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11-23-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,278
Posted By bulgie

753 forks are ridiculously strong. To a fault! ...

753 forks are ridiculously strong. To a fault!
The blades are just as thick wall and heavy as 531, but with the extra strength from heat treating. Bad engineering, if you ask me. They should have...
11-23-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,278
Posted By bulgie

Don't throw it away!

That frame can be repaired.

Normally the cost of a new HT/TT/DT and repaint is not worth it, but maybe for this frame?

Especially don't throw it away if it's old enough to be metric-sized tubes...
11-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By bulgie

That repair isn't terribly difficult, and the...

That repair isn't terribly difficult, and the frame looks like it might be worth it.

Duane Draper is a custom framebuilder in Seattle who just recently did a headtube replacement on a bike even...
10-16-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,147
Posted By bulgie

I wouldn't say "displaced more" because most...

I wouldn't say "displaced more" because most likely result is all the displacement is on the right.

Neither stay takes a permanent "set" until one (the weaker one) reaches its yield stress, then...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-11-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By bulgie

I don't know what boost or Race Face Cinch or...

I don't know what boost or Race Face Cinch or Middleburn mean, but that sounds well thought out, you might be onto something. I'm just ignorant there.

There isn't normally any tension on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-10-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By bulgie

I've never heard of anyone who stuck with that...

I've never heard of anyone who stuck with that "ghost ring" method long-term. Everyone I know who tried it gave up after the ring fell out. No bump needed; just hard pedaling can do it.

In...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By bulgie

Yep, you did the right thing! I got in...

Yep, you did the right thing!

I got in trouble once for pointing out a fatigue crack. It was at some organized meet, I forget what but not a race, Seattle-To-Portland or a century or some such. ...
09-28-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By bulgie

Sorry no good info to add other than I know I...

Sorry no good info to add other than I know I used those hubs with that locknut, and no way would I have ever taken the axle out to replace a cassette! I must have had a tool that fit over the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By bulgie

I think that's a Huret dropout, as supplied i.e....

I think that's a Huret dropout, as supplied i.e. they came with that housing stop, forged integral I think. Though it's not a typical forged shape so who knows, could be cast, or welded on. I think...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By bulgie

Simply remelting the existing filler and maybe...

Simply remelting the existing filler and maybe adding a bit more (after thorough clean-up) doesn't have the highest likelihood of success, as unterhausen pointed out — it might just crack again...
09-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By bulgie

The way Jim Merz replaces cages on Campy pedals...

The way Jim Merz replaces cages on Campy pedals is a marvel. He machines out the posts where they're swaged on, and reattaches the cages with screws that go in where the posts were. The last stp is...
09-27-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By bulgie

Wrong thread, I think. Unless they make those...

Wrong thread, I think. Unless they make those with an M6 thread. I'm pretty sure that thread at the bottom is larger.

But maybe you can open up those holes in the braze-ons and tap them to whaever...
09-27-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By bulgie

Oh steel, definitely. You need strength but...

Oh steel, definitely. You need strength but especially rigidity. The bolts need to be really tight and they'll be compressing the bushing, causing it to bulge out. Anything with less rigidity than...
09-26-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By bulgie

Those brake braze-ons are lower than the rim or...

Those brake braze-ons are lower than the rim or I'm a monkey's uncle. I'm 97.5% sure those are for canti brakes.
I'm 82% sure Mafacs (or any other modern brand of any nationality) will work, though...
09-26-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By bulgie

That outer parallelogram arm is bent!

That outer parallelogram arm is bent!
09-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By bulgie

That inner cage plate is mounted upside down!

That inner cage plate is mounted upside down!
09-25-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By bulgie

Your frame was likely made by Holdsworth. I'm no...

Your frame was likely made by Holdsworth. I'm no expert but it sure looks like a Holdsworth of that era, including the seatstay wrap at the seat lug, and the fork crown.
N.Kilgariff's Holdsworth...
09-23-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By bulgie

Yes, and Nuovo not "Nuevo" Back in the NR...

