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10-27-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1985) PEUGEOT PY10-FC

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Last photo for a while. Andy ...

Last photo for a while. Andy

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Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 562
Posted By Pratt

My advice is to go for it. I have never built a...

My advice is to go for it. I have never built a bike, but have built and paddled, rowed and sailed numerous small craft over the years. There is satisfaction all the way, from solving problems and...
10-25-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1982) Francisco Cuevas

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I joined the top edges of the blades together (a...

I joined the top edges of the blades together (a butt braze) a few days ago, then cut the steerer miter today. I have more details on my Flicker album...
10-24-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1982) Straight Talk on Steel

Another big article with lots of tables and figures.
Too many pages and too large a file size for a single post.
So here's the deal.
You get first page, tables, figures, and glossary of terms to...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By JaccoW

Got the frame today and it looks like this might...

Got the frame today and it looks like this might be salvagable. The dent is hardly visible without the child carrier but there is some bulging when checked with a caliper.
Made a project thread in...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By evr

I have been working through mechanical and...

I have been working through mechanical and material properties of various silver bronze filler alloys since seeing the same recommendation of Castolin 38230 for Columbus Cento tubes. Columbus also...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-20-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have two comments- First is that I don't think...

I have two comments- First is that I don't think this damage is of any great concern, as long as that child seat is removed. (As in the loading that wasn't designed into the frame is stopped). Sure a...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By bulgie

Ignore it. I've seen worse. It's not going to...

Ignore it. I've seen worse. It's not going to cause trouble.

If you ever repaint the bike, then maybe fill it in at that time, but that would be for aesthetic reasons only. Short of a full...
10-12-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By dsaul

I build steel bike frames. I can assure you that...

I build steel bike frames. I can assure you that almost all of the bottom brackets in quality welded steel bike frames are made from 4130 tube. Dept. store bikes are made from mild steel or...
10-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: October 1980 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:

"Bikepacker's Bookshelf: The Long Ride" I've never read or even heard of this book. Now I want to read it.
"The Coasts are on a Cruising Binge"
"Bicycle...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By dsaul

142 Thru axle is the same as 135QR in terms of...

142 Thru axle is the same as 135QR in terms of the spacing between the inside faces of the dropouts. The dropouts just have a 3.5mm recess on each side that makes them 142mm. In terms of the axles,...
10-06-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Check the valve core. Last time I had a mystery...

Check the valve core. Last time I had a mystery leak with no puncture that I could find, it was a slightly loose valve core. Snugging it down fixed it.That's happened to me with Presta and Schrader...
10-06-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,634
Posted By Maelochs

This thread highlights the importance of the...

This thread highlights the importance of the rider's experience--not the years of experience, but the on-the-bike riding experience.
Mooisture really likes his bike. He feels good on the bike, he...
10-04-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rims are a wear item. The current market view of...

Rims are a wear item. The current market view of the wheel as somehow a magical component that won't be subject to age, fatigue or wear (because modern wheels are so costly) is so miss led. The wear...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 254,212
Posted By helixbikes

I just finished my 3rd bamboo frame. I used a kit...

I just finished my 3rd bamboo frame. I used a kit from Bamboo Bee, and the Brew Bikes Jig for this one. The inspiration for this frame came from child-hood memories of rding the 1-speed Swedish...
10-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1981) What to Tell Your Framebuilder

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09-30-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1981) Effects of Heating on Reynolds 531 and Columbus SL

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09-30-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By dsaul

I build bicycles frames as a hobby and, if that...

I build bicycles frames as a hobby and, if that belonged to me or one of my friends, I would weld up the crack and see how long it lasts. The crack is not in a location that would cause a...
09-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I agree that this frame is now "worthless",...

While I agree that this frame is now "worthless", having come to it's end of life, being such means that any repair attempt has no negative cost but that of the actual repair. So I would replace the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,671
Posted By headwind15

A 4.5" plastic poly wheel grinder will take 80 -...

A 4.5" plastic poly wheel grinder will take 80 - 90% of the paint off of a frame in less than an hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,886
Posted By Psimet2001

Vaporware. It can not withstand the lateral...

Vaporware. It can not withstand the lateral forces needed to actually drive the bike let alone shift. That's why it keeps being touted as a concept piece. It was simply a way for a company that makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,886
Posted By rubiksoval

I would think there has to be a complete redesign...

I would think there has to be a complete redesign of the drivetrain at some point. Either belt driven, housed in the rear hub, etc.

That's all I see changing.
09-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By topflightpro

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame...

I've used a shim to run a 27.2 post in a frame built for 31.8 - it worked fine.

I've also had to replace a seatpost clamp due to a snapped bolt. Salsa offers a wide selection of clamp sizes, and...
09-27-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,125
Posted By Drillium Dude

August 2018: ...

August 2018:

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A little patina begins to show in December...
09-27-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,803
Posted By genejockey

GRINDING, and SPINNING......hmmmmmmm. Seems like...

