RE: [CR]Seat post binder bolt on Chris Kvale bike

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From: "Ken Freeman" <>
To: "'Tom Sanders'" <>, <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]Seat post binder bolt on Chris Kvale bike
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 07:33:27 -0400
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Did you ask Doug? Also, Ron Boi in Kenilworth, IL used to (may still?) get his painting done at Kvale's, so he may know. Or, why not ask Kvale?

I've had problems with odd binder bolt arrangements, as you can see by looking at my bikes!

I do agree, 2 or 3 threads does NOT sound like enough!

Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI USA

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Sanders Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 6:53 AM To: Subject: [CR]Seat post binder bolt on Chris Kvale bike

In the process of building up a Chris Kvale I just got back from Doug Fattic's paint shop (Man Doug really does some gorgeous paint!) I note that it seem to have a most unusual set up for the seat post binder bolt. It is recessed for a bolt head of some sort on the drive side but threaded straight through on the other side. One can take the smaller type Campagnolo bolt and just use the half of it that has the bolt like end and thread it into the hole, but the threads only have two or three threads going into the non drive side ear.I question that this is enough to hold things properly. My apologies if I am not describing this in a clear enough fashion.

I took the frame to a buddy who says it appears that a stainless Allen headed bolt was used instead of a conventional seat post binder bolt.

Might anyone have an insight into what Chris Kvale intended to be used here?

Tom Sanders

Lansing, Mi USA