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Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
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: 1,028
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
08-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
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: 566
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
08-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
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.
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
06-02-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
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: 1,260
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...
05-14-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
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...
05-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
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.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
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
03-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,715
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.
03-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,852
Posted By Cynikal

Before brazing and paint but still pretty....

Before brazing and paint but still pretty....
02-23-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,851
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.
02-20-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Cynikal

Just bought the needed tubing for my latest build...

Just bought the needed tubing for my latest build from Framebuilding Supply. I also use Nova as well because they are local to me and have recently just switched hands and I'd like to see them...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,314
Posted By Cynikal

I was out working on the new project last night...

I was out working on the new project last night and took some photos of a couple of other little tools I've made.

The fork blade gauge is really simple but very handy.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Cynikal

It sure looks like a traditional front impact...

It sure looks like a traditional front impact that was made worse by the unsupported internal routing hole (that is in the worst possible locations btw).
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 273,362
Posted By Cynikal

Starting a new build. In a few months it will...

Starting a new build. In a few months it will hopefully be a 650b rando style build.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Cynikal

Hey Aaron, I'm Chris. We met at the last local...

Hey Aaron, I'm Chris. We met at the last local NAHBS. I had also taken Tim's class.
02-04-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Cynikal

I have an 85 Cresta that has been fantastic. They...

I have an 85 Cresta that has been fantastic. They really are nicely made and ride well. Unfortunately, mine will be for sale as I'm running out of room and have several similar bikes.
02-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,729
Posted By Cynikal

I love that fork crown. I have a set of Spirit...

I love that fork crown. I have a set of Spirit for lugs waiting in the wings to go with it.
02-02-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,729
Posted By Cynikal

I'm currently working on frames #3 and #4. #3 is...

I'm currently working on frames #3 and #4. #3 is a standard tube rando 650 frame and #4 will be a disk off road touring frame (both 700c and 650b). I'll get some photos to post.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By Cynikal

I think for a hobbyist doing a couple of frames a...

I think for a hobbyist doing a couple of frames a year this could be a solution. If I didn't have my Bringheli I'd be thinking about something like this. I'm happy to see that the cones they sell...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cynikal

New update today. Some good news. Hello...

New update today. Some good news.


Hello all - Just a quick update. We have successfully taken ownership of Nova!! We are so very excited. Unfortunately we are still battling the credit card...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cynikal

The statement below is currently on their...

The statement below is currently on their homepage. Sounding like good news. Nova Cycles is projected to be up and running on January 12th 2021 with new ownership.We are looking forward to serving...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-16-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cynikal

They are going through a rough ownership...

They are going through a rough ownership transition currently. This is the last update from them on Facebook.

Nova Cycles has been doing business since the 70’s and takes great pride in that....
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Cynikal

Racks - Tubing Bender Question

I'm going to start building racks this year and Santa is bringing me a rigid 400 series bender (I've clearly been a good boy). I'm trying to decide on what size bender to get. My primary question...
11-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By Cynikal

I've made several of these with spokes and cable...

I've made several of these with spokes and cable stop braze-ons. They are perfectly strong. To the OP, nice thinking on using a brass nut.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By Cynikal

I'm glad to see that Nova is back up as well. ...

I'm glad to see that Nova is back up as well. When I saw that their site was down I got a little worried. As I understand it, they have are in the process of relocating (again) and have to move by...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,868
Posted By Cynikal

For stays, I would focus on the tire and crank...

For stays, I would focus on the tire and crank interaction not the butting profile. For example, if you want to fit a 50mm tire (or fender) with a double crank coupled with a short chainstay you...
10-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By Cynikal

Here is a photo of mine. I got your PM, thanks...

Here is a photo of mine. I got your PM, thanks by the way. Was having trouble posting a photo in the PM so I'm posting it here. ...
10-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By Cynikal

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking...

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking to sell. It is currently complete with a nice set of 27" wheels ( 36 hole Shimano 600 laced to Sun CR-18's) and an indexed 8 speed build. The frame...
10-02-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Cynikal

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking...

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking to sell. It is currently complete with a nice set of 27" wheels ( 36 hole Shimano 600 laced to Sun CR-18's) and an indexed 8 speed build. Might be...
09-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Cynikal

So so tempting

So so tempting
09-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,266
Posted By Cynikal

Ha! I think I actually have a set of these in my...

Ha! I think I actually have a set of these in my parts bin. They were too weird not to pick up.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By Cynikal

Before you settle on a trike you should ride one....

Before you settle on a trike you should ride one. I personally hate them because they are difficult to ride on a standard street with a crown. I have a longjohn style cargo bike and the streering...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,513
Posted By Cynikal

If you listen to the Cobra Framebuilding podcast,...

If you listen to the Cobra Framebuilding podcast, Paul did one where he goes into the motos in detail. Pretty cool stuff.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,513
Posted By Cynikal

If you haven't already, watch Paul Brodie's last...

If you haven't already, watch Paul Brodie's last video. While he is using power tools he does a good job of showing how to carve the initial grove to start the radius. Of course he makes it look...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,513
Posted By Cynikal

Butt checkers are fairly easy to build. Here is...

Butt checkers are fairly easy to build. Here is the one that I built.
...
08-12-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,833
Posted By Cynikal

You can also look for the few modern bikes that...

You can also look for the few modern bikes that are built with a vintage aesthetic. I have a lugged Raleigh Record Ace frame with a first gen SRAM Rival kit (silver levers). Looks vintage but with...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Cynikal

I'm getting this third hand so take it as such. ...

I'm getting this third hand so take it as such. Lon sold to someone but is still there for the transition. Sounds like they are restocking most parts but also starting some in-house production. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,868
Posted By Cynikal

The first question is what has your frame builder...

The first question is what has your frame builder said about this and what tube set (or tube mix) are they recommending? Getting this off the internet is a little like walking in to the kitchen of a...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-26-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,314
Posted By Cynikal

Homemade Tools

As I move through the process of building my first few frames, I'm spending much time making tools to make this easier. I'm seeking some inspiration for how others solve similar issues. I'll start...
06-19-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Cynikal

Ritchey?

Ritchey?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Cynikal

Nice to see all the local folks here.

Nice to see all the local folks here.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By Cynikal

I think you are missing an opportunity here. Why...

I think you are missing an opportunity here. Why not install the internals of a pump into the seattube with an external hose. Just loosen the seat binder bolt and use the seat to pump.
05-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By Cynikal

Please don't move the Sacramento. Some of us like...

Please don't move the Sacramento. Some of us like it here.


But seriously, depending on where his internship is, I would be thinking about bike security. If he is working Downtown make sure he...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,225
Posted By Cynikal

With boost, the BB shell is wider, thus the...

With boost, the BB shell is wider, thus the spindle, so you avoid the crank conflicts with the stays. This with the wider rear end allows for additional tire clearance.

I've been in the same...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,225
Posted By Cynikal

That bike makes it look easy because it has boost...

That bike makes it look easy because it has boost spacing.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,965
Posted By Cynikal

Probably important to note that he is not using...

Probably important to note that he is not using 56% silver for this. Read through the notes on the instagram post. He mentions what he uses.
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