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Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Cynikal

I have some practice lugs that I received from...

I have some practice lugs that I received from another framebuilder. I know I won't use all of them and I feel pretty good about my lug brazing at this point. PM me, I'd be happy to send some your...
05-03-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Cynikal

I would point your questions to the framebuilder...

I would point your questions to the framebuilder section of BikeForums. The welding/brazing technical questions would be better suited to that sub-forum. Most vintage steel bikes were built from...
04-03-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Cynikal

Could you just connect the two straps around the...

Could you just connect the two straps around the headtube just under the headset?
02-21-24, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Cynikal

I too enjoyed the show and plan on heading back....

I too enjoyed the show and plan on heading back. I may help a buddy who plans on getting a booth for her saddles. I'm interested in seeing the industry side of the show. Hopefully it isn't...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-16-24, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By Cynikal

I have a bunch of random lugs that would be good...

I have a bunch of random lugs that would be good for practice. They came as part of a package of tubing and bit I bought during peak pandemic. Happy to send you several of them for postage. PM me...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-31-23, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Cynikal

Thanks both of you, this discussion has been...

Thanks both of you, this discussion has been validating. I find the chainstay diagrams challenging at best. Question for Andrew, what stays are you using? I'm trying to get my head around using...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-10-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Cynikal

All of my fork crowns are only R rated

All of my fork crowns are only R rated
09-22-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Cynikal

Moustache bars has been secured. Thanks all

Moustache bars has been secured. Thanks all
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By Cynikal

Return to seller and get refund

Return to seller and get refund
Forum: Framebuilders
05-09-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By Cynikal

Sounds like your technical question was answered....

Sounds like your technical question was answered. Keep checking in on Nova, word on the street is that they have been purchased by someone who wants it to be what it used to be. They are local to me...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Cynikal

He must really like his dentist. I'd run away...

He must really like his dentist. I'd run away from that as fast as possible.
03-12-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Cynikal

bark_eater I have these. I replied to your PM. ...

bark_eater I have these. I replied to your PM. (weirdly it is much easier to post a photo than in a PM)

...
03-07-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,744
Posted By Cynikal

A threaded center hole would make a really nice...

A threaded center hole would make a really nice dyno light mount.
03-07-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,744
Posted By Cynikal

I would think that your first step with these...

I would think that your first step with these brakes is to get new bushings. The brass bushings, or even new delrin bushings, eliminate the vibration that causes the noise.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By Cynikal

I was thinking the same thing. I'm curious how...

I was thinking the same thing. I'm curious how this technique would apply to lugs. I would think that a more diffused heating makes more sense for a lug joint vs. a small braze on.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-19-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By Cynikal

I think you are correct for that being important...

I think you are correct for that being important with a thin, high pressure tire like a track bike. This will be a gravel/light tourer build with 42-48 mm 650b tires or 40mm 700's. That's a lot of...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-05-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Cynikal

On a fork that I built I drilled for the wiring...

On a fork that I built I drilled for the wiring but brazed a stainless washer to reinforce the hole. Been fine for a couple of years.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Cynikal

Unicycle?

Anyone built a unicycle? I have a buddy that is looking for help to build a custom unicycle. I can get my head around most of it. I imagine using a MTB for crown (pacenti most likely because it...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Cynikal

Have you selected a builder yet? Most builders...

Have you selected a builder yet? Most builders will work with you on the tubeset that matches your needs and riding style. I've talked to some builders who get frustrated when a client has made...
09-01-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,873
Posted By Cynikal

I cannot agree with the above statement more.

I cannot agree with the above statement more.
08-19-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By Cynikal

Then OA is going to be your friend.

Then OA is going to be your friend.
08-19-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By Cynikal

I agree with this approach with a small caveat. ...

I agree with this approach with a small caveat. What material is the headset made of? If it's alu, I might be cautious of the oxalic acid for a long period of time.
08-08-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By Cynikal

Absolutely

Absolutely
08-06-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By Cynikal

Modern Raleigh Record Ace Frameset - $300

For sale is a 55cm pearl white Raleigh Record Ace frameset. $300 + whatever actual shipping. This is a lugged frame with a 1 1/8th threadless steerer, Cane Creek headset included. In overall great...
08-03-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,083
Posted By Cynikal

And the amount of access he gives people on his...

And the amount of access he gives people on his Insta page is amazing. I love watching him work. He really is leading the next generation of constructeurs in the US.
08-03-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,699
Posted By Cynikal

That is impressive. Just holding a lug to ream...

