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    for those who can see the details



    Upside down head lights are not the do do here
    the M6 stainless bolt fastens the bolt to the threaded stainless rack mount and a lock nut is on the back of all. So there is no way it can work loose and fall down. You can lock it up so you need a hammer, or you can adjust and lock the nut so one can still move the light by hand. I did tests to check the beam was not obscured by the wheel when designing the racks.
    The light wires run inside the racks and also earthed (green wire) to the rack/brake boss and also earthed at the tail light to ensure there is never a bad earth and flicker.
    The tail light wire runs inside the rack to the other side then to the frame entry point on the DT head lug. All is connected with spade connections with soldered wires then heat shrink, so all is demountable with ease. The feed wire passes into the fork via a reinforcement plate (those builders who do not do this on fork blades are heading for customer grief) into an annealed brass tube to the dropout.



    Spoke carrier



    I am bored with a straight tube, yeah, cheap and faster, but..................
    Note the heat shrink covered light wire spade connection under the RH CS. A half cotton reel shaped stainless mount holds the connection





    How many times do you see the routing and resultant loop doing an S bend, because they never gave it some thought

    Cheers Dazza
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    an adjuster you can turn as your pads wear



    the trick of the connector less front genny hub, a beautiful thing.











    It is not going anywhere. M6 Screw in threaded boss with lock nut, eh Jan!

    Cheers Dazza
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    Nick Cave

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    This thread just keeps delivering. Thanks, Dazza!
     

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    The bag attachments. For years I have been seeing Randos with decalleurs and straps and all sorts of stuff that just looks and works totally out of place with a modern bike in the second decade of the 21st Century. I do not build nostalgic reproductions of bikes from many decades ago, however I will take the gems from the past and incorporate them into a contemporary machine. Bag attachments, as I said, 99.9% of them are good grief. You have got to be kidding. Harsh, but I tell it as from my POV.I think that using straps and buckles in the 21st century to hold handle bar and rear bags to racks is frankly dismal. I wanted a secure, no movement, rattle free attachment method that was easy to use and removal or attachment takes just a few seconds. After many months of thought, I come to what I consider my clever and proud solution on the rack project. It is done by the use of twist over lock titanium motorcycle race fairing clips. A simple 90 degree twist of the three clips and the bag is released. Functional, simple, clean, light and elegant.





    OK, now every builder will be marketing this as their great discovery, then Ve-- O-an-e will be flogging it off as well on some cheap import.
    and ................... but that is the way of things.

    The front bag I selected is the Gilles Berthoud French handmade GB 2086. It is an attractive and well made leather and canvas bag that are well known around the world of Randonneuring. I have added a little hook to the front rack that the bag’s top hold down tie is easily hooked on and off to when one wants to get access to the bag. The Campy levers operate unhindered by this bags width as well. Down tube shifters are quaint but STI and Ergo have been here for 25 years.





    The rear rack is also custom made with stainless steel tubing to fit the clients bicycle. Special jigs and fixtures ensure the rack is close fitting level and centres the bag directly over the rear wheel. Three twist over lock fairing clips once again hold the Gilles Berthoud GB 999 rear bag. Carry a pair of shoes, change of clothes or food or whatever you desire in the bag. There is also an additional M5 stainless steel mudguard mount to give additional rigidity to the rear mudguard.











    Ginger's toes



    Cheers Dazza
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    The Llewellyn Voyageur Bicycle was a bringing together of all the details of what I saw was good and leaving out things I think are bad. Tail Lights mounted on seat tubes look quaint and French chic, but to my senses they are a very bad thing, because the light is obscured by the seat stays at angles, a motorist may not see the light (and you) very well on a rainy evening on a curve. Lights are to be seen as 100% as much as possible by motorists at all angles, low flying aircraft and possums. (we have cute possums here).
    They are to keep you alive.
    Plus why have a gen front light and battery rear ? OK, if you want full but limited time max light horse power then Dinotte is the go

    Cheers Dazza
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    Superb details dazza.
    Beautiful work.
     

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    Blending the best of traditional frame construction and design with the best of contemporary design and materials is the direction of my work and art.

    Cheers Dazza
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    Impeccable.
     

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    Any questions?
    all will be referred to the boss, she is very picky


    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Cobby has a story on Veloaficionado

    I knew Cobby 30 years ago when he would blow me off his wheel in the final at races like the Musselwell to Tambrook. He rode off Scratch in the interstate classics, I rode off Chopping block in NSW.
    then we crossed paths in recent years when he moved to Brisbane.
    Cheers Dazza
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    Default Re: The assembly of the Llewellyn Voyageur

    llewellyn-custom-shimano-di2-cable-routing.jpg

    Is that a new Di2 specific "limpet" on the chainstay, Dazza?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    llewellyn-custom-shimano-di2-cable-routing.jpg

    Is that a new Di2 specific "limpet" on the chainstay, Dazza?
    Not yet
    I have fabricated a few of these from 28.6mm round stainless bar for Di2 bkes, a lot of work but I want to sort out the details, try them out before I do a casting soon.
    Go here for pics
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/llewel...7645874352167/
    Cheers Dazza
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    Default Christine's Di2 Llewellyn

    Christine's little Manorina frame set is back from Joey, he is painting again after his Christmas day run over by a horseless carriage broken collar bone mishap.
    Waiting on the cranks to arrive (165mm) before assembly is started.



