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07-11-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By calstar

Low tech gravel bike

No disc brakes, no fat tires, ride with what you have.

https://i.imgur.com/b02nwph.png
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By calstar

From Welders Warehouse site, multi-port propane...

From Welders Warehouse site, multi-port propane tip

https://i.imgur.com/vws9PD9.png
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,088
Posted By calstar

No stories from me but the man was a pioneer of...

No stories from me but the man was a pioneer of the small frame builder shop in the US. Lots of sites posting stories, pics of his work and interviews on the net.

RIP Bruce,

Brian



PS...
06-08-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By calstar

Bruce Gordon RIP

Bruce Gordon died yesterday(6/7/19), a true giant of frame building. RIP Bruce.

regards, Brian
06-03-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,119
Posted By calstar

Panracer Paselas, have 32s(80+- psi) on one bike,...

Panracer Paselas, have 32s(80+- psi) on one bike, 35s(70-75ps+-) on the other. I've ridden Paselas for 15+ years, one of the best values going and a good ride, I'm 245+-lbs.
06-03-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,922
Posted By calstar

WTB Volt Race saddle, recommendation

Was having saddle issues, tried a few but no luck. Very happy with the WTB Volt Race saddle in 150mm width, reasonable at $55+-. If you're looking for a new saddle take a look at it. My weight is...
06-02-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,611
Posted By calstar

This is why you don't leave your bike locked out of sight

How good is your bike lock? Not very!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9K6rby98W8JigLoZOh6FQ/search?query=bike
05-29-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,954
Posted By calstar

Thats a great idea! I figured you knew what...

Thats a great idea! I figured you knew what you're doing but thought I'd just add my .02 about seat height. And yes little steps seems like the way to go. What a wonderful thing if she gets hooked...
05-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,954
Posted By calstar

Saddle height is definitely too low making riding...

Saddle height is definitely too low making riding more difficult than it has to be for her. Raise the seat and the chances are she will find effort easier and thusly more of a chance she will...
03-28-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By calstar

The tires are wire bead Pasellas.

The tires are wire bead Pasellas.
03-28-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By calstar

https://i.imgur.com/XUieRzM.jpg pic of tape ...

https://i.imgur.com/XUieRzM.jpg
pic of tape

Thanks all, I'll try the 70lbs first since its the easiest, also will swap front to back tires.

Brian
03-28-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By calstar

27x1 rim won't hold tire

Arraya 27x1 rim, no bead hook, Panracer Pasella 27x1 1/4", front rim holds tire, rear doesn't. Built up a bike for my nephew, original rims on the Nishiki International but as new(not a scratch or...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,875
Posted By calstar

Thanks.

Thanks.
03-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By calstar

Google says the frame is $3500, heres a pic so...

Google says the frame is $3500, heres a pic so you don't have to search to see what one looks like(awkward and ugly imo).

​​​​​​https://i.imgur.com/4wgqqWF.jpg
03-14-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By calstar

Big hands/gloves, which gloves do you like?

Time for some new ones, what do you like/wear? I prefer old school type crochet backs on the gloves but am open to others.

thanks, Brian
03-14-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,903,004
Posted By calstar

Sweet bike! Really like the Cunningham designed...

Sweet bike! Really like the Cunningham designed brakes, those are hard to find. Brian

https://i.imgur.com/uV9nkIC.jpg
03-14-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,732
Posted By calstar

27" wheeled canti touring bike: wheel size prevent you from buying?

Wondering how many of you would buy a nice vintage 27" wheeled tourer with cantis, would wheel size alone be a deal breaker? 27" tires are still available but sizes are limited(Panracer Paselas for...
03-13-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By calstar

27" wheeled canti touring bike: wheel size prevent you from buying?

Wondering how many of you would buy a nice vintage 27" wheeled tourer with cantis, would wheel size alone be a deal breaker? 27" tires are still available but sizes are limited(Panracer Paselas for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 08:04 PM
03-04-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By calstar

I agree with this, bike specific grease is all...

I agree with this, bike specific grease is all about marketing.
Brian
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By calstar

Using the chain stays that are with the kit? You...

Using the chain stays that are with the kit? You might have to modify/indent them to fit 42s. Same with the fork, check the crown to see what the max tire size may be, maybe not 42s.

regards, ...
03-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By calstar

Same up the coast in Santa Barbara, but not bad....

Same up the coast in Santa Barbara, but not bad. Pic taken last weekend(2/23), 65ish degrees, no wind, warm in the sun, people strolling the beach in shorts. Someone has to live here, might as well...
03-01-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,738
Posted By calstar

So true (this is an eight yr old thread but well...

So true (this is an eight yr old thread but well said anyway).

Brian
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,645
Posted By calstar

Very nice build! And yes the drum sanded miters...

