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Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By wsteve464

You can get an approximate weight of the lugs vs...

You can get an approximate weight of the lugs vs tig. Framebuilders supply give weight measurements for the various lugs
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By wsteve464

I have used them. The flat mount crimp is kind of...

I have used them. The flat mount crimp is kind of rough but it mostly fills in when brazing, the outside of the stay is a bit uneven from crimping. They are tall/thick at the dropout end but they...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By wsteve464

Sounds like your builder is trying to sell you...

Sounds like your builder is trying to sell you the top of the line tubing, 853 and Omnicrom are light weight tubing designed more for go fast road bikes. Below are some of the different tubing...
07-04-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By wsteve464

Pretty standard on external hydro rake hoses...

Pretty standard on external hydro rake hoses saves bleeding new systems when building the bike. You can also get little pincer "C" clips

...
07-01-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By wsteve464

Yes it that magical. I used to get a flat 2 out...

Yes it that magical. I used to get a flat 2 out of 3 rides in Southern Calif, 40/60 dirt to street riding, very frustrating. Since going tubeless 3 years ago I have had 3 flats, one flat because I...
06-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By wsteve464

Evil Chamios Hagar I think this is about as...

Evil Chamios Hagar I think this is about as hardtail 29er as you can get in a gravel bike.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-19-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,529
Posted By wsteve464

Based on this and the overall weight you have to...

Based on this and the overall weight you have to pedal I'd seriously think about about a 3 wheeler so I could hook up a motor. Use a cheaper suspension fork in the front and a trailing arm suspension...
06-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By wsteve464

They don't need to they are family, Twinzizes :)

They don't need to they are family, Twinzizes :)
06-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By wsteve464

I have a GoPro Hero 7 the battery is good for...

I have a GoPro Hero 7 the battery is good for about an hour. Also they use a lot of memory space even when recording other than 4K video, a 128 GB card is good for 4 hours. I carry a small auxiliary...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By wsteve464

If the longer plug doesn't work cut the steerer...

If the longer plug doesn't work cut the steerer near the top, and add extension from part of another steerer tube with an internal sleeve and have it tig welded. If the weld bead is too high you can...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By wsteve464

Here you go. ...

Here you go.



https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x400/_dsc7450sml_d5a4735992c94bddfc08035fd325a3dfb9d75e81.jpg
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Forum: Framebuilders
05-25-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By wsteve464

Google search shows one in France and 3 in UK

Google search shows one in France and 3 in UK
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By wsteve464

Comes with a the spacers. You need a piece of 3/4...

Comes with a the spacers. You need a piece of 3/4 inch tubing and a bolt. The fixture and the spacer go on the tube then bolt the whole thing up to the drop out. As I used the Columbus chain stay...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By wsteve464

If the epoxy doesn't work so the headset doesn't...

If the epoxy doesn't work so the headset doesn't come loose you might try building up the inside of the head tube where it is too large with brass and ream it.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By wsteve464

If you are planning on building frames in the...

If you are planning on building frames in the future I'd keep the frame even if it was to cut up the tubing to practice brazing.
05-19-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By wsteve464

It depends where you ride if tubleess is worth...

It depends where you ride if tubleess is worth it. In SoCal we get goathead stickers. They have ruined too many rides mixed pavement/dirt roads, for me while running tubes. With tubeless the sticker...
05-19-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By wsteve464

Here's a discussion about a 2011 carbon model,...

Here's a discussion about a 2011 carbon model, seems like a pretty decent bike.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/cyclocross/stevens-carbon-263056.html
05-15-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By wsteve464

Here's a thread on MTBR showing mtb conversions. ...

Here's a thread on MTBR showing mtb conversions. https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/bored-post-your-drop-bar-29er-462507.html

and one on here ...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By wsteve464

I received a pair of the road stays a couple days...

I received a pair of the road stays a couple days ago. Bought them from Ceeway, I didn't see them on Framebuilders, It took a while to figure out from the drawing that the view is from the bottom,...
05-10-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By wsteve464

Pretty simple solution for me. Ride the Soma on...

Pretty simple solution for me. Ride the Soma on your commute and add the big ring back on the MTB, you will need to pedal down the fire roads :) the riding on the street part will be a little slower...
05-08-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By wsteve464

LOL from the article "Sure, they’re not as quick...

LOL from the article "Sure, they’re not as quick as an aero or roadie, but you won’t be quite as terrified to lock them up on the street when you meet your friends for a drink, either." The frames...
05-07-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By wsteve464

Consider going with a used 90's era steel mtb....

Consider going with a used 90's era steel mtb. They are pretty beefy and relatively cheap, you should have enough budget left to get it tuned and rideable.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By wsteve464

The chain stays are CX s bend with about an inch...

The chain stays are CX s bend with about an inch cut from the BB end the rest from the dropout end

https://www.bikefabsupply.com/chainstays-bent/240mm-zerouno-cx-s-bend-chainstay-107

I used...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,591
Posted By wsteve464

From what I have found you have to be willing to...

From what I have found you have to be willing to use MTB cranks. The bike pictured below is a drop bar gravel bike ( it has a 44mm head tube with reworked lugs) and has a Continental Race King 2.2...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By wsteve464

Was now down to 6'3" from 6'4" :). I am having a...

Was now down to 6'3" from 6'4" :). I am having a hard time finding my fit. I need a tall head tube for a more upright position. I think I may have one that fits, the one with the round dropouts has a...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By wsteve464

On the Harris chart for the different silver...

