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06-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,118
Posted By Nessism

I agree with the first sentence, but the second...

I agree with the first sentence, but the second is incorrect. Building bikes, including the frame, pose a simple industrial project. The reason cheap bike manufacturing won't come back to the USA...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-17-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Nessism

Strength and stiffness are independent...

Strength and stiffness are independent characteristics, and all steel alloys share the same modulus of elasticity so the materials stiffness is constant regardless of specific alloy. Stiffness of a...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Nessism

Inequality is not the cause of the city's...

Inequality is not the cause of the city's problems. Corruption is. A good example is how much DWP workers make; there were 5071 workers that made more than $100k in 2012 (I can't find any newer...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-16-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Nessism

Crazy strong stuff; 285 ksi tensile strength. ...

Crazy strong stuff; 285 ksi tensile strength. Found some good info here...The Bicycle Info Project :: Carpenter Technology Aer-Met 100 Steel Tubing...
06-16-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Nessism

Two excellent suggestions. Those 7700 hubs...

Two excellent suggestions.

Those 7700 hubs can be matched to just about any rim on the market of appropriate hole count. Go wild!

Oh, and I've still got a couple sets of 7700 hub wheels and...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Nessism

Los Angeles city covers a vast sprawling area....

Los Angeles city covers a vast sprawling area. It's one of the geographically largest cities in the country. Back before construction technology knew how to account for earth movement from...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Nessism

Very cool. Pure bike porn. It's amazing how...

Very cool. Pure bike porn. It's amazing how much money some people spend on their bikes.
06-10-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By Nessism

This will be fine. Park has a chart (and an ap...

This will be fine. Park has a chart (and an ap on their website) to guide you on what number to target on the tool. Don't overthink. I will say though that those rims are OLD so apply some...
06-10-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nessism

True, but I can think of no situation where this...

True, but I can think of no situation where this would apply on a bicycle.
06-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nessism

A beam type torque wrench is both cheap and...

A beam type torque wrench is both cheap and reliable. Never goes out of calibration. Much preferable to a cheap click type torque wrench.
06-09-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,951
Posted By Nessism

Sounds like the frame is just too big. A shorter...

Sounds like the frame is just too big. A shorter stem is a bandaid but the proper fix is a new bike that fits.
06-09-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By Nessism

In the golf industry both Ping and Titleist will...

In the golf industry both Ping and Titleist will pull a retailers account if they sell below MAP. That's just the way it is in some industries.
06-08-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Nessism

Tifosi are an excellent value. I've been using...

Tifosi are an excellent value. I've been using the Jet model for several years now and (super durable) recently got the newer Jet wrap version as a backup.
06-07-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Nessism

Rubber deteriorates with age. If they were cheap...

Rubber deteriorates with age. If they were cheap it would be worth a gamble but I wouldn't at $50/pair.
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By Nessism

The "ĎCíraziness" is the evil spawn of the self...

The "ĎCíraziness" is the evil spawn of the self righteous.
06-06-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,536
Posted By Nessism

57 years old with homemade frame (bicycle) and...

57 years old with homemade frame (bicycle) and home restoration (motorcycle).

https://live.staticflickr.com/7908/46093533234_fe005ae032_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2de8pyf)
P1040220...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By Nessism

Thank you so much for the offer. I'd love to...

Thank you so much for the offer. I'd love to take you up on it. The font is a one off so I'll have to figure out how to convert what I have into a vector drawing. Sounds like I've got another...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By Nessism

I've been using Transtar epoxy primer and HOK...

I've been using Transtar epoxy primer and HOK base and UC01 clear. These products fall into the middle to slightly lower price spectrum of similar products but the quality is excellent.

I'm also...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By Nessism

The new fork results in a steeper head angle and...

The new fork results in a steeper head angle and with more rake there is less trail. All in all pretty minor differences though. The Columbus Minimal is a quality piece and I agree with unterhausen...
05-31-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,135
Posted By Nessism

I'm no carbon hater but I wouldn't choose a...

I'm no carbon hater but I wouldn't choose a carbon MTB frame unless I was an elite level racer for fear of damage. A nice aluminum frame will be cheaper and more durable. Steel would be another...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Nessism

I think Rattlecad will output into .dwg format...

I think Rattlecad will output into .dwg format which is easily translated into a drawing using solidworks or similar.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By Nessism

A full size drawing is very useful. As Andy...

A full size drawing is very useful. As Andy alludes, once you have this you can measure the edge to edge distances. I used to make a drawing myself on paper which is not difficult, but for my most...
05-27-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Nessism

I apologize College3.0. I missed the part where...

I apologize College3.0. I missed the part where you suffer from depression. I just feel that paying a trainer for emotional support is not a sustainable approach (unless your name is Jennifer...
05-27-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Nessism

The motivation needs to come from within. Either...

The motivation needs to come from within. Either you want to be lighter or you don't. And if you have to pay someone to help you lose weight you may as well donate the money to a good cause because...
05-26-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Nessism

I'd use the 2k primer, some sort of base coat...

