Re: [CR]What is your commuter?


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 14:43:29 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Richard T. Booth" <rtb@prin.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]What is your commuter?
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODb4g3Sv0YKpDS0000007d@catfood.nt.phred.org>


'7x Peugeot UE-8 Tacagi gold ano BMX crank & spindle 44T original cups Suntour 16T freewheel Stronglight headset AVA 80mm stem GT brahma workalikes Schwinn plastic mattress with bag loops steel pilar Blackburn rack (the one that attaches with one ss brace to the caliper mount) Weinmann sidepull calipers (750 front and 500 rear)* Normandy Sport hubs Trek 700c rims IRC 700x35 tires Noname MTB levers

* The story on the rear caliper is this. Bridge was originally drilled vertically for some MAFAC or CLB that I could never find. So I drilled a horizontal hole. I caused two problems. One problem was that the hole wasn't really level with whatever it was supposed to be level with. The only caliper in my box that would fit was the 500. The second problem was that the bridge had virtually no metal left in the critical area. I sandwiched the new hole with a couple of those aluminum brake spacers that are concave on one side. Then I gooped it all up in a half-inch of liquid steel. Not engineered. Not elegant But there it is.

Richard