Yes, and Nuovo not "Nuevo"

Back in the NR era, the only black that came stock (that I can recall) is the cages on Superleggera pedals, and a few small parts like derailer stop screws/springs, hub...
09-22-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By bulgie

Being a custom snob, bolted-together construction...

Being a custom snob, bolted-together construction doesn't seem as cool or trick compared to tubes mitered and welded (VO) or fillet brazed (Nitto). But assuming the bolts don't loosen, they'll...
09-22-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By bulgie

Sounds like a V-O "Constructeur" rack...

Sounds like a V-O "Constructeur" rack (https://velo-orange.com/collections/racks/products/vo-constructeur-front-rack) might be right up your alley. It will definitely look right, unless you look too...
09-21-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

More splined weirdness, a Gnutti: ...

More splined weirdness, a Gnutti:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/gnutti_splined2_b69cd3a97bf235b6293607c02817848475e47826.jpg
These first appeared in the early...
09-21-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

OK then a couple more. On my wife's titanium...

OK then a couple more.
On my wife's titanium road bike, Dura-Ace 7400 crank circa '84, 24t inner ring:...
09-21-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By bulgie

Looks very well equipped, there isn't much I'd...

Looks very well equipped, there isn't much I'd feel a need to replace/upgrade. Not a big fan of Phil Wood disk brakes, but since it's there you might as well use it — not much advantage to just...
09-21-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

Sierra made a quad-ring TA crank but said ...

Sierra made a quad-ring TA crank but said


Well don't be so quick to give up. It's been done successfully. We made a couple tandems with quad-ring setups when I worked at Santana in the '70s;...
09-21-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

More eccentric British cranks. Williams AB-77...

More eccentric British cranks. Williams AB-77 debuted in '62, or maybe a bit later for actual availability....
09-21-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

Here's an oddity, a Wedgelock, from England circa...

Here's an oddity, a Wedgelock, from England circa '66. The cranks are oval tubes, brazed to fittings at the pedal and BB ends. Steel but decently light due to being hollow....
09-21-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

Nervar Star triplized: ...

Nervar Star triplized:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1563/nervar_star_triplized_b6ceb7cb54e4f7458ea1bd303adb1b48537cfb19.jpg
Stronglight 28t granny.

Campy Sport...
09-20-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,886
Posted By bulgie

Here's my take on triplizing a 93: ...

Here's my take on triplizing a 93:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/sl93_triplized_1__626b2bcf8c6c7943ce17ec198687239e754420e0.jpg
It uses 100% Stronglight parts that...
09-19-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,492
Posted By bulgie

The curved seat tube usually makes the bottom...

The curved seat tube usually makes the bottom tube (keel tube) shorter. Though there are other ways to design it, that's by far the most common. On a tandem that's already too short in back, compared...
09-19-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,255
Posted By bulgie

I can't speak for nlerner but traditionally with...

I can't speak for nlerner but traditionally with Sturmey, you use a pulley attached near the top of the seat tube, just below the TT joint.

On my old bike with an old S-5, which needs cables on...
09-17-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,492
Posted By bulgie

I'd be surprised if anyone knows or can show...

I'd be surprised if anyone knows or can show definitively that one or the other is more efficient. There's no budget to pay for the equipment it would take, to make the precise measurements needed...
09-17-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,492
Posted By bulgie

Dunno if this idea will appeal, it's a little...

Dunno if this idea will appeal, it's a little dorky-looking but effective:
Two small bungies, from the back of each cap'n pedal to the front of each stoker pedal (toe clip, if installed)

It means...
09-17-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By bulgie

In the early-'80s I was making fancy expensive...

In the early-'80s I was making fancy expensive boutique custom frames, with tandems a particular specialty. We settled on the Suntour Tandem FW (similar to a Perfect or Pro-Compe IIRC) as the best,...
09-13-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,092
Posted By bulgie

Add Simplex to that list. I've used a few myself...

Add Simplex to that list. I've used a few myself and sold a bunch to customers, never heard of one breaking.
09-13-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By bulgie

Depends on which bike you're talking about. If...

