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09-22-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Cynikal

I'm building a rack currently, I'll take some...

I'm building a rack currently, I'll take some photos of the process. It's a mini porteur designed to hold a Wald 137 and a dyno light.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Cynikal

My steel CX bike after a decade of racing (and a...

My steel CX bike after a decade of racing (and a lot of falling) would tell you it's fine.
09-09-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Cynikal

I emailed Marinoni when I found my 89 Special. I...

I emailed Marinoni when I found my 89 Special. I sent the SN# and they replied back in a few hours with the details. I'd try that first.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Cynikal

I started from a bike that I own and was my best...

I started from a bike that I own and was my best fitting. With that as a starting point, I tweaked little things to adjust the handling. Up to a certain point fit and handling can be figured...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cynikal

It's my understanding that most Kirin frame that...

It's my understanding that most Kirin frame that are sold used have been crashed and retired from racing. Doug is correct, there is nothing fancy or exotic about the tubeset used on a NJS cert...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cynikal

That makes a little more sense. My understanding...

That makes a little more sense. My understanding of Kirin frames is that they shouldn't hard to duplicate by a framebuilder. The geo is standard track geo and the tubesets aren't anything special,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By Cynikal

Were your frames retired Kirin race bikes or new...

Were your frames retired Kirin race bikes or new from builders? Seems like a string of bad luck.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Cynikal

Will do. I'm traveling next week but I'll get up...

Will do. I'm traveling next week but I'll get up there the week after. It is my understanding that Lon was still involved. I believe they are related to him. I will express the love for those...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Cynikal

Ouch, I didn't realize they were that expensive. ...

Ouch, I didn't realize they were that expensive. I'll ping Nova about them.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Cynikal

I need to ask Nova if they will ever restock...

I need to ask Nova if they will ever restock them. They seemed very popular. I will be ordering something in the next few weeks so I'll ask when I do pick up. The only other place I have found...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Cynikal

Thanks. The scoring is a good idea, I'll give...

Thanks. The scoring is a good idea, I'll give that a shot.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Cynikal

Nice work. Did you make enough extra to sell? I...

Nice work. Did you make enough extra to sell? I might be interested as I have a very squeaky set of racers.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Cynikal

I'm sure he would tell you. I met him at NAHBS...

I'm sure he would tell you. I met him at NAHBS in Sacramento, nice guy and gracious with information. I was so awestruck by the bike he brought I was having a hard time talking.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Cynikal

Porter just posted something to IG about being...

Porter just posted something to IG about being flooded with repairs and add-ons. To the point where it was taking away from building frames. He was going to stop accepting this kind of work for a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Cynikal

If you are looking for a carbon fork for a lugged...

If you are looking for a carbon fork for a lugged frame, the Ritchey CX fork is a good option. 52mm of tire clearance and a A-C of 383 mm with a 1 1/8 steertube and flatmount brakes. I nice option...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Cynikal

One issue that you will run into is the DT/HT...

One issue that you will run into is the DT/HT junction. Unless you raise the BB a bunch or slacken the head tube it's hard to find lugs to fit a 58 degreeish DT/T junction.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Cynikal

I'm unsure why this is a question for...

I'm unsure why this is a question for framebuilders but the best freewheel I know of the White Industries freewheel. It's also serviceable.
06-30-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Cynikal

If who ever bought it does not need those VO 50.4...

If who ever bought it does not need those VO 50.4 chainrings I might buy them. PM me.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-26-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,880
Posted By Cynikal

I was always blown away at this speadsheet and...

I was always blown away at this speadsheet and it's ability to draw out the frame. I haven't use it since rattlecad, I should play around with it again.
06-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,446
Posted By Cynikal

Here is my 89 SLX Special built with a modern...

Here is my 89 SLX Special built with a modern group. It's currently my daily road bike. ...
06-16-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Cynikal

One last bump before I put some upright bars on...

One last bump before I put some upright bars on this and have a fancy coffee shop bike.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Cynikal

I do not have a metal working background. I have...

I do not have a metal working background. I have taught myself how to weld building frames and other things. But now that I'm going deeper I'm wanting to learn how to use a mill and a lathe and will...
05-29-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Cynikal

Thanks Lazyass, you were correct. It is an 84....

Thanks Lazyass, you were correct. It is an 84. The SN is KD 16952. I've had this from for about 15 years and got it stuck in my head that it was an 85. Honestly, I'd keep this because it rides so...
05-29-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Cynikal

I did that research with T-Mar's Nishiki SN...

