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09-26-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By bulgie

Thanks for those pages, super cool. I will study...

Thanks for those pages, super cool. I will study them as if there were a quiz later.

I did get my missing parts, and my mech is complete. I owe you guys photos, but today is my lovely wife's...
09-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,936
Posted By bulgie

Ooh, that gives me the willies. This bike has...

Ooh, that gives me the willies. This bike has come so far, and to ruin the BB thread now would be a tragedy. Not saying you WILL ruin it, just there's a risk, and I think it's a high risk.

I have...
09-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By bulgie

The GB decaleur is adjustable and comes in a few...

The GB decaleur is adjustable and comes in a few sizes, so it will probably work with wherever your bag needs to sit on the rack. You'd ditch the existing decaleur part on the bag now. There are...
09-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,030
Posted By bulgie

Do you have a tool that clamps onto the cup? The...

Do you have a tool that clamps onto the cup? The regular flat tool on its own is just about guaranteed to slip, especially after the flats are rounded off from the first time a tool slipped.

A...
09-25-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,030
Posted By bulgie

The SR spindle is titanium and very expensive....

The SR spindle is titanium and very expensive. The C-Record (aka Record-C, aka Record 180) is steel and possibly more economical, but I think they came in shorter lengths. I had stopped paying...
09-25-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,030
Posted By bulgie

I haven't read the whole thread (mea culpa) but...

I haven't read the whole thread (mea culpa) but has this been mentioned yet?
I think the cups are Super Record (could also be "Record-C"). You know, the aluminum cups with steel bearing races...
09-22-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 437
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: 204
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, 01:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,030
Posted By bulgie

Sometimes what a "civilian" calls wobble is what...

Sometimes what a "civilian" calls wobble is what a mechanic would call runout. That's when the bearing is adjusted right and the crank is tight on the spindle, but when you rotate the crank, the...
09-21-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,823
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: 2,823
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: 1,545
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: 259
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: 19,642
Views: 3,213,559
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")...
09-09-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By bulgie

My maternal grandfather worked at the Steyr...

My maternal grandfather worked at the Steyr factory making bicycles before WWII. I never met the man, and I had started my brilliant career as a bike frame builder before I ever learned that...
09-06-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By bulgie

Excellent! Now I know the part numbers for the...

Excellent! Now I know the part numbers for the pieces I'm missing.
Interesting to see that in '63, the Prestige was half the price of an Export 61.

I don't disagree; the Export 61 is twice as...
09-06-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By bulgie

Thanks for looking, but those are both too big. ...

Thanks for looking, but those are both too big. The part I need has a 4 mm hole in the middle. The screw head would fall right through on those. Nice of you to dig 'em out and photograph 'em.

I...
09-06-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By bulgie

Very cool, I'd be much obliged if you would be so...

Very cool, I'd be much obliged if you would be so kind as to look when you get a chance.
No hurry! There is no project waiting for this mech.

The missing alu cap would be a 5-minute job for...
09-05-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By bulgie

In search of two little pieces for an early Simplex Prestige rear

Long shot I know but here goes: I rehabbed this sad old derailleur, taking about a pound of crud off of it. Looks like it'll work like new (i.e. not all that well!) if I can just find the two...
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,...
09-04-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By bulgie

Through most of the Record era, Pista was 151 mm...

Through most of the Record era, Pista was 151 mm BCD. Strada was too at first, then Strada changed (mid-'60s) to 144 mm, but Pista stayed 151. Then some years later (I don't know what year), Pista...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By bulgie

Alex Wetmore's blog...

Alex Wetmore's blog (http://alexwetmore.org/archives/category/rack-building-basics.html) has lots of practical advice including a section on tubing selection. He stopped blogging on bike rack...
09-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
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, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By bulgie

I mis-spoke when I said no versions of the GS fit...

I mis-spoke when I said no versions of the GS fit the Soma cage without modification. I always forget about the aluminum Nuovo GS -- it has the same lower pivot bolt thread as a NR/SR, so the Soma...
09-03-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
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...
09-03-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By bulgie

They don't fit on any GS without modification....

