[CR]RE:COTTERS AND HOLDSWORTHS


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 18:56:37 -0800
From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]RE:COTTERS AND HOLDSWORTHS

First with removing, tightening or installing Cotters

* its probably OK to use the hammer method but you need to support the arm, otherwise you are driving the ball bearings into the races of the cups * I forget the proper orientation of the cotter is it large end up or down?

I bought a Holdworth ''Special'' in 1981 or so, I remember it was more of an all rounder with eyelets and a longer wheelbase (the wheelbase approximated my mid 60s Cinelli) nothing fancy in paint without lug lining. Cost was about $250, I decided against the ''Professional'' as it was $300. This bike was passed on to a friend who is on the faculty at BYU. I helped his Dad assemble his first bike at Christmas a long time ago

BOB FREITAS
                             suddenly feeling kind of old in MILL VALLEY, CA USA