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Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,980
Posted By cman

Thanks for all the new information. I had not...

Thanks for all the new information. I had not checked this thread in awhile. My bike has changed into my daily commuter with fenders and a handlebar bag. Most components have changed too. ...
06-05-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By cman

Xtracycle --> Sun Atlas build

I have had my Xtracycle for 5 years or so. It has been great and life changing. I ran across a Sun Atlas frame for sale with out the fork on CL for a nice price. Plus I get to upgrade the frame...
05-15-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By cman

Definitely not remounting the bosses. I could...

Definitely not remounting the bosses. I could also try a regular linear pull brake instead of the XT parallel push brakes. Or better yet convert to a disc brake setup as this has those mounts...
05-15-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By cman

Both are tilted to the leftside of the frame. ...

Both are tilted to the leftside of the frame. The left stud is tilted extra. The tilt is away from the rim on the left and towards the rim on the right. Unfortunately no picture.
05-15-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By cman

Brake studs crooked

I am looking a Sun Atlas Cargo bike (similar to the Surly Big dummy). It a used frame and the back brake studs are tilting to one side a few degrees, one more than the other. They don't look bent...
10-06-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,744
Posted By cman

Very nice. I made a pepper grinder from a...

Very nice. I made a pepper grinder from a coaster brake hub 3 or 4 years ago. I was thinking of making more and it found this old thread.

I joined the bike and pepper parts by replacing the...
04-22-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By cman

Should not be a problem. Coasterbrakes are the...

Should not be a problem. Coasterbrakes are the new fixie. Lots of 700 c wheelsets for sale online with them. The biggest problem is a skinnier tire generally on 700c my increase stopping distances...
04-22-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,256
Posted By cman

The Lower the better. Obvious is the center of...

The Lower the better. Obvious is the center of gravity. Also when you raise the fork you change rake and trail equation as the angle on the head tube changes relative to the ground.
04-21-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By cman

Post over in the Mechanic section. There is a...

Post over in the Mechanic section. There is a member that frequents there and can cut custom spokes. Can't remember his name.
04-21-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By cman

This is a good place. ...

This is a good place.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=presta+valve+cores
04-20-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,825
Posted By cman

Looks like a 3 speed as the hub does not have the...

Looks like a 3 speed as the hub does not have the 3 grooves/stripes. Also 2speed kickback hubs were a coaster brake. My guess it is 2 speeds due to a loose shift cable.

The bike looks nice-...
04-20-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By cman

I would rather find a stem that works. ...

I would rather find a stem that works.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=94131

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/opc.html#stem...
04-14-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,537
Posted By cman

How about from scratch? This guy from Finland...

How about from scratch? This guy from Finland did an amazing job.

http://www.thewheelmen.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2199 Build thread.

Olli's website. http://www.ollierkkila.com/Site/
...
04-08-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By cman

Congrats. I have been seeing on CL and it was...

Congrats. I have been seeing on CL and it was tempting.
04-05-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,688
Posted By cman

I doubt wooden seat post have been used much in...

I doubt wooden seat post have been used much in the last 100 years.

I did use wooden seatpost on the wood bike that I built
...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By cman

The biggest problem will be finding a steertube...

The biggest problem will be finding a steertube that is long enough. The Townies have extremely tall head tubes.
Dimension makes a fork with steertube of 300mm.
Salsa Fargo steertube of 380mm...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,482
Posted By cman

I run Big Apples on my Xtracycle most of the...

I run Big Apples on my Xtracycle most of the year. I had some extra money and extra wheels so now I run studs when needed.

They do okay in the snow unless there are ruts. The biggest problem was...
03-12-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,345
Posted By cman

Muni- try his website. It list a 4 week wait...

Muni- try his website. It list a 4 week wait currently. It also list his phone number.
03-10-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By cman

Dropouts don't look anything like Schwinn ...

Dropouts don't look anything like Schwinn
Adjustable stem is differently designed than Schwinn
Cranks look like Paramounts from 1939 but no Schwinn script an the chainring attaches differently....
03-10-10, 01:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,583
Posted By cman

The 1-piece cranks with 9/16"are still available....

The 1-piece cranks with 9/16"are still available. Bikeworldusa list them instock. Debbie runs the place, call her to double check....
03-08-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By cman

Your project is exactly how the Xtracycle was...

Your project is exactly how the Xtracycle was created. Here is an interview with John Fabel who was Ross Evans professor at the time. ...
03-08-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By cman

I know people that have had luck using Oven...

I know people that have had luck using Oven Cleaner on frames painted with House Paint.
03-02-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,007
Posted By cman

Just like land......not making anymore of them. ...

Just like land......not making anymore of them. Grab while you can.

Diamond was one of the last to manufacture them but I can' t tell you when. Definately worth more in the paper and box....
02-12-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By cman

You may or may not have this issue depending on...

You may or may not have this issue depending on your setup, but I thought is was worth pointing out.

I have a custom frame and had problems with break shudder with my canti-brakes. I found it was...
02-12-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,458
Posted By cman

I cut one of those out of 1959 frame. Not fun...

I cut one of those out of 1959 frame. Not fun but it did come out.

