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07-03-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By bulgie

HA, I wish. I do have a nice late-'50s Follis...

HA, I wish. I do have a nice late-'50s Follis (later than the one 3alarmer just showed us), but I'm no expert.

Mine came with Beborex brakes, and since getting my Follis I've looked around and...
06-30-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,954
Posted By bulgie

Oh and did you know this can be done with two...

Oh and did you know this can be done with two different ratios? (Apologies if this has been mentioned already.) Jocelyn Lovell for example used it for the '82 World Championships kilometer time...
06-30-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,954
Posted By bulgie

That seems like a sorta crazy way to do it. I've...

That seems like a sorta crazy way to do it. I've made a few right-hand threaded cranks into left-hand, and vice-versa. The classic way is to use threaded cylinders, threaded inside and out, kinda...
06-28-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By bulgie

The bike I did that on was being restored by one...

The bike I did that on was being restored by one of the top vintage restorers around here -- I won't out him, but you (Gugie) know him. I left any note-leaving to him. But honestly, if you have to...
06-28-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By bulgie

I have the reamer to go from Eng/ISO or French to...

I have the reamer to go from Eng/ISO or French to Ital. It goes on my Campy BB tap holder, so I can run the other side tap in (assuming only one side is bad), then ream and tap with confidence that...
06-15-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By bulgie

Oh just realized I have to specify, the Park I...

Oh just realized I have to specify, the Park I have, that comes in from the side, is the WAG-1. Looks like later models like WAG-4 or WAG-5 don't have that feature? Dunno for sure, haven't tried...
06-15-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By bulgie

Another DIY wooden gauge: ...

Another DIY wooden gauge:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/821x534/wheel_fanatyk_wood_dishing_gauge_788f3a5685d7a288f88cdcfec5bce9cfc2756452.jpg
Just kidding! It's the Wheel...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
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: 617
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...
06-02-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By bulgie

Well maybe we shouldn't use the name Gran Sport...

Well maybe we shouldn't use the name Gran Sport for the headset that isn't Campy, since that was a Campy model name too. Not incorrect, just potentially misleading. I just used that name because...
06-02-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By bulgie

One cheat that might make it more ridable is to...

One cheat that might make it more ridable is to assemble the adjustable stem backwards, turning it into a riser stem....
06-02-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By bulgie

I once had a circa-62 Specialissima and a ~64...

I once had a circa-62 Specialissima and a ~64 Gran Sport apart at the same time, so I took pictures of the headsets, made a little webpage about them here...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-01-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By bulgie

How so? For a graft type repair, the piece...

How so?

For a graft type repair, the piece you'd be cutting to graft onto the existing steerer would be off the top, well above any rifling, which is only in the butted section.
For a total...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By bulgie

Well, I shouldn't have mentioned Huffy and...

Well, I shouldn't have mentioned Huffy and Schwinn, bad examples because some Schwinns from the '70s and earlier took a smaller quill stem. 0.833" (21.2 mm). Maybe Huffy too -- it's sometimes...
05-31-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
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.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By bulgie

Plenty of steerers have been extended by...

Plenty of steerers have been extended by grafting, going back decades. Can be totally reliable. It is both easier and safer than replacing the whole steerer, even aside from the expense which is much...
05-20-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
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: 311
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, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 543
Posted By bulgie

But, warning #2...

But, warning #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , be super careful removing any freewheel from a Phil hub, because the QR skewer holding the remover on will...
05-10-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 543
Posted By bulgie

John correctly points out the Campy i tool has...

John correctly points out the Campy i tool has the stabilizer ring. I said the Dura Ace remover was the best, so I was not being fair to the Campy, which honestly is probably just as good, it's just...
05-10-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
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...
05-10-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 543
Posted By bulgie

Huh, that's lame. My Var 186 Regina remover fits...

Huh, that's lame. My Var 186 Regina remover fits over a Phil axle, just tried it. I also have the Campy "i" tool (just the letter i) Regina remover that comes with the fully Campy toolkit from the...
05-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 543
Posted By bulgie

Are we saying there is some Regina tool that...

Are we saying there is some Regina tool that won't work with a Phil hub? Can someone give an example? Seems to me, any Regina 2-prong remover will work as well on a Phil hub as on any other hub.
...
05-10-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By bulgie

I believe the one on the right is Italian...

