Re: [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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To: <freitas1@pacbell.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 19:48:26 -0400
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From: <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Lack of proper tooling at local bike shops (may as well make that lack of skills with vintage stuff in general)


<<   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 >>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...) DaleDale Browncycles de ORO, Inc.1410 Mill Street Greensboro, NC USA-----Original Message-----From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>Sent: Fri, 22 May 2009 7:15 pmSubject: [CR] Lack of proper tooling at local bike shops (may as well make that lack of skills with vintage stuff in general)  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    BOB FREITAS waiting until Tuesday for my fame to spread in MILL VALLEY ,CA USA