Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

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garygkn
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Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby garygkn » 13 May 2010, 8:36am

If you were to spec a a light touring frame with useful braze ons or extras what would they be?
The bike would run a Schmidt dyno hub for lighting.

james01
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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby james01 » 13 May 2010, 8:53am

As a confirmed Luddite, I'd get downtube shifter braze-ons even if you think you'll never need them.

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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby GrahamG » 13 May 2010, 9:50am

I had a custom 'audax' frame made and there are a few revisions that I'd probably consider now:
1. Pump peg under the top tube. I had it on the seat stay and now have a very rusty blackburn frame pump from constant spray on dry days.
2. Fork lamp boss. I got a carbon fork but a part of me wishes that I'd gone for a steel fork (or one of each!) with a lamp boss on to save faffing with brake mounting brackets and potentially not having enough room under a bar bag.
3. Old fashioned horizontal dropouts. Given that it's a 'frame for life', I'm kicking myself for not doing this so that I could have the option of running a hub gear in future without the need for a chain tensioner.

Also a couple of very positive points that I love:
brake bridge and chainstay bridge tapped for mudguard fixing
loops on headtube for cables (preventing unnecessary cable rub).

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531colin
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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby 531colin » 13 May 2010, 12:21pm

Yup, they got all mine!
For the F. light a M5 fitting just below the canti boss for one of these http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b101s169p1102

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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby vorsprung » 13 May 2010, 12:56pm

Clearance for 28mm tyres + Guards

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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby gilesjuk » 13 May 2010, 1:08pm

I'd go for an eccentric bottom bracket rather than sliding dropouts. The set screw type with a Phil Wood insert is very reliable, no creaks (it's the expanding wedge type that creaks).

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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby Si » 13 May 2010, 3:29pm

i'd go for the mudguard eyelets part way up the fork/seat stays, Thorn stylee, this being somewhat safer as the guard is pushed away from the tyre if it catches (although I'd use the plastic snapout ends too.)

and I would see Vorsprung's 28mm and raise it to a couple of inches so that you could get offroad or ice spike tyres in for the bad weather....my tourer becomes my ice'n'snow bike in the winter with big fat Marathon Winter tyres in there.

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Re: Any useful extras or braze ons for a randonneur frame?

Postby PW » 13 May 2010, 9:45pm

Lowrider braze-ons on the front forks. I don't use lowriders but they're very handy for home brew light fittings.
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