Re: [CR]digging drillium (in moderation though) --was about thesolidflange p reviously


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From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: <tom.ward@juno.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20041203.174001.16083.54647@webmail12.lax.untd.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]digging drillium (in moderation though) --was about thesolidflange p reviously
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 21:01:50 -0500



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> Picking up on a throwaway comment here. Peter Kohler (whom I enjoy--and I can tell when he's being intentionally controversial) wrote:
>
> "...wonderful foil to that silly (and mercifully shortlived) fad of drilling
> little holes in every single component in the early 1980s."
>
> You be the bad cop, I'll be the good cop, ha ha! Now really, Peter, I know just where you're coming from on this--and I wouldn't dream of creating new "drillium" out of old parts--

Touche Tom, but please don't tell us you or anyone else actually sawed off the mudguard eyelets on drop-outs! Is it really true Raleigh did this with American market machines (Pros mostly) with the idea of "weight saving"? All those lovely (but oh so heavy eyelets) on the basement floor surrounded by thousands of little drilled out alloy bits. Guys and power tools.

But seriously, those Stronglight chainwheels with ALL those holes. It's just too much.

And no... I didn't snipe you on the Hetchins "Vade Mecum." I speak Italian, French and English to my bikes, but I sure ain't speaking Roman to them. I like my British iron "straight" and with nice Anglo Saxon names like Hobb's "Savernake" or a Dawes' "Wanderlustre."

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA