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09-22-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 430
Posted By bulgie

Hmm, looks to me like both crown measurements are...

Hmm, looks to me like both crown measurements are about the same, and both about 27.4. I don't necessarily believe that; I think more likely the calipers are whack.

Don't get hung up on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By bulgie

Normally I'd say bring it to a builder who can...

Normally I'd say bring it to a builder who can mill the steerer remnants out and silver in a new one. Except I hate that fork crown so much! Chrome complicates things too, though your FB might be...
09-21-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,804
Posted By bulgie

Beausage is in the eye of the beholder. If you...

Beausage is in the eye of the beholder. If you hate the damaged area because it brings back bad memories, that ain't beausage.

In case they need to take the cranks off to do the repair (likely),...
09-21-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,804
Posted By bulgie

Question unrelated to solving your problem (I'm...

Question unrelated to solving your problem (I'm just curious): Is it a 1974 Super Tourer? If so, one of the coolest bikes of its type ever! Always rare even back then, and super rare now. To find...
09-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By bulgie

Your conclusion is not logically supported by the...

Your conclusion is not logically supported by the info you gave us. It could well be that the bend is why you like the handling. It's just about as likely to improve the handing as to detract, for...
09-14-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By bulgie

Fat arms and hairy legs — what's that medal for,...

Fat arms and hairy legs — what's that medal for, bowling?
<cat noise>

Mark B
09-14-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19,631
Views: 3,212,720
Posted By bulgie

I love how you can pick the bike up at the...

I love how you can pick the bike up at the Sandwich Police.

"Sandwich Police, hands up! Put down the hoagie and back away slowly!"
Tee hee
09-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By bulgie

I took a Park "SPA-3" (the one with the blue...

I took a Park "SPA-3" (the one with the blue handle) and filed down the rectangular pins
until they were round, and just small enough to fit the holes in the headset.
I used a smallish (~6")...
09-04-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By bulgie

I just did what I should have done first before...

I just did what I should have done first before posting my previous answer -- looked it up on Chuck Schmidt's Velo-Retro Campy time-line (http://www.velo-retro.com/tline.html). An awesome resource,...
09-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,043
Posted By bulgie

I know it's illogical for me to have this...

I know it's illogical for me to have this gigantic tool taking up space and not getting used, but I just like it. It's iconic. And effective for defending against home invasions. And I wouldn't...
09-03-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,043
Posted By bulgie

The human nail gun! Yeah, I've seen it done,...

The human nail gun! Yeah, I've seen it done, very impressive. Before the invention of nailguns, I bet framers and roofers swung the hammer more times in a day than I did in a year. Talk about...
09-02-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,043
Posted By bulgie

Duly noted — I won't work on your bike! (I gotta...

Duly noted — I won't work on your bike! (I gotta ask though, how do you install or remove a crown race? Loosen a quill stem expander?)

I wouldn't like that to avoid assault with a deadly weapon,...
09-01-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,043
Posted By bulgie

This thread wouldn't be complete without the...

This thread wouldn't be complete without the Helms cartoon:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/862x219/helms_cartoon_4f959b88bd82d8213fb0c29db1892da4af01a09a.jpg
Note cartoon guy...
09-01-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,043
Posted By bulgie

Ha ha, but is that OSHA approved? <jk> I...

Ha ha, but is that OSHA approved? <jk>
I question whether it's really much faster than me with my 14" bastard file, considering that after grinding, you still need to walk over to the vise and clamp...
08-31-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,043
Posted By bulgie

French is larger, at 16 mm nominal, usually about...

French is larger, at 16 mm nominal, usually about 15.96 - 15.98 actual
English at 5/8" is 15.88 mm nominal, usually about 15.6 - 15.8 actual

I just measured a dozen cottered spindles, and I think...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-31-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,799
Posted By bulgie

Is it even still possible to get S3? I would...

Is it even still possible to get S3? I would have guessed stocks were depleted by now.

I semi-doubt it's possible to build a frame too flexible for a 115 lb woman, with commercially-available...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By bulgie

I think what you're thinking of is when Jamie...

I think what you're thinking of is when Jamie took apart a 1-1/8" Viscoset steering damper headset and manufactured new cups to cram the Viscoset mechanism into a 1" headset. Photo album here...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By bulgie

I'm not optimistic about your chances of getting...

I'm not optimistic about your chances of getting an expander in there. The regular method of squeezing it in metal (not wood) tube blocks from the outside may be worth trying, if you don't mind...
08-17-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By bulgie

Heat is a big help when removing cranksets. Heat...

Heat is a big help when removing cranksets. Heat makes things grow (thermal expansion). A heat gun can often be enough, but a propane torch is faster. Faster is better because you can often pop...
08-13-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,254
Posted By bulgie

When I was racing I tightened the straps down...

When I was racing I tightened the straps down pretty tight every time I put my foot in, even when riding by myself far from any race. The conventional wisdom (maybe BS or "bogus stuff" as my sainted...
08-12-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By bulgie

Too funny! That's awesome that you found the...

Too funny! That's awesome that you found the actual photo they altered. Caught cheating!
Yes I know it happens all the time. I built a frame for a multiple US Nationals gold medalist, 2-time...
08-01-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By bulgie

I know Shimano would make you proper...

I know Shimano would make you proper tandem-crossover cranksets on demand, because we got them at Santana when I worked there, about 1978. By proper I mean the pedal holes were LH threaded for the...
07-14-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By bulgie

Well, I "remember" the 1913 TdF, when Eugène...

Well, I "remember" the 1913 TdF, when Eugène Christophe broke his fork and had to forge it at the local blacksmith shop himself, because outside assistance was not allowed back then. Remember reading...
07-13-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By bulgie

Remember when Lemond used Coke-can shims to hold...

Remember when Lemond used Coke-can shims to hold his aero bars in the TdF? I think it was 1989....
07-13-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,730
Posted By bulgie

They were not stitched; they were molded in the...

They were not stitched; they were molded in the shape you see with FAKE stitching molded in.

As to whether they were rubber -- that word gets used for a lot of things that never came from a rubber...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By bulgie

I like Flickr, seems like a good choice. I wish...

I like Flickr, seems like a good choice. I wish that had been available when I first started my catalog archive. My website (http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/) is so primitive in comparison. ...
06-08-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By bulgie

Laurie and I rode to the pass and back down the...

Laurie and I rode to the pass and back down the same side one day, then drove over the next day, and rode to the top and back down on the other side. That way you get to experience GTTS twice in two...
05-31-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 458
Posted By bulgie

Next time remember the option of taking the bolt...

Next time remember the option of taking the bolt out and then going for a ride. You may think I'm kidding but it's pretty effective. Apologies if this was mentioned and I missed it.
05-20-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By bulgie

I like the Riten over the Suzu because of its...

I like the Riten over the Suzu because of its friendly sound, that is instantly recognizable to pedestrian as saying "bike bell". Like most all "bring-bring" bells, but being brass it has awesome...
05-15-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By bulgie

I think it was Frank Berto who coined the terms...

I think it was Frank Berto who coined the terms "hi-normal" and "low-normal" for front derailers. Before the backwards Suntour, there was no reason for those terms. Every other mech out there is...
05-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,274
Posted By bulgie

Not quite. When the French said 5/10 for the...

Not quite. When the French said 5/10 for the gauge, they are talking about the thin unbutted part only. It is meant to be read as "five tenths" or 0.5 mm. They are absolutely not saying the thick...
05-09-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By bulgie

Hank Folson, who sold his US-made cast lugs under...

Hank Folson, who sold his US-made cast lugs under the name "Henry James", offered some choices in angles. I forget, maybe 3 or 4 angles per lug. He cast the lugs with the angle in raised numbers,...
05-07-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By bulgie

Well, depends on what you mean. Do you mean...

Well, depends on what you mean. Do you mean frames that take a 26.4 mm seatpost? Probably most of them (historically) are French frames with 28.0 mm seat tubes with a 0.7 mm wall. That's a...
05-06-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19,631
Views: 3,212,720
Posted By bulgie

Yeah, definitely wacky to pay $$ for rechroming...

Yeah, definitely wacky to pay $$ for rechroming and respray on such a commonplace midrange mass-produced F&F. If that sounds snobby, well I am a snob but that's not what I'm talking about, I just...
05-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By bulgie

I like the Leather Therapy brand. I use their...

