Re: [CR]Where to clamp that (classic) bike in the work stand!

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

From: <M4Campy@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 22:33:09 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Where to clamp that (classic) bike in the work stand!
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Hi all-

Arghhh... Ok, so I have been watching this thread and know what one is supposed to do to 'not risk it' but this one hurts. I have had my trusty Merckx every so lightly clamped at the top tube (Yea, I know) in my Ultimate Pro stand while waiting for time to take it up to Rainbow Cycle Craft for a respray.

Well, I get up there today and pointed out the dimple in the top tube suffered in a crash and then noticed a slight deformity and another very small dimple. Looked even further and your can actually see the the cinch jaw marks. Errrr... I barely cinched it but I did remove the crankset and BB last night and the torque may have done it:(

So, I can guarantee that I will never, ever clamp on any tube ever again! Brother Baylis, what is my penance??? Oh, contact me off list when you get a chance to talk about my project...

Mike "Crashed and burned and chipped the paint on my Holdsworth and dented my Merckx all in one week" Wilkinson

Parker, Co