Down at the bike coop we ran across a old MTB with allow seatpost. Somebody had cut the top of the seat post off presumably...
02-12-10, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,613
Posted By cman

Here is a video of a coasterbrake version being...

Here is a video of a coasterbrake version being taken apart....
02-11-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,406
Posted By cman

The modern Shimano's seem to be okay. Here is a...

The modern Shimano's seem to be okay. Here is a vid of a Nexus 3speed coaster brake.
http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/puretexan2/?action=view&current=00000012.flv
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,106
Posted By cman

Old goat, I ran across this in my research about...

Old goat, I ran across this in my research about the number of plies needed. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/carbonqa.htm


I am planning a bamboo build(when the weather warms up). I am...
02-02-10, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By cman

I would leave it. It is only original once and...

I would leave it. It is only original once and that patina is great.

Whitewalls can be had any where. Online try Niagra Cycle or BikeWorldUSA.
Walmart may have them too or your LBS.
01-25-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By cman

Very cool setup. I especially like the bellcrank...

Very cool setup. I especially like the bellcrank conversion.
01-25-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By cman

Read this first to help diagnose....

Read this first to help diagnose. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html

You may also have the hubs repacked with grease.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By cman

I have heard some newspaper makes and effective...

I have heard some newspaper makes and effective windblock with proper placement.

At less than 20 degrees, my hindend gets cold on my Brooks Flyer. I put the Aardvark raincover on and makes colder...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,920
Posted By cman

I have some $30 Columbia's I found at Sports...

I have some $30 Columbia's I found at Sports Authority. Packable and slips over shoes.
01-21-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By cman

Could of been done or could be original. ...

Could of been done or could be original. According to Sheldon's crib sheet that size is closet to an Austrian size which were imported by Sears and others....
01-19-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,009
Posted By cman

Great discusssion. I use a little bit on PB' s...

Great discusssion. I use a little bit on PB' s technique on really dirty chains and a simple wipe and lube other times. They sand the roads in Idaho so winter dirt is horrible especially on my...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,980
Posted By cman

Talisman Metal Craft- Seattle Framebuilder (Need Info)

I built up a frame and fork that has Talisman decals on it. I have found limited information online regarding the builder Robb Collins. The most information came from S&S Machine but the owner...
01-11-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,225
Posted By cman

Here are some that a member at Ratrodbikes posted...

Here are some that a member at Ratrodbikes posted of a shop that his family started and operated for 50 years. The thread includes nice history.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By cman

I am guessing you might not get much help as most...

I am guessing you might not get much help as most of your neighbors to the north are still riding in Snow boot:)
01-08-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,576
Posted By cman

All good points. My success tips -...

All good points.

My success tips
- PREP, PREP and more PREP
- Warm the rattle can by placing in hot/warm water- helps it flow.
- Spray hard to reach spots first.
01-07-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By cman

Thanks for all the great info. Bianchigirl, ...

Thanks for all the great info.

Bianchigirl, The one in Boise is only a few years old. Income comes from yearly membership fees, bike and part sales and grants. The income pays the rent,...
01-07-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,828
Posted By cman

Here is an interest trick that may work from ...

Here is an interest trick that may work from http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=13190#p13190 (scroll down for more info. Alot of the images are missing but you should get the idea)

...
01-07-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By cman

Fork Thread tool- questions

Our Bike Coop is thinking about a fork threading tool, but cost and longevity could be an issue.

- How long(times) does the die/cutter last?
- Should this tool be limited to shop mechanics only?...
12-28-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,127
Posted By cman

Great work on tracking down the real story. ...

Great work on tracking down the real story.

Now for bikes lost at sea there were some.

from oldroads.com

Here's what I know and it's straight from Cheetos Headquarters in Texas. Crayola...
12-22-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By cman

Every properly stocked Bike Tool Kit should come...

Every properly stocked Bike Tool Kit should come with a pipe wrench. The most damaging tool out there but often the only tool that will work in certain situations. Glad to see it.:D
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By cman

I am so glad the OP is so good at stereotyping.

I am so glad the OP is so good at stereotyping.
12-16-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By cman

Bingo. I have flipped my post before and used a...

Bingo. I have flipped my post before and used a beer can shim too.
12-14-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,835
Posted By cman

Sounds like the hub adjustment advise is taken...

Sounds like the hub adjustment advise is taken care of.

You can replace the seatpost and stem but it will have to be Schwinn again. Seatpost is 13/16" and the stem is 21.1mm
12-08-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,819
Posted By cman

The problem with Schwinn Steel rims is they rust...

The problem with Schwinn Steel rims is they rust from the inside out. Water seeps into rim hole and gets inside the " tubular" construction. Notice the rust coming from the holes below the white...
12-05-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,819
Posted By cman

Schwinn often referred to the way they built...

Schwinn often referred to the way they built wheels as "tubular". They took a piece of tubing and then formed it into rim. They are a clincher wheel.

For the OP, S-6 was a rim size on 24"&26"...
12-03-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By cman

I run a 1x9 with a 38t up front in the middle. ...

I run a 1x9 with a 38t up front in the middle. The chainring is a singlespeed and didnt' fit the tabs in the middle position, so i filed them down on the crank. I don't plan on ever going back to...
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