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Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By unterhausen

Moved here from bike mechanics. The...

Moved here from bike mechanics.

The consensus I've found is that lowrider bosses should be 165mm from the eyelet. Amusingly, I asked this question here some time ago

I think most production...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 366
Posted By unterhausen

It's a bit more of a hassle to order Reynolds in...

It's a bit more of a hassle to order Reynolds in the U.S. There is something to be said for personal service from a knowledgeable builder, but it's also nice to be able to point and click and pay...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 366
Posted By unterhausen

The tubes I'm using are double oversize, .7/.5/.7...

The tubes I'm using are double oversize, .7/.5/.7 There are a lot of variations of Zona though. Spirit is usually .45 in the center. Actually, for your first several bikes, it might not be a good...
Replies: 56
Views: 1,188
Posted By unterhausen

I'm pretty sure I saw some uprights in the...

I'm pretty sure I saw some uprights in the specials group. I don't think it was the people that were riding in the concours. I was a bit surprised the ACP didn't stop them, tbh.

I'm conflicted...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By unterhausen

I would do that with only a little heartburn. ...

I would do that with only a little heartburn. You have to do it, it's not going to work well the way it is. I did this fairly regularly when I worked as a mechanic back in the '70s.

I have an...
01-30-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure I addressed the case when someone's...

I'm not sure I addressed the case when someone's kickr died. But if they aren't there to do you a favor when your device dies prematurely, you are going to be on your own. And if it gets bought up...
01-29-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,078
Posted By unterhausen

Sadly, you still see quotes. I thought about...

Sadly, you still see quotes. I thought about learning greasemonkey so I could fix that, but it seems like a lot of work.
One of the sad consequences of being a mod is not being able to put anyone...
01-29-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By unterhausen

Yes, when you log in, click the "remember me"...

Yes, when you log in, click the "remember me" box. I'm not sure how cookie blockers work with that, but I have one and it seems to ignore this.
01-29-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,191
Posted By unterhausen

As long as you can match your current position,...

As long as you can match your current position, the actual frame dimensions don't matter. Getting too big of a frame often results in not being able to get the bars as low as you want them. This...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By unterhausen

While we are waiting for Andy, Blondiehacks made...

While we are waiting for Andy, Blondiehacks made one at about the same time. https://youtu.be/yj_3VEU4-q0
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By unterhausen

I have had numbness that lasted for up to 6...

I have had numbness that lasted for up to 6 months, but it wasn't at a level where I couldn't play piano. My guess is most of your numbness will be gone before a month is over. I think some of the...
01-24-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure the idea of "straight grain" really...

I'm not sure the idea of "straight grain" really holds up that well when the plywood is made from veneers peeled from a log. In any event, it's not a violin. Just paint it or find something to top it...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-23-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like mitering isn't that difficult. Get...

I feel like mitering isn't that difficult. Get some practice material and have at it and your miters should be okay pretty quickly. Get the biggest diameter half round file you can find.

Improving...
01-23-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By unterhausen

People are always inventing bicycle parts, even...

People are always inventing bicycle parts, even bicycle parts that nobody needs. I bet someone has invented a front derailleur that shifts an outrageous number of teeth. Probably weighed a ton.
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By unterhausen

I have never run 28 spokes, only 32. The...

I have never run 28 spokes, only 32. The problems I have had with spoke breakage on properly built wheels were due to bad spokes, so you may be okay assuming your wheelbuilder knows how to use a...
01-20-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By unterhausen

I built mine out of parts I had on hand. It's...

I built mine out of parts I had on hand. It's rear wheel only, but I may extend it to support the front wheel too. It has fore-aft motion on round linear bearings. The linear bearings I had were...
01-19-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,303
Posted By unterhausen

Moved here from General Cycling. We don't allow...

Moved here from General Cycling. We don't allow posts like this in general cycling and this thread shows why.
It's still a controversial subject outside of this forum and none of the mod staff feel...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By unterhausen

I have never pinned. I built my tandem and a...

I have never pinned. I built my tandem and a lugged frame without a fixture. I had fixturing to keep the bb shell perpendicular to the seat tube, but it's not essential. Then build the hockey stick...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By unterhausen

I moved this to its own thread because people...

I moved this to its own thread because people were going to reply to the old posts, most of which barely add anything. The old thread was here, it had some tech info:...
01-15-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By unterhausen

I think this thread is done. Well, I thought that...

I think this thread is done. Well, I thought that at the start. But anyway, I'm closing it.
Replies: 56
Views: 1,188
Posted By unterhausen

I don't see anything wrong about listing places...

I don't see anything wrong about listing places where you can stop. There is a real disadvantage to stopping away from the controls, so I doubt anyone is going to be flooded with people who need to...
Replies: 56
Views: 1,188
Posted By unterhausen

They had to reserve slots for French riders...

They had to reserve slots for French riders because traditionally there were a lot of French riders that only did the qualifications in PBP years. It's in everyone's best interest to have as many...
01-14-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By unterhausen

Well, people spend actual money to pay people to...

Well, people spend actual money to pay people to post links here and it has nothing to do with hoping anyone will click on them most of the time. I'm breaking the links, people can figure out how to...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,327
Posted By unterhausen

That was a nice post, thanks for the local...

That was a nice post, thanks for the local information. I think we have suitably chastised the OP for his bad idea and so I'm going to close this thread. Since this is the first day of registration...
01-14-23, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure we need to be posting links to...

