Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby gaz » 7 Sep 2017, 9:50am

CrMa tubing (Chrome Mahoganybondium) :mrgreen: .
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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby Si » 7 Sep 2017, 10:05am

Met a guy a couple of years ago who'd done similar with bamboo. It was very belt and braces, he carried a ball of bailing twine in his pocket to make roadside repairs, but it rode very comfortably. Even the saddle used bamboo - metal frame with slithers of banboo running back to front, attached with springs...looked like a torture device but was quite nice.

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby mig » 7 Sep 2017, 11:04am

lock that up in a city centre and someone would be through the top tube with a hacksaw and away! :roll:

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby alexnharvey » 7 Sep 2017, 11:33am

How far would they get and what is the scrap value of blackbean these days?

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Sep 2017, 11:38am

I'm worried about rot in the main tubes given the internal cable routing :wink:

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby Spinners » 7 Sep 2017, 1:13pm

Cool. I've started to pine for one.
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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby axel_knutt » 7 Sep 2017, 1:19pm

Is that a walnut wheelnut I see?
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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby Vorpal » 7 Sep 2017, 1:22pm

I wooden have one.
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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby seph » 7 Sep 2017, 8:00pm

Meh, big deal :wink:

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby rjb » 7 Sep 2017, 8:48pm

At the last count:- Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby gregoryoftours » 7 Sep 2017, 9:22pm

I really wish he hadn't used a hideous abomination for the rear derailleur when the rest of it is so nice, but it is really cool!

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby gregoryoftours » 7 Sep 2017, 9:24pm

Sweeping changes in the bike industry, the trads must be bristling. I shall now leave the room..

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby Abradable Chin » 7 Sep 2017, 9:39pm

seph wrote:Meh, big deal :wink:

<groan>

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Re: Old lugged frames and broom handles; what to do?

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Sep 2017, 9:55pm

Abradable Chin wrote:
seph wrote:Meh, big deal :wink:

<groan>

Sound of penny slowly rolling and starting to topple here...