Very nice build! And yes the drum sanded miters look like they would be hard(impossible?) to improve on using the more typically used mill and hole saw. Did you fab the tubing blocks on a lathe or...
02-25-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,240
Posted By calstar

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/796x673/fullsizeoutput_99e_90d176a3cf0813f52560bad1301af13f8940c54c.jpeg
Giant Revive
Forum: Framebuilders
02-24-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By calstar

Looks like a small piece of crud in the orifice...

Looks like a small piece of crud in the orifice at 3:10 in (and seen throughout the brazing) causing slight separation of cone and feather. Doesn't effect the procedure but would you clean the tip...
02-18-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 135,945
Posted By calstar

Lovely bike! And nothing wrong with a large bike...

Lovely bike! And nothing wrong with a large bike showing its size, you're evidently a big guy riding a big bike, what's not to like?

regards, Brian
02-17-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By calstar

A little longer than 367.......a 380 is 1.3cm...

A little longer than 367.......a 380 is 1.3cm longer AC. I think you would be hard pressed to feel/detect any noticeable change in handling characteristics with such a small increase(or even 390),...
02-17-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,295
Posted By calstar

+1 This is my pretty much my exact feeling....

+1 This is my pretty much my exact feeling. Flexibility and range of motion become more important as one ages(at least for me, 72yrs), especially regarding motion injuries. I strongly believe a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By calstar

Good short vid on silver brazing

Overall good short footage and info on the basics of silver brazing. Jody(welding tips and tricks) is not a frame builder but visits Mike at his shop.

regards, Brian

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02-14-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By calstar

vBulletin???

Is this part of a new format? I see vBulletin where bike forums used to be when I open the site.

Brian
02-11-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By calstar

+1

+1
02-07-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By calstar

Google Carhart apron, $30-40 depending on model...

Google Carhart apron, $30-40 depending on model and vendor.

Brian
02-06-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By calstar

I didn't think there were any " made for bikes...

I didn't think there were any " made for bikes bearings", thought with the bazillion bearings made for industry bearings used for bikes were cherry picked from those existing. Comments??
...
02-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,674
Posted By calstar

Going into this know you'll be working for...

Going into this know you'll be working for minimum wage.......

Brian
02-01-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,735
Posted By calstar

These two must be great riders, they don't even...

These two must be great riders, they don't even use pedals.
regards, Brian
01-28-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,264
Posted By calstar

......and how can this not help cycling. My usual...

......and how can this not help cycling. My usual routine is 4 days a week I ride(possible here in SoCal most of the time) and 3 days(alternate days) I do light weight high repetitions for upper body...
01-28-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By calstar

Thanks for posting, thats a hard core group of...

Thanks for posting, thats a hard core group of cyclists!

regards, Brian
01-26-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By calstar

Dropout alignment tool, used for both front and...

Dropout alignment tool, used for both front and rear dropouts.
01-23-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By calstar

The experienced mechanic you had look at your...

The experienced mechanic you had look at your wheel didn't have a tension tool?? Take the wheel to a mechanic /shop that has a tensionometer, otherwise you're wasting your time.

Brian
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,424
Posted By calstar

​​​​​​Hmm.... Definitely not a "geometry guru"...

​​​​​​Hmm.... Definitely not a "geometry guru" but less trail = "twitchy" or fast handling, touring bikes usually are designed with a low trail but are stabilized with a front end load(panniers), not...
01-20-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By calstar

I don't get this, there are no...

I don't get this, there are no magical/mystical/unobtainiun parts on trek/hybrid bikes, sounds pretty strange to me especially since nearly all shops are struggling just to survive, and these guys...
01-18-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By calstar

+100, but if one isn't careful 100% of the time...

+100, but if one isn't careful 100% of the time they have no business operating a lathe or any other machining tools.

Brian
01-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By calstar

Know anyone with a lathe? This is a basic turning...

Know anyone with a lathe? This is a basic turning procedure easily done on a lathe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=088Zz2CDMmo
He also is measuring/cutting axle to crown race dimension, you've...
01-16-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By calstar

+1

+1
01-13-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,966
Posted By calstar

+1 You save some $ by not buying new shoes and...

+1 You save some $ by not buying new shoes and have a stiffer sole than any non cycling shoe.
01-13-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By calstar

Yep. Nicely built but it takes up as much room as...

Yep. Nicely built but it takes up as much room as the bike when unused and doesn't save much space when in use, not sure of the point of it other than to show good woodworking skills.

Brian
01-12-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By calstar

Absolutely not! regards, Brian

Absolutely not!

regards, Brian
01-11-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,963
Posted By calstar

(Picture above) I think thats a California...

(Picture above) I think thats a California Condor, probably why its tagged(#68) for keeping track of health and movement. These birds were nearly extinct in the 1980s but fortunately saved by a...
01-09-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,214
Posted By calstar

:thumb: Nice, I wonder how many here know who...

:thumb: Nice, I wonder how many here know who you're referencing.

regards, Brian
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