I'd use the 2k primer, some sort of base coat that's compatible (do research), and then seal with the 2k clear. The good primer is important for lasting durability. Before the primer you are going...
05-26-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Nessism

It will cost that much or more if you use quality...

It will cost that much or more if you use quality automotive paints.

Edit: I'd use Spraymax products before spraybike. They sell a "2k" catalyzed primer and clear which will greatly enhance...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-25-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Nessism

Why not use a clamp on cable clamp in place of...

Why not use a clamp on cable clamp in place of the broken one?
05-24-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,468
Posted By Nessism

Bikehubstore.com is a great source. They can cut...

Bikehubstore.com is a great source. They can cut down and thread spokes to any length you may need if they don't have the native size. Great guys to work with too. I'd forget about chrome plated...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,970
Posted By Nessism

Please search for an answer. There has been...

Please search for an answer. There has been threads on this already. Bottom line, it should be possible to straighten your frame, at least to a point.

Edit: a quick search turned up...
05-22-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,160
Posted By Nessism

Old news. Various threads on this already.

Old news. Various threads on this already.
05-22-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Nessism

Most likely MS with one tube substitution. The...

Most likely MS with one tube substitution. The stock MS seat tube took an odd sized seat post (25.0?) so substituting a more normal tube makes perfect sense.
05-21-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,764
Posted By Nessism

I'm 57 and rode Avocet O2 Racing saddles for more...

I'm 57 and rode Avocet O2 Racing saddles for more than 20 years. Had them on all my bikes. The shell on the O2's flexes and has a cutout under the perineal area to relieve that pressure point. On a...
05-19-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Nessism

Foco is pretty thin in the middle of the top and...

Foco is pretty thin in the middle of the top and down tubes. I wouldn't carry a bike like that on a bike rack unless there are features in the rack that spread the load and don't create pressure...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Nessism

Good on you to offer these up to the community. ...

Good on you to offer these up to the community. If you were in my neck of the woods I'd take you up on it.
05-16-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By Nessism

There are scads of older threads on this topic. ...

There are scads of older threads on this topic. Here are a couple...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1122292-paint-pen-lug-lines-brand.html
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05-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Nessism

Here are the photos. I'd fashion a steel patch...

Here are the photos. I'd fashion a steel patch and braze it in...
05-16-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By Nessism

Contact me via PM so I can get your photos and...

Contact me via PM so I can get your photos and then I'll post them up for you.

From what you state, the damage sounds bad and should be fixed.
05-13-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Nessism

That must have been a pretty nice settlement if...

That must have been a pretty nice settlement if you are now looking at $6k bikes!

I agree with Wildwood.
05-13-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Nessism

I'd love to see a tutorial on replacing the cups....

I'd love to see a tutorial on replacing the cups. Something tells me it's not for the faint of heart.
05-13-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,987
Posted By Nessism

Back pain is almost part and partial with AGE...

Back pain is almost part and partial with AGE disease and activities (like cycling) that force us to bend a lot in the back. There are various ways to minimize the discomfort but unless there is a...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Nessism

A friend let me borrow his Diamondback Prevail...

A friend let me borrow his Diamondback Prevail road bike for a week one time when I was traveling in his area and didn't want to lug my regular EL OS bike with me. In comparison to my bike the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Nessism

Without knowing the tube sizes and thickness it's...

Without knowing the tube sizes and thickness it's not possible to predict how the two different frames will ride. However, 725 is heat treated chromoly so likely the tubes are thinner, so that frame...
05-11-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Nessism

You might want to go back and read the original...

You might want to go back and read the original post in this thread...
05-06-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,801
Posted By Nessism

When I lived in NE Ohio the city where I was...

When I lived in NE Ohio the city where I was would pay off claims for vehicle damage, wheels, tires, suspension, caused by potholes. No clue how they determined city vs. driver responsibility since...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By Nessism

I'd TIG over fillet brazing, assuming you know...

I'd TIG over fillet brazing, assuming you know how to do both. TIG is lighter, will distress the tubes less, and is much easier to finish.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By Nessism

There is a lot of information on how to build...

There is a lot of information on how to build frames available on the internet these days. Youtube, the archives here and on various other bicycle forums, pro builders photo archives, etc. A...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By Nessism

Black usually means you need more flux or maybe...

Black usually means you need more flux or maybe better flame control.
To remove silver brazing flux hot water typically gets it. Submerge the part in the hottest water you can manage and let the...
04-30-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Nessism

The top tube seems to show shadows of the old...

The top tube seems to show shadows of the old decals so you might want to check to see if you can make out "Extralight". Also, the seat tube decal should mention "double butted" somewhere.

A quick...
04-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By Nessism

Thanks for the links! I love Max tubing. Ceeway...

Thanks for the links! I love Max tubing. Ceeway in England used to sell the original style Columbus Max lugs, and the tubes too of course. I'm a garage framebuilder but Max scares me because it...
04-28-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By Nessism

After reading this thread (and drinking a cheap...

After reading this thread (and drinking a cheap beer) I just fired up the barbie and tossed on a couple of Costco sirloin patties! I'm not even that hungry...but I can ALWAYS eat.:D
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