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04-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By bulgie

Whoa that's a trip down memory lane. In about...

Whoa that's a trip down memory lane. In about 1967 my parents bought me (age ~10) a Jaubert 10-speed for $49, new, at JC Penney. I called it my "French jobber". Few of my friends had even heard of...
04-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 354
Posted By bulgie

The 30t ring pictured by merziac earlier is the...

The 30t ring pictured by merziac earlier is the brainchild of Bob Freeman. He used to have a bike shop (since closed), called Elliott Bay, in Seattle, partnered with Bill Davidson the framebuilder....
04-13-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 354
Posted By bulgie

merziac asked "isn't the allen in the bottom the...

merziac asked "isn't the allen in the bottom the really tough part?
"

The allen socket is made with a broach. Rotary broaches are the coolest (and fastest). I'm not enough of a machinist to know...
04-13-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 354
Posted By bulgie

I recently got some Merz ones in Ti, super nice,...

I recently got some Merz ones in Ti, super nice, as you can imagine. I don't see them on his ebay store (https://www.ebay.com/usr/portlandjim) at the moment though, so that probably means he's sold...
04-13-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By bulgie

Steve in Peoria found the Mounting Dolt, but...

Steve in Peoria found the Mounting Dolt, but there's another one (or two depending on how you count).
On the F. der., the Chain Roller is called out as being the Clamp Screw, and the actual Clamp...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-13-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By bulgie

Not quite; tempering means to try to get some...

Not quite; tempering means to try to get some toughness back after the quench leaves the steel in a hard but brittle state. Tempering weakens the steel but if done right leaves the steel still...
04-12-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By bulgie

You're kidding, right? (I can't tell.) There have...

You're kidding, right? (I can't tell.) There have been plenty worse. The original Bell Biker had those air scoops molded into the rigid shell that formed basically a sharp-edged can opener pointed at...
04-12-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By bulgie

Yes, and William Sanders (who wrote the article...

Yes, and William Sanders (who wrote the article in 1981 saying a Claud rack was the best ever) should have known too, since his own magazine had covered the Merz tubular Cr-Mo racks in 1972! (Jim...
04-12-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By bulgie

Funny that the author says the best rack ever was...

Funny that the author says the best rack ever was the Claud Butler. (Actually he mis-spelled it as Claude, a common mistake).

In 1976 I rode across Canada with two friends. We rode East to West —...
04-02-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By bulgie

Fantastic! Moto GR is close to my heart since I...

Fantastic! Moto GR is close to my heart since I rode one across the continent in 1976.

The TA Pro 5-vis "Cyclotouriste" would be a logical choice, if keeping in the spirit of the original is...
04-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,531
Posted By bulgie

Subject line is 100% accurate — I didn't believe...

Subject line is 100% accurate — I didn't believe it!!!!
04-01-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20,240
Views: 3,392,536
Posted By bulgie

Pantograph is what you get when you shove your...

Pantograph is what you get when you shove your camera down your pants, right?
03-31-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 862
Posted By bulgie

Yep. ...

Yep.
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Circa 1980 Davidson. Portacatena optional.

Mark B
03-29-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By bulgie

Yes I got your email, and here's my reply: "Let's...

Yes I got your email, and here's my reply: "Let's do this!" But if you're announcing it now on BF C&V, you shouldn't call it a "CR frame building class", that's just cruel! After announcing it here,...
03-29-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By bulgie

Archibald Sharp, in Bicycles and Tricycles...

Archibald Sharp, in Bicycles and Tricycles (1896), calculates the strength of a D-shaped tube (with certain simplifying assumptions) as only 62% that of the round tube of the same wall and...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

Could you explain what you mean in more detail? ...

Could you explain what you mean in more detail? Your short statement is a bit ambiguous, but it sounds wrong to me no matter how I parse it.

Did you mean the lightest fork blade (what this thread...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-25-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

Ha ha, no, not in those years, but In the '40s...

