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Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By multifrog

Thanks for the support

Hi everyone who chimed, thanks for the support. I found a thread of someone who built a few kits, the first 1 took a few years but after that he built 2 more so that's encouraging.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-19-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Doug Fattic

When I try to measure lug angles as accurately as...

When I try to measure lug angles as accurately as possible, I use the biggest tubes that will fit I can find (they are never exact but always + - to their theoretical size). When I lay the unit on my...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By Doug Fattic

Ryan, here is a picture of those chain stays and...

Ryan, here is a picture of those chain stays and BB shell I used on my wife's bike. The tires are 650B X 42 Rene Herse Baby Shoe Pass tires. I'm not where I can do any measurements.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By Doug Fattic

Ethet, this is a forum to exchange ideas on...

Ethet, this is a forum to exchange ideas on building our own frames. Why not build your next frame yourself? A track frame with .9/.6/.9 tubing (like the Kaisai 019) is an easy build. If you are not...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By TiHabanero

Duane built a track frame for my son a couple of...

Duane built a track frame for my son a couple of years ago. He uses it at the velodrome in Seattle, not on the streets. Duane is in Seattle and a member of this forum. Alternatively why not seek out...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By lejo

Thanks again. Yes, i had a look at the Missouri...

Thanks again. Yes, i had a look at the Missouri tool and that looks quite good. Doesnít seem like they have any dealers in Europe, UK or Noeway though. I might still order one but would be expensive...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By Doug Fattic

A couple of tips using hole saws to miter tubes....

A couple of tips using hole saws to miter tubes. 1st they work better if you get the Paragon hole saw holders. The ones that are supplied are a bit flimsy. Unterhausen already mentioned to face the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Doug Fattic

Those lugs look pretty good! When Americans...

Those lugs look pretty good! When Americans started to build frames after the bike boom of 1970/71, it became expected that lugs would be thin. That was the result of a lot of extra filing. There...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By unterhausen

I suggested fillet pro because it builds better. ...

I suggested fillet pro because it builds better. 56 is going to be a pain to build up. Thinking about it some more, if someone forced me to do this I probably would use brass.
But I'm with you on...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As a builder with 20 years experience you should...

As a builder with 20 years experience you should have known of this possibility if the pre work understanding wasn't made sure. So what was the pre work discussion? What was the expectation? Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By guy153

I don't like disks on road bikes because I'd much...

I don't like disks on road bikes because I'd much rather have pencil-thin SS, a fork that isn't all beefed up, and the braking force going through the fork crown and SS bridge which are on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm a painter and my guess is that your painter...

I'm a painter and my guess is that your painter doesn't want to have to choose from imperfect (to him) options. If you don't think his color choice is right, then it is his fault and you might...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By goldfront

Hereís what I made with my father in law who has all the tools.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eb560cbc_6caa_4d75_a38f_56dd37a6e84f_6477bb9b82bcfd6b0a37cb36be321aed8fc09c5a.jpeg
Comes with two swappable maple blocks for different...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By dsaul

395-400mm Axle to Crown is standard on almost all...

395-400mm Axle to Crown is standard on almost all current gravel and CX forks. It's best to design your frame so that it doesn't need a custom fork to maintain its geometry.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By unterhausen

Good catch. I think it would take hydraulics to...

Good catch. I think it would take hydraulics to bend a head tube. Or an incredibly long lever arm.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By lejo

Will do. Now iím off for some holiday first. Then...

Will do. Now iím off for some holiday first. Then resume the build in August. Have a good summer
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By bulgie

OK, I'll sell you my old one as soon as I make a...

OK, I'll sell you my old one as soon as I make a new one, some time in the next 10 years or so.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By bulgie

If you'd consider shipping, Ti Cycles (Dave...

If you'd consider shipping, Ti Cycles (Dave Levy), near Portland OR, is skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and reliable. Last I heard anyway; haven't communicated with him in a longish time....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Doug Fattic

I've aligned hundreds (maybe more) of steel...

I've aligned hundreds (maybe more) of steel frames in 46 years of refinishing frames. If I got a chance, I asked the owner later if they noticed a difference. The reaction was mixed. Some say they...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By unterhausen

I think that's a particularly clunky fork, even...

I think that's a particularly clunky fork, even for an all-road fork.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By JohnDThompson

I haven't worked with 853, but if it's like 753,...

I haven't worked with 853, but if it's like 753, I suspect the answer is "not well." Unless it's a really serious dent, I'd just live with it.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By dsaul

Laser cut gravel yokes

My personal preference for riding "Gravel" bikes on MTB trails, and other places that are not smooth gravel roads, has led me to use increasingly wider/higher volume tires on my gravel bikes. This...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By pepstepper

Thanks for the feedback. Oh I wish for Santa...

Thanks for the feedback. Oh I wish for Santa Cruz roads! I have family in the Bay Area so now that we might have travel return to our futures - who knows?

And Iíll read any endorsement from Kirk...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By dsaul

Looks like chipped paint to me. Clean it and...

Looks like chipped paint to me. Clean it and apply some rubber grip tape or helicopter tape to prevent future damage.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-22-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,884
Posted By Canaboo

Fancy drawings and diagrams are rarely reflected...

