Re: [CR]using classic bicycles

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

To: Gjvinbikes@aol.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 16:13:56 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]using classic bicycles
From: "Richard M Sachs" <richardsachs@juno.com>


Gjvinbikes@aol.com writes: <I spread the rear triangles of my steel frames from 120 or 126 to 130mm, if necessary, then realign everything and put modern wheels on. I wish I did not have to do this, but with steel and care it has so far been perfectly functional. I am not sure how this would "adulturate" a frame, since I could still squeeze it back together once and make a wall-hanging for some collector with it, couldn't I ?>

thanks. i forgot that was an option. e-RICHIE

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On Thu, 9 May 2002 15:54:29 EDT Gjvinbikes@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 5/9/02 12:10:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> richardsachs@juno.com writes:
>
>
> > if you can show me how to retro-fit modern wheels and
> > the appropriate gear system on a 70s classic frame without
> > adulterating it, then i'd say, "fair enough. the old iron would
> > suffice." but...
> >
>
> I spread the rear triangles of my steel frames from 120 or 126 to
> 130mm, if
> necessary, then realign everything and put modern wheels on. I wish
> I did not
> have to do this, but with steel and care it has so far been
> perfectly
> functional. I am not sure how this would "adulturate" a frame, since
> I could
> still squeeze it back together once and make a wall-hanging for some
>
> collector with it, couldn't I ?
>
> I consider realigning misaligned frames to be about the same,
> functionally,
> as changing the rear spacing slightly. You realign misaligned
> frames, don't
> you, even crash-damaged stuff ? I wouldn't do this with
> Ti/Carbon/Aluminium
> frames, but that's not the issue here, for me. Am I "adulturating"
> my 1973
> Raleigh Pro frame by running 130mm wide Shimano 8-speed
> STI-compatible
> freehub wheels on it ???
>
> I do use a period-correct Weyless ti water bottle cage on it (thanks
> to Ken)
> ! :-)
>
> Ride to live, collect to ride.
>
> Glenn Jordan - Durham, NC