Ha ha, no, not in those years, but In the '40s and '50s (maybe earlier too), smaller diameter blades at the bottom were in vogue, specifically for rough-pavement comfort. I have 531 blades as small...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

Sure, but some of the 753 tubes weren't any...

Sure, but some of the 753 tubes weren't any thinner than 531SL. I guess your theory makes sense for the lighter 753 variants. I still wish they'd just made a lighter blade though, like Columbus and...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

It's true that the '78 catalog lists 753 blades...

It's true that the '78 catalog lists 753 blades as 12 mm at the bottom, versus 13.5 mm for 531SL.

This seems to say that they are not just the same blade, with or without heat-treat.
Why would...
03-23-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By bulgie

Making round hub spoke holes fit fat aero spokes?...

Making round hub spoke holes fit fat aero spokes?

-Mark B
Forum: Framebuilders
03-22-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

Not quite. 653 had 531 forks (no heat-treat @...

Not quite. 653 had 531 forks (no heat-treat @ 120,000 psi), 753 rear stays (full heat treat @ 195.900 psi), and main triangle was 653 which is stronger than 531, I have heard that was via...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-22-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

I have a Reynolds catalog from 1978 — I think,...

I have a Reynolds catalog from 1978 — I think, hard to tell. It does have a mysterious code of "778" on the back though. It covers 531, 531SL and 753. This was back when 753 only came in metric....
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By bulgie

All the 753 blades I have measured were just as...

All the 753 blades I have measured were just as thick as 531. So even in the worst case where you lost the heat-treat, they'd be as strong as 531, which are if anything a bit too strong for my taste,...
03-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 36,528
Posted By bulgie

Here's the GB "Forged Hiduminium" stem on one of...

Here's the GB "Forged Hiduminium" stem on one of my bikes:

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03-20-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 36,528
Posted By bulgie

FYI, a hangar is a building for airplanes. You...

FYI, a hangar is a building for airplanes. You want a hanger.

Sounds like your Sun was intended for side-pulls. Housing hangers always have the tongue in back, AFAIK.
I recommend you use the...
03-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20,240
Views: 3,392,536
Posted By bulgie

Maybe he heard (on BF?) everyone saying "rim...

Maybe he heard (on BF?) everyone saying "rim brakes are disk brakes". People always forget to add "...in a way... not literally"

Mark B
03-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By bulgie

When I first saw the OP's pics, I immediately...

When I first saw the OP's pics, I immediately thought the dropouts looked Japanese, but I didn't say anything because that seemed so unlikely. Of course name-brand forged dropouts from Japan, like...
03-20-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By bulgie

I got mine in 2012 from Gary Higgitt in the UK...

I got mine in 2012 from Gary Higgitt in the UK who either machined them himself or had a machinist make a small batch of them. I'm pretty sure he ran out long ago, but I emailed him just now to ask....
Forum: Framebuilders
03-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By bulgie

This is often (usually?) not true. When Damon...

This is often (usually?) not true. When Damon Rinard did his frame stiffness testing, a Cannondale 2.8 showed one of the most flexible rears of all (over 60 frames tested).

The problem is alu...
03-18-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By bulgie

That link explains it all, thanks so much! This...

That link explains it all, thanks so much! This line from Yellow Jersey is super interesting: "The actual adjustment could be done in one's hands once the middle cog was unscrewed."

So that's the...
03-18-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By bulgie

The thing you all are calling pin holes, if you...

The thing you all are calling pin holes, if you mean the ones recessed down inside where the hub threads stop, those are not for a pin wrench, they are where the pawls pivot. You can also add lube...
03-17-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,168
Posted By bulgie

What a cool bike, coolest I've seen in a while....

What a cool bike, coolest I've seen in a while. Those pump peg braze-ons slay me!


I have soaked only one complete frame in it, but I've done a lot of other painted items over the years. I have...
03-14-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By bulgie

Ah, I didn't see your post until after I replied...

Ah, I didn't see your post until after I replied about the 3-arm crank. I see now your crank is the 5-arm, so you'll be good to go with a Red Clover triplizer ring, a longer spindle, and any 74 mm...
03-14-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By bulgie

But only if the OP's crankset is the 5-arm Gran...

