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Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-10, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By Thylacine

Shouldn't be a problem. If you ever decide...

Shouldn't be a problem.

If you ever decide to go ahead, please consider us!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-10, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By Thylacine

If you get a frame made in China I'll hunt you...

If you get a frame made in China I'll hunt you down and kill you, assuming it doesn't kill you first! There is no warranty with the Chinese made frames, and they have no idea when it comes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 02:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Thylacine

I have no idea. We design bikes to fit people,...

I have no idea. We design bikes to fit people, so I have almost no idea what constitutes 'normal' or what 'regular geometry' really is.....short of the historical mean 405mm chainstays, 73/73...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 03:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Thylacine

It's more than just trail. Trail was figured out...

It's more than just trail. Trail was figured out decades ago - there's only really a handful of acceptable HTA/Rake/Trail combos that work in the real world.

The factors that other companies...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 02:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,325
Posted By Thylacine

Any fit system set up by a major bike...

Any fit system set up by a major bike manufacturer to fit you to one of their 5 or 6 different size bikes is a complete joke. How can this possibly be in your best interests? How could it actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Thylacine

Neither of those are properly designed. In fact,...

Neither of those are properly designed. In fact, they're exactly what not to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Thylacine

Absolutely. One of the key motivators to me...

Absolutely. One of the key motivators to me starting a custom bike company was just how bad bikes are for almost anyone over 6ft.

The bigger you are, the 'wrong-er' they get. Mainstream...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,175
Posted By Thylacine

Here's one we prepared earlier...

Here's one we prepared earlier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thylacinecycles/sets/72157624740793176/)....
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Thylacine

You have probably zero chance, and I don't see...

You have probably zero chance, and I don't see why you'd want to compromise, seeing you've just bought the most advanced, most expensive group-set ever made.

Supercharging a Hyundai, and all that.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-10, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Thylacine

You have probably zero chance, and I don't see...

You have probably zero chance, and I don't see why you'd want to compromise, seeing you've just bought the most advanced, most expensive group-set ever made.

Supercharging a Hyundai, and all that.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By Thylacine

It's because the seat tube is too thin. Just...

It's because the seat tube is too thin.

Just imagine....the seatstays are in compression and they cycle a hundred times a minute, pushing an pulling that piece of tube......until they work harden...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Thylacine

Dave Levy Ti Cycles Fabrication Cedar Ridge...

Dave Levy
Ti Cycles Fabrication
Cedar Ridge Fabrication
15707 NW McNamee Road
Portland OR 97231
503-621-9670


Is your man.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-07-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,990
Posted By Thylacine

lolz. Sucker for punishment.

lolz. Sucker for punishment.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-09, 04:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,990
Posted By Thylacine

How long do you think it takes to write and send...

How long do you think it takes to write and send a very small 'piece of mind' email? Say you have 20 builds on the go and you send one 60 second email to each customer.....a whole 20 minutes out of...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-09, 04:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,990
Posted By Thylacine

Curtlo's are 'utilitarian'. You haven't payed...

Curtlo's are 'utilitarian'. You haven't payed for Customer Service, so don't be too miffed when you don't get much.

Message to anyone considering buying a custom frame - If you want good Customer...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-09, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Thylacine

Is there somewhere where you can vote for the...

Is there somewhere where you can vote for the dumbest threads ever?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-20-09, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Thylacine

Overlay the geometry of every bike made in SE...

Overlay the geometry of every bike made in SE Asia? Have fun with that.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By Thylacine

Anyone who's ever gone to the Taipei bike show...

Anyone who's ever gone to the Taipei bike show could probably answer most questions as to 'who makes who'.

However, I just see it as fairly pointless act of being a smarmy pants in the vain of...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,339
Posted By Thylacine

This smells Minty.

This smells Minty.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-25-09, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,843
Posted By Thylacine

It's really hard to give much advice because...

It's really hard to give much advice because there's too many variables.

If you're after lugs or a 'traditional' look, then you're limited to smaller diameter tubing which means you have to have...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-09, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Thylacine

I'd suggest Chris Herting of 3D Racing, or Carl...

I'd suggest Chris Herting of 3D Racing, or Carl Strong maybe if he's still doing Al.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-09, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,339
Posted By Thylacine

DO NOT RIDE THAT BIKE. That's an atrocious...

DO NOT RIDE THAT BIKE.

That's an atrocious job. Man, not even the paint can hide how bad of a job that is. This guy is taking peoples' money??

Send those photos to them and ask them to...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,905
Posted By Thylacine

My Mods in RED

I'm assuming this is a steel frame....


Frame Angles
*Headangle = 72.5∞
*Seatangle = 72.5∞ (71.5 if using a straight post)

Major Lengths
Wheelbase = 1088.5549 mm
*Seat tube length...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,641
Posted By Thylacine

Bruce Gordon makes Titanium lugged frames -...

Bruce Gordon makes Titanium lugged frames - titanium 'lugs' with titanium tubes bonded in - but any competent builder could do that as it's no different to bonding carbon to carbon or Ti to carbon.
...
04-13-09, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,597
Posted By Thylacine

Nah, but you can send them to me instead!

