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:Norman Taylor

Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:59:33 -0400
From: James Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
In-Reply-To: <4A173ED5.7000406@pacbell.net>
To: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
References: <4A173209.2080103@pacbell.net> <8CBA94EEF243C7A-D78-14E7@MBLK-M20.sysops.aol.com> <77E42041-7BCE-4D65-A0CD-26A3ADC521E8@optonline.net>
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)


Yeah, good point(s)...

I don't know of any KOF's using other then BSC.

James B. Swan Northport, NY, USA http://www.jamieswan.net http://www.limws.org http://www.liatca.org

On May 22, 2009, at 8:09 PM, Bob Freitas wrote:
> 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:
>> Are you asking for a show of hands? ; )
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>> Jamie
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>> James B. Swan
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>> Northport, NY, USA
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>> http://www.jamieswan.net
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>> http://www.limws.org
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>> http://www.liatca.org
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>> On May 22, 2009, at 7:48 PM, oroboyz@aol.com
>> <mailto:oroboyz@aol.com> wrote:
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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 bet...)
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>>> Dale
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>>> Dale Brown
>>>
>>> cycles de ORO, Inc.
>>>
>>> 1410 Mill Street
>>>
>>> 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
>>> <mailto:classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>>
>>> 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.
>>> 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 size.
>>> 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
>>> waiting until Tuesday for my fame to spread in MILL VALLEY ,CA USA