Depends on which bike you're talking about. If you meanmerziac 's, then yes those are Merz brand.

Note how the front doesn't attach to the dropout, so it doesn't stiffen the lower curved part of...
09-13-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By bulgie

Dave Levy at Ti Cycles made a cool one, I'm...

Dave Levy at Ti Cycles made a cool one, I'm pretty sure a one-off show bike. It was an urban bike suitable for errands iirc, just what you want to spend $10,000 on, or whatever he would charge to...
09-08-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By bulgie

Here's a fun 650b conversion on a Mel Pinto...

Here's a fun 650b conversion on a Mel Pinto Follis, from a few years ago, by Long Island framebuilder Jamie Swan: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3aChFg

The bike came to him with cantis at the height for...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By bulgie

I got an 80 ft^3 tank some years ago and it's...

I got an 80 ft^3 tank some years ago and it's adequate for my level of farting around, but looking at prices now it appears the 125 ft^3 tank is hardly any more expensive = better buy. Especially if...
09-06-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,492
Posted By bulgie

Maybe you know this already but for anyone who...

Maybe you know this already but for anyone who doesn't: the stoker never needs to stand over the TT, so standover becomes less important. See if your stoke is OK with mounting as on a horse: put one...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By bulgie

Stand on any street corner and swing a cat. ...

Stand on any street corner and swing a cat.

OK maybe there aren't as many FBs in PDX as there used to be, but it's still a lot. Maybe try contacting OBCA (Oregon Bicycle Consturctor's Assoc. or...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By bulgie

I found Ti to be pretty easy to learn, coming...

I found Ti to be pretty easy to learn, coming from pretty much brazing-only prior experience. I did take a Ti class from Gary Helfrich, which definitely shortens the learning period because you don't...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By bulgie

Maybe show it to Dave Levy at Ti Cycles. I've...

Maybe show it to Dave Levy at Ti Cycles. I've seen him do some pretty nice welding in alu, tho of course his bread'n'butter is Ti. He's smart and conscientious and knows bikes better than your...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By bulgie

I just deleted two posts where I said dumb...

I just deleted two posts where I said dumb things.
When I said "never buy aluminum frames", that was meant as a joke. But even if you get that I'm joking, it's not funny, so Fail either way.
Fact...
09-04-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By bulgie

The TA rack that bolts to a Racer brake is small...

The TA rack that bolts to a Racer brake is small and cute and French, would that appeal?
...
09-04-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,232
Posted By bulgie

48 cm Witcomb, early-'70s I think

This is for sale at Recycled Cycles in Seattle. Not mine, I was just shopping there and took some pics. More pics here (https://flic.kr/p/2nJEdH1)
...
09-03-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By bulgie

Thanks buddy. I forget where I got this repro...

Thanks buddy. I forget where I got this repro decal, probably one of the usual suspects (Cyclomondo, Velocals et al.), but it came with the triangle too so I might as well add it.
I have two of...
09-01-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By bulgie

Nice bike. The shop I worked at '79 to '84 sold...

Nice bike. The shop I worked at '79 to '84 sold Follis tandems as our "house brand" — we got 'em in bare steel, painted and decaled them. Not pulling a fast one, the customers knew what they were...
08-30-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By bulgie

I agree with obrentharris , they're from Swiss...

I agree with obrentharris , they're from Swiss bikes. Vague memory, don't quote me on that...
I have two of them for some reason.
...
08-29-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,659
Posted By bulgie

Here's one made by Dale Brown, prolly best known...

Here's one made by Dale Brown, prolly best known here as the list owner/moderator of the Classic Rendezvous googlegroup and webmaster of classicrendezvous.com (http://classicrendezvous.com), a great...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By bulgie

"Edit" button isn't working for me, so just let...

"Edit" button isn't working for me, so just let me correct a typo. In the last paragraph where I wrote "Ano" I meant "Anco" as in Ancotech.

Also should add, I used Reynolds' first attempt ('95)...
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