Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: ftwelder
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 2.67 seconds.
Replies: 41
Views: 4,099
Posted By ftwelder

Hi!~ how are you guys? Thanks for the kind...

Hi!~ how are you guys? Thanks for the kind words! I filled the requests I got for two frames and in the mean time the company that drew the tubes closed it's doors. In addition, 2.5" diameter .065"...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-16-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 794
Posted By ftwelder

stainless junk needed.

Hi, I hope you are all well! I had someone ask me to make them a stainless seat post. I am thinking of using a bike frame tube for the mast. I figured someone out there may have a 31.8mm butted tube...
05-06-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,597
Posted By ftwelder

As many of you know, there are several price...

As many of you know, there are several price levels between the manufacturer and the end user. The price your LBS pays is only one step below retail. Online sellers goods are often purchased directly...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,234
Posted By ftwelder

If I need it tomorrow Mcmaster-carr, if a week is...

If I need it tomorrow Mcmaster-carr, if a week is fine, aircraft spruce, online metals or ....I forgot the other one..

Plymouth tube is offering a very high quality tube called "promoly" that is...
05-05-14, 04:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,754
Posted By ftwelder

I went to the list of posts you started and read...

I went to the list of posts you started and read a couple. One had nothing but a link to a newspaper article and no content. I would have deleted that one (I am not a source of good opinions...
05-04-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By ftwelder

It was one of those electric bikes with the motor...

It was one of those electric bikes with the motor in the hub.
04-25-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,116
Posted By ftwelder

I take an herbal preparation that my DR says...

I take an herbal preparation that my DR says lowers my T level. I have been on it for a couple of years and it has improved my life quite a bit. I have more patience than ever before and know what...
04-18-14, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,127
Posted By ftwelder

I have painful tendons in my upper leg. It only...

I have painful tendons in my upper leg. It only hurts when I lift my foot to put it on the clutch of my automobile. I treat it like tendonitis and jam my thumb in there and press on it or if at home,...
04-15-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By ftwelder

Rest could mean a lot of things. It should mean a...

Rest could mean a lot of things. It should mean a day on the couch with your legs up. Two of those would be helpful to everyone! :)
04-11-14, 04:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,882
Posted By ftwelder

A gel wrapper will never degrade no matter where...

A gel wrapper will never degrade no matter where you put it.

funny, last year I brought all my banana peels and threw them in a pile in front of the shop. I thought the big rat under the floor...
04-10-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By ftwelder

I actually enjoy using my Computrianer or rollers...

I actually enjoy using my Computrianer or rollers even when the weather is decent. I have 45 years of riding outdoors under my belt and sometimes I just want to do the leg work without the ritual....
04-10-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,896
Posted By ftwelder

Hi, Usually the serial numbers are also located...

Hi, Usually the serial numbers are also located on the seat lug. Many of the Golden Arrow examples discovered have been all different. For example, your has capped and brazed seat stays while mine...
04-09-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By ftwelder

useful timer/clock

After reading carbonfiberboy's post on the warm up interval, I found a website that has several configurable timers including an interval timer. I inserted a link but I am not sure it will work.
...
04-09-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By ftwelder

My coach instructed me to ride rollers on...

My coach instructed me to ride rollers on Mondays and/or times I need to spin a bit without hitting any hills. There are few level roads around here.
04-05-14, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,306
Posted By ftwelder

I am trying to improve my performance through...

I am trying to improve my performance through increasing efforts but I haven't the experience yet to really tell what kind of condition I am in most days. This will be helpful!
Replies: 5,652
Views: 512,717
Posted By ftwelder

We had some delays with a special fork we had...

We had some delays with a special fork we had designed the bike around. We are over that now and the frames/forks are at paint. Overall I am stoked with the project. I have some support for a new...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By ftwelder

wow, very nice!

wow, very nice!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By ftwelder

You would need to find a replacement dropout from...

You would need to find a replacement dropout from the same material and have it welded on. You can't really fix cracks in aluminum dropouts with welds as you already guessed. Since the original...
03-30-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By ftwelder

Thanks, I have been looking for something special...

Thanks, I have been looking for something special to add to my pre-ride feedings, this looks like the ticket with some Vermont maple syrup (it's sugaring season!!)
03-30-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By ftwelder

I have been uploading all my data from the...

I have been uploading all my data from the various devices and spend time looking at it and identifying features on the charts that show changes in tempo and the result in HR and power output. The...
03-27-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By ftwelder

I just stated with Golden Cheetah a couple of...

I just stated with Golden Cheetah a couple of days ago and really like it and it seems to cover everything.
03-25-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By ftwelder

Power tripper

I started with a powertap hub in the fall and added a used computrainer when the hard winter hit around January. I relegated my trusty Schwinn spin bike for a Cyclops 400P indoor bike when an...
03-25-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By ftwelder

When substituting indoor for outdoor "hours" the...

When substituting indoor for outdoor "hours" the amount of time in each effort zone is what you are hoping to replicate since you don't coast indoors. . You may want to do your ride at or near the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,051
Posted By ftwelder

I went to welding school and got a TIG welding...

I went to welding school and got a TIG welding cert. I practiced a lot and thought about bikes all the time and raced a lot as an amateur and accepted work job welding frames for start-up ventures. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By ftwelder

It's like an idea bomb just exploded in my face....