I did that research with T-Mar's Nishiki SN database listed here but I'll recheck it. I thought that 85 was the last year of the aero (or B) mount. As for the cable stop, thanks. It was the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,864
Posted By Cynikal

I have a few fun things that I've been hording....

I have a few fun things that I've been hording. I'm sure someone will question putting the Ibis bits on a frame not built by Ibis. Not sure where they will end up at this point. The Paul track ends...
05-26-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Cynikal

Bump for price reduction. Please don't make me...

Bump for price reduction. Please don't make me go to Ebay with this.
05-18-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By Cynikal

^Completely agree with the statement above. If...

^Completely agree with the statement above. If they need to be replaced it would be easier to replace both and move them to modern spacing (80mm) to open up your brake choices. Also, you do...
05-18-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By Cynikal

A photo would really help determine how to fix...

A photo would really help determine how to fix it. I'm a hobby builder as well and could possibly fix it.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Cynikal

You nailed the primary difference, the load...

You nailed the primary difference, the load attached to the frame or fork. It can make a difference, depending on how you ride and what you carry. If your pooch moves around a bunch then the rack...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Cynikal

Looks like they turned down that head tube...

Looks like they turned down that head tube extension to fit like a headset and then bolted the support to DT. Interesting idea. For a simpler project you should check out the Crust Clydesdale fork....
05-14-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Cynikal

I have an 85 Cresta and also tried for a while to...

I have an 85 Cresta and also tried for a while to make those brakes work well with 700's. I was able to make a set of 90's XT Cantis work well. I ended up building a nice 27" wheel set. It was just...
05-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Cynikal

FS: 85 Nishiki Cresta 56cm

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/80_img_0136_7d38b8f58b1c207e4953a5f0ef30a2bd44431e91_e2a0ac34a238aac433e390fb14ccb65b0a71864e.jpgI had this built up as more of a rando...
05-05-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,819
Posted By Cynikal

Thanks. I sent you a reply. Let me know if you...

Thanks. I sent you a reply. Let me know if you didn't get it.
05-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,819
Posted By Cynikal

I have this 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I was...

I have this 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I was about to post here for sale. PM me if you are interested.
...
04-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By Cynikal

Knowing Aaron, there is a bong in there somewhere.

Knowing Aaron, there is a bong in there somewhere.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Cynikal

Also check out Sycip in Santa Rosa. ...

Also check out Sycip in Santa Rosa.

https://www.sycip.com/
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Cynikal

I thought there used to be. Just a sticky thread...

I thought there used to be. Just a sticky thread would be enough but open to other suggestions.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Cynikal

Does it make sense to have a for sale thread in...

Does it make sense to have a for sale thread in the Framebuilders sub? I'm assuming it would have to follow the same rules as other sub-sections.
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.
04-02-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,288
Posted By Cynikal

I had the "Coat of Arms" when it came out in the...

I had the "Coat of Arms" when it came out in the 80's. Loved that Swatch.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-31-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,522
Posted By Cynikal

We had a local scooter shop that cut and welded...

We had a local scooter shop that cut and welded two home ovens together for a powdercoating oven. It worked pretty well but it looked super sketchy.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By Cynikal

I keep checking back to see if someone tried the...

I keep checking back to see if someone tried the explosive method. I want photos.
03-10-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Cynikal

^What he said. Find the place that you bum wants...

^What he said. Find the place that you bum wants to slide to and move your saddle.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By Cynikal

With Nova under new ownership you may want to...

With Nova under new ownership you may want to call them and see if that is still the case.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,717
Posted By Cynikal

https://www.cycle-frames.com/

https://www.cycle-frames.com/
03-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,025
Posted By Cynikal

Before brazing and paint but still pretty....

Before brazing and paint but still pretty....
02-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By Cynikal

Was this built for 27" or 700's?

Was this built for 27" or 700's?
02-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Cynikal

I have used 7 speed thumb shifters on 8 speed...

I have used 7 speed thumb shifters on 8 speed cassettes multiple times. The space after the last index gets stopped by the limit screws. Works just fine.
02-23-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Cynikal

If you google Alex Wetmore he has a great blog...

If you google Alex Wetmore he has a great blog about the basics of rack building. It's getting a little old now but still full of great info. Also, get a decent bender. I recently just bought a...
02-23-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,856
Posted By Cynikal

I used to cut an old road tube and cover the...

I used to cut an old road tube and cover the chain with it. It worked really well.
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