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Show us your Lugs(56 posts)

Show us your Lugsmapei boy
Apr 3, 2003 3:38 PM
Doug Sloan's gorgeous picture of his Bianchi lugs led me to thinking. How 'bout it you lugs? Show us your lugs. If you got 'em, flaunt 'em.
Here They Are!!Ligon
Apr 3, 2003 4:03 PM
re: Show us your LugsLigon
Apr 3, 2003 4:12 PM
No drooling please ...Humma Hah
Apr 3, 2003 4:14 PM
Here's mine
Ooof...I need a smoke.....sn69
Apr 3, 2003 5:22 PM
Can you handle seconds?Humma Hah
Apr 3, 2003 5:34 PM
... try another angle!
STOP IT, foul tempter of the innocent!sn69
Apr 3, 2003 5:42 PM
Get thee behind me...but not without a couple more photos.

Incidentally, I'm currently in-work on a semi-retro classic...and I've got a few questions. The first is mechanical. Is is absolutely necessary to cold set a 126mm rear for use with current 9spd axles? Are there potential chainline/mechanical issues if I simply muscle the rear wheel in without resetting it to 130mm?

Also, I want/need/need/need downtube shifters. I'm leaning towards Shimano simply because Campy is hard to find (I think Lickton's still has some 9spd left but it's pricey as hell). Does one have any inherent advantages over the other?

Now, more temptations...until you show me more, that is.....

Yer askin'g the wrong guy!Humma Hah
Apr 4, 2003 7:14 AM
... This '74 short-coupled Paramount is a fixed/singlespeed, with 120mm dropout spacing. There are slight scars on the downtube where someone long ago removed the downtube shifters.

Steel frames can probably flex 4mm OK without too much fight. I can tell you, I nearly blew my stack when my custom-built wheel, specifically ordered with a 120mm axel, showed up with a 130mm. The 'Mount resisted installation vehimently, and I made 'em take the wheel back rather than bend my precious collectable.

As for chain alignment, I have no doubt a der can accomodate a lot of misalignment and still give some degree of service. It might be more difficult to get into the extreme cogs on one end or the other. As you will have something like 17 or 26 more gears than you need, this should be OK.

Fixies, OTOH, are pretty picky about alignment.
Sweeet! Nice one Humma Hah...nmrwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:43 PM
re: Show us your LugsLigon
Apr 3, 2003 4:14 PM
re: Show us your Lugsflying
Apr 3, 2003 4:31 PM
Heres my lugz ;-)
Here's mine!Kristin
Apr 3, 2003 4:45 PM
so we are being smarty pantses, huh?DougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 4:50 PM

BTW, aren't those "plugs"?

Ooooh. I thought you said plugs. My mistake! nmKristin
Apr 3, 2003 4:56 PM
LMAO. I'm so glad you are here. :-) nmDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 5:00 PM
Just a matter of time before someone says...ACE-
Apr 3, 2003 9:48 PM
I thought you said JUGS. ???
So you wanna see my jugs?Kristin
Apr 4, 2003 9:14 AM
drool! nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 4, 2003 9:23 AM
check this custom guy outDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 4:59 PM

Would be great to have a track bike made with those fancy lugs...

Doug Hah
Apr 3, 2003 5:06 PM
Here's one of my favorites ...
Let's try that again ...Humma Hah
Apr 3, 2003 5:23 PM
I don't know WHAT happened the first try. I'm trying to point to Richard Moon's site.

I'm partial to the royal blue with gold lugs.
I'm lusting nmDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 8:24 PM
I don't know...looks like an extension of Michael Jacksonsshamelessgearwhore
Apr 4, 2003 8:36 AM
clothes. That kinda pseudo royalty kinda look. Still damn nice work though.
Ooo! Ooo! Nice's a few...rwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:28 PM
Sorry, I don't know how to do them all on one page. Anybody know?
My son has a nice Trek from the lugged days....rwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:29 PM
My phine Phrench phixie...rwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:31 PM
My phine Phrench phixie...rwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:34 PM
Celo Europa (Colnago)rwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:36 PM
Schwinn Paramount (Waterford 1988)rwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 5:41 PM
Sorry for the lack of photo quality on this one, I'll clean it up someday...
Dirty Bianchi #1MR_GRUMPY
Apr 3, 2003 6:48 PM
Sorry about the dirt.
Dirty Bianchi #2MR_GRUMPY
Apr 3, 2003 6:52 PM
wafer thindesmo
Apr 3, 2003 7:51 PM
nice bike; got more pix? nmDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 8:22 PM
couple more for ya.desmo
Apr 3, 2003 9:04 PM

