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Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
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: 636
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: 365
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: 628
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: 319
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: 1,027
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: 987
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: 843
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: 19,147
Views: 3,121,858
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: 472
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: 32,358
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: 32,358
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: 32,358
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: 396
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: 324
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: 9,160
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: 9,160
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: 19,147
Views: 3,121,858
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: 516
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: 19,147
Views: 3,121,858
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: 9,160
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: 1,455
Views: 107,338
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: 9,160
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: 1,127
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: 590
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,604
Posted By bulgie

Are you really using "dumbass" tubes, ("cabron"...

Are you really using "dumbass" tubes, ("cabron" in Spanish)? Was that a typo, or a Freudian slip? :roflmao:...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,604
Posted By bulgie

This is one of my favorite pictures of all time....

This is one of my favorite pictures of all time. Metal joint and carbon tube, come apart....
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,135
Posted By bulgie

This might be done with pre-placed filler inside...

This might be done with pre-placed filler inside the stays. Sometimes called preforms, but there doesn't have to be much "forming" -- it could be as simple multiple short stubs of rod snipped off. ...
03-17-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19,147
Views: 3,121,858
Posted By bulgie

About the "articulated tandem bicycle" -- nope,...

About the "articulated tandem bicycle" -- nope, not a bicycle. Yay me, I can count to three!

I just hope they used heat-treated, alloy steel, aircraft-grade bolts to attach the rear fork to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,135
Posted By bulgie

Yes, wherever you are on the ham-fisted to...

Yes, wherever you are on the ham-fisted to godlike skill spectrum, all else equal, steel with higher surface hardness should be safer against thinning the wall locally while sanding the fillets. OTOH...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,135
Posted By bulgie

Huh, hadn't thought about that, but it makes...

Huh, hadn't thought about that, but it makes sense.

I made some lugless Aermet 100 Alloy frames (precursor similar to 953), and that stuff was noticeably hard to scratch.
Made a bunch of 853...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,135
Posted By bulgie

Yes, those are some really nice looking fillets. ...

Yes, those are some really nice looking fillets. I'd finish those with only hand sanding, if the budget allows it.

The tool he uses is really dangerous in the wrong hands though. I didn't see...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By bulgie

I'm open to suggestions, but most ways of holding...

I'm open to suggestions, but most ways of holding a braze-on are at least a little less versatile, as in ability to work anywhere. Different tube diameters, cramped spaces... oh and did I mention...
03-08-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 107,338
Posted By bulgie

"Bicycles and Tricycles", Archibald Sharp, 1896 ...

"Bicycles and Tricycles", Archibald Sharp, 1896
I was about to post that page from Sharp about disc wheels but Lattz beat me to it. It's my favorite example of "there's nothing new under the sun"....
03-03-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 107,338
Posted By bulgie

Isn't that just a fairly normal (if somewhat...

Isn't that just a fairly normal (if somewhat ugly) saddle sitting on a mirror?
03-03-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By bulgie

The only one-key release bolts for 23.3 mm that I...

The only one-key release bolts for 23.3 mm that I know of were made by Amir Avitzur in Israel. I have a set:...
03-02-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By bulgie

You can always leave them off. That's what all...

You can always leave them off. That's what all the cool kids (pro racers and wannabees) did, BITD. Lotsa racers wouldn't be caught dead with the dustcaps installed -- they felt that was a newby or...
02-28-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By bulgie

There's no difference between the Record and SR...

There's no difference between the Record and SR calipers that were shipped at the same time. Changes happened over time, but affected both models.

Original SR brakes had steel pad holders. The...
02-23-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,126
Posted By bulgie

Is it a blooper when the manufacturer doesn't...

Is it a blooper when the manufacturer doesn't know how to spell Randonneur?
Sakae's version, Randnner:...
02-23-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 107,338
Posted By bulgie

They are Scott DH bars. They came with a shim to...

They are Scott DH bars. They came with a shim to go from 24 to 26 mm.

I got one once in a pile of stuff that came as a lot. I gave them away at the white elephant gift exchange at my racing...
02-21-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,126
Posted By bulgie

Unfortunately (?!) they fixed it. Sandblasted the...

Unfortunately (?!) they fixed it. Sandblasted the old one off and painted a new sharrow out in the lane where it should be. This is about two blocks from my house, I pass it on the way to get my...
02-20-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,126
Posted By bulgie

Nice!! I have a Davidson with the name...

Nice!!

I have a Davidson with the name engraved (pantographed) into the rear dropouts. But when I worked there, I saw another similar frame where the engraving said DAVIDSOV -- they engraver dude...
02-20-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,126
Posted By bulgie

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This one's a real head-scratcher.
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02-19-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 107,338
Posted By bulgie

Ebay seller says its for "lumbar support" which...

Ebay seller says its for "lumbar support" which is ridiculous of course. Must be an "English as a second language" problem. I'm sure he meant lumber support -- you can strap some 2x4s there to...
02-18-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By bulgie

Here's my wife's Dura-Ace 7400 in 165 mm, with a...

Here's my wife's Dura-Ace 7400 in 165 mm, with a Stronglight triplizer. ...
02-18-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By bulgie

Not sure if I understand, is this it: OP has some...

Not sure if I understand, is this it: OP has some 165 mm cranks with a 130 mm BCD, and he wants to put a small granny ring on?

Then a 130 BCD triplizer ring should work, no? A triplizer ring...
02-14-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By bulgie

While we're waiting for OP to accumulate enough...

While we're waiting for OP to accumulate enough posts to show his pictures, wander over to Nelson Miller's album of pix of his 1955...
02-14-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By bulgie

I don't remember the Barelli model names, but I...

I don't remember the Barelli model names, but I would be wary of the ones with sealed cartridge bearings. I have heard a few reports of those snapping at the sharp transition from the...
02-09-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By bulgie

Don't forget you can power good modern LED lights...

Don't forget you can power good modern LED lights from a "bottle" generator that rubs on the tire, so you don't have to build a new front wheel. I just put one on my '50s Follis, with an IQ-X...
02-09-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By bulgie

I like Paturaud straps, which are nothing special...

I like Paturaud straps, which are nothing special in the leather or the buckle, just normal, but they have one twist that I admire: The end has a shape cut out of it that allows it to loop through...
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