[CR]Rite of passage or just dumb, here's my contribution


From: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 14:51:21 -0400
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Subject: [CR]Rite of passage or just dumb, here's my contribution

A couple of years ago I was building up a very pretty Baylis that some folks may remember. I had a new set of wheels all decked out with High flange C Record hubs and these beautiful Delta brakes (hopefully Dale allows stories about such adventures even if they involve off topic components?). They were adjusted as high as I could get them and the tires barely cleared them. I just thought of the "Fag Paper Clearance" fans in Britain and tossed the bike into the back of the station wagon and headed for the country where I loved to ride. The bike, which was fine being pushed around the shop, was a bit different when my 200# was suddenly on it...The wheels wouldn't move! Back into the car it went and a new set of wheels later it was fine. Here is a link to what a brake clearance should not look like! http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Tom-Sanders-Pictures/93-Brian-Baylis/Del ta_s_Tire_Clearance_001.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi USA