Re: [CR] CR List Member doing some very nice DRILLIUM/MILLIUM


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 11:54:05 -0800 (PST)
From: bruce thomson <masi3v4me@yahoo.com>
To: Scott Gabriel <slipangle2@yahoo.com>, Harry Travis <travis.harry@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTinTYG53nHxgu4N8Jh97KgoRy5WF8=0cpAyp4nEG@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, Kevin Kruger <ktk17028@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] CR List Member doing some very nice DRILLIUM/MILLIUM


  This may or may not be an opportunity for a "service" to retro some of the classics. I would like to ask if certain and specific tasks could be done.    Although this was supposedly done for weight savings it is the aesthetic appeal that attracts us to the items.  I like "gingerbread" and a bit of panache on a bike. Like leather handlebar tape, it adds some more of a bit of hands-on care that shows.  It is the little subtleties that bring the eye to appreciation of fine art and fine art in a bicycle too.    BT

Bruce Thomson Spokane WA 99204 (509) 747 4314 Masi3v4me@yahoo.com      rapidfire10ring@hotmail.com


--- On Thu, 1/6/11, Harry Travis wrote:


From: Harry Travis <travis.harry@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [CR] CR List Member doing some very nice DRILLIUM/MILLIUM To: "Scott Gabriel" <slipangle2@yahoo.com> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, "Kevin Kruger" <ktk17028@gmail.com> Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:48 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54616231@N04/sets/72157625110926546/  for more of the work

will presumably endure, as Drillium Revival after that ebay listing disappears.

Harry Travis Pine Barrens of NJ USA

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:28 AM, Scott Gabriel <slipangle2@yahoo.com> wrote:
> As a vintage bike nut who lived through a previous incarnation of this
> trend, I'm not sure how I feel about those. But as an amateur machinist, I
> admire his creativity and skill. Those stems and curved slots on the rings
> are not an easy set up on the mill. Neat stuff. Thanks
>
> Scott Gabriel
> Cape Cod
>
> --- On Thu, 1/6/11, Kevin Kruger <ktk17028@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Kevin Kruger <ktk17028@gmail.com>
> > Subject: [CR] CR List Member doing some very nice DRILLIUM/MILLIUM
> > To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:07 PM
> > This is an unsolicited compliment,
> > but don't know if everyone is aware of
> > some very nice drillium/millium work that is being done by
> > list member, Jon
> > "Otis" Williams or not.
> >
> > Here's a cool seatpost that he offered for sale on eBay
> > currently:
> >
> >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Campagnolo-Record-Post-Milled-Drillium-Lightened-27-2-/230570994110
> >
> > He does drilled chainrings and milled stems too (personally
> > did a 42
> > chainring for me and it looks fantastic).
> >
> > Great work Otis!!!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA USA