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Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have 4 B17's and have modified them with...

I have 4 B17's and have modified them with cutouts and copper rivets!
03-25-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife's favorite bike is her Miyata 310 Mixte....

My wife's favorite bike is her Miyata 310 Mixte. I just added 2 sets of braze-ons for water bottle bosses the other day. I was able to mask and spray the areas with a gloss black.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Tandem Tom

Where do you get your 5/16" tubing?

Where do you get your 5/16" tubing?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy that is my thought. I have started playing...

Andy that is my thought. I have started playing around with a design for a rear rack that will be mounted at the cantilever posts. I have drawn a large arch using various circles,a paint can!, to get...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Tandem Tom

I wanted to use 5/16" but it is quite a bit more...

I wanted to use 5/16" but it is quite a bit more expensive. Thought I would make some "dies" up by turning them out of wood.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Tandem Tom

Practice Tubing coming!!!

I was going to stop by McMaster Carr today and pickup some 3/8" tubing as I want to play around practice brazing for a rack. But they have closed all Will Call. So it will be delivered here tomorrow...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I see McMaster Carr has .048 available. How...

Andy, I see McMaster Carr has .048 available. How difficult would it be to cut and file by hand? As a woodworker this is still a bit foreign!
Thanks!
03-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By Tandem Tom

What paint are you using?

What paint are you using?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Tandem Tom

You could just use a Rohloff chain tensioner.

You could just use a Rohloff chain tensioner.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tandem Tom

No lawsuit. Promise!

No lawsuit. Promise!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Andy! Maybe I will rig up an exhaust fan...

Thanks Andy! Maybe I will rig up an exhaust fan or do it in front of my spray booth.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Tandem Tom

Adding Cantilever posts to a fork

Over on the Google 650b group someone was asking about the above. I have in the back of my mind to do this on my Schwinn Super le Tour. But I have a replacement fork that is chrome. What is involved...
03-11-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Tandem Tom

I had the ingrown hair,Folicalitis, that I ended...

I had the ingrown hair,Folicalitis, that I ended up going to a surgeon. He landed it and put me on antibiotics.
Still have a bit of a scar.
Get it checked out.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks! I was practicing with brass this...

Thanks!
I was practicing with brass this morning but I think I will use Fillet Pro for the second go round.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

So a quick question. I am going to install a new...

So a quick question. I am going to install a new peg with brass. Should I mitre it or leave the bottom flat to allow brass to flow underneath?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

One of my fringe benefits of taking Doug's class...

One of my fringe benefits of taking Doug's class is his willingness to answer my questions!! He suggested that I practice with some nails. So I got out a damaged frame and practiced brass brazing a...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

I just did mine and used 56%. Am I looking for...

I just did mine and used 56%. Am I looking for problems?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will put in a plug for Doug's course....

I will put in a plug for Doug's course. Fantastic!!!
Thanks for all your help!
03-07-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife's touring bike has a Rohloff. I wrote on...

My wife's touring bike has a Rohloff. I wrote on the outside of the case #14 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14) as a reminder!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy I do! Also like the idea of having a paper...

Andy I do! Also like the idea of having a paper reference for designing the next frame!!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

The frame was "designed" in class based on my old...

The frame was "designed" in class based on my old Velo Orange Polyvent & my Soma Grand Randoneur. The dimensions and angles were transferred to the fit bike then to the jig. I want to have a paper...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

Drawing my Frame

Now that my frame is complete and ready for paint I think I will install the headset and then lay it on my bench and make a full size drawing.
The reason. I want to start sketching up some ideas for...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Tandem Tom

Another neat tool I have not heard of! That's...

Another neat tool I have not heard of! That's what happens when you do woodworking most of your life!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Tandem Tom

The 1/4" short drill bit I picked up at McMaster...

The 1/4" short drill bit I picked up at McMaster Carr the other day still required a few file strokes to allow the boss to fit.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

Just saw this post now that I have finished!! I...

Just saw this post now that I have finished!!
I took a piece of barstock and ground a groove in the end. That and a hose clamp kept the peg in position.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Doug! All water bottle bosses are in and...

Thanks Doug!
All water bottle bosses are in and I am working on the dump wire access.
Next will be making a jig to hold the pump peg.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tandem Tom

Time for pump peg brazing!

So I have decided on a Zefal pump, I have it on the bench, that will be mounted on the seat tube from the chain stay up.
I have the "L" shape peg, already mitred to match the seat tube .
So my...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yep, gradually working my way up in size. That my...

Yep, gradually working my way up in size. That my plan. Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yep should have been bit! Yes 1/4" as I did a few...

Yep should have been bit! Yes 1/4" as I did a few practice ones on an old frame.
I like the rack! Tell me about the chrome process and $.
Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Doug! I found a rack in the corner of my...

Thanks Doug! I found a rack in the corner of my shop this afternoon to use as a "sample". I will mount the fenders and brakes tomorrow and play around with it.
Picked up a short 1/4" but at McMaster...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Tandem Tom

I didn't see that! Oh boy more torch time!!

I didn't see that! Oh boy more torch time!!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Tandem Tom

Rear Rack Boss Location??

As I get down to final braze-ons here is my quandary. I want to install threaded boss in the seatstay for a rear rack. But not sure what rack I will eventually use. I might even like to try making my...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tried but no go. Even put the fork in a tube...

Tried but no go. Even put the fork in a tube block in a vise..
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Tandem Tom

We have the Tara on both of our bikes. They have...

We have the Tara on both of our bikes. They have a lot of miles on them and function fine. But they are bent a bit so they don't center over the tire any longer. Tried , without success, to reshape. ...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,284
Posted By Tandem Tom

We hare going back to France for 6 weeks. We have...

We hare going back to France for 6 weeks. We have been using Duolingo. But we might go for a short course at a new French course next month.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Tandem Tom

Starting to have fun!!

Having some practice brazing. I made up this rear brake hanger but was having a challenge because of the difference in material mass. So after doing some research went at it. I filed a groove to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Doug I had thought about the center line. ...

Thanks Doug I had thought about the center line.
Shakey hands. Me!!! Oh yesllll
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Tandem Tom

Water bottle boss question

As a newbie I am starting to practice with braze-ons on an old frame before going to my new one.
​​When using a reinforcement, I like the look!, do you apply the silver only at the point where the...
02-26-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,622
Posted By Tandem Tom

Indy, I think we rode down Old Darby Rd. in...

Indy,
I think we rode down Old Darby Rd. in Hamilton, MT! We visited an acquaintance there on our cross country ride. It was a great road!!
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Tandem Tom

I use the Tubus Tara and a spacer. I just attach...

I use the Tubus Tara and a spacer. I just attach it with an M5 SS bolt and a bit of grease on the threads. Works fine.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-25-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-25-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tandem Tom

A question. It appears,from the picture, that the...

A question. It appears,from the picture, that the coupling is " shaped". Is there a reason why it is not just straight?
​​​​​​ Thanks!
02-24-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Tandem Tom

Setback seatpost

I am looking at 2 different ones. Thompson Elite and Velo Orange. I currently have a Thompson and it is very nice quality. But wondering if anyone has any experience with the Velo Orange seatpost?...
Forum: Touring
02-23-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yep that is the map case. To increase the tension...

Yep that is the map case. To increase the tension you can shorten the elastic cords. Ortl sent me a new set, arrived yesterday, so I will give them a try.
02-21-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Tandem Tom

Never thought of the inner tube idea. Sounds good.

Never thought of the inner tube idea. Sounds good.
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,284
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife and I are currently using Duolingo for...

My wife and I are currently using Duolingo for French. We are spending 6+ weeks there starting in May. We know we won be able to carry on a conversation but we like to greet and ask basic questions....
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Tandem Tom

djb, the clips seem to come off on a regular...

djb, the clips seem to come off on a regular basis. Last summer we spent 3 months in Europe and this was an annoyance. I had a chance to talk with Ortlieb and they are sending me a new set of clip....
02-20-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Tandem Tom

I gave the rubber band idea a try and it works...

I gave the rubber band idea a try and it works well. Thanks!
02-20-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Tandem Tom

Brake pad toe-in?

I usually use a coin to set the toe-in but wondering if anyone has a "tool" that attaches to the pad. I keep dropping the coins!!
Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Tandem Tom

I'm sure the more experienced builder's will...

I'm sure the more experienced builder's will weigh in but I will make a comment or two.
I recently completed my frame building course and the mitering and placement of the cantilever posts was quite...
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