    Stainless steel polished drops



    Blended the two Manorina head lugs together



    Custom machines stem spacer, painted



    Quick happy snap this arvo



    I like colours



    Cheers Dazza
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    Default Matt's Cadenzia is ready

    all set to ship to Perth.



    Selection of Columbus XL Spirit for Lugs tubing, with 18mm seat stays.



    Wide Open Road by the Triffids



    Off course it has a lugged stem, lugged bikes deserve to be complete



    Nolo!



    NOLO SR

    Cheers Dazza
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    Default Lugged stems for lugged bikes, for over ten years now

    As I made my current client's handle bar stem I was contemplating the passing years. It is now over ten years from when I kicked off making lugged stems for my frame sets.
    the spiel is,
    for many of my early frames, I fillet brazed stems. And, even though my fillet brazed stems were very popular addition to my lugged frame sets, I felt that they did not fully match the aesthetic of my lugged frames. A lugged frame should have a lugged stem!
    So I made sketches. I needed the option of 1 1/8” fork or 1” fork with a sleeve, and I needed to fit the industry standard of 31.8mm handlebar. Once I sorted all that out in my sketches, I drafted up a set of detailed dimensioned drawings from which I hand-fabricated samples for my first production lugs.
    I sent my hand-fabricated samples to LongShen (Taiwan) who interpreted my samples into 3D CAD drawings for their tool maker. LongShen sent the samples they made of their interpretation, and after a few modifications the lugs went into the production in 2004.
    The stem lug features are
    • Fits 31.8 handle bar
    • Fits 25.4 (1” with sleeve) or 28.6 (1 1/8”) steerer tube.
    • The stem extension tube is at 84 degrees to the fork steerer axis
    • Easy mitring of the 28.6 diameter extension tube and easy perpendicular alignment of the handlebar axis to fork steerer axis.
    • Stainless steel lugs to avoid possible corrosion with the handle bar or fork.
    • Dependable lugged construction which also compliments the aesthetic of a lugged frame.
    • Room on the stem lug’s surface and shore line to allow one to shape to compliment the frame’s lug shape.
    I also had Columbus make the 28.60mm extension tube in Niobium material to complete the stem kit and have made this available to other builders.









































    Cheers Dazza
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    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Default What is he making in there

    What's he building in there?
    What the hell is he building
    In there?
    He has subscriptions to those
    Magazines..


    Whooooo whizzzzz, tap tap tap tap, bang, curse, file file tap





















    A SOGRENI bell to fit 31.7mm handle bars. I have done a few of these now. Down Under the law says, you must have a bell, and it is enforced with fines. Might as well do it in style when negotiating the Wombles on the bike paths.



    For me to feel authentic, it is about the workshop output. The Creativity and metal work.
    My chosen path of professional expression.
    Cheers Dazza
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    Nick Cave

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    Default Re: What is he making in there

    Well, the striker is not polished! Have you been in a rush??
    (just joking, great work as always)
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Well, the striker is not polished! Have you been in a rush??
    (just joking, great work as always)
    I actually gave that some serious thought
    the cap head they supply appears to be galvanised, which to my thoughts is a strange option, so I thought a stainless cap head would nice, but getting it off the spring was fraught with peril, so I let it go through to the keeper.
    Cheers Dazza
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    Nick Cave

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    Dazza,
    Curious about yr thoughts on discs.The touring bike has cantis.
    Have you done some discs or opposed for some reason.
    S
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    Dazza,
    Curious about yr thoughts on discs.The touring bike has cantis.
    Have you done some discs or opposed for some reason.
    S
    Steve, if we are referring to the blue 'Voyageur' bike, this bike is not a touring bike for panniers, it is directed as a Randonneur. Light loads for comfy riding to work, weekend long overnight hotel/pub trips, a small shopping trip or a spin around your local roads.
    Discs require a strong and rigid fork and that is also extra weight. The Rando bike does not really need the braking horse power of discs with the resultant sacrifice of ride comfort with the rigid disc fork. Unless you up the tyre size with lower pressure or have shock forks then most road riding is fine with good rim brakes.
    I will do discs, but so far no one has decided to sacrifice the ride comfort for the rigidity of the disc brake fork.
    Riding in dirt, mud, slush, different story.
    Now some builders have skimped on disc forks and it has ended in tears for them. Failures and twisting forks .............
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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