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


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Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 20:47:02 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]digging drillium (in moderation though) --was about thesolidflange p reviously
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P.C. Kohler wrote:
> 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.

I remember at Trek during the first production year of the model 720 (loaded touring) bike, we milled thousands of Campy 1010 dropouts for a second eyelet to be brazed on for separate mounting points for fenders and racks.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA