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Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,123
Posted By Nessism

Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF...

Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF CA! Can't wait.

I've put my son on notice that he has that much time to find his own place to live, or come with me...somewhere. Where I go is...
08-06-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By Nessism

I have used AC seat posts before and had good...

I have used AC seat posts before and had good results. The clamp is not the most sturdy design I've seen but it's not horrable either. In the grand scheme of things I would not let the seat post...
08-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Nessism

Type "lugged steel bike" into google and the...

Type "lugged steel bike" into google and the answer will be right there.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Nessism

You don't need special primer. The carbon should...

You don't need special primer. The carbon should be sealed with resin so you aren't painting carbon. Just be sure to not sand though the epoxy when prepping the fork. Use two part epoxy primer as...
07-26-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Nessism

I've got a couple of those spoke wrenches and...

I've got a couple of those spoke wrenches and like them, but my preference is a spoke wrench which engages three corners of the nipple. I've been using a Spokey for years for that reason but there...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nessism

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my...

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my drying rack after painting. Paint shot outside of course, then brought in for the night. Painted in February. Did I mention the weather is good for...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nessism

Please forgive this thread drift but here is a...

Please forgive this thread drift but here is a couple photos of two motorcycles I restored. Nasty urethane paint used throughout. Carbon respirator worn and shot outside with as much air flowing as...
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By Nessism

As far as I'm concerned that looks like a really...

As far as I'm concerned that looks like a really nice bike for $50. Good luck finding something nicer at that price point. Realize of course that it's going to need another $50 to get on the road...
07-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By Nessism

Welcome to cycling. 4-5 minutes of numbness...

Welcome to cycling. 4-5 minutes of numbness before abating sounds like a perfectly normal situation to me.
07-23-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Nessism

I bought this one off Amazon and it's very...

I bought this one off Amazon and it's very useful.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T4KPYN2/
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nessism

Here is my booth... ...

Here is my booth...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7851/32568526687_29c845d0bf_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RBYdjc)20190331_153412[1] (https://flic.kr/p/RBYdjc) by nessism...
07-18-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Nessism

I'd rebuild the wheel with a new rim. The OC rim...

I'd rebuild the wheel with a new rim. The OC rim uses a ERD (effective rim diameter) of 598mm. The Dyad is basically same which means you can use the same spokes.
07-18-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,789
Posted By Nessism

Welded frames are cheaper to build than lugged,...

Welded frames are cheaper to build than lugged, but that doesn't mean lugged is "better."

Advantages to (TIG) welded include: lighter, cheaper, faster to build, no constraints on angles.
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07-18-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 879
Posted By Nessism

If you want to go down the waxing route you need...

If you want to go down the waxing route you need to completely strip off 100% of all grease/oil that's been previously applied. To do this naphtha is excellent, as is mineral spirits. A screw top...
07-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Nessism

Your lacing pattern is fine. The NDS spoke...

Your lacing pattern is fine. The NDS spoke tension will be about 50% of the drive side so reducing the crossing won't have any real affect on durability.
07-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,789
Posted By Nessism

Welding or brazing, with or without lugs, doesn't...

Welding or brazing, with or without lugs, doesn't define a quality frame. It's the worksmanship that does. Lugged, fillet brazed, TIG, all are good joining methods. It's the quality of execution...
07-11-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Nessism

Looks great but what's the end game? I use a...

Looks great but what's the end game? I use a Park TM-1 which is considered not particularly accurate but it's more than adequate to make sure spoke tension is consistent around the wheel. Is it...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Nessism

If that frame were mine I'd cut off the top tube...

If that frame were mine I'd cut off the top tube and dress it back in similar fashion to that show in the Brodie video. Look for cracks in the head tube as unterhausen suspects after the metal is...
07-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Nessism

I also had a Tuscany, until it was sadly stolen. ...

I also had a Tuscany, until it was sadly stolen. Mine was the standard headset type, not the integrated which to me was a downgrade. In the 55cm size like I had the tube sizes were nice and made...
Forum: Foo
07-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,919
Posted By Nessism

2x 12oz beers > 1x 16oz beer! I'm addicted...

2x 12oz beers > 1x 16oz beer!

I'm addicted to IPA's these days and it's only through shear force of will that I'm able to choke down a lager anymore. STONE IPA (available in 24 packs at Costco)...
07-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Nessism

It won't hurt to try. Worst case you can...

It won't hurt to try. Worst case you can backtrack.

For really heavy polishing, which you shouldn't need, I use a "sisal" wheel and black cutting compound. This is the most aggressive polishing...
07-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By Nessism

No anodizing? That's odd. The stem will tarnish...

No anodizing? That's odd. The stem will tarnish quickly without some sort of protection, or constant attention to cleaning.

As for how to polish, there are countless guides on the internet and...
06-28-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Nessism

Cadmium plating is all but gone, exception being...

Cadmium plating is all but gone, exception being within the aviation industry. Zinc replaced it. Lots of chromate coloring options for zinc, including the iridescent yellow which looks cool.

I...
06-27-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Nessism

Correct. There have been several different...

Correct. There have been several different threads here on this subject already. Not sure what there is left to add at this point.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Nessism

This seller on ebay seems to have a few options. ...

This seller on ebay seems to have a few options. You may want to contact them...https://www.ebay.com/str/velorepair?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

I don't understand why a uni-crown fork would "mess with...
Forum: Foo
06-25-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Nessism

I'm about to hit 15 years working at a company...

I'm about to hit 15 years working at a company that under pays me (and everyone else) but I've stayed because the work is fine and it's 15 minutes away. You will be saving 1.5 hours each day with...
06-25-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,420
Posted By Nessism

I can't speak for anyone else but to me bonking...

I can't speak for anyone else but to me bonking is real and clearly different from fatigue. It happens after a sustained high level of effort for more than 2 hours. I'm talking about riding with a...
06-25-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,420
Posted By Nessism

Wow, this is so WRONG. Bonking is when your...

Wow, this is so WRONG.

Bonking is when your glycogen reserves are GONE. The marathon runner guys call this "hitting the wall" and this is a good analogy because when this happens it's close to a...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,884
Posted By Nessism

I used rattleCAD to design my last steel tubed...

I used rattleCAD to design my last steel tubed frame. It was easy to use and free. Highly recommended. It won't help you define carbon lay ups and what have you but it does a great job with...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Nessism

Stroke of good luck hit today... A guy on...

Stroke of good luck hit today...

A guy on The Paceline forum posted a brand new white label Ouzo Pro fork in 43mm rake today so I grabbed it. Best of all, the seller was 20 mins up the road from...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,415
Posted By Nessism

I think a lot of guy like the idea of making a...

I think a lot of guy like the idea of making a frame, but the cost and complexity of welding/brazing, and difficulties with fixturing, makes it prohibitive. Working with bamboo, which is a lot like...
06-07-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,371
Posted By Nessism

Come on man, cycling is not a "poor general...

Come on man, cycling is not a "poor general exercise." It's a great exercise which is easy on leg joints and gets the heart rate elevated. This isn't a contest of "what's the BEST exercise."
06-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,371
Posted By Nessism

I'm down 19 lbs. in 6 weeks. Riding as much as...

I'm down 19 lbs. in 6 weeks. Riding as much as possible, as hard as possible, and watching what I eat. It's working but I know it's not sustainable in the long term. I'd deal with that problem...
05-31-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,196
Posted By Nessism

Primal's "sale" items are worth checking out in...

Primal's "sale" items are worth checking out in my opinion. https://www.primalwear.com/collections/outlet/Mens
I recently bought a few jersey's and like them. Fit seems true to USA sizing.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-21-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Nessism

I personally don't know how to get the down tube...

I personally don't know how to get the down tube inserted with the head tube lug installed. I also don't know how to check miter accuracy that way because you won't be able to visually see the fit....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Nessism

I did a down tube replacement a few years ago and...

I did a down tube replacement a few years ago and it went well. Started by chopping off the tube just above the bottom bracket and below head tube lug. Then took a carbide burr and ground out the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By Nessism

Could be the bike was built to 126mm rear spacing...

Could be the bike was built to 126mm rear spacing and in the process of bending it to 130 the stays were bent unevenly. The string test will tell that story. That's where I would start, along with...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nessism

The aluminum bits on the busted clamp could be...

The aluminum bits on the busted clamp could be ground down with a dremel until you get down the pin, then it could be cut in half and pulled out with vice grips. Something to that effect anyway. No...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By Nessism

Thanks for the comparison dsaul. With a...

Thanks for the comparison dsaul.

With a non suspended frame how much difference in ride can there be anyway? My question about that was predicated on your comment early in the thread mentioning...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By Nessism

Fantastic build thread! Thanks for sharing! ...

Fantastic build thread! Thanks for sharing!

How about a comparison with your similar steel bike? Please share, including info about the builds in terms of tubing used.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Nessism

We're special! In fact, what about a...

We're special!

In fact, what about a special thread here just for us framebuilders? Offer up your spares for sale or trade. WTB too! Oooo. How cool would that be?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By Nessism

This shell had PCD engraved on the bottom and I...

This shell had PCD engraved on the bottom and I bought it direct from the bikelugs site. Very nice quality. No windows and angles worked out well for a lowish bottom bracket position on the frame. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-25-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Nessism

I've painted lots of frames, both bike and...

I've painted lots of frames, both bike and motorcycle, as well as motorcycle gas tanks and stuff like that using a 2 hp 20 gallon compressor. I'm not sure but it seems the HVLP guns are the ones...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,389
Posted By Nessism

This thread triggered a need to liquidate some...

This thread triggered a need to liquidate some underutilized cash so I ordered a W-300 off ebay. It arrived today and I wanted to share my giddy impression of the overall quality, which is pure...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,389
Posted By Nessism

Can't see any info on the tip size. You need...

Can't see any info on the tip size. You need something with a 1.0 tip size in order to spray automotive type urethanes. Some may say 1.0 is too small even. And for spraying many primers an even...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,990
Posted By Nessism

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an...

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an inappropriate solution for a frame that's WAY too small. I'd get a new frame ASAP. If the steerer doesn't break the seat tube might.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Nessism

Bottom bracket threading tools do this. The tap...

Bottom bracket threading tools do this. The tap for one side has a pin and the other side has a hole so both taps share the same axis.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,417
Posted By Nessism

I never said or suggested that welding is an...

I never said or suggested that welding is an unimportant skill, I simply said that I don't think it's a trade in of itself.
Back when ship building was a big industry there were guys that did...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,417
Posted By Nessism

Back on topic...as far as "welding being a...

Back on topic...as far as "welding being a trade," I'm of the belief that it's NOT. Specifically, in order for it to be a "trade" someone would have to be able to make a living welding all day long,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Nessism

When it comes to ride quality influences I...

When it comes to ride quality influences I believe the tires are number one, the fork second, and the frame third (or maybe it's the saddle?)

In terms of tubing, Genius uses standard OS sizes and...
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