[CR]Frame alignment obsession?

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 16:33:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Neill Currie <neill1234@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, jschaer@columbus.rr.com
Subject: [CR]Frame alignment obsession?

I guess my objection, is that you would be getting the owner to go filing dropouts and such_before_simply putting a caliper on the brake bridge to see if, in fact that was the problem. How long could such a simple initial check take?

----- Original Message -----

> Well..... what if the hole is off center?
> Not sure why you were so quick to discount that

as a possibility.

Well, I discounted it because I don't think it is

a possibility much worth considering. I know, never say never, but the causes I listed are so common, and an erroneous brake bridge is hard to imagine.

Maybe on cheap TIG'd frames with just a little tube with a hole drilled in it. Framebuilders?????

Plus, the solutions I described are solutions not

everyone might have considered, can be implemented by the owner, and should be performed as part of the skullduggery anyways. If the true problem did turn out to be the brake bridge, I think he could figure out the solution to that one by himself. I don't think there would be any home fix possibilities.

Guess I'll be eating my sweaty helmet pads if I'm


Jon Schaer Columbus, OH

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