Re: [CR] Roth bikes/cable guide

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Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 22:31:54 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Roth bikes/cable guide
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Doug Fattic wrote:
> When I went to Ellis Briggs to learn framebuilding, I was very curious how
> they got just the right bend in this boss that comes from the factory
> straight. I thought maybe their was a special mandrel or who knows what
> kind of complicated tool to bend it to have just the right curve. To my
> surprise, after Jack Briggs brazed one on to show me, he takes a small
> hammer and tap, tap, tap, it now has the right bend. It fact it bends
> pretty easy, it is possible to do it with your hands. Another fantasy of
> precision broken by practical methods.

Yup. That's exactly how we'd do it at Trek...

John (
Appleton WI USA