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04-13-19, 01:41 PM
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Posted By bulgie

Sounds like you doubt it, but it's true. Due to...

Sounds like you doubt it, but it's true. Due to friction while mounting, the crank is under strain, and when it squirms around from riding, it slides further up the taper on the spindle to relieve...
03-12-19, 02:24 PM
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Posted By bulgie

We sold a couple new Crescent Stainless bikes at...

We sold a couple new Crescent Stainless bikes at the shop I worked at back in the early '70s, and I've seen a few more since then (plus these photos). They all show "ample" tarnished silver brazing...
02-26-19, 02:46 PM
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Posted By bulgie

Yeah, when I wrote about dual-sprung being...

Yeah, when I wrote about dual-sprung being "something Campy never did back then", I meant in the '50s and '60s.
Speaking of the original Rally, I recently got Jim Merz to rivet the top knuckle of a...
02-26-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By bulgie

Impressive lug ID. All I could remember was...

Impressive lug ID. All I could remember was Bocama.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/277x800/bocama_serie_super_leger_luxe_1decff1e2efb3bdd31daee21d066a06e1f28f4f1.jpg...
02-25-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By bulgie

Fun fact, the Motobecane model name in those...

Fun fact, the Motobecane model name in those years was Grand Jubile -- note, only one "e" at the end. Later they added the second "e", I don't remember what years, someone here knows... But '75 and...
02-25-19, 05:10 AM
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Views: 594,386
Posted By bulgie

Here's my Late-'50s Follis, which I am slowly...

Here's my Late-'50s Follis, which I am slowly working on resto-modding....
02-25-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By bulgie

So it sounds like you're saying there were Pro...

So it sounds like you're saying there were Pro 5-vis triples on some Sports Tourers? I only remember seeing doubles.
The one on the Playboy cover is a double for example. Here's a better photo of...
02-24-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By bulgie

Yeah, I was thinking of period-correct solutions....

Yeah, I was thinking of period-correct solutions. But then mine has all sorts of more modern parts on it (BB converter for 3-piece cranks, porteur rack, LED lighting & Dyno hub etc), so it would be...
02-24-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By bulgie

Nice of you to say, thanks, but I don't really do...

Nice of you to say, thanks, but I don't really do any work on it to speak of. I've got to be one of the laziest "webmasters" ever. Almost all the scanning was done by others I just throw the...
02-24-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By bulgie

Important historical document regarding the...

Important historical document regarding the Schwinn Sports Tourer (apologies if this has been posted too many times):
...
02-24-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By bulgie

The drum brake side has a very large flange,...

The drum brake side has a very large flange, right? So you probably want 2-cross there. More than that and the nipples will be entering the rim at an extreme angle that stresses the threads with a...
02-24-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,503
Posted By bulgie

I have replaced headsets on a couple old Schwinns...

I have replaced headsets on a couple old Schwinns by hammering in a Reynolds 531 head tube, all the way through from top to bottom. Cut it off flush with the original Schwinn HT and then mount any...
02-23-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By bulgie

Heck yeah we made tons of track bikes. I made...

Heck yeah we made tons of track bikes. I made most of them because they were mostly customs, and I made almost all the customs during my stint there, '84-'94. We did also have a stock model called...
02-23-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By bulgie

Yeah, I think the frames should have had serials,...

Yeah, I think the frames should have had serials, but Bill was against it. I got my way on some aspects of design and manufacturing, but you pick your battles and I just didn't feel strongly enough...
02-23-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

Not quite. The rear hub still says FW on it, but...

Not quite. The rear hub still says FW on it, but it has been converted to a 5-speed, so it is essentially a Sturmey S5 now. The extra gear I got is a higher high, which enabled me to gear down the...
02-23-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

Thank you nlerner for the Mark Stonich link. I...

Thank you nlerner for the Mark Stonich link. I was about to write something along the lines of "I don't have time for a complete braindump on the subject, check the web, the truth is out there". ...
02-23-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By bulgie

Not quite a clone, because yours has a 1" top...

Not quite a clone, because yours has a 1" top tube, where the TT on the OP's frame is 9/8" (slightly oversized compared to traditional diameters). The two TT lugs are different too of course to fit...
02-23-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By bulgie

Thanks! I designed that lug, with a lot of input...

Thanks! I designed that lug, with a lot of input from Bill Davidson of course. I made the steel masters that we set to Takahashi to have them reproduce by investment casting.

It's the seat lug...
02-23-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

Yep that's her -- or maybe one year later,...

Yep that's her -- or maybe one year later, because it has a Heron headbadge rather than the oval Jubilee badge on ours.

I just remembered one more thing about ours, it had a Weinmann brand h-bar...
02-22-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

Thanks!! Great to be here. I haven't read...

Thanks!! Great to be here.

I haven't read this whole thread so apologies if this has been covered but...

Anyone here ever seen a circa 1970 SC Mixte? I know by maybe '74-'75 SC mixte was a...
02-22-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

OK let's try this again, I seem to have reached...

OK let's try this again, I seem to have reached the majic 10-post threshold. Hold my beer...
...
02-22-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

BocaJr, That Nervar crankset is pretty cool. One...

BocaJr, That Nervar crankset is pretty cool. One of the very few steel square-taper cotterless cranks ever made.
Campy made one (late-'60s, early '70s), and that's about it AFAIK (not counting...
02-22-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

Oh MAN, "The administrator has restricted use of...

Oh MAN, "The administrator has restricted use of the private message system to members with less than 10 posts."
So I can't even PM you the link. ;(

I can't wait to be a grownup!

-Mark
02-21-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 253,481
Posted By bulgie

Late to the party, but here's mine, probably a...

Late to the party, but here's mine, probably a '71 or '72:

[hmm, won't let me post a photo, or a link to my Flickr album with a few more and larger pics either, too much of a newb apparently. PM...
08-15-18, 12:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,717
Posted By bulgie

My version

Johan,

Smoothly done -- looks pro! I love all the research you did and shared with us. And the story, very entertaining.

Here's mine:
I don't have 10 posts so I'm not allowed to post photos or...
09-21-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By bulgie

Not quite true. Frog bearing rebuild kits come...

Not quite true. Frog bearing rebuild kits come with bearings. Frog Body rebuild kits do not. Since it was the bodies not the bearings that were going bad, that's all that we want to replace at...
09-21-09, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By bulgie

It's not obvious to me that it's the wrong kit. ...

It's not obvious to me that it's the wrong kit. They appear to only make one body rebuild kit for Frogs, and Laurie's pedals are Frogs. If it is their intention (and this appears to be so) that we...
09-19-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By bulgie

Frog rebuild kit doesn't fit on Ti axles?

I just rebuilt one of my wife's Speedplay Frog pedals using the body rebuild kit they sell. You reuse your axle and bearings, it supplies the two clamshell halves of the black plastic body, with the...
04-15-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By bulgie

You might want to see if the Raleigh serials...

You might want to see if the Raleigh serials article here helps:
http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html

That serial doesn't look quite like any described in that article though. Where...
04-15-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By bulgie

The Model 1 from 1951 came with a "hockey stick"...

The Model 1 from 1951 came with a "hockey stick" chainguard and a Dynohub with "accumulator" (battery tube on the seat tube). See here:...
04-14-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,770
Posted By bulgie

Nope, later than that. That BB shell didn't...

Nope, later than that. That BB shell didn't exist before about '84 I think, maybe a year earlier. Richard Sachs might remember. Bill Davidson had a tight relationship with Takahashi (as did...
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