GRINDING, and SPINNING......hmmmmmmm. Seems like we need one word for that.. I know!
GRINNING!!!!
09-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,803
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Metabolic efficiency doesn't win races or...

Metabolic efficiency doesn't win races or minimize fatigue on long rides, and less is a good thing when you have over 7% body fat because reducing that makes you faster up hills.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By mikeread

After messing with the piston and o-ring I...

After messing with the piston and o-ring I decided the o ring must be too tight a fit around the piston, preventing air from flowing easily into the cylinder on the pull stroke. So I made a new...
09-21-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 699
Posted By scarlson

Nah, I just stand over the top tube facing...

Nah, I just stand over the top tube facing backwards, bike resting on its wheels on the floor. I don't own a bicycle work stand. THAT I don't have space for. No reason to involve a workbench in this,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By gugie

Yeah Mark, I've done that a few times before....

Yeah Mark, I've done that a few times before. Last time I did a chromed one I reamed out the original steerer, if you try to heat it up so it'll come loose the blades will fall out as well!.

The...
09-18-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 844
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've successfully reamed and tapped Italian...

I've successfully reamed and tapped Italian threads into several Viscount frames. Check your local shops; one may have the Bicycle Research reamer/tap set to do this job.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By JGaerlan

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Here's a variation of the typical front box cargo bike which uses a simpler...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is all part of the learning process. how to...

This is all part of the learning process. how to set up the construct to end up with the dimensions you want given your process. As mentioned it's common to set drop out widths a few mms wider to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,953
Posted By Aldatroid

Haha good catch on the bottle cage boss holes!!...

Haha good catch on the bottle cage boss holes!! The second after I had the holes drilled I realized I'd match the DT and everything to the wrong side of the ST... I was pulling my hair for a minute...
09-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By KC8QVO

Cone + Pedal Wrenches, Home Made

If you have to ask why... Just because. That's why. I didn't have any.

They work really well, too.

I've been trying to use conventional wrenches and pliers for some work but they aren't the...
09-15-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By REDMASTA

you won't feel dead spots the same way as with a...

you won't feel dead spots the same way as with a single speed, everything stays spun up, feels great.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,953
Posted By Aldatroid

Hey! Spent some time garage the last couple...

Hey!

Spent some time garage the last couple
of days and managed to get the main triangle together and what looks to me to be fairly straight. The HT angle got pushed a little though... havenít...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-12-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The angles that lugs are offered in are a result...

The angles that lugs are offered in are a result of cost VS sales, nothing more or less. Lug manufactures look at the bell curve of angles (and tube diameters) for each joint and then their projected...
09-11-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By verktyg

Colnago Braze-ons

Interesting notion about Colnago braze-ons but Signor Ernesto has been known to fling a little merda di toro! :innocent:

Around the end of the Bike Boom - 1973-74, high end Italian frames started...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By unterhausen

just to be clear, it's a monstrosity, but I love...

just to be clear, it's a monstrosity, but I love it. The site with the videos on it are dead, I imagine it's out there somewhere. I like the fully mechanical data collection.

Never really...
09-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By Doug Fattic

What I remember hearing was that at the 1960...

What I remember hearing was that at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, the Italians showed up to race with bicycles without braze-ons. The idea (as already mentioned) was that the brass used to attach the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So here are two ideas for a tool to crimp the...

So here are two ideas for a tool to crimp the stays with. For built frames i find the second one is better as it has more fit clearance WRT the other stay. I could be tempted to loan one of these......
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By squirtdad

Spec max on that frame is 35. going to a 42 is...

Spec max on that frame is 35. going to a 42 is 9mm (almost a centimeter) over spec. I am not the hands on guy, just a numbers guy so go with what the hands on guys say, but that seems to me to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,953
Posted By Aldatroid

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Cleaned it up and yes, it didnít take more than...
09-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By Senrab62

Gotcha. Thanks for the explanation 👍🏾 Makes...

Gotcha. Thanks for the explanation 👍🏾

Makes sense as my non butted chromo frame is my most rigid steel frame. Even though it's generic chromoly.

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09-02-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,022
Posted By BloomBikeShop

I typically consider junk miles to be rides with...

I typically consider junk miles to be rides with no purpose, objective, or goal.

Having fun is a perfectly acceptable objective!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By unterhausen

I usually build my racks with stainless because I...

I usually build my racks with stainless because I don't have easy access to powder coating. I get the welded stainless from McMaster Carr because i"m lazy. 5/16 is good for most racks. It doesn't...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Stainless Steels generally don't accept...

Stainless Steels generally don't accept bronze/brass fillers. Silver is the usual filler. I much prefer bronze/brass (Gasflux CO4) for most of my fillet/non sleeve brazing and have no issue with a...
09-01-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,249
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Oh those welds! So NOT Cannondale! They look like...

Oh those welds! So NOT Cannondale! They look like someone took used bubble gum to stick the tubing together. :eek:...
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