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08-11-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,820
Posted By spookygeek

I'm a proponent of always buying used first. You...

I'm a proponent of always buying used first. You can get some almost new bikes at huge discounts.

BRENT
08-11-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,820
Posted By kingston

I always advise people to get an aluminium frame...

I always advise people to get an aluminium frame w/105 for their first bike. It's good enough that it won't hold you back for the first couple of seasons. If you're still into cycling an a couple of...
08-11-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,820
Posted By Phil_gretz

A bike is not an investment. It is a...

A bike is not an investment. It is a depreciating asset. But, if you have the money (do NOT finance a depreciating asset) set aside, and you can meet your other financial goals without needing this...
Forum: For Sale
08-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Billhpeloton

You could, almost certainly, adapt that bike,...

You could, almost certainly, adapt that bike, with a different stem, handlebars and seat, to fit your aging body. Nothing new will be as.nice. You have room for fatter tires too.
07-25-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,023
Posted By Ferrouscious

I don't even believe in tires

I don't even believe in tires
07-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,023
Posted By smashndash

Yeah this a lot of hoopla over a fairly weak...

Yeah this a lot of hoopla over a fairly weak claim of “small changes in tire diameter do not measurably change rolling resistance on mostly smooth pavement as long as you use supple tires”.

People...
07-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,023
Posted By Miele Man

The problem with the drum test is that the drum...

The problem with the drum test is that the drum does NOT mimic real road surface conditions. In over 60 years of bicycling I've never come across a road shaped like a steel drum. ;<) :lol:

Cheers
07-12-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,159
Posted By shoota

Yeah but he's hilarious!

Yeah but he's hilarious!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Doug Fattic

Probably because your pictures are too large. On...

Probably because your pictures are too large. On my Mac I put them on my desktop and then downsized them in the tools section to a width/height of 20/15. Once they are downsized I can drag and drop...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tomorrow's the Day!

My plan is to build up my new frame tomorrow and ride to a family gathering. I applied Framesaver a few days ago and yesterday I did some preliminary soldering of the lighting system.
I was going to...
06-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,930
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget the really important stuff like shop...

Don't forget the really important stuff like shop posters, a small fridge, and a music system.
06-26-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,383
Posted By AlmostTrick

It seems the factory frame sticker is missing....

It seems the factory frame sticker is missing. How can I tell if my bike is chromoly?
...
06-26-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,383
Posted By fietsbob

4130 is not a brand name, its an AISI/ SAE ,...

4130 is not a brand name, its an AISI/ SAE , standard designation for a particular alloy % combinations, of elements.
you can look up.. it has no trademark..

a range of tolerances is listed here....
06-26-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,383
Posted By livedarklions

Now you've done it! Cue endless argument.

Now you've done it! Cue endless argument.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By rosefarts

Picked it up today. I learned an interesting new...

Picked it up today. I learned an interesting new fact. My fork was originally threaded and at some point in the past, the threads were filled with braze. This wasn't apparent with a thin layer of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,192
Posted By indyfabz

Except it doesn't. ...

Except it doesn't.


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Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That is a great video, thanks for posting. I did...

That is a great video, thanks for posting. I did go out and try some OOS work as I mentioned I would do earlier. Some comments on the video:

When he stands, notice how his torso always points...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By billridesbikes

Climb like Marco

Important to have a strong core and not let it drop as you pedal, this uses a ton of energy. Keep you upper body still and let your legs do the work. Watch some videos of Marco Pantani, who I think...
06-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Ogsarg

Congratulations. Eliminating that finished edge...

Congratulations. Eliminating that finished edge is just like adding 0.0000000000000000000006 watts of power.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

After some grinding, cutting and filing I have...

After some grinding, cutting and filing I have better looking drops. A mix of blocky and organic. Still some fine sanding needed but I'm happy with these. Andy
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By GlennR

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Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By wsteve464

Here you go. ...

Here you go.



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Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,346
Posted By BigPoser

What happened here?

Situation: dropouts already attached to the stays. I cut out the caliper mount holes and brazed them in yesterday. Put the stays back in the jig and I see the new gap at the BB (see picture below)....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By squirtdad

weight...... too much, IIRC from the past this...

weight...... too much, IIRC from the past this thing has been a beast in terms of weight with lots of complexity with supsention etc. Build it light and use big tires....avoid complexity

the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 250,686
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: 250,686
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
05-05-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,910
Posted By mikeread

The original plan was for the frame to be orange...

The original plan was for the frame to be orange with small black areas. After spraying it orange, it was a bit 'too orange' so I added more black than originally intended. Not sure if I did the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By dsaul

Explanation of 135QR and 142TA dropouts

It seems that some people, who haven't built frames with them, misunderstand the difference between 135QR and 142TA dropouts. In order to help explain how the dropouts are attached to the stays in...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 250,686
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
04-27-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By unterhausen

Andy, you have to exercise one of my pet peeves...

Andy, you have to exercise one of my pet peeves this early in the morning? Don't drill "stop holes." Doesn't usually stop anything. Reduces the strength of the frame. Encourages crack growth. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,655
Posted By unterhausen

You can get really good in a few months of doing...

You can get really good in a few months of doing it full time. On technical subjects, I like the rule of thumb that it takes 5 years to become an expert, because that seems better than no rule. In...
04-18-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer riding the bike. If I get a scratch meh...

I prefer riding the bike. If I get a scratch meh so be it. It stings for a little bit but then you get over it and just enjoy the bike.
04-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ckmak

I usually try remember to unclip before I stop so...

I usually try remember to unclip before I stop so I stop falling over. :foo:
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,212
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...
04-11-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,713
Posted By mirfi

I always ride masked. ...

I always ride masked.


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Growl...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,572
Posted By SSRI

I was able to mount a 11-40 cassette. Compact...

I was able to mount a 11-40 cassette.
Compact 50-34 cranks
dura ace 9000 modded with a GS cage. a wolf tooth allows the clearance....
04-06-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,487
Posted By Koyote

My coronavirus project is growing a beard. My...

My coronavirus project is growing a beard. My wife thinks I'm just laying on the couch for 4-5 hours each day...But I'm actually working hard, pushing the whiskers out of my face. It's challenging.
04-05-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I made a thing!

my wife asked me for help making a corona virus 🦠 video, a couple hours later this is the result.

Bike content:
At 50 seconds you will see the Feb/Mar 2019 copy of News and Views from the Box O’...
04-05-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By 79pmooney

The farmers market in Portland yesterday had 3...

The farmers market in Portland yesterday had 3 Porta Potties set out and a table with a juice dispencer (like we see at organized ride rest stops) with warn water, hand soap set out and paper towels....
04-04-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,095
Posted By Ross520

Almost everyday! It's the only thing keeping me...

Almost everyday! It's the only thing keeping me (mostly) sane! 😁
03-30-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,487
Posted By Doug64

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03-29-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,487
Posted By berner

I have two projects I've been working on. The...

I have two projects I've been working on. The most recent is my ability to make a diamond knot for use in a soft shackle. The older project is the design of a 100ft. racing trimaran purely as a...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By dsaul

I use these adapters from Paragon to attach my...

I use these adapters from Paragon to attach my 19mm stays to plate style dropouts. The cone shaped end allows the stay to come in at an angle to the dropout. I'm welding them, so I don't know how...
03-28-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,002
Posted By HPL

MEDICAL DISTANCING not Social

I won't state the obvious nor reiterate how or how not to ride, but in reference to the general public not taking this seriously enough, I believe we need to stop calling the required mode of...
03-28-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,002
Posted By HTupolev

If you're serious about taking this seriously,...

If you're serious about taking this seriously, stop playing physics games and ride solo. Nobody knows enough about SARS-COV-2 at this point to give a rock-solid answer about where it's safe to be...
03-27-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,002
Posted By ooga-booga

yet another reason to ride solo.

yet another reason to ride solo.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I agree with ws's suggestion of a thicker walled...

I agree with ws's suggestion of a thicker walled TT. Not just for dent resistance. I've long time felt that a frame feels best with somewhat balanced tube walls. A single step different (as is common...
03-25-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By avecReynolds531

Varonha Frameworks 853

I'm not sure if this is the right section of the forum for this post, so my apologies in advance.

I had thought a long time about a custom frame for a special birthday present for my wife. It was...
03-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've been training for this moment for so long...

I've been training for this moment for so long...
03-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Brocephus

"Social distancing" during club rides......

It CAN be done !!! :D

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