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Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By TiHabanero

This is the first time the drop outs have closed...

This is the first time the drop outs have closed up when attaching the chain stay brace and brake bridge. Perhaps it is due to using bronze filler instead of silver as I did in the past?
10-17-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By TiHabanero

Although I had a steel frame, not aluminum, I was...

Although I had a steel frame, not aluminum, I was unable to detect any appreciable difference between a carbon post and aluminum post.
10-17-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 801
Posted By TiHabanero

Campagnolo needs a wide range drive train group

If Campagnolo had a wide range group that could handle a triple with a 24t low and a 32 low out back, surly it would be on my bike. Sure wish they had something available. Until then it is Suntour...
10-17-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

Por 15 is a good product, however if it is not...

Por 15 is a good product, however if it is not done perfectly, it does not work as it is intended. I have used it successfully, and unsuccessfully. I'd rather paint it with a brush and do the touch...
10-17-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By TiHabanero

My guess it is 531 tube set, likely British made....

My guess it is 531 tube set, likely British made. Perhaps a Raleigh?
10-17-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By TiHabanero

Brake cleaner. Makes things very clean and leaves...

Brake cleaner. Makes things very clean and leaves no residue.
10-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By TiHabanero

Was the KMC chain the OP ordered the lowest...

Was the KMC chain the OP ordered the lowest priced one? It might just mean the difference between the real deal and a fake.
10-17-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

Painted a bike this spring with Rustoleum in a...

Painted a bike this spring with Rustoleum in a can. Brushed on without thinning it first. Lays nicely, but if it had been thinned first it would look much better close up. Very durable paint, much...
10-16-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By TiHabanero

Mad Honk, glad we share the pain! lol. I will...

Mad Honk, glad we share the pain! lol. I will repaint it next winter after it gets beat up a little more. New paint, new bike, no? No way will I have it done professionally unless it is powder coat...
10-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By TiHabanero

Putting components on a frame is more of a...

Putting components on a frame is more of a hobbyist thing. As with all hobby's it usually costs more, but affords the owner more freedom in component selection. I have only purchased three bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By TiHabanero

Back when racing I was weighing in at 215lbs....

Back when racing I was weighing in at 215lbs. Found that the surges in crits killed me, but I found a road race one year and that was the format that worked best for me. Still did crits, but did as...
10-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By TiHabanero

I want to know who the two guys are in the Trek...

I want to know who the two guys are in the Trek ad.
10-16-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,825
Posted By TiHabanero

"This one on frame design suggested that the main...

"This one on frame design suggested that the main impetus behind the move to sloping top tubes is that one frame size can accommodate a much wider range of differently sized cyclists, so fewer sizes...
10-15-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By TiHabanero

I have ridden several gravel bikes and they ride...

I have ridden several gravel bikes and they ride eerily similar to a good old fashion touring bike, if not exactly the same as one. They handle the same, accelerate the same, climb the same. Carbon...
10-15-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By TiHabanero

"Just get a disc hub and dont use the disc." ...

"Just get a disc hub and dont use the disc."

This is exactly what I did earlier this year and it has worked out perfectly. Running a DT Swiss 350 hub with Shimano 11 speed cassette as a 10 speed...
10-15-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By TiHabanero

Friction shifting will fix the problem...

Friction shifting will fix the problem permanently. Set it up and no adjustments needed for years to come.
10-15-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By TiHabanero

I guess I am so bummed because it was the best...

I guess I am so bummed because it was the best rattle can job I have ever done. Perfect from every angle and any distance. I know rattle can is not durable, but there are zero miles on the darned...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,364
Posted By TiHabanero

Rolling resistance in real world

Reading another thread about tires and there was talk about rolling resistance. Got me thinking about it and has it been quantified over a real world course in terms of speed on a fixed course, time...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By TiHabanero

Campy Chorus or Record drive train. Functionally...

Campy Chorus or Record drive train. Functionally easier to use and solid shifts every time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,090
Posted By TiHabanero

Although this smells like a troll thread, I dare...

Although this smells like a troll thread, I dare comment. Why not just get another Caad? Caad13 is a wonderful bike, and with 105 it will save over 1000 dollars when compared to the 1800 to 3000 of...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-14-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By TiHabanero

Brake bridge and chain stay fender mount affected axle spacing

I had the rear end set up perfectly for 135mm axle after brazing to the main frame. Next brazed in the brake bridge and fender mount (chain stay bridge) and the spacing moved from 135 to 130. Not...
10-14-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By TiHabanero

ARRRG! Newly painted bike scratched!

Just painted a newly built frame. Best job yet, and I dropped the bike! It slid down a bolt I have sticking out of the wall and took a bunch of paint with it. Dang! Dang! Dang! Zero miles on the bike...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-11-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By TiHabanero

The reason I paint my own frames is that the...

The reason I paint my own frames is that the frames are made for me, not resale. I use the crap out of them so they do get banged around quite a bit, and get repainted every couple of years as the...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By TiHabanero

1971 it was. Bought a Sierra Brown Schwinn...

1971 it was. Bought a Sierra Brown Schwinn Varsity with my paper route money. Cost exactly 104 dollars with the tax. The freedom I felt on that bike hooked me into it and 4 years later I bought a...
10-10-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By TiHabanero

Whoa, fellas! The customer I referenced loved the...

Whoa, fellas! The customer I referenced loved the quickness of the bike, and it was exactly what he wanted built. I, on the other hand, hated it. When going custom the builder builds to suit. You...
10-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By TiHabanero

Around 1994 a customer ordered in a Ritchey road...

