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Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Doug Fattic

I found the box of D section fork blades in my...

I found the box of D section fork blades in my shed. They vary a lot in weight, rake radius and amount of rake. I found markings on 3 blades. One was Reynolds H M 18 -21. For those not named Mark...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,973
Posted By Cynikal

Butt checkers are fairly easy to build. Here is...

Butt checkers are fairly easy to build. Here is the one that I built.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,973
Posted By David Tollefson

I often will ovalize the top tube vertically to...

I often will ovalize the top tube vertically to give more area for a fillet. Doesn't take much.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Doug Fattic

One reason to face the side of the BB shell that...

One reason to face the side of the BB shell that the cup presses up against is to protect against the cup pushing away the paint as it screws in. It not only pushes the paint from the face of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By 79pmooney

Wouldn't to be best to not face the BB a second...

Wouldn't to be best to not face the BB a second time after paint until the bottom bracket to be used is selected? Phil Wood BBs for example do not touch the shell face so leaving it painted both...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Chris Kvale's Loss

Some of you might have heard of this. Chris K, one of the masters but under appreciated in our world, lost his shop to the riots in Minneapolis yesterday. There's a go fund me site for his...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 251,939
Posted By mikeread

No 3 finished and assembled

Frame No 3 finished. It is pretty much the same geometry as the last one (pics a few posts back) but I aimed for this one to be a bit more of an all day distance machine. I dropped the seat angle...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 251,939
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here's a shot before I finalize the set up. The...

Here's a shot before I finalize the set up. The bike rides pretty well, the old bike's shimmy is seriously reduced and I like the cornering feel more. Next is those tiny tweaks, casing trimming, bar...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By bulgie

The chain doesn't touch the chainstay. What you...

The chain doesn't touch the chainstay. What you need clearance for is the freewheel teeth, and only when removing/installing the wheel.

The seatstay does come close to the chain, on a properly...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 251,939
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My newest finished frame. A great paint job by...

My newest finished frame. A great paint job by Todd, as usual. He's a car guy and I wanted a Gulf Ford GT look in my usual pattern. I think he hit the colors really nice.

This is my station wagon....
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By unterhausen

If it really matters to you, you're going to have...

If it really matters to you, you're going to have to research it. Unless it's a classier bike than this one, where you might find Tange Prestige or some other label that has a clear meaning. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

More progress. The lugs are nearing completion...

More progress. The lugs are nearing completion although with working so much (in NYS bike service is essential, more like mental health service for some. I wonder how many kids and spouses web are...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,650
Posted By rhm

A few years ago I restored a 70 year old...

A few years ago I restored a 70 year old Armstrong Moth frame. I didn't do much to the paint, just touched up the black paint that was on it (not original) and recreated graphics based on photos of...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I had a nice day sculpting and hacksawing. I'm...

I had a nice day sculpting and hacksawing. I'm happy with the results. This lug set has more flowing lines and less clutter then the first set a year+ ago had.

Marking out the center lines. No...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well there was that production run of Specialized...

Well there was that production run of Specialized Allezs in the early 1990s (IIRC) that had some chainstay/BB issues. I never saw one that had complete bonding failure but have heard of a few that...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By calstar

Here's how Brian Chapman does it, holds the peg...

Here's how Brian Chapman does it, holds the peg with needle nose pliers or vise grips. "Picture worth 1000 words..."

​​​​​​https://www.instagram.com/p/B9XbjOJlZ43/
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By calstar

Brian Chapman on instagram...and the camera is...

Brian Chapman on instagram...and the camera is shooting from above the tube, just looks like its defying gravity.
Click on the "arrow" in the center to watch vid, then hit the arrow on the right to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,609
Posted By unterhausen

I like that axle height gauge setup

I like that axle height gauge setup
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,609
Posted By bark_eater

I guess I'll be working towards a set up like...

I guess I'll be working towards a set up like this:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/around_the_shop_6_ea16be4c487fb77454fc32b9373c434090061037.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,609
Posted By duanedr

Here's a picture of my set up as I was drilling...

Here's a picture of my set up as I was drilling it. You can see the puddle of water contained by plumber's putty to keep the bit cool and grinding through. If I was to have a benchtop drill press, I...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-10-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,302
Posted By unterhausen

this is a framebuilder forum, we can talk about...

this is a framebuilder forum, we can talk about bb drop all we want. On a road bike, it's a pretty arbitrary decision. Since platform pedals went away for most of us, it's pretty arbitrary. I'm...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By dsaul

It just wouldn't work, because you still have to...

It just wouldn't work, because you still have to fit a tire between the stays. You can make them as wide as you want at the bottom bracket shell, but they have to become narrow enough to fit a tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,154
Posted By FlashBazbo

eTap apparently still has its issues for too many...

eTap apparently still has its issues for too many users. Between that and the need to maintain four batteries, I've never felt tempted to go that way.

As for Di2, I have ridden every variety of...
08-23-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,923
Posted By nomadmax

UPDATE The seller and I conversed via email...

UPDATE

The seller and I conversed via email and he offered to refund the entire purchase price (not including shipping) and let me keep the bike. I told him that taking something for nothing is...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,458
Posted By alan s

There are so many things I would rather do than...

There are so many things I would rather do than travel the world. Seems like a waste of time to me and I’d get bored with constantly traveling. I plan to work until I no longer can, and will...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,458
Posted By PedalingWalrus

From various documentary movies that I have seen...

