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Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
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: 444
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: 477
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: 373
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: 597
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: 2,456
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: 862
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: 862
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: 847
Posted By Cynikal

Absolutely

Absolutely
08-06-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
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: 5,001
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: 206
Views: 6,908
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: 5,001
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: 5,001
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: 5,001
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: 5,001
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: 5,001
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: 206
Views: 6,908
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: 62
Views: 2,450
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: 1,787
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: 315
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: 1,702
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: 383
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: 12
Views: 1,114
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: 12
Views: 1,114
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: 92
Views: 2,858
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: 1,712
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: 487
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: 1,290
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: 666
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: 1,533
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: 1,255
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: 8,976
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: 8,976
Posted By Cynikal

Is it a front rack jig?

Is it a front rack jig?
10-05-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,112
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: 1,528
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: 2,301
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: 1,144
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: 1,144
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: 2,050
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: 986
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: 1,881
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: 1,781
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: 1,781
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: 2,364
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: 1,268
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: 3,287
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: 102
Views: 11,766
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: 8,959
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: 1,800
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...
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