'll sell you my old one as soon as I make a new one, some time in the next 10 years or so.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By bulgie

Best, if you can make it fit, is one that...

Best, if you can make it fit, is one that attaches to one jaw of a bench vise, with the "half pipe" attached to the other jaw. Attached as in bolted in where the vise jaws attach. Most vises are too...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By bulgie

Ti Cycles...

Ti Cycles (https://www.ticycles.com/store-parts/fork-custom-titanium) (Dave Levy) near Portland OR makes custom Ti forks in many configurations. I haven't seen one with curved blades, but here's one...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By bulgie

If you'd consider shipping, Ti Cycles (Dave...

If you'd consider shipping, Ti Cycles (Dave Levy), near Portland OR, is skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and reliable. Last I heard anyway; haven't communicated with him in a longish time....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By bulgie

And the tubing flared to bigger diameter at the...

And the tubing flared to bigger diameter at the bottom bracket, yuck. Maybe defensible for the seat tube, but hard to justify for a DT.

Framebuilders there were given the opportunity to make...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By bulgie

Don't forget to do something to make the...

Don't forget to do something to make the right-side midstay clear the chain. Not only while pedaling, but also while shifting — the chain moves around a bit randomly while shifting. So leave a...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By bulgie

I moved on a little before Curt, Martin and Kirk...

I moved on a little before Curt, Martin and Kirk (like a rat fleeing a sinking ship), so the Match-branded ones were after my time there.
I see one thing in the pic that I like — straight...
06-30-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By bulgie

That was a thing back then. ...

That was a thing back then.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/794x563/record_hubs_2456a5a714181904d87fbfe3b991d6a889aca9e2.jpg
Scan from Catalog #17, 1974

They came...
06-29-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,793
Posted By bulgie

I have tapped English (and French) to Ital, but...

I have tapped English (and French) to Ital, but only by reaming first. Some damaged threads have significant metal loss or a flared/oversized shell, and then maybe you can just force the Ital tap in,...
06-28-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,793
Posted By bulgie

Gugie, have you seen those BB thread repair rings...

Gugie, have you seen those BB thread repair rings that are threaded Ital on the outside and Eng. on the inside? So after you get it tapped Ital, you can still use Eng/ISO cups. Ceeway carries the...
06-27-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By bulgie

Retro-Raleighs was a website hosted by Ray "Don"...

Retro-Raleighs was a website hosted by Ray "Don" Chong. (No, he didn't actually go by Don, that was just me, a riff on Rae Dawn Chong, famous among bikies for her 10-second wheel change in the bike...
06-25-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By bulgie

Glad those will be available. I got mine a few...

Glad those will be available. I got mine a few years ago from Amir Avitzur in Israel but I don't think he was going into production or trying to sell them. I may be wrong, that was just the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By bulgie

I agree, Medici lugs are sort of naïve compared...

I agree, Medici lugs are sort of naïve compared to a Confente, whose curves were so much more refined. Yeah, what's up with those seatpost pinchbolt ears? Kinda dumb and ugly. Apologies to anyone...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,329
Posted By bulgie

I know this is a pretty caveman alternative, but...

I know this is a pretty caveman alternative, but have you considered a spreadsheet? Mine has one nice feature, it is super fast to use, at least for the old-school type frames I like, using tubes,...
06-24-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bulgie

I have a 28t ring that will work for you (10 mm...

I have a 28t ring that will work for you (10 mm holes, 12 mm counterbore) and I'll trade if you want. I can send a pic or two if you're interested.

I can use the one with small holes for a Campy...
06-23-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By bulgie

No idea how much of a factor this is, but...

No idea how much of a factor this is, but angular-contact cup/cone bearings are more tolerant of misalignment, like you'll get when the axle flexes. We know axles flex in use, a little bit all the...
06-23-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,097
Posted By bulgie

But then your Racer will be one spacer short,...

But then your Racer will be one spacer short, right? You need a Racer Spacer™? PM me your address if you want, I can send you one. It will be used, "patinated", but usable.

BTW nice score on...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By bulgie

FYI here's what the redesigned crown looks like: ...

FYI here's what the redesigned crown looks like:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/627x589/riv_crowns_new_style_5de2d4eb84ec25c40e740cbc7f10eb7fc6629be1.jpg

This is not the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By bulgie

Anyone wanting to build a Riv Road "homage"...

Anyone wanting to build a Riv Road "homage" should buy some of my Riv crowns too. As used by Richard Sachs among others. A wise man once said "expensive, but a great bit of framebuilding history":...
06-23-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,097
Posted By bulgie

That's old enough to have a French (25 mm)...

That's old enough to have a French (25 mm) steerer, right? Then a hanger for English 25.4 mm steerer will fit loose enough that the tongue won't engage well, even if the steerer has a groove for it....
06-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By bulgie

Old Record hubs used 7/32" in front, not 3/16". ...

Old Record hubs used 7/32" in front, not 3/16".

Nuovo Tipo (usually called just Tipo for short) used 3/16"

Both models used 1/4" in back.

The original Campy bearings might be even finer than...
06-18-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,198
Posted By bulgie

I worked at Santana from right when they started....

I worked at Santana from right when they started. Built workbenches, ran electrical and compressed-air lines etc. I was not supposed to be a painter but I did paint one or two early prototypes...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By bulgie

I don't see anything fatal in the pic. More pics...

I don't see anything fatal in the pic. More pics might help, unless what you've shown is the worst of it. Mixtes and step-throughs tend to have a fairly heavy seat tube due to bending loads there. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By bulgie

One Davidson fan who surprised me is Jim Merz. ...

One Davidson fan who surprised me is Jim Merz. He was on the very short list of the world's best framebuilders for a while in the '70s and early '80s before he quit to be a design engineer for...
06-14-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,198
Posted By bulgie

Me, 6 years ('71-'76) as a LBS mechanic and...

Me, 6 years ('71-'76) as a LBS mechanic and retail sales person, 4 years of that part-time while in high school (full-time summers). Five different shops.

Then 22 years ('77-'98) as a full-time...
06-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,993
Posted By bulgie

Remember to keep track of some of the...

Remember to keep track of some of the odd-dimensioned items.

Like the seat tube of the frame being a little oversized, which required Schwinn to spec a special front derailer and also the clamp...
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