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Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Nessism

Comparing on a relative basis those stays will be...

Comparing on a relative basis those stays will be stiffer than your main triangle. A STD size frame made from .7/.4/.4mm tubing will be quite flexible but the 16mm stays are more analogous to those...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,351
Posted By Nessism

I can relate. I don't sweat, I LEAK. Anyway, if a...

I can relate. I don't sweat, I LEAK. Anyway, if a Halo isn't getting it than I'd try the Sweat Gutr. It's a silicone channel that you place just above the eyebrows. It flat works but is not the most...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Nessism

Lots of information about decal's in this...

Lots of information about decal's in this thread...https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1157944-head-tube-badge-creation.html
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Nessism

When I decided to learn how to build frames I...

When I decided to learn how to build frames I went straight to building a frame. The materials are cheap enough that I don't see the point in doing anything else.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Nessism

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Nessism

You can upload photos to flickr or similar and...

You can upload photos to flickr or similar and provide a link.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Nessism

Math suggests the thicker tube would be better.

Math suggests the thicker tube would be better.
08-03-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,015
Posted By Nessism

This was always my understanding as well but some...

This was always my understanding as well but some very knowledgeable builders over on roadbikereview say no; the spoke tension would have to be drastically low for all the tension to be removed in...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Nessism

I like to drill large vent holes partly because...

I like to drill large vent holes partly because it allows water to flow inside to wash the flux. It's also nice to drain out excessive rust preventive spray applied after completion.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nessism

Speaking of 55 years...that's probably the last...

Speaking of 55 years...that's probably the last time any OEM auto company used adhesive to attach badges, nameplates, letting etc. onto a car. Double sided tape is the norm, or some sort of...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By Nessism

It could be cut down with a hacksaw but then it...

It could be cut down with a hacksaw but then it must be faced with a head tube facing tool. Of course that assumes you have enough head tube sticking up to make this happen.
07-27-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 751
Posted By Nessism

Pretty sure there was another thread on this...

Pretty sure there was another thread on this exact same topic just a couple days ago. Regardless, WD-40 is a very poor choice unless you are talking about the WD-40 specialist long term corrosion...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nessism

The 2OS lugged frame I finished last December...

The 2OS lugged frame I finished last December weighed right at 4 lbs painted. Probably could have cut a few extra ounces but lightweight wasn't the focus.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-26-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nessism

Columbus performs some sort of surface hardness...

Columbus performs some sort of surface hardness treatment on their tubes to make them more dent resistant. And personally, I'll take an OS frame over STD size 9/10 times.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nessism

This is my understanding as well only the weight...

This is my understanding as well only the weight savings is noticeable. I ran calculations which confirmed this some time back.
07-25-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By Nessism

I'm on the Fluid Film train too. Good stuff. ...

I'm on the Fluid Film train too. Good stuff.

Regarding the real world importance of treating the tubes, on several occasions I've worked on bikes that had significant water accumulation in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nessism

.025" thick 3M VHB tape is what I use.

.025" thick 3M VHB tape is what I use.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Nessism

Why not take it to a machine shop and have one...

Why not take it to a machine shop and have one side blanchard ground? My alignment plate was made that way. The machinist guy wasn't too happy with me because he had to do it a couple of times...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nessism

It's hard to say but looks like a new lug is...

It's hard to say but looks like a new lug is needed at minimum. You could try dremeling out the corrosion using a cutting disc to see what's going on but be sure to not cut down into the parent...
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Nessism

Seems unfair to those 30 people that contacted...

Seems unfair to those 30 people that contacted you wanting to buy the bike for $100. I'd sell it to the first serious buyer that contacted you.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By Nessism

The tubes I found a biotch to file/miter were the...

The tubes I found a biotch to file/miter were the TT Platinum tubes. Great tubes but not fun to work with.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By Nessism

Apparently, Columbus has changed around their...

Apparently, Columbus has changed around their steel lineup. Previously they used trade name steels they denoted "Cyclex" and "Nivacrom" for their higher end sets. SL was Cyclex and the higher end...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By Nessism

Cromor is not Cyclex, it's Cr-Mo. Not sure if...

Cromor is not Cyclex, it's Cr-Mo. Not sure if it's seamed or seamless. Cyclex is used on SL/SLX and the ilk. Cromor falls at the bottom of Columbus's range of butted tubesets. It's thick and heavy,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,630
Posted By Nessism

There are solid color urethane paints in the...

There are solid color urethane paints in the market, but I don't know of any that come in a rattle can. That's why I recommended the Spraymax products - you can get them from Amazon. And it's just...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,630
Posted By Nessism

Spraymax is good. I've heard that guys use...

Spraymax is good. I've heard that guys use Duplicolor base with the Spraymax primer and clear.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By Nessism

When you consider how much time and energy is...

When you consider how much time and energy is expended building a frame it doesn't pay to cheap out on materials, particularly when the cost difference is so nominal.

I recommend something from OS...
07-04-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By Nessism

I'm using 3T Superergo carbon bars on one of my...

I'm using 3T Superergo carbon bars on one of my bikes and love them. Super comfortable flat top shape. If they made them in aluminum I'd consider those instead. Bought them on a lark after finding...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,207
Posted By Nessism

There is a crack where the "bullet" tube cap is...

There is a crack where the "bullet" tube cap is welded to the stay. Looks repairable.
06-28-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Nessism

I tore mine when an F150 pulled in front of me on...

I tore mine when an F150 pulled in front of me on my motorcycle at 40mph. Surreal experience, both the wreck and the surgery. Some kids/medical students at UCLA Harbor medical center sewed up the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,053
Posted By Nessism

It's hard to imagine the steerer tube snapping...

It's hard to imagine the steerer tube snapping without also tweaking the aluminum crown and blades. Anyway, it wouldn't be overly difficult to grind out the steel steerer tube and punch out any pins...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Nessism

You need to lube the cleat regularly to reduce...

You need to lube the cleat regularly to reduce spring clip wear. I'd look there before assuming the pedal proper is worn out which will take much longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By Nessism

I'd go 146 since your sit bones are at 130. And...

I'd go 146 since your sit bones are at 130. And carbon rails are a luxury, not a necessity, so let your wallet steer you. Personally, I recently bought a Fabric Race saddle and really like it. ...
06-23-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Nessism

Performance sold those frames back in the day and...

Performance sold those frames back in the day and I bought one in the early 1990's on closeout. The steering was fast, set up for racing. Nice bike.

Regarding that rear dropout, I think I'd find...
06-22-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Nessism

Don't you just hate it when ebay sellers post up...

Don't you just hate it when ebay sellers post up crappy photos? In the case of this hub the bad photos were most likely to conceal the true condition of the hub. I'd send the thing back even if it...
06-22-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,108
Posted By Nessism

Beautiful bike. Fork almost looks like it's...

Beautiful bike. Fork almost looks like it's installed backwards but apparently that's just the look of that particular fork.
Enjoy!
06-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,955
Posted By Nessism

Buy it? Delicate negotiation: "Dad, this...

Buy it?

Delicate negotiation: "Dad, this bike has been rotting in the barn for the last 40 years so I'm going to clear it out of your way. And don't worry, I won't charge you to haul it off." ;)
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,211
Posted By Nessism

Too many assumptions. The curve in a fork doesn't...

Too many assumptions. The curve in a fork doesn't serve much if any functional reason other than to create offset/rake; crowns are typically designed so the fork legs exit parallel to the steerer, so...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-17-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,844
Posted By Nessism

Strength and stiffness are independent...

Strength and stiffness are independent characteristics, and all steel alloys share the same modulus of elasticity so the materials stiffness is constant regardless of specific alloy. Stiffness of a...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,189
Posted By Nessism

Inequality is not the cause of the city's...

Inequality is not the cause of the city's problems. Corruption is. A good example is how much DWP workers make; there were 5071 workers that made more than $100k in 2012 (I can't find any newer...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-16-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,844
Posted By Nessism

Crazy strong stuff; 285 ksi tensile strength. ...

Crazy strong stuff; 285 ksi tensile strength. Found some good info here...The Bicycle Info Project :: Carpenter Technology Aer-Met 100 Steel Tubing...
06-16-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Nessism

Two excellent suggestions. Those 7700 hubs...

Two excellent suggestions.

Those 7700 hubs can be matched to just about any rim on the market of appropriate hole count. Go wild!

Oh, and I've still got a couple sets of 7700 hub wheels and...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,189
Posted By Nessism

Los Angeles city covers a vast sprawling area....

Los Angeles city covers a vast sprawling area. It's one of the geographically largest cities in the country. Back before construction technology knew how to account for earth movement from...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,166
Posted By Nessism

Very cool. Pure bike porn. It's amazing how...

Very cool. Pure bike porn. It's amazing how much money some people spend on their bikes.
06-10-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,747
Posted By Nessism

This will be fine. Park has a chart (and an ap...

This will be fine. Park has a chart (and an ap on their website) to guide you on what number to target on the tool. Don't overthink. I will say though that those rims are OLD so apply some...
06-10-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By Nessism

True, but I can think of no situation where this...

True, but I can think of no situation where this would apply on a bicycle.
06-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By Nessism

A beam type torque wrench is both cheap and...

A beam type torque wrench is both cheap and reliable. Never goes out of calibration. Much preferable to a cheap click type torque wrench.
06-09-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,712
Posted By Nessism

Sounds like the frame is just too big. A shorter...

Sounds like the frame is just too big. A shorter stem is a bandaid but the proper fix is a new bike that fits.
06-09-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,483
Posted By Nessism

In the golf industry both Ping and Titleist will...

In the golf industry both Ping and Titleist will pull a retailers account if they sell below MAP. That's just the way it is in some industries.
06-08-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By Nessism

Tifosi are an excellent value. I've been using...

Tifosi are an excellent value. I've been using the Jet model for several years now and (super durable) recently got the newer Jet wrap version as a backup.
06-07-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,897
Posted By Nessism

Rubber deteriorates with age. If they were cheap...

Rubber deteriorates with age. If they were cheap it would be worth a gamble but I wouldn't at $50/pair.
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