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Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By TiHabanero

Unterhausen, this is what I have come to see as...

Unterhausen, this is what I have come to see as the best path forward. Already planning the next frame and will certainly do it differently!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By TiHabanero

50mm Butt Seat Tube

Any potential issues having a 50mm butt at the seat post end of a seat tube?
06-14-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,149
Posted By TiHabanero

Any significance to the number 4 on the tank?...

Any significance to the number 4 on the tank? Forth attempt? Forth success?
06-14-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By TiHabanero

Pain and agony are very effective teachers that...

Pain and agony are very effective teachers that leave lasting impression upon the body and mind!
06-14-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By TiHabanero

Probably not cheap tubes, but rather a bad batch...

Probably not cheap tubes, but rather a bad batch of tubes. We had a bad batch of tubes from Specialized that were defective back around 2010. Mold seams were splitting and presta valve stems easily...
06-14-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,422
Posted By TiHabanero

"Somehow, some still believe one multi...

"Somehow, some still believe one multi bankrupted, self proclaimed genius with enough posted losses to allow avoiding paying any taxes for over a decade knows more about economics than all the...
06-13-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,131
Posted By TiHabanero

"the new bike has the exact same stack as the...

"the new bike has the exact same stack as the previous one. Reach, with a 90mm stem, is 8mm longer and I felt cramped. I switched to a 110mm stem and compensating with one less spacer, so the reach...
06-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By TiHabanero

All black bikes certainly have run their course....

All black bikes certainly have run their course. Overdone and overcooked. I do like the light blue of the Cdale, but if an all black bike blows your hair back and will ensure you ride it, then by all...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By TiHabanero

Using lugs. The tack method I use is to braze a...

Using lugs. The tack method I use is to braze a small amount of filler to the two point tips on the two point lug, then adjust and fill in the rest of the lug afterwards. Is there a better way of...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By TiHabanero

BB shell brazed now what?

In the past I have brazed frames starting with the HT/DT joint first. This time around I started with the DT/BB shell and ST/BB shell joints first. Having not thought this through so completely, I am...
06-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,131
Posted By TiHabanero

I am inclined to focus on the fit of the bike,...

I am inclined to focus on the fit of the bike, ie, forward weight bias onto the hands, wrists, elbows. I wonder if the fit is a bit more scrunched and the bars slightly lower than previous bike.
06-11-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By TiHabanero

For those of us that like to smell good, take Dr....

For those of us that like to smell good, take Dr. Bronners Pepermint Castile Soap in liquid form, mix in some super fine sand and wash hands. Do this outside as the sand will settle in horizontal...
06-11-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,422
Posted By TiHabanero

"Our self proclaimed geniuses present 'strategy'...

"Our self proclaimed geniuses present 'strategy' is a short and long term losing game for all. Even most in his party, the party of "free trade" https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/lol.gif...
06-11-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By TiHabanero

The balance learning concept of pedal-less bikes...

The balance learning concept of pedal-less bikes certainly works. With my kids they wanted to pedal a bike like dad did so I put training wheels on the bikes and we rode around and around the block...
06-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By TiHabanero

Earlier this winter I ordered a couple of...

Earlier this winter I ordered a couple of headsets I could not get from our distributors. They were a pleasure to deal with. Recommended.
06-07-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TiHabanero

Necessity is the mother of innovation....

Necessity is the mother of innovation. Frankenbars for sure! Nicely done.
06-07-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By TiHabanero

Prostatitis and More

Last November I had the extreme pleasure of keeping an appointment set with Doctor Thickfinger for a colonoscopy. Don't recall what was said or done, but I am sure it was a fine affair. Since then I...
06-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By TiHabanero

Using my crusty old 1986 Campy NR brakes and pads...

Using my crusty old 1986 Campy NR brakes and pads with equally crusty old Araya rims produced lots and lots of aluminum bits stuck in the pads. Changed pads and rims to new stuff and problem went...
06-05-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By TiHabanero

Good stand. The clamp is similar to the shop...

Good stand. The clamp is similar to the shop level clamp. If really reefing on a stuck bolt or something, the stand is not heavy enough to hold everything steady. This is true for all portable...
06-05-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,989
Posted By TiHabanero

I did not read all the posts, however was a new...

I did not read all the posts, however was a new chain installed with the original cassette and tested for skipping?

Had a customer back in 1999 that bought a new Rockhopper from us to commute...
06-05-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,331
Posted By TiHabanero

Looks to be a Raleigh frame in the close up shots...

Looks to be a Raleigh frame in the close up shots of the seat cluster, dropouts and fork crown.
06-05-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By TiHabanero

Being the 75th year post D-Day, it is humbling to...

Being the 75th year post D-Day, it is humbling to note that 90% of the first wave of soldiers to storm the beaches were killed. My dad never, ever talked about the war to us kids, only talked to my...
06-05-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By TiHabanero

Aircaddy.com Great reusable bike box that...

Aircaddy.com

Great reusable bike box that doesn't cost and arm and a leg. Works much like a car top fork mount bike carrier. Just remove the saddle and seat post together along with the front...
06-04-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By TiHabanero

Sold Serotta's. Good bikes, but the Davidson is...

Sold Serotta's. Good bikes, but the Davidson is simply perfection done better.
06-04-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By TiHabanero

Having hired and fired bike shop employees, I can...

Having hired and fired bike shop employees, I can tell you attitude is the key. The second best sales person I had was a girl who knew absolutely nothing about bikes, but I loved having her attitude...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,856
Posted By TiHabanero

I am not singling out carbon frames, but am...

I am not singling out carbon frames, but am making a statement about all frames regardless of material. When questioned about how we inspected the frame be it metal or resin, and they ask what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By TiHabanero

Seattle Forest, you need to learn to cuss like a...

