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08-02-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By GrayJay

Suntour bar-ends will work fine with vintage...

Suntour bar-ends will work fine with vintage campy. The suntour micro-ratchet bar ends are a great design, the ratchets help counter-act the cable/spring tension of the rear derailleur so less...
07-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By GrayJay

In 1990 I was train/bike touring Europe and spent...

In 1990 I was train/bike touring Europe and spent a few days watching my first pro bike race in person, following the Tour of Switzerland for a few days. In the evening after one of the stages, I...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By GrayJay

Not entirely sure what alloy "x-fusion quaternary...

Not entirely sure what alloy "x-fusion quaternary aluminum" actually is, but I did see that some other alu fuji bikes from that era listed as 7005 series which can be TIG welded without needling...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By GrayJay

If objective is to lengthen a short steer tube,...

If objective is to lengthen a short steer tube, consider cutting the existing ST above the crown and splicing in a longer ST with an interval sleeve reinforcing the splice. Other option might be to...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By GrayJay

I saw another source citing the 1200 model as...

I saw another source citing the 1200 model as using easton tubing, might be that Trek changed tubing suppliers for the 1200 throughout the years?
Reason for all the bonding and rivets is that it...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By GrayJay

Stick welding would work great for a frame built...

Stick welding would work great for a frame built out of steel rebar material!
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Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By GrayJay

Fix would require un-brazing the bent fork legs...

Fix would require un-brazing the bent fork legs from the crown, replace with new legs. While it is possible, unless you can do the work yourself, probably more economical to just find a different...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By GrayJay

Mock-up the joint with tubes in the lugs an...

Mock-up the joint with tubes in the lugs an measure the angle of the protruding tubes. Most lugs will have a bit of slop in the fit to the tube so it is not exactly a high-precision measurement.
05-19-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By GrayJay

If the boss is not terribly bent and can be...

If the boss is not terribly bent and can be re-used, you can likely find a local (non-framebuilder) welder do the fix. Get a small piece of flat bar steel and drill 2 holes at the same spacing of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By GrayJay

In one of the old Jack Taylor documentary films,...

In one of the old Jack Taylor documentary films, they explain that the secret for hand-brush pin striping is to first go over to the neighboring pub and get a shot of strong whiskey to steady the...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By GrayJay

Rather than welder tacking, traditional lug...

Rather than welder tacking, traditional lug framebuilding method is to lay on the aligned frame tubes, drill 3 small holes piercing through the lug and tube where they overlap then hammer/tap a small...
08-29-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,585
Posted By GrayJay

+1 It is definitly 1st gen Athena. The crank...

+1
It is definitly 1st gen Athena. The crank bolt cover caps are a giveaway, CdA and Chorus cranks from that timeframe utilized self-extractor crank bolts....
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