But only if the OP's crankset is the 5-arm Gran Sport. If he has the 3-arm version, which Raleigh did use on some models, then his choices don't go smaller than 36t — not without some difficulty...
03-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By bulgie

I have an older Twinn, 1970, but the frame looks...

I have an older Twinn, 1970, but the frame looks identical to yours. The kickstand on mine is distinctly longer than a normal Schwinn built-in kickstand, so it sticks out wider when deployed (down)....
03-14-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By bulgie

Yes you can put a triple chainring on most any...

Yes you can put a triple chainring on most any bike ever made. You can also put on a larger freewheel, so stop listening to whoever told you you can't! Except the bigger freewheel and/or smaller...
03-14-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By bulgie

isn't the downtube kinked in, at the point of the...

isn't the downtube kinked in, at the point of the lug? Lug acting as a "can opener"?
(Who here is old enough to remember can openers?! Gone the way of buggy whips.)

Could be the blades and DT...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By bulgie

Or put another way, Occam...

Or put another way, Occam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor) was an optimist.

It's always tempting to look for one simple explanation, but sometimes there's more than one thing wrong....
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By bulgie

Maybe the blades were damaged in the same crash...

Maybe the blades were damaged in the same crash that buckled the downtube? I didn't hear any mention of the DT being kinked, but it is, right? Lug point starting to do the "can opener" on the tube?...
03-11-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By bulgie

Ach, I should have known I couldn't leave it...

Ach, I should have known I couldn't leave it alone, so here I am replying to my own post again <sigh>
I forgot I had this compilation of Herse catalog translations and other documentation from Heiko...
03-11-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By bulgie

I'm looking at the 1960 Herse Fédéral in BQ #27...

I'm looking at the 1960 Herse Fédéral in BQ #27 (Spring '09), frame is a good match except for a cable-operated F. der., and Speedy tubing rather than Vitus.

As I understand it, a Fédéral wouldn't...
03-11-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By bulgie

Ha, my brain fart was actually correct, at least...

Ha, my brain fart was actually correct, at least according to Justyne, who replied to my private email, saying that both racks are V-O.

She's wondering what "model" of Herse this is, since it...
03-11-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By bulgie

Yeah I said V-O but that was a brain fart, I...

Yeah I said V-O but that was a brain fart, I meant Nitto, for the Front rack. It might not be a Nitto, but it's definitely not a V-O, mea culpa! I have one V-O front and two Nitto's and I got them...
03-09-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,787
Posted By bulgie

There must be some pretty lugs in this pile. ...

There must be some pretty lugs in this pile. Just ignore the ugly ones!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1536x1152/1_f6d0cc10546ffacb8c93045f37b9e57428381694.jpg...
03-09-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By bulgie

Front and rear racks appear to be Velo-Orange. ...

Front and rear racks appear to be Velo-Orange. For $10k I'd expect a little nicer racks -- also both pedals should come with dust caps at that price!!



Jan Heine, who owns the Rene Herse name,...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By bulgie

It seems to me that the two methods of alignment...

It seems to me that the two methods of alignment are equivalent and will give the same results, if the parts (frame and table) are all really "to spec", and stay that way through the alignment...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By bulgie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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(Spotted in the workshop of Martin Molin, of...
02-07-21, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By bulgie

Some of their clothing was REALLY light weight. ...

Some of their clothing was REALLY light weight.

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02-06-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By bulgie

I have Assos nipples, see here...

I have Assos nipples, see here (https://flic.kr/p/gKKhXs), are these the ones you need? They're for sale, details in the Flickr link. Sorry not cheap, not in a hurry to sell them.

Note how the...
02-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By bulgie

No, you're thinking of Compass. No relation,...

No, you're thinking of Compass. No relation, other than Compass used to sell GB tires before they decided to get into the tire biz themselves.

GB is the house brand of I's Cycles in Kyoto. ...
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