That is impressive. Just holding a lug to ream out an old brazed tube takes a lot of force and lugs are fairly pliable.
08-02-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,083
Posted By Cynikal

All of this is 100% spot on.

All of this is 100% spot on.
08-02-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,083
Posted By Cynikal

Currently I use 56% silver as much as I can due...

Currently I use 56% silver as much as I can due to the lower temperatures. I keep the lugs and braze-ons to silver but use brass on cantilever studs. There are great silver alloys that buildup like...
08-02-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,083
Posted By Cynikal

Have you ever picked up a torch and tried it?...

Have you ever picked up a torch and tried it? (serious question, not trying to be flippant) I build lugged frames and fillets are significantly harder. The heat control needed to simultaneously...
07-31-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,083
Posted By Cynikal

For fillets, I've always been partial to our...

For fillets, I've always been partial to our local builder Steve Rex.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_0410_1_e35aa83c3afbf26956dcb5c73a7a9c4cc0321005.jpg
07-31-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,083
Posted By Cynikal

All I get from looking at the cable routings and...

All I get from looking at the cable routings and parts specs of the OP's posts is a profound hatred for bike mechanics.
07-25-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,699
Posted By Cynikal

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1234_ef1a79d4dcd3d78f74dd9ca59612e55c2fe24910.jpg
Future projects
07-22-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,701
Posted By Cynikal

If memory serves, Ibis used "Moron" tubing which...

If memory serves, Ibis used "Moron" tubing which was a jab at the Columbus "Genius" tubing of the time. Their tubing had slightly longer butting for the MTB's or rougher applications. Ibis always...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By Cynikal

I have a small O2 tank you could use in the mean...

I have a small O2 tank you could use in the mean time if you want to test a set up. I'm in the Downtown Sac area.
07-14-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Cynikal

I believe this can also be used for 10 speed road...

I believe this can also be used for 10 speed road shifters and a 10 speed cassette, if anyone here cares about such things.
06-30-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,502
Posted By Cynikal

My running assumption is that larger tires dull...

My running assumption is that larger tires dull all the nuances in frame materials. All these details can be easily felt on 120psi 23mm tires but I doubt it for 38mm 40 psi tires.
06-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Cynikal

You could take a recessed both and drill it out...

You could take a recessed both and drill it out to use it as a sleeve.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By Cynikal

To add to that, any bike of mine with disks will...

To add to that, any bike of mine with disks will have at least a 40mm tire. I really doubt that I would gain any comfort from a more compliant blade with a tire of that size.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By Cynikal

They are now showing as in stock. Go crazy!

They are now showing as in stock. Go crazy!
05-13-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,693
Posted By Cynikal

Google "double boiler". If you go the sauce pan...

Google "double boiler". If you go the sauce pan route, make sure you heat it in a pot of water otherwise it could catch fire.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,753
Posted By Cynikal

I may ping you about stepped BB cups for my...

I may ping you about stepped BB cups for my Bringheli jig. Thanks
04-20-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Cynikal

Mine is the modern reproduction, came out in 2011...

Mine is the modern reproduction, came out in 2011 I believe.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Cynikal

I brazed a kickstand plate (with a fender mount)...

I brazed a kickstand plate (with a fender mount) on my town bike. I mounted a pletscher 2 leg kickstand to it and love it. I don't agree with the statement "Custom built bikes don't get them",...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Cynikal

The Allotec A17-1 is a flat crown and has a 42 mm...

The Allotec A17-1 is a flat crown and has a 42 mm inside width.

https://framebuildersupply.com/collections/fork-crowns/products/1-fork-crown-flat-with-long-inner-tang-42mm-inside-width
12-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By Cynikal

I've taught LCI classes and one of the hardest...

I've taught LCI classes and one of the hardest things is teaching people how to do a counter steer or quick steer which involves exactly what they are proving.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cynikal

I generally use this tool. Haven't had those...

I generally use this tool. Haven't had those problems. You may want to check your print settings.

https://dogfeatherdesign.com/ttn_js/
Forum: Framebuilders
10-07-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,557
Posted By Cynikal

I almost just stopped at rack jig. This looks...

I almost just stopped at rack jig. This looks like a nice solution, well done.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,557
Posted By Cynikal

Is it a front rack jig?

Is it a front rack jig?
10-05-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,921
Posted By Cynikal

I would vote for any modern crankset by Shimano.

I would vote for any modern crankset by Shimano.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
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...
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