From various documentary movies that I have seen about families who went homeless and traveled around the world ... the kids kind of hated it , same probably with military brats - kids of a military...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,144
Posted By dsaul

I've never seen a QR clamp that worked as well as...

I've never seen a QR clamp that worked as well as a bolt on clamp. They always seem to allow the seatpost to slip. I just don't see a need for a QR clamp on anything but a rental bike. I would...
08-13-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,884
Posted By Korina

This. THIS is a cyclist

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/world/asia/new-zealand-pregnant-minister-bicycle.html
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By niknak

The OS tube will be ever so slightly stiffer in...

The OS tube will be ever so slightly stiffer in deflection and torsion and weigh a little less too.
07-23-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By sloar

I can finally get back to wrenching again

Since moving I went from a two car garage to an 8x8 shed. I finally built a 16x14 shop, need to finish the shingles, but Iím a happy guy. Didnít turn out to bad since I had no idea what I was doing....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-19-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,202
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A quiet Friday

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2287_95489eae868638882ac7314e28c6e912ffeb87d0.jpg...
07-11-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,265
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I'm on solid engineering ground when I say that...

I'm on solid engineering ground when I say that if you burn or excrete more calories than you ingest, you'll lose weight. There's no way around this.

But there are effects of what you eat, when...
07-11-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,265
Posted By terrymorse

Every weight loss diet is merely a gimmick to get...

Every weight loss diet is merely a gimmick to get you to reduce your caloric intake. Every one of them.

Reduce your caloric intake, you will lose weight. Increase your energy expenditure, you will...
07-11-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By TimothyH

There should be no carbon fiber dust. The...

There should be no carbon fiber dust.

The only dust should be from sanding resin.

If the part is sanded to the point where carbon fibers are being turned into dust then the part is ruined.

...
07-10-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,265
Posted By Sapperc

While you canít target fat in specific areas of...

While you canít target fat in specific areas of the body for reduction through exercise and diet, you can target specific muscle groups for strength and definition through exercise. While cycling can...
07-10-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,265
Posted By jpescatore

Any exercise can help you lose weight, if the...

Any exercise can help you lose weight, if the exercise causes you to burn more calories than you eat. If you do that, and eat a balanced diet, you will lose weight - both by reducing fat and muscle. ...
06-30-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,204
Posted By oldbikenewbike

A few more "as found" photos... ...

A few more "as found" photos...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6346_ada7b273d1c695e2a048b2115c0685caeb095d8a.jpg...
06-23-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,921
Posted By thinktubes

There are several thousand better (and easier)...

There are several thousand better (and easier) ways to make money than flipping stuff.
06-19-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,678
Posted By easyupbug

Newbie, you made a common mistake in asking a...

Newbie, you made a common mistake in asking a question of someone who has not posted here in 14 years. I doubt you will get an answer and am no painter so suggest searching for a much newer thread...
06-16-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By shelbyfv

Pacenti Brevet...

Pacenti Brevet https://pacenticycledesign.com/collections/rims/products/brevet-rim-700c or H Plus Son TB 14 https://www.bikehubstore.com/H-Plus-Son-TB14-23mm-Rim-p/tb14.htm are both classic looking.
06-15-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,693
Posted By BluesDawg

Thanks for the description. Took 10 seconds to...

Thanks for the description. Took 10 seconds to find a link.
https://youtu.be/7MJFHWd3XcY
06-09-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,838
Posted By jadocs

You never adjust reach by moving the saddle.

You never adjust reach by moving the saddle.
06-08-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,891
Posted By veganbikes

Whining? Oy vey y'all are crazy. People are so...

Whining? Oy vey y'all are crazy. People are so butthurt about the bicycle industry here it makes no sense. You realize that Shimano pulled a bunch of stuff from QBP a while back and I see no reason...
06-08-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,891
Posted By hazetguy

old news.:deadhorse2: ...

old news.:deadhorse2:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1162595-chain-reaction-cycles-shimano.html...
06-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,374
Posted By 79pmooney

If you shoot for the middle of the range...

If you shoot for the middle of the range suggested by Park for the spoke diameters you've got, you won't be far off. Right rear will have to be highish to get the left rear into acceptable. (A very...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,503
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Current Project

I haven't offered anything up lately. In the past a lull in the torch projects was typical as the retail shop hours ramped up. This spring is different. I got a lot done last winter while recovering...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,433
Posted By dsaul

I have a Cricut and it does a great job of...

I have a Cricut and it does a great job of cutting vinyl decals and paint masks. I'd be happy to cut some for you, if you have a file. If it's an available font, I can do it without a file.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,154
Posted By JohnDThompson

I was Trek's warranty inspector back when they...

I was Trek's warranty inspector back when they made lugged steel and bonded aluminum frames. Rust under the paint is obvious from the bubbling, and not a warranty issue. Even rusty steel frames...
05-30-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,643
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It depends. I have a Cannondale F400...

It depends.

I have a Cannondale F400 aluminum frame mountain bike. I love that bike and wouldn’t trade it for a CF mountain bike.

I have two Colnago CF bikes. I love those bikes. I wouldn’t...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,085
Posted By skidder

I put a new one on my roof about three years ago...

I put a new one on my roof about three years ago for a second television I have. Works great here in the media-heavy Los Angeles area for getting all the broadcast stations, PBS, foreign station...
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