I believe the one on the right is Italian (Agrati?), a knock-off of the Nervex Professional. Very crude and poorly finished in comparison to the Nervex. If the Italians had that lug shape first and...
05-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By bulgie

. Haha, hardly a new discovery. I knew my SC...

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Haha, hardly a new discovery. I knew my SC was PG when I bought it in '71. Actually it has the decal with 531 on a diagonal, usually meant to indicate butted, but the words "butted tubes forks...
05-09-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
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,...
05-08-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By bulgie

OK thanks, I'll adjust my mental database of 531...

OK thanks, I'll adjust my mental database of 531 offerings.

I gotta say though, that's sad -- there's no need to use a tube that thick and heavy, in 531. It makes sense in cheap weak carbon...
05-08-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By bulgie

Dang, Agrati made those? Dang! I learned...

Dang, Agrati made those? Dang!

I learned something, thanks!

Mark
05-08-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By bulgie

Hmm, interesting. Anyone else with a SC with...

Hmm, interesting.

Anyone else with a SC with this size post? I did measure my '71 today, I'm not just going by memory, definitely 26.8 with a high-quality Mitutoyo caliper.

Makes me wonder if...
05-08-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By bulgie

Oh yeah, who actually made the lugs sold as...

Oh yeah, who actually made the lugs sold as Bozzi? Good Q, I dunno. Maybe it's like Takahashi lugs actually cast by Hitachi but called Takahashi, or Henry James lugs cast somewhere on the shores of...
05-07-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
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...
05-07-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By bulgie

Don't forget Emilio Bozzi. Dunno when they...

Don't forget Emilio Bozzi. Dunno when they stopped but they were quite plentiful in the '70s, tons of big factories and small used them.
juvela , do you know who made the cast medium/short point...
05-07-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By bulgie

I disagree. Of all the frames in the world with...

I disagree. Of all the frames in the world with a 26.4 seat tube ID, probably a tiny percentage are 531 plain gauge.
05-06-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,110,712
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...
05-03-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By bulgie

I'm not Ben, but I wonder if he meant Obenauf's...

I'm not Ben, but I wonder if he meant Obenauf's (https://www.obenaufs.com/). I've heard good things about it from people I trust. They have a "system" that includes a cleaner and a...
05-03-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,192
Posted By bulgie

Cool custom feature -- who made the frame? ...

Cool custom feature -- who made the frame?

Mark B in Seattle
05-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
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: 32,192
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,192
Posted By bulgie

I guess, a little -- I have seen frames break...

I guess, a little -- I have seen frames break there at the braze-on. But then again I've also seen frames get a dent from overtightening the clamp-on style too.

But for me it's more the limiting...
05-01-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,192
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: 32,192
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: 393
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...
04-27-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By bulgie

Mine's just like yours, and has never been a...

Mine's just like yours, and has never been a problem. We ride ours a lot too.

Mark B in Seattle
04-26-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 313
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-25-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By bulgie

Sorry I haven't read every post, but has it been...

Sorry I haven't read every post, but has it been mentioned yet that the originals might be welded?
Better find out before trying to melt them off!

Yes it is usually obvious to an experienced...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,055
Posted By bulgie

Well, everyone brazes one joint at a time, right?...

Well, everyone brazes one joint at a time, right? ;)

If you mean did he turn the torch off, then yes, the big flame anyway. He had this cool French-made aircraft-style torch that had a pilot-light...
04-21-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By bulgie

Cool, never saw that before. Now I want to try...

Cool, never saw that before. Now I want to try it even though I have the correct DA tool!

Mark B
04-21-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By bulgie

I used DA "EX" 5-speed freehubs on my MTBs...

I used DA "EX" 5-speed freehubs on my MTBs starting in about 1982, because they took an 11t small cog. I was doing a sort of proto-Microdrive, years before Suntour "invented" it. Unfortunately they...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,055
Posted By bulgie

"To surpass the master is to repay the debt."...

"To surpass the master is to repay the debt." (old adage, dunno who coined it)
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master." -- Leonardo da Vinci

High-falutin' words for what's basically...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,055
Posted By bulgie

Yeah, I've forgotten more about lugless joints...

Yeah, I've forgotten more about lugless joints than you lot will ever know. That's the problem though, I forgot it all. ;)
jk, once you put in your 10,000 hours*, you don't forget, it's like...
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