Around 1994 a customer ordered in a Ritchey road bike. Don't remember the model, but it was very nice. After assembly, I took it for a spin and was shocked at how ill mannered it was. The front end...
10-10-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the days of running I was constantly...

Back in the days of running I was constantly chased by dogs. Unfortunately it is unlikely a human can out sprint the big ones, and the only option available is to fog them and keep moving. Should...
10-09-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By TiHabanero

Am a solid D width and 12 length. Sidi 47 fits me...

Am a solid D width and 12 length. Sidi 47 fits me well. Of course mine are from 1995, and are well broken in. Sidi Genius Mega model.
10-08-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By TiHabanero

Suppose I will let everyone know the...

Suppose I will let everyone know the compatibility of the H11 crank with the non-H11 front derailleur and brifters. Sure hope there is enough swing and cable pull so it all works together!
10-07-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By TiHabanero

Campy H11 cranks with Chorus/Record drive train

Currently running Record 11 speed brifters with Chorus 11 speed derailleurs and a Superbe Pro crank and all is well. Looking at the Record H11 cranks and understand that the rings are spaced outboard...
10-07-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
Posted By TiHabanero

Never encountered a Sachs that was not perfect....

Never encountered a Sachs that was not perfect. Are you sure it is a Richard Sachs frame?
10-07-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By TiHabanero

Polished hub internals

Heeding a suggestion by another forum member, I used a product similar to Simichrome to polish the Nuovo Record hubs I unintentionally ruined. Filled the hubs with the polishing compound and put the...
10-07-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By TiHabanero

28 miles up hill (sorta)

Yesterday was a great day on the bike. Wind was howling like no other day. Crosswinds pushing me all over the road, tailwinds pushing me to an easy 25, and headwinds enough to simulate an up hill...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-07-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By TiHabanero

Well, I picked up the copper Rustoleum metallic...

Well, I picked up the copper Rustoleum metallic spray paint at the local Ace hardware. Sprayed it this morning and in sunlight it is exactly what I was looking for. Hopefully the paint doesn't chip...
10-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By TiHabanero

If one plans on riding rough dirt roads, two...

If one plans on riding rough dirt roads, two track or single track, there is a real need for 38mm tires or wider, however on pavement or groomed dirt roads without carrying heavy loads, 28 mm is just...
10-04-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By TiHabanero

Only have experience with the Synapse and can...

Only have experience with the Synapse and can find no fault with it. The fit of the bike is primary, and should be for everyone, but sadly, is not. Don't let parts and carbon foo foo bits woo you. If...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By TiHabanero

Andy, there is no question in my mind why you are...

Andy, there is no question in my mind why you are so well respected. You not only do, but analyze what has been done and piece it together for understanding. Doug Fattic is the same way. A master I...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By TiHabanero

Squirtdad, I did not know that was how it was...

Squirtdad, I did not know that was how it was done. Who woulda thunk that the clear has the flake in it, not the color. Thank you for the tip.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By TiHabanero

Making own metallic flake paint

I do not have a spray gun so I brush paint the frames. I want to create a metallic metal flake copper paint using Rustoleum copper and Valspar silver glitter paint crystals from Lowe's.

Something...
10-04-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By TiHabanero

Back in the day I am so glad we had the Miyata...

Back in the day I am so glad we had the Miyata 1000 to sell against the Cdale touring rigs. The Cdales are probably the best loaded touring bikes made. The new one is not the same at the old ST...
10-04-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By TiHabanero

Nice. Thank you for getting on it. All these...

Nice. Thank you for getting on it. All these years and I never noticed the mounting holes!
10-04-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By TiHabanero

Drop Out Cable Guide?

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Have had this Raleigh Professional since new and just took notice of the hole in...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By TiHabanero

My apologies for the misspelled "fillet". Got...

My apologies for the misspelled "fillet". Got fishing on the mind I suppose. The fillet was not done exactly in steps. I lay down filler on one side of joint, went to other side of joint and lay some...
10-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,533
Posted By TiHabanero

In the group of guys I rode with, three of us got...

In the group of guys I rode with, three of us got fat bikes, and all three of us sold them at the end of the season and went back to bikes similar to what we had before the fatties. The best thing...
10-03-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,835
Posted By TiHabanero

Lol! I love those days!

Lol! I love those days!
10-03-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,371
Posted By TiHabanero

As a young rider the coldest I rode in was 2...

As a young rider the coldest I rode in was 2 below zero with -20 wind chill. Stopped winter riding a few years back. Knees cannot take it below 40 degrees. Anything below 55 and I wear insulated...
10-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,950
Posted By TiHabanero

The last wheelie I did on any two wheeled machine...

The last wheelie I did on any two wheeled machine was on my 1970 Honda 350. I flipped it. No longer do wheelies on anything.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By TiHabanero

First Filet Joint

Today I practiced a fillet(corrected spelling!) joint with bronze. It was very difficult with heat control and I feared of overheating the tubes. Not sure how to know it is done correctly. Any ideas...
10-03-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By TiHabanero

We will not judge you poorly if the hole and...

We will not judge you poorly if the hole and makers mark are not aligned perfectly or at all. We will judge you poorly if the wheel is built poorly!
10-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By TiHabanero

That is an odd place for a crack to develop, plus...

That is an odd place for a crack to develop, plus it does not follow the lug line, but is straight across the tube. As you said, monitor and inspect to see if it travels.
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