Re: [CR] I know this can be fixed...

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Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 20:18:15 -0500
From: "LTravers" <lat7575@swbell.net>
Organization: CV-6 Enterprises
To: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@ptd.net>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] I know this can be fixed...


Charles and all who replied,

Thanks for the information. I have not purchased this bike....yet. I was a bit put off by the brake bridge. This is the Lejeune that was outed to the list about a week ago by the seller. In reality, it is a bit large for me, but then my red CdM and Pro are the same size. I may have to see if I can work a deal on this.

Thanks again.

Lynn Travers Hazelwood, MO USA

Charles T. Young wrote:
> Lynn:
>
> I think that it can be reformed and would suggest a local framebuilder
> be consulted.
>
> If it proves too daunting, you can always fit half-round alloy bits
> front and back from donor brakeset to spread the load from tightening
> the brake bolt. I would be inclined to add them as a matter of course
> even after it is reworked to round section. If you decide not to fuss
> with it, you could file a set of them to suit the rather irregular
> current condition.
>
> Like to hear how it works out for you.
>
> regards,
> Charlie
>
> Charlie Young
> Honey Brook, Pennsylvania USA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "LTravers" <lat7575@swbell.net>
> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:47 PM
> Subject: [CR] I know this can be fixed...
>
>
>> but can it be done without replacement and rechroming? I was
>> wondering if it could be carefully reformed, perhaps using a wood
>> form to shape it. Then something done to reinforce it? No idea what
>> and I figure the chrome would suffer no matter how it was done.
>>
>> http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x115/lat7575/?action=view&current=IMGP1877res.jpg
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>>
>> Comments?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Lynn Travers
>> Hazelwood, Missouri USA