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Forum: Framebuilders
09-12-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By duanedr

Yes, I come to the conclusion that the complexity...

Yes, I come to the conclusion that the complexity and all of those joints have to introduce flex and slop that will overpower any impressions of the geometry changes.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By duanedr

Exactly, It's horrible and yet brilliant. I...

Exactly, It's horrible and yet brilliant. I wonder what it taught him. Both in terms of the building of it and the riding of it. Or was it just a brilliant fabrication stunt for the show?
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By duanedr

Yep, that's the one I was thinking of. I've seen...

Yep, that's the one I was thinking of. I've seen forks with the hooded/slotted dropouts as well.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By duanedr

I can't figure out how to get it linked here but...

I can't figure out how to get it linked here but if you search IG for theblandbicycle you'll see his recent iteration. There have been many before and likely many after, although i don't know how it...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-03-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

Wow! Real cliffhanger! I was on the edge of my...

Wow! Real cliffhanger! I was on the edge of my seat! I can't wait for the seatstay episode! The videos are actually really well done and he's very enjoyable to watch. I'm hoping he does a couple...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

I haven't seen it yet!! No spoiler posts!!! I...

I haven't seen it yet!! No spoiler posts!!! I want to know how it turns out!! :lol:
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

Mine did the same and worked fine after adding...

Mine did the same and worked fine after adding water. I don't see any benefit over Gasflux.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

[QUOTE=Aldatroid;21668432]Right, I see. Most of...

[QUOTE=Aldatroid;21668432]Right, I see. Most of the black stuff is as unterhausen are saying from the flux. /QUOTE]
I don't particularly like the Cycle Design LFB flux for this reason. The Gasflux...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By duanedr

Totally agree. Aside from key measurements...

Totally agree. Aside from key measurements missing (like wheel size?!), without an objective assessment of the ride qualities, it's just data. And who knows how accurately/correctly the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By duanedr

No idea. If I remember correctly, wheel/tire...

No idea. If I remember correctly, wheel/tire size wasn't a measurement it listed so, it was limited usefulness for framebuilding.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

Assuming you get pretty close to your angles and...

Assuming you get pretty close to your angles and it's relatively straight, it's going to be the best riding bike ever ATYO! Post progress as you go!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

Lowering the BB won't materially lower your CoG....

Lowering the BB won't materially lower your CoG. That's way up at your hips so, bringing that down 10mm won't make any difference you could feel. The goal is gain standover and not have the bike any...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,118
Posted By duanedr

That does look better. I would look at the BB...

That does look better. I would look at the BB height to gain a bit more standover clearance. Pedaling through corners offroad (or even on the road with big squishy tires) is pretty rare I think. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By duanedr

Please elaborate if you can.

Please elaborate if you can.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By duanedr

Are the horizontal dropout slots the same width...

Are the horizontal dropout slots the same width on both sides all the way back? If one opened up and you're installing the wheel while the frame is in a stand, the axle is resting on the lower bent...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,636
Posted By duanedr

yes, the canti holders are 'keyed' so they stay...

yes, the canti holders are 'keyed' so they stay in phase but the 2 set screws on top when loosened allows them to expand/contract and rotate. then when the posts are sitting on the tube as desired,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,636
Posted By duanedr

Nova has this set up in stock but I think you...

Nova has this set up in stock but I think you will still need to get the Hammill T-squares (fr & rear) as well: Canti Jig (https://www.cycle-frames.com/NOVA-CANT-BOSS-JIG.html)
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By duanedr

Yes, I agree, I was just saying there are folks...

Yes, I agree, I was just saying there are folks commenting on that pump and indicating what they would change and you might gain some insights into ways to make the first iteration the best it can...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By duanedr

These folks beat you to the punch: seatpost...

These folks beat you to the punch:
seatpost pump (https://www.rei.com/product/100567/topeak-ninja-seatpost-pump)

Scanning the comments of that link will prompt you on ways to optimize it further....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By duanedr

I have used these on a couple bikes and they were...

I have used these on a couple bikes and they were easy to work with and there are many configurations so if at some point you wanted to switch to non-TA or single speed or whatever it's pretty easy. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-09-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By duanedr

If the weight, fit and ride are what I wanted, I...

If the weight, fit and ride are what I wanted, I wouldn't worry about whether it's 853 or not. It wouldn't have a discernable effect on the ride - especially with our new fat tires. Also, speculating...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By duanedr

That's right, they have round ports. It's been a...

That's right, they have round ports. It's been a while since I looked at them but they struck me as a good idea given the trend to wider tires on all bikes.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By duanedr

In the framebuilding section on the herse site,...

In the framebuilding section on the herse site, Jan has a BB shell with the CS sockets splayed slightly more than typical road BB. Not sure how the other angles line up to your needs but I've been...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-22-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By duanedr

Jennifer makes jewelry quality head badges or...

Jennifer makes jewelry quality head badges or quite simple ones. And she's great to work with.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,223
Posted By duanedr

Congratulations Doug. A very good reason to put...

