[CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Grant McLean" <grant.mclean@sympatico.ca>
Subject: [CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 15:16:41 -0400

Marcus, I'm not sure why a fork becomes "no longer useable" with a hole in it? Someone better tell Akio Tanabe of Kalavinka, because a bunch of his frames have a hole for a front brake. I agree that for 'style' points, if the bike is being ridden exclusively on the track, they're is no need to drill. But if Charles is going to ride it on the street? Go ahead and drill away. It's not like he's riding 49x14 and silk tubulars right?

Grant McLean Toronto, Canada

IMHO drilling the fork ruins the bike. It becomes no longer usable as originally intended. Better to drill a replacement fork which likely also has the advantage of easier brake reach fit.

Just my two cents.

Marcus Coles London, Ontario, Canada.

Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca> wrote: Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 13:05:50 -0400 From: Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca> CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]I just got my Giro lugged Pista

Charles F Nighbor wrote:
> KOF from Japan
> Wow I just received by Fed Ex my used Giro Keirin NJS certified frame.
> Wow It even has used a Hatta BB, Swan HS and a Sugino Mighty SP all
> certified.
> Wow built quality and lug work is fantastic. Why for a frame that is
> going to raced by Pros and perhaps crashed this level of
> workmanship to
> me makes no sense. But frame is superb.
> If interested in photos. Ask
> My plasn is too build it up with White Industries 2 cog freewheel.To
> allow at less some choice of gearing, Frok can be drilled for brakes.
> Charles Nighbor
> Walnut Creek, CA