I'm not sure we need to be posting links to scammers websites for them. They pay people to do that
Replies: 41
Views: 2,327
Posted By unterhausen

I think the medical people are SAMU, so they...

I think the medical people are SAMU, so they would be coming after you anyway if you or someone else called 15 or 112.
The idea of counting participants on PBP is a little funny, lots of people...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,327
Posted By unterhausen

Do you mean 2007? I thought there was plenty of...

Do you mean 2007? I thought there was plenty of atmosphere in 2011. I guess those who rode the 84 hour group in 2011 might have missed a lot of it, but they always do, I think
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By unterhausen

Guilty. Still rather not have rust.

Guilty. Still rather not have rust.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By unterhausen

I think the biggest problem with chrome is...

I think the biggest problem with chrome is finding someone that can polish bike parts well. The process itself sometimes ends up ruining bikes, but I don't think that's very common. It is...
01-11-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,699
Posted By unterhausen

I'm impressed you found that pdf. You can still...

I'm impressed you found that pdf. You can still buy knockoffs of the saddle.
01-11-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By unterhausen

I was wondering how you avoided the violence. ...

I was wondering how you avoided the violence. The scenery looks better than zwift.
01-11-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By unterhausen

I don't know, if it's carbon it's going to...

I don't know, if it's carbon it's going to kersplode after 40 years. Of course, nobody but a noob would be seen on a 40 year old carbon bike, so it will be landfill before then.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By unterhausen

Maybe my example of variability in frame geometry...

Maybe my example of variability in frame geometry should have been '70s Treks. But I suspect those British frame still had a lot of variability and it really doesn't matter. People love them.

The...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By unterhausen

I almost always use the reinforcements. I always...

I almost always use the reinforcements. I always use stainless braze ons of any kind. I don't like rust, and it seems like braze-ons are the first thing to rust.
01-10-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By unterhausen

I had a baked potato for dinner. No thoughts of...

I had a baked potato for dinner. No thoughts of tater tots in this house.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-10-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By unterhausen

If the bottom of the head tube is a little off...

If the bottom of the head tube is a little off it's not going to affect handling much. If it did, nobody would have ever liked their bike that was made by eye. Which was a lot of the English bikes...
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By unterhausen

The difference between me at ftp and 60% of ftp...

The difference between me at ftp and 60% of ftp is less than 20bpm. So hr would be pointless. My understanding is that cardiac drift makes HR very confusing on long rides. I assume you could...
01-06-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,456
Posted By unterhausen

That's going to be a pain to get the head tube...

That's going to be a pain to get the head tube aligned with the rest of the bike. I would be sorely tempted to cut out that bridge at the bend point. I'm not sure how someone that doesn't have an...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By unterhausen

I suggest mitering with files unless you are...

I suggest mitering with files unless you are building a car frame out of 5/8" tubing and there are a huge number of miters. Mitering is pretty difficult on a drill press, you'll likely get fairly...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By unterhausen

Blame Ernesto. Must have looked cool to have...

Blame Ernesto. Must have looked cool to have straight blades back in 1989.
Since Nova never has their disc blades nowadays, I gave up on the idea of bending them. Probably have to get a longer...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By unterhausen

I doubt there is a warranty. I didn't understand...

I doubt there is a warranty. I didn't understand why Dawes put BJ out of their misery, but they did. I would have just taken all the decals and made some Dawes that were labeled BJ. I fail to...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-27-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By unterhausen

everybody with a wallet and a torch is qualified...

everybody with a wallet and a torch is qualified to work on Reynolds nowadays.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-27-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By unterhausen

I would ask Paul Ketelaar if he would help you...

I would ask Paul Ketelaar if he would help you with this.
12-26-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure what to think about this. I know...

I'm not sure what to think about this. I know people that have broken the ears on the gps and there have been posts about it here. My only input is definitely use the lanyard that comes with it.
12-25-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,050
Posted By unterhausen

Maybe the bike hanging at the MIT museum was from...

Maybe the bike hanging at the MIT museum was from the class where Klein got his design for his first bikes. If I had to guess, maybe Harriet Fell's bike, which was introduced as evidence when Klein...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By unterhausen

His channel is a real service. I like that...

His channel is a real service.
I like that repurposed coping saw. I wonder if I have an extra saw lying around.
The thing with a heavy piece and a light tube is you can aim the flame at the heavy...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By unterhausen

I looked at what you posted originally, and you...

I looked at what you posted originally, and you used the wrong tags somehow on your link. There is noting wrong with posting youtube links on Bikeforums.

If your post comes out differently than...
12-21-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,348
Posted By unterhausen

I'd just like to point out to you directly that...

I'd just like to point out to you directly that my previous post was made as a moderator. I made a strong suggestion that you discontinue proselytizing 'bents outside the 'bent forum. You somehow...
12-19-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,516
Posted By unterhausen

Someone I know just posted a pic of one of these...

Someone I know just posted a pic of one of these cleats they had broken in half after not much riding. I'm sure there are some 3d printed things I would use on my bike, but right now I'm not...
12-19-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,297
Posted By unterhausen

There are theories on why pickle juice works. ...

There are theories on why pickle juice works. They mentioned it on one of the TrainerRoad podcasts, and everyone agreed what it was but it was unintelligible.

Since I can just put an electrolyte...
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