Fancy drawings and diagrams are rarely reflected in the final product when it comes to frame building. Especially when people are experimenting for the first time.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-19-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By unterhausen

That's too close for me. Columbus says their...

That's too close for me. Columbus says their Futura fork clears 28mm
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By bulgie

One Davidson fan who surprised me is Jim Merz. ...

One Davidson fan who surprised me is Jim Merz. He was on the very short list of the world's best framebuilders for a while in the '70s and early '80s before he quit to be a design engineer for...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By unterhausen

building for two 700c wheelsets seems like it...

building for two 700c wheelsets seems like it should almost always work, only depending on the hubs. My current build is going to have both 700c or 650b wheels. Just have to make sure the tires fit....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Those of us who have been at this for a while...

Those of us who have been at this for a while have their "special stash" of goodies. When we're gone the stash's value will tank as few others will value them as well. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By unterhausen

TBH, I use a properly dished wheel to measure the...

TBH, I use a properly dished wheel to measure the stays. There are centering gauges and Doug Fattic has shown how to make one not that long ago, I'll see if I can find it.
I wanted to use my Anvil...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By unterhausen

Columbus is famous for their typos on decals that...

Columbus is famous for their typos on decals that are going on thousands of bikes
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By bulgie

I have a couple sets, forget where I got them. ...

I have a couple sets, forget where I got them. Not from Baylis, I would remember that. More likely ebay.
Sorry this pic is so bad, amongst a pile of other lugs, but I figger POIDH and a bad pic is...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By KPacenti

Rare Framebuilding Parts Sticky

These lugs were designed by master framebuilder Mario Confente, for Medici Cycles.

They were given to me by another master of the craft, Brian Baylis.

I don't know how rare they are, but I've...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-08-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With Dahon being such a bit player in the greater...

With Dahon being such a bit player in the greater bike sales market and these bikes are mostly on line purchased we don't see many for service these days. So please explain the problems. Even better...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By KPacenti

I've received a couple PM's asking what I do...

I've received a couple PM's asking what I do these days.
Below is a picture of a packaging solution (rack) I recently developed. It holds spoilers for the Volkswagen Passat....
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Last I checked fairing requires that their...

Last I checked fairing requires that their customers be an actual business, with all the bureaucratic aspects like insurance, business licence and sales tax registration with your state. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By KPacenti

Nice; I'll have to clean out my garage someday....

Nice; I'll have to clean out my garage someday. lots of interesting, rare, unique bits stashed away there...somewhere.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By dsaul

This is the completed bike. I put it together as...

This is the completed bike. I put it together as inexpensively as possible, using some parts I already had and a Sensah SRX Pro 1 x 11 group and Tektro mechanical disc brakes. The Sensah rear...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By dsaul

Finished frame pics. As I said earlier, raw...

Finished frame pics. As I said earlier, raw material in 7005 is not available in the US, so I had to use a cutoff from one of the seatstays for a bridge. I would have preferred to have a curved...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By dsaul

The welding of the rest of the frame went as well...

The welding of the rest of the frame went as well as could be expected for my level of experience in welding aluminum bike frames.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By dsaul

I decided to weld in the bottle bosses on this...

I decided to weld in the bottle bosses on this frame and that turned out to be a bad decision. I did a test in a scrap piece of tubing and ended up completely melting the boss, because the arc tends...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By dsaul

7005 Aluminum frame build

As a hobby framebuilder, I like to keep learning new skills and testing myself. I've built around 20 steel frames, starting with a lugged frame and moving to fillet brazing and then TIG welding. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By KPacenti

Mark, Great to hear from you! Yes, I still...

Mark,

Great to hear from you! Yes, I still get my hands dirty... no bike related stuff for a few years though. And nothing very exciting. I design packaging solutions for automotive...
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
04-19-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By KPacenti

Thank you. It's always nice to hear my designs...

Thank you. It's always nice to hear my designs are appreciated and put to good use.

Yes, Bryan is a good friend. We worked together at Bontrager in Stanta Cruz for a few years. He worked at R&E...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By KPacenti

New Here

I just found this forum and wanted to introduce myself.

While I've been out of the framebuilding supply business for a few years, I am still passionate about the craft and happy to pass along all...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By dsaul

I got them from McMaster Carr. If you want to...

I got them from McMaster Carr. If you want to use Amazon, search "adjustable handles". There are plenty of options on there. Pay attention to the length of the threaded stud. If they are too...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Cynikal

The tube miter engine in RattleCad does this for...

The tube miter engine in RattleCad does this for you. I've been happy with it so far.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,533
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

OK, here's the tent. To be sure I will not do...

OK, here's the tent. To be sure I will not do this again, this way and in this place! I have no shots of the decal hickeys as i found them but they did recede to a degree (bad pun) as things cooled...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-31-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,533
Posted By Aldatroid

Hi guys! It's finally finished and I've taken her...

Hi guys! It's finally finished and I've taken her out on a few trails and seems to handle really well. I don't have that much to compare to so might not be that telling to be honest =)

But yeah,...
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