Congratulations Doug. A very good reason to put the torch down!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By duanedr

I found a tapered hand reamer that works really...

I found a tapered hand reamer that works really well for enlarging boss holes, cleaning up ends of fork blades other similar jobs.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By duanedr

Gus Salmon Decals seems to have production decals...

Gus Salmon Decals seems to have production decals for existing brands. https://www.velocals.com/ Velocals also has production decals. You don't say who the builder was.

I use Reid Design here...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By duanedr

EXACTLY my point! I literally take photos of my...

EXACTLY my point! I literally take photos of my work while it's still hot and then look at it through my phone. I find low spots, shorelines that have receded a bit and other little things that I...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By duanedr

Looks good! Get a little dab at the top on the...

Looks good! Get a little dab at the top on the right where the bar meets the seatstay - just to complete the fillet. I find taking pictures and looking at my work through pictures help me see it...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,018
Posted By duanedr

I agree with Eric on both points - you don't need...

I agree with Eric on both points - you don't need to use them but keep the stays away from the slot in any case.

As a counterpoint, I received a gift of a few boxes of various tubing. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

Make sure you get the one with the roach storage...

Make sure you get the one with the roach storage space at the end!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

I think that will be very nice. Plenty of weight...

I think that will be very nice. Plenty of weight to put pressure on it if you need to and easy to swap in other fixtures like a fork alignment system or stem fixture etc.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By duanedr

Bill was instrumental in my learning. I took him...

Bill was instrumental in my learning. I took him some of my first joints and he just laughed. Wrong flux, wrong filler, wrong torch and something about my momma dressing me funny. Anyway, he was...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

Yes, very much good enough. I'd guess that's...

Yes, very much good enough. I'd guess that's identical to the table I have.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

Interesting. I wasn't really concerned about...

Interesting. I wasn't really concerned about stability in terms of it making a 'flat' surface for measuring but it sounds like you're saying it won't even hold together! I have a hundred or so...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

I believe it's about 8 inches wide and 24 -28...

I believe it's about 8 inches wide and 24 -28 inches long. I'm going off of memory but I don't think that's far off and it's certainly smaller than the 16x35 mentioned. the nice thing about the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By duanedr

$400 seems to be at the low end at least for...

$400 seems to be at the low end at least for Igleheart.

Igleheart ? Custom Frames and Forks (http://igleheartcustomframesandforks.com/home.php#forks)
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

HA! That is one half of a downtube wrap decal.

HA! That is one half of a downtube wrap decal.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

Here's a picture of my set up as I was drilling...

Here's a picture of my set up as I was drilling it. You can see the puddle of water contained by plumber's putty to keep the bit cool and grinding through. If I was to have a benchtop drill press, I...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,623
Posted By duanedr

I have a 3'x4'x4" granite plate and drilling the...

I have a 3'x4'x4" granite plate and drilling the granite isn't difficult at all - probably took me 90 minutes to figure out the set up, drill the hole and clean up. I set my drill press up so the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By duanedr

That's nicely done! A couple things that come to...

That's nicely done! A couple things that come to mind:
1- a top nut that has handles is nice as you can hold the frame with one hand and give the handle a swing and the weight will carry it down...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-08-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By duanedr

I just got one of the 'Framebuilder Sets' from...

I just got one of the 'Framebuilder Sets' from Paige and they are more stable and easier to light than the Victor TEN tips. I haven't tried fillet brazing with them yet.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,018
Posted By duanedr

Yes, the hole at the bottom of the slot. The...

Yes, the hole at the bottom of the slot. The first drilling is a hole in the sleeve before brazing. I used the hole in the sleeve to add filler and then had to complete the hole in the actual tube...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,018
Posted By duanedr

What you show is how I do most of my non-lugged...

What you show is how I do most of my non-lugged frames.

I have tried drilling a TT vent hole and pucker hole in the sleeve before brazing it to the ST. I could then use those holes to add filler...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-12-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By duanedr

So jealous. :cry:

So jealous. :cry:
Forum: Framebuilders
12-12-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By duanedr

Drop is what I use to set my fixture. BB height...

Drop is what I use to set my fixture. BB height is what I design around - based on crank length, wheel size, tires (smallest), pedal type, terrain (most extreme) and rider type.



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Forum: Framebuilders
12-12-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By duanedr

With my bikes (steel, non-TIG welded), I require...

With my bikes (steel, non-TIG welded), I require a flourish on the HT ends (and ST end). It makes the frame look finished. When the tube just ends, it looks like the frame was made to hit a price...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-09-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By duanedr

Don't get me wrong. A production...

Don't get me wrong. A production Specialized/Trek/Giant in the $2-4000 range represents amazing value if a 54-58cm size range bike fits you. They are well designed and engineered and ride really...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By duanedr

Not to mention that road/gravel bikes generally...

Not to mention that road/gravel bikes generally have around 45mm of offset as well.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By duanedr

I think your theory is valid. The underlying...

I think your theory is valid. The underlying reasoning might not be what you expect though.

You can see how bikes from the '60s compare to bikes from the early 2000's for a specific type of...
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