Re: [CR] Lack of proper tooling at local bike shops (may as well make that lack of skills with vintage stuff in general)


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 17:09:57 -0700
From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: James Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
References: <4A173209.2080103@pacbell.net> <8CBA94EEF243C7A-D78-14E7@MBLK-M20.sysops.aol.com> <77E42041-7BCE-4D65-A0CD-26A3ADC521E8@optonline.net>
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Cc: oroboyz@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Lack of proper tooling at local bike shops (may as well make that lack of skills with vintage stuff in general)


Could we hazard to guess more Italian and French taps now belong to non Bike shops? I have oberved many of the Campy kits on Ebay are Italian/French . Jamie any KOF guys using French or Italian? Heres another Tack, Go to your local Car dealer and see if they have any specialty tools for a 15-20 year old car

BOB FREITAS MILL VALLEY, CA USA

James Swan wrote:
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> On May 22, 2009, at 7:48 PM, oroboyz@aol.com <mailto:oroboyz@aol.com>
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>> << Today in Marin (a Probike hotbed) maybe only 1 shop could
>> rethread an Italian BB, he could do it in 30 minutes or so but it
>> would take him 2 weeks to find where he put the tools >>
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>> It's a shame they don't have good shops out there in California like
>> we have in North Carolina Ha ha!
>> (Acxtually I wonder how many here have Italian taps, etc. Not many I
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>> 1410 Mill Street
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>> Greensboro, NC USA
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net <mailto:freitas1@pacbell.net>>
>> To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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>> Sent: Fri, 22 May 2009 7:15 pm
>> Subject: [CR] Lack of proper tooling at local bike shops (may as well
>> make that lack of skills with vintage stuff in general)
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>> I am thinking all that Italian and French frame
>> tooling was sold off as bikes went to a world wide standard. Many of us
>> have bought up some of that stuff and are now the beneficiaries.
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>> Even in the day most shops lacked the BB taps
>> ,reamers and head tube tools. The average shop would try to straighten
>> your fork and failing that usually used a replacement fork with was
>> threaded for a wide range of sizes. Then the operation was simply cut to
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>> Today in Marin (a Probike hotbed) maybe only 1 shop
>> could rethread an Italian BB, he could do20it in 30 minutes or so but it
>> would take him 2 weeks to find where he put the tools
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>> BOB FREITAS
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>> waiting until Tuesday for my fame to spread in MILL VALLEY ,CA USA