Nah, but you can send them to me instead!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-09, 02:37 AM
02-27-09, 03:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,077
Posted By Thylacine

Gold.

Gold.
02-27-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By Thylacine

Yeah, it's only 33 degrees at the moment, no way...

Yeah, it's only 33 degrees at the moment, no way near the 38 that was forecast. And no big windy-winds either.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-23-09, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Thylacine

You're 6ft 1ins, and you're on a 55cm top tube...

You're 6ft 1ins, and you're on a 55cm top tube and a 74.5 degree STA with a zero offset post?

You must be in anthropology textbooks.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-23-09, 02:54 AM
02-23-09, 02:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,597
Posted By Thylacine

Nice story. Weird they would prototype them in...

Nice story. Weird they would prototype them in Germany, but at least you'd know they'd be done right!

Do you still do prototype CNC work?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-08, 02:53 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,833
Posted By Thylacine

If you look wholistically at all the places you...

If you look wholistically at all the places you can waste power - coupled with the inefficiencies of the human pedalling machine (especially most of us who by global standards are complete Freds that...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-17-08, 03:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,817
Posted By Thylacine

Rubbish. Any smooth TIG weld just looks smoother...

Rubbish. Any smooth TIG weld just looks smoother the more paint you put on it. With powdercoat the welds completely disappear and look like mini fillets.

I don't know anyone who grinds down TIG...
10-20-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,005
Posted By Thylacine

Nah, just getting them all in except the black.

Nah, just getting them all in except the black.
10-20-08, 02:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,005
Posted By Thylacine

Alrighty, I ordered some in the more...

Alrighty, I ordered some in the more 'interesting' colours. E-Mail me if you want some, only selling in pairs, and they ain't particularly cheap so no whingers. :)
10-17-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,005
Posted By Thylacine

Alrighty, lucky custom frame guy that I am, looks...

Alrighty, lucky custom frame guy that I am, looks like I can get these Nazi Clown Tyres direct. Sweeet!

Email us if yer a hipster japanophile zealot......errr I mean interested.
10-15-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,005
Posted By Thylacine

Noticed too in Jpn you can get Arospok in the...

Noticed too in Jpn you can get Arospok in the same colours.

The era of the clown bike is upon us!
10-15-08, 11:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,005
Posted By Thylacine

So wrong it's right

You fellas seen these?

http://www.diacompe.co.jp/img/page2/gcsscolor.jpg

:love:
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,940
Posted By Thylacine

I think a good analogy for this thread is like...

I think a good analogy for this thread is like being the only sober guy at party at 2am. :D
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-08, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Thylacine

My pref is for a high CG / high BB (or lower BB...

My pref is for a high CG / high BB (or lower BB Drop if you prefer). YMMV.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-08, 03:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,940
Posted By Thylacine

Awesome. So now we're over that, let's get back...

Awesome. So now we're over that, let's get back to the OP's questions!


"I am trying to re-create the feel of my second racing bike I had a very long time ago and lost in a crash.
Never had...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-13-08, 02:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,940
Posted By Thylacine

It's really simple mate. You listen to people...

It's really simple mate. You listen to people with more experience than you.

I mean, for example Richo has been building bikes since I was born, and if there was ever a question regarding lugged...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,940
Posted By Thylacine

Which is exactly what you're doing. How...

Which is exactly what you're doing.

How about actually listening to the experience of others, including those that don't have the same opinion as you?

You know, such as...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-08, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Thylacine

They're both important. However, there is IMHO...

They're both important. However, there is IMHO two parts to the way a bike handles.

1) Steering geometry.
2) COG in relation to wheelbase.

Both contribute to stability, and it's not really...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-08, 03:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,940
Posted By Thylacine

Yeah that's me, Mr.Myopic. For as long as...

Yeah that's me, Mr.Myopic.

For as long as I've riding road bikes (20 years) there has been (road) criteriums in Australia every week. In fact, in Melbourne you could probably even now race a crit...
09-29-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Thylacine

I'm the internet's moral compass, didn't ya know?

I'm the internet's moral compass, didn't ya know?
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,940
Posted By Thylacine

Wish I could agree with that, but we've had guys...

Wish I could agree with that, but we've had guys come to us that cannot fit on any road frame with a 73 degree STA because there isn't a seatpost on the planet with enough setback.

Also, there's...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Thylacine

Put a post up on the UBI website saying your...

Put a post up on the UBI website saying your looking for employment.

www.bikeschool.com
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Thylacine

IMHO the IF steel forks are overbuilt, but the...

IMHO the IF steel forks are overbuilt, but the AlphaQ and Edge forks are great.

Realistically though, any of those three options will work great. It's more of just getting the look you want.
09-18-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Thylacine

A suggestion to prevent 'Koffeeisms'

Mods, owner, those asleep at the wheel,

Can I make a suggestion? Whenever there is a thread that very clearly is heading down the road of illegality or questionable morals/ethics, that you just...
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