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

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Seat post binder bolt on Chris Kvale bike
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 09:42:12 -0700
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On Sep 7, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Tom Sanders wrote:
> 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

Tom writes, "Might anyone have an insight into what Chris Kvale intended to be used here?"

Tom, if it were me, I'd just contact Chris directly; I'm sure he'd be happy to send you the bolt that he intended to be used. He's a very nice and approachable guy by the way. I met and hung out with him at a couple of Cirques and had a great time (he's got quite a wry sense of humor). I remember you being at those same Cirques, maybe you didn't meet him or introduce yourself? I remember he also gave a quite a nice presentation at one of the Cirque seminars and maybe someone has his presentation on tape? Maybe you missed it?

Anyway, great guy and very knowledgeable about his frames and I'm sure if you contact him, he can answer pretty much all your questions about the frame you got. Here's Chris's phone number (612) 724-8843 and address: Chris Kvale Cycles, 3105 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3325.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)