beauty! nm.JS Haiku Shop
Apr 4, 2003 6:07 AM
nice drillium, too nmDougSloan
Apr 4, 2003 7:31 AM
I'd like to see more of this one! nmrwbadley
Apr 3, 2003 8:43 PM
wafer thinbicyclerepairman
Apr 4, 2003 9:47 AM
The nicest ItalVega I've ever seen....shouldn't have drilled the brakes, gives the kids the wrong idea....
that's original Swiss cheese.desmo
Apr 4, 2003 11:16 AM
All the drilling; brakes, levers, rings, cranks, drop-outs, seatpost (milling), was done at the factory. This was their "superlight" model. I did drill the shift levers and derailluer cages myself to "finish" it off. The bike weighs 20.5 with Conti Sprinters, damn respectable for it's age. The modern Regal saddle is a lot lighter than the Buffalo Unicanitor it came with though.
re: Show us your Lugsukiahb
Apr 3, 2003 8:46 PM
NOS Daccordi 50th anniversary...too big for me ;-(Frank121
Apr 3, 2003 9:04 PM
bought it thinking might be able to fit a 56 c-c...can't...but it sure is pretty to look at ;-)
Scapin SLX that I sold and is on the way to the new ownerFrank121
Apr 3, 2003 9:08 PM
Wish I had a digital camera!DMoore
Apr 3, 2003 10:02 PM
If I did, I'd put up pix of my Richard Sachs, Bill Holland and (saving best for last) my Brian Baylis. All three do excellent lug work, but Baylis is truly amazing. My Baylis is a crit bike, as unornamented as anything Brian has ever made - but the work is still exquisite. I'm in the process of ordering a more ornately detailed road frame from Brian, which he estimated as a two year wait.
here's one of minemoschika
Apr 3, 2003 10:53 PM
this is from my Ruegger i'm still working on. i've cleaned it up a bit since this picture was taken.
Real cyclists wld say 'Show us yr Legs' nmcyclequip
Apr 4, 2003 1:31 AM
gios compact protarwheel
Apr 4, 2003 5:14 AM
nice bottom bracket, huh?
yeeaaah!! dang. don't have a
Apr 4, 2003 6:16 AM
i would show you my lovely yellow pinarello lugs.
yay! nice topic.... here's my new baby (pics)Frith
Apr 4, 2003 7:34 AM
I am completely in love with my new bike (it's actually just a frame right now but I'm already in love with the bike it will become).... my girlfriend thinks I have gone insane. Her name is May (bike not gf) May sleeps on my bed. Here are her lugs (be forewarned that any opportunity for me to post pics of May will result hereafter in proud new father behavior displayed above.)

Marinoni? nmSpunout
Apr 4, 2003 9:54 AM
you are correct sir....Frith
Apr 4, 2003 11:56 AM
this is the one on ebay I was asking about and you and dinosaur were trying to get me to reveal it. I went and picked it up from the seller in Ottawa last weekend.
here's the auction.
masi... nmcolker
Apr 4, 2003 10:32 AM
Some of the finest workMel Erickson
Apr 4, 2003 7:44 AM
Is done by Bob Jackson, IMHO. This example is a little gaudy but an excellent example of his capabilities. Someday I will own one.
Gaudy? That's wonderful! nmSpunout
Apr 4, 2003 9:55 AM
I just thinkMel Erickson
Apr 4, 2003 10:51 AM
the gold plating is a little ostentatious. The main reason I chose this photo, though, is because it has the beautiful scroll work AND the over-the-top gold plated finish. They are truly a work of art and should be put on display in a museum. For more shots go here:
Some of the finest workHardtail
Apr 4, 2003 2:21 PM
How 'bout this? A little gaudy too but can you imagine how much work it takes to make?
Check out the links on this pageMel Erickson
Apr 4, 2003 10:56 AM
Wonderful work. Don't forget to check out Hetchins, too.