Seattle Forest, you need to learn to cuss like a sailor not a civilian. I learned the difference in the Navy and it does make a big difference! I offer lessons at 50 bucks an hour if interested....
05-31-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,990
Posted By TiHabanero

Over the past 5 years my diet has dramatically...

Over the past 5 years my diet has dramatically changed as I am eating more meat and less carbs. Sugar is evil, and my body lets me know it. Vegan is appealing as I really like spiced food, however I...
05-31-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By TiHabanero

BlazingPedals, the front tire is not mounted...

BlazingPedals, the front tire is not mounted backwards. it is correctly mounted orientation for a motorcycle and the direction arrows will bear this out.
05-31-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By TiHabanero

I had the 2100 variant of this bike and would not...

I had the 2100 variant of this bike and would not consider the frame as "stiff". More of an all day cruiser for my 230 pound butt. 58cm. Nice flexy comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,856
Posted By TiHabanero

A customer of ours that is an attorney was the...

A customer of ours that is an attorney was the victim of the unseen crack and he was gracious enough to be satisfied with a new frame. He advised us to turn down any frame inspections of this nature....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By TiHabanero

As a hobby builder and one trained in mechanical...

As a hobby builder and one trained in mechanical drawing before the wide spread use of CAD, I use a large full scale drawing of the frame and measure against the drawing plus lay the frame to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By TiHabanero

I thought about heating it up, but not sure that...

I thought about heating it up, but not sure that would have prevented the lug distortion since I was looking for 3 degrees or more. Got the new lug and moved it only 1 degree and will adjust to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,856
Posted By TiHabanero

No longer inspecting frames for crash damage

Our shop is no longer inspecting frames for crash damage. It started with a carbon frame that harbored a crack for 3 months and then it catastrophically failed in the down tube. We never experienced...
05-29-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By TiHabanero

Surprised My Racer Son With Ochsner Rde

This past weekend my son visited and we went for a vintage ride. I put him on the Red SL Ochsner. A mile down the road and he exclaimed, "Wow! This is so smooth!" He exclaimed this sentiment several...
05-29-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By TiHabanero

If I recall correctly, the Elevation series bikes...

If I recall correctly, the Elevation series bikes were manufactured in Taiwan by Southern Cross. Is there a made in Japan sticker on it?
05-25-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,252
Posted By TiHabanero

Honestly, there needs to be some clarity on USA...

Honestly, there needs to be some clarity on USA Made. The frame and fork are just a piece of the puzzle, the components, parts wise, make up the bulk of the bicycle.

For clarity sakes, none of the...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-24-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By TiHabanero

The bike path from GR to Muskegon is flat and...

The bike path from GR to Muskegon is flat and sometimes yields a bit of fun with the deer that run alongside you. Best ridden in full on attack mode or with a buddy that can carry a conversation....
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By TiHabanero

I have an 86 Touring Series V. Owned since new...

I have an 86 Touring Series V. Owned since new and no longer ride it, however aesthetically I really, really, really like it and have put it on display in my permanent collection in my office....
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,559
Posted By TiHabanero

Your LBS other than REI will be happy to provide...

Your LBS other than REI will be happy to provide a box at zero cost. Is REI charging 15 smackers for a used bike box???
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By TiHabanero

Yes, a stamped lug will surely bend easier than a...

Yes, a stamped lug will surely bend easier than a cast lug, however the Henry James lugs are just about perfect to my eye. Thin and nicely cast, they clean up easily. It is a shame they are done with...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By TiHabanero

Although I have access to top shelf cycling...

Although I have access to top shelf cycling apparel at the shop, I am interested in picking up a pair of the Premeire Shorts as they seem to fit in the mainstream of shorts we sell and I want to know...
05-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By TiHabanero

"I'll still pay for imported parts, because...

"I'll still pay for imported parts, because stuffed if I'm going to wait 3 weeks for my LBS to get something in and for it to cost 100% more, just because the costs have risen overall, I won't be...
05-23-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By TiHabanero

Gee wiz, some of you make a simple oat meal dish...

Gee wiz, some of you make a simple oat meal dish into gourmet event. I hate taking time to eat, so quick and easy is it. Whatever works is the motto of the day.
05-23-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,313
Posted By TiHabanero

Collectables tend to be volatile in value over...

Collectables tend to be volatile in value over time. One generation they are hot, another they are not. The only way to make it an "investment with a payoff" is to flip them.
05-22-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By TiHabanero

Oatmeal Saves The Day

When I was a wee lad oatmeal was a staple in the morning. As I grew into my teens oatmeal was changed out for PB&J. Ever since then it has stayed the same until this year when I started having...
05-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By TiHabanero

I had a brown Super Course with that same crank....

I had a brown Super Course with that same crank. In the hills of the Bay Area, the thing flexed like a hula dancer. Had to replace with 600EX crank. Fixed most of the flex issue. Certainly a great...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By TiHabanero

How Many Degrees Will a HT Lug Bend Answered

Like the wise old owl in the Tootsie Pop commercial was asked, "How many degrees will a head tube lug bend", the answer came with a catastrophic answer: 1.5 degrees. Tried to move the bend just a...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By TiHabanero

Unfortunately fillet is not an option as I this...

Unfortunately fillet is not an option as I this is only the 4th frame. Got the bottom head lug to move 1.5 degrees, and am not sure how much bending the thing can take. The BB shell was super easy...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By TiHabanero

Nuts, it did not work out so well. The bottom...

Nuts, it did not work out so well. The bottom head lug ended up rocking on the head tube and getting the tang that located on the underside of the down tube didn't bend due to so much movement. I am...
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