It's like an idea bomb just exploded in my face. What size tires are you planning to use? Is this for dirt or pave?
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By ftwelder

I think at Kessina we will have some choices...

I think at Kessina we will have some choices depending on the fields. Sometimes masters and sometimes cat5.
03-19-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,154
Posted By ftwelder

Zombies are everywhere..!

Zombies are everywhere..!
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By ftwelder

Thanks for the great info! I am collecting...

Thanks for the great info!

I am collecting way more data than I can utilize at this point but I after losing a big chunk when updated software I realized I use it a lot more than I thought.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By ftwelder

I am collecting and uploading a lot of data to...

I am collecting and uploading a lot of data to trainingpeaks. I started with the FTP test and have been using a computrainer with the Joe Friel book. Learning the equipment and routines is consuming...
Replies: 524
Views: 29,793
Posted By ftwelder

Good luck!

Good luck!
Replies: 524
Views: 29,793
Posted By ftwelder

old guys need a long warm-up! LOL Yes,...

old guys need a long warm-up! LOL



Yes, I will be racing this season (2014) and expecting tons of fun! I may head up to Bromont also if the budget holds out.
Replies: 524
Views: 29,793
Posted By ftwelder

I went to kessina velodrome last year and had a...

I went to kessina velodrome last year and had a great time. I decided I wanted to do some racing during the '04 season and started ramping up my training. I got an older computrainer and did the...
03-05-14, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By ftwelder

Gravity enduro takes a great deal of core...

Gravity enduro takes a great deal of core strength and the ability to do many intervals at the limits of your resources. If you can't ride off-road yet, hit the gym with lots of reps at low weight...
03-05-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By ftwelder

I eat the same type of thing as a regular day for...

I eat the same type of thing as a regular day for my first meal. I don't eat again until that meal has digested completely and I have burped.
03-01-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By ftwelder

I learned something today. What type of reaction...

I learned something today. What type of reaction do you get from coming in contact with it? I am very allergic to dried bamboo and have only come in contact with it twice in 56 years and ended up in...
03-01-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By ftwelder

Isn't it a little interesting that there is...

Isn't it a little interesting that there is nothing between "gluten-free" and "lots of gluten"? There is no "low gluten" diet.
I understand the intolerance thing and that gluten in not a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,135
Posted By ftwelder

A lot depends on what you intend to use for chain...

A lot depends on what you intend to use for chain stay tubes. Most commercially made chain stays tube work well with 17" stays and 26" wheels.
02-23-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By ftwelder

I have a machine shop with a hose that will reach...

I have a machine shop with a hose that will reach out the door to fill tires etc. I usually provide the service so people don't hurt themselves with the 200 psi we run in the system.
02-23-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By ftwelder

I just purchased a very lightly used wireless...

I just purchased a very lightly used wireless powertap 2.4 wheel/head unit last week with a new cluster and decent tire for $400. I am extremely happy with my purchase. It records and downloads...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,086
Posted By ftwelder

A skilled fabricator will have little trouble...

A skilled fabricator will have little trouble building a bicycle frame if he/she knows where to find dimensions. When I got started the only commercial fixtures were useless for anything but lugged...
02-18-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,655
Posted By ftwelder

Thanks for the luscious photos! We inherited an...

Thanks for the luscious photos! We inherited an untended berry patch and an apple tree from a neighbor and have to try to contain the vines and tidy up a bit when spring comes. I am sure I am going...
02-15-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,025
Posted By ftwelder

There is a nice cheese factory near here. I think...

There is a nice cheese factory near here. I think much of the water that is drained from the whey is sprayed on corn fields for fertilizer. I prefer fresh cows milk for a recovery drink after cooler...
Replies: 37
Views: 1,825
Posted By ftwelder

Naptha isn't very clean. You will want to use...

Naptha isn't very clean. You will want to use acetone or a hot strong detergent to clean the rims before using glue.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By ftwelder

The short answer is yes, the correct answer is...

The short answer is yes, the correct answer is no. Rebuilding a frame is not less expensive than a new one. Labor 50% of the cost of a custom frame while materials are 10-15% and no-one takes apart...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,366
Posted By ftwelder

Go for it! Small money.

Go for it! Small money.
Replies: 29
Views: 4,366
Posted By ftwelder

Buy a decent used steel or aluminum frame and...

Buy a decent used steel or aluminum frame and spend your money on decent kit, gearing and stuff to get you comfortable on the bike.
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By ftwelder

Hi tom! Welcome! When you take your first track...

Hi tom! Welcome! When you take your first track lesson at Kessina, you can borrow a bike from their assortment and the gearing will be good enough for a start (call ahead to reserve your size). I am...
01-24-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,362
Posted By ftwelder

I still think about these bikes quite a bit. I...

I still think about these bikes quite a bit. I love going to vegas in the middle of the winter and would rather haul something smaller than a 700C roadbike. I have some 19" diameter cross tires from...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,955
Posted By ftwelder

I did my first track class at Kessina in NYC....

I did my first track class at Kessina in NYC. It's very shallow and easy to get around. The staff members are excellent and made the day a blast.

http://www.kissenavelodrome.info/
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-14, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By ftwelder

Your down tube will be too short.

Your down tube will be too short.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.