On the Harris chart for the different silver formulas they give a "fluidity rating" the lower the number the thicker it is after melting. I have heard back from Castoline the 38230 is special order...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By wsteve464

Filet Brazing with 30% silver

Can it be done and does anyone have any experience with it? Does it just flow like regular silver brazing for lugs or can it Be built up?

I bought a Columbus Cento tube set and they recommend...
04-29-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By wsteve464

There are quite a few custom TI frame makers,...

There are quite a few custom TI frame makers, Seven, I think 44, Mosaic Kent Erikson a few that come to mind for a custom Ti frame. most of the good builders have a long lead time. Check pictures...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By wsteve464

If you are willing to spend some money and can...

If you are willing to spend some money and can find someone to do it you can cut the old dropout off and use some of the larger dropout assys from Paragon Machine to replace the cut portion of the SS...
04-29-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By wsteve464

If you are looking for easier gearing consider...

If you are looking for easier gearing consider just changing the cassette to one with larger low gear, you may have to change the rear der to a long cage or put a wolf tooth in between the der and...
04-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By wsteve464

If you like the raw steel look consider gun...

If you like the raw steel look consider gun bluing and clear over it. A good paint job is expensive can go upwards of $1000. Powder coating is probably the best bang for buck, but make sure you find...
04-24-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By wsteve464

At 7:21 minutes he says he is 90 Kg/198 lbs not...

At 7:21 minutes he says he is 90 Kg/198 lbs not quite a Clyde.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By wsteve464

TIG weld a bike trailer together and leave the...

TIG weld a bike trailer together and leave the frame alone. Unless you are really good with a tig torch you will most likely just screw up the frame.

Another option, buy a second bike and modify...
04-17-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By wsteve464

I measured 2 Sram MTB cranksets (73mm BB width)...

I measured 2 Sram MTB cranksets (73mm BB width) the spindle with the left crank bolted up tight both measure 100mm. So even putting in 7mm of spacers, 68mm of BB plus the 4 spacers with the BB kit, ...
04-16-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By wsteve464

According to the Funn instructions for their...

According to the Funn instructions for their other crankset the 4 spacers you have should work. Loosen the crankarm pinch bolt and hit the arm with a mallet/piece of 2x4 to make sure it is seated. Or...
04-09-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,792
Posted By wsteve464

As pointed out you won't find much in the way of...

As pointed out you won't find much in the way of steel frames from the big 3 but they are out there some reasonably priced.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/best-steel-road-bikes/
...
03-29-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,917
Posted By wsteve464

Might be a better response if you start a new...

Might be a better response if you start a new thread this one is 9 years old.

To answer the question look for a used 90s or so xl mtb. Good luck
03-28-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By wsteve464

The Cutthroat will accept a 100m suspension fork,...

The Cutthroat will accept a 100m suspension fork, 10 minutes to swap out for the original fork if you go gravel touring and need the attachment points
12-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By wsteve464

There are also a lot of CF adventure/gravel bikes...

There are also a lot of CF adventure/gravel bikes UP, Cutthroat, 3t to name a few. The disadvantage you have with that frame is limited tire size and limited attachment points/bottle bosses. Enve is...
12-06-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,592
Posted By wsteve464

Put a couple wraps of duct tape at the cut mark...

Put a couple wraps of duct tape at the cut mark and use a hack saw. Doesn't need to be perfectly even as nothing touches the top of the steerer if installed properly, the cap only sets the preload by...
11-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,346
Posted By wsteve464

Steel disc brake forks are easily available and...

Steel disc brake forks are easily available and cheap Soma is $100 Kona is $85 the one below has a couple of brand names $65 Check Ebay
Sunlite Threadless City Replacement Disc Fork...
11-13-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,539
Posted By wsteve464

Old Mountain Bikers Never die they just go...

Old Mountain Bikers

Never die they just go down hill.

Sorry couldn't resist. Can't recall where I heard that.

Up to a couple of years ago I used to ride a FS MTB on abandoned fire roads...
11-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,916
Posted By wsteve464

GCN, gravel v CX ...

GCN, gravel v CX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRe3rMyw5F8
11-01-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,728
Posted By wsteve464

Down load the free version of Strava to your...

Down load the free version of Strava to your phones. That will track enough info to get an idea of overall performance.
10-25-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,812
Posted By wsteve464

Press out the old BB screw this one in. ...

Press out the old BB screw this one in.

https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/bb386evo.html
10-19-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,026
Posted By wsteve464

Not sure what kind of through axle forks dabac...

Not sure what kind of through axle forks dabac has but all the ones I have have a lip/U slot on the inside that fits the wheel hub that allows for very little movement. When I first got back to...
10-14-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,129
Posted By wsteve464

And the dog knows it. :)

And the dog knows it. :)
10-07-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,235
Posted By wsteve464

Down hill, fast tailwind, 54/10 gearing no...

Down hill, fast tailwind, 54/10 gearing no traffic or stop signs/lights. Temperature around 80. Those are my ideal conditions.
09-28-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,387
Posted By wsteve464

Set up the tires tubeless and forget about flats....

Set up the tires tubeless and forget about flats. I had the same problem when I started riding again, a flat every other ride, either road debris or goatheads (Southern Calif area) went tubeless...
09-18-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By wsteve464

If you are going to try the shim method try using...

If you are going to try the shim method try using a soda or beer can.
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