They don't fit on any GS without modification. Bob Freeman (previously of Elliott Bay Bicycles and Davidson) was the first person (that I know of) to make Rally repops, and he was the one who got...
09-02-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
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,...
09-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By bulgie

Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier. Did you...

Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier. Did you find the part you needed? Here's a picture of mine, if seeing one helps:...
09-02-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By bulgie

The asymmetrical one is probably from an early...

The asymmetrical one is probably from an early Simplex mech, such as the Export 61. I think the very first version of the Prestige also had the asym pulleys. If it's a Simplex, you'll find the hole...
09-02-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By bulgie

I have wanted a 25 mm block for French steerers a...

I have wanted a 25 mm block for French steerers a time or two. Not crucial because I can just use an inch block with a shim, but that slows ya down -- I'm all about efficiency. (Those who know me...
09-02-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By bulgie

Here's my Gran Sport pulley wrench: ...

Here's my Gran Sport pulley wrench:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/gran_sport_pulley_wrench_5a0078202570cbb5de71e6de6db93df113c77529.jpg
It's a Craftsman "ignition...
09-01-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
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: 3,045
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...
09-01-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
Posted By bulgie

I think the 15.5 mm thing must be real, since...

I think the 15.5 mm thing must be real, since it's also on Sheldon Brown's pages. I just didn't have any of those to measure, among the 12 spindles in my pile.

But I asked on CR and got some...
08-31-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
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: 8,802
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
08-31-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By bulgie

Now that's "thinking outside the head tube" as...

Now that's "thinking outside the head tube" as they say.

But no, not really, for 99.99% of bikes on the planet. The HT outside is not a precision surface, what with lugs or weld beads and...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
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...
08-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
Posted By bulgie

Right on! Most people are way too shy with the...

Right on! Most people are way too shy with the hammer. I see people choking up (literally and figuratively). You need a fairly heavy hammer and a full swing, with some sort of brace under the crank....
08-29-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
Posted By bulgie

OK maybe I'm wrong about filing deeper giving you...

OK maybe I'm wrong about filing deeper giving you a wider area of contact. I thought about it after posting my previous one and now I'm thinking that was bogus -- the geometry of the crank arm (where...
08-29-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,045
Posted By bulgie

I have done a hundred cotters easy, probably a...

I have done a hundred cotters easy, probably a lot more, starting in about 1970, considered myself somewhat of an expert. But I must admit, I don't get what francophile's nifty illustration is for,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bulgie

Wow thanks Doug that's really cool of you to dig...

Wow thanks Doug that's really cool of you to dig those out and take pics.

Much as I appreciate the offer to send some, and as much as I'd like to help you store some of those until we're both in...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bulgie

The 1963 Cinelli catalog shows a normal headset...

The 1963 Cinelli catalog shows a normal headset on the road frames, but a headclip on the track model. I can see how a headclip might be stiffer for a sprinter. Where a normal steerer to quill...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bulgie

I'm not saying it'd be impossible to cram an oval...

I'm not saying it'd be impossible to cram an oval blade into this crown after some reshaping on the blades, but it definitely wouldn't be easy. I've made some teardrop blades to fit crowns made for...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bulgie

Thanks Doug. I know wading into the shed can be...

Thanks Doug. I know wading into the shed can be a PITA, if yours is anything like mine... But if you're willing to delve in there to make a big sale of one pair of blades, let me know.

I'm not...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bulgie

Yeah me neither, but rhm over in the C&V forum...

Yeah me neither, but rhm over in the C&V forum said he has a bike with D-blades that he's pretty sure is no earlier than '70s and might be '80s.

Mark B
08-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By bulgie

Thanks juvela and rhm for the added context. ...

Thanks juvela and rhm for the added context.

The Pog crown is about an ounce lighter than Masi style Fischer. The hollow section between the steerer and blade sockets is a good bit larger on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bulgie

D-section blades availability?

I just got this nice Pogliaghi crown, '70s vintage I'd guess, made for D-section blades....
08-24-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By bulgie

D-section blades on Pogliaghi?

I just got this Pogliaghi crown on eBay, very cool but it's made for D-section blades. I wonder what blades it could have been intended for. I know lots of bike tube makers made D-blades way back...
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