Re: [Classicrendezvous] Swiss bikes and stems


Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 11:01:35 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Larry Osborn <losborn2@wvu.edu>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Swiss bikes and stems
In-Reply-To: <3A0AA97C.232C0E6D@penn.com>
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At 08:41 AM 11/9/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Well I measured pretty carefully with calpers, not just the stem in question but
>known 22.2 amd 22.0 stems for comparison. The bike in question has a Campy HS
>with a flat on the back of the lock washer to match the flat on the back of the
>steerer.

Every flatted as opposed to slotted steerer I have ever seen was French
>threaded.

Oh Jerry, your world must be blissfully free of Raleighs. I wish I could say the same of mine. Apparently some days the gang at Raleigh didn't take the time to cut a nice slot in the steerer. They just took the fork over to the nearest grinder and "machined" a flat on it, English threads and all. I never know what I'm going to find on those silly bikes. A delightful combination of English eccentricity and French quirkiness. It doesn't get any better that this.

Larry "I'll take the blow to the head" Osborn