No, he did not use anything as an anvil. I thought that after
the part of rivet(or nail) was cut off by a screw driver , broken
part of the rivet remained inside might prevent the rivet from
coming off. Or because the rivet( nail) was a little tapered at
the top , when he drove it into the hole by hammer ,the paint
involved might help the fixing. ( I hope you can understand my
In Japan I usually saw headbadges were fixed by hollow( tube) brass rivets which made the frame cheap. On the contrary I saw on Italian frames solid copper or brass rivets ( nails) . Were the hollow brass rivets peculiar to Japan?
And are "self-tapping" rivets Chuck Schmidt mentioned short enough to make it unnecessary to cut off the part inside?
Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
> Did he use anything as an anvil inside the headtube
> to form the backside of the rivet? Usually with
> rivets, you place something heavy and hard
> (the "anvil") behind the rivet as you hammer.
> I'm beginning to see why some builders preferred
> Craig Sandvik
> Berkeley, CA, USA