I like the Leather Therapy brand. I use their "Wash" to clean them, then the "Restorer and Conditioner". Apparently it gets used on a lot of expensive horse saddles and other tack, as well as Ferrari...
05-02-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,688
Posted By bulgie

Holes are needed to let hot air out when brazing,...

Holes are needed to let hot air out when brazing, true, but then they're also needed to let the water drain out when the frame is subsequently dipped in a hot water tank to get the brazing flux off. ...
05-01-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,688
Posted By bulgie

Well, ain't you sweet. But unfortunately I never...

Well, ain't you sweet. But unfortunately I never took pics while I was building frames. Either (a) too poor to afford a camera and film processing* or (b) just didn't think of it. Or both. A...
05-01-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,688
Posted By bulgie

Breaking the rules, I know -- it's not a bottom...

Breaking the rules, I know -- it's not a bottom bracket...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/617x519/dropout_f_vent_hole_fbe6c4a766830f8278f17bccbea55889445b2c11.jpg

As fork...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By bulgie

The chain doesn't touch the chainstay. What you...

The chain doesn't touch the chainstay. What you need clearance for is the freewheel teeth, and only when removing/installing the wheel.

The seatstay does come close to the chain, on a properly...
04-26-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By bulgie

Thank you branko_76 for the excellent photo set...

Thank you branko_76 for the excellent photo set and write-up.

The long-cage Allvit on my '73 Super Sport wasn't great. It worked, but it took high lever effort, and it was "reluctant" to shift all...
04-19-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,672
Posted By bulgie

Just to be a niggling truthist: The ones with...

Just to be a niggling truthist: The ones with eyelets were mod.1010 (no slash A). If you wanted no eyelets, you didn't have to cut them off, you could just order mod.1010/A, which were forged...
04-18-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,672
Posted By bulgie

Wow, "from the horse's mouth", excellent! Makes...

Wow, "from the horse's mouth", excellent! Makes me wonder why that info was left out in those articles about Angél and the shop.

Thanks for the update.
04-17-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19,631
Views: 3,212,720
Posted By bulgie

Maybe it's a Bates Diadrant fork...

Maybe it's a Bates Diadrant fork (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/bates3.html)? Those are very sought-after by collectors -- better buy it!

I guess I should be careful in case there...
04-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By bulgie

Some lug pics

Today was a nice day to drag out some lugs for snapshots. I don't have the patience, nor the photographic skill to give them the studio portrait treatment. Please forgive me for the unorganized...
03-29-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19,631
Views: 3,212,720
Posted By bulgie

Monsieur Mangetout...

Monsieur Mangetout (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Lotito) ate a whole bike once, by breaking it down into small pieces. That's not all he ate though. Probably weirdest was an entire Cessna...
03-29-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,672
Posted By bulgie

Doug, good idea. Angel built a window-frame...

Doug, good idea.
Angel built a window-frame style jig, but made of heavy structural steel so it didn't need a surface plate. It was free-standing. He made it as a tandem jig that could also be...
03-28-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 126,980
Posted By bulgie

The 1896 book Bicycles and Tricycles by Archibald...

The 1896 book Bicycles and Tricycles by Archibald Sharp has a drawing of disk wheels, which were claimed to be faster due to less wind resistance. The front wheel on the bike has 4 round holes in...
03-28-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,672
Posted By bulgie

That frame looks too large to be Angel's. I think...

That frame looks too large to be Angel's. I think he rode more like 52 cm. Here's a picture of him in 1980, 2nd from the left:...
03-28-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,316
Posted By bulgie

Another guy doing out-of-this-world work is...

Another guy doing out-of-this-world work is Nestor Czernysz. His Flickr is fun to follow. Here's an example: https://flic.kr/p/2hEmK2N
Like DiNucci, he has a unique vision that not everyone is...
03-26-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By bulgie

Tell it to all those guys who won the Tour de...

Tell it to all those guys who won the Tour de France, and most every other race in the world, on those flexy, un-sporty 50.4 cranks! But fashions change, and riders get stronger (apparently). Stiff...
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