Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes, was No Subject

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

From: "Robert Clair" <r.clair@cox.net>
To: Louis Schulman <louiss@gate.net>, <kohl57@starpower.net>
References: <3529877.1254422009515.JavaMail.Administrator@ATP2> <4AC530D1.8070503@gate.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:37:08 -0400
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Care of Vintage Bikes, was No Subject


... there was/is an older fellow at the lbs. we did a couple of test "runs", eg a wheel building class, etc. and when the day came to have my final and last project completed ... it was pure trust. mr. bill mould (older than me) of spokes one in alexandria had never seen plastic benotto tape, black dura-ace, top tube brake cable clips, behind the bar cable routing, the toe strap twist thing, etc. i entrusted the whole enchilada over a week. it took a second visit to get a few details in order, eg he had the cable clips facing sideways to the top, but had a metric ruler to get the clips perfectly spaced. the tape wrap was perfectly spaced, etc. the finale looked like it just came out of the box, circa 1974.

... i think the deal clincher was when he put together two vivalos with nos shimano 10 pitch for me earlier that year. he was especially proud of a little chain tool he fabricated to mount the chain. i'm sure that place will never see another 10 pitch chain .

... by the way, many, many years ago that same shop had one of the very first look carbon frames in. during a part up one of the young kids tossed a wrench across the shop floor to another kiddo ... and bangaroo ... it cracked the top tube of the carbon frame. goodbye warranty.

... so trust and verify :)

robert clair
alexandria, va 22308
usa