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11-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By bark_eater

What I dont get is, if he had the tooling, why...

What I dont get is, if he had the tooling, why didn't he make a jig that would connect the bottom of the crown and the drop outs to a lever and be able to apply controlled force the first time.
11-20-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By bark_eater

I've used home made maple blocks to roll out...

I've used home made maple blocks to roll out dents, and managed to keep the paint damages minimal. The blocks were quick an dirty with a rough surface in the bore. I used lots of grease and stopped...
11-20-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By bark_eater

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Just a Cranky Yanky. He's in a beautiful spot that is just out side of the Portland commuter suburbs. Its been a long time since I've lived in Portland, but pre pandemic I noticed at least one...
11-18-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By bark_eater

Small bit of irony. While examples of this...

Small bit of irony. While examples of this nebulous "class" of bikes seem to be uncommon, I have 3 reasonable examples in my bike pile.

A beat up British Roy Thame, an even more beat up British...
11-16-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

Some days you see a something shinny in the...

Some days you see a something shinny in the mud.... pretty good haul today. I spent an extra 30 minutes looking for the rear hub. I was in a rush yesterday so I probably stepped over it to get the...
11-15-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By bark_eater

From the 1985 Miyata catalog: 610 Miyata...

From the 1985 Miyata catalog:

610 Miyata combines both touring and sports bicycle characteristics in the 610. The frame is designed for long distance riding while the steering is quicker, the ride...
11-13-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By bark_eater

Pictures, or it didn't happen....

Pictures, or it didn't happen....
11-11-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By bark_eater

Certainly not mine to give away, but the idea of...

Certainly not mine to give away, but the idea of a C&V Pony Express transporting a worthy Grail across the country came to mind. Now that tale would be told in the Long Houses for generations......
11-11-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By bark_eater

​​​​​​ The trick will be coming to terms with...

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The trick will be coming to terms with not having enough time to build a dozen fully ascessorized touring bikes much less ride them anywhere. Now six is a reasonable number.... But then...
11-11-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,453
Posted By bark_eater

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11-11-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By bark_eater

Discovering the local scrapyard tipped the...

Discovering the local scrapyard tipped the balance.I may have a rack problem....
11-10-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,944
Posted By bark_eater

I have a couple cool old broken dimpled fender...

I have a couple cool old broken dimpled fender scraps saved for.....
11-08-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By bark_eater

I'm sure there's a way to retro fit those lights...

I'm sure there's a way to retro fit those lights with LEDs to get more out of them.
11-07-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

Recent influx. The Trek came out of the scrap...

Recent influx. The Trek came out of the scrap yard a couple of weeks ago and Diamond Back was there today. I picked up the Fuji Touring Series iii this morning and the seller pretty much made me...
10-29-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By bark_eater

The seller has a bunch of interesting bikes...

The seller has a bunch of interesting bikes listed. Seems like there may have been some parts harvesting and substitutions, but the prices are "relatively" sane.
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10-18-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By bark_eater

I was thinking of doing a inverted PB Blaster...

I was thinking of doing a inverted PB Blaster soak before Mongo arrives....

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10-12-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By bark_eater

I'll repeat what I read when researching such...

I'll repeat what I read when researching such things: do not use electrolysis on parts with chrome. The results are nasty in a toxic SuperFund MethLab kind of way. For your purposes it looks like...
10-07-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By bark_eater

Bill Vetter touring bike

Just brought this home. Wow. Anyone know anything about the bike or builder?

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10-05-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By bark_eater

Chainstays?...... I also realized that I'm...

Chainstays?...... I also realized that I'm missing some of the shifty bits on the hub as well.
10-03-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 875
Posted By bark_eater

I had the unfortunate opportunity to pick through...

I had the unfortunate opportunity to pick through an old school bike shop over the course of its last year till dumpster day. Everything was %50 off the marked prices, which were set in the late...
10-01-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

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Kind of random scrap yard stuff, but this should work to...
09-30-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

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09-24-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,135
Posted By bark_eater

I've had to use buyer protection a few times, but...

I've had to use buyer protection a few times, but both times it was with a seller who offered up alternate facts floating in an alternate reality, but were able to move freely enough in this world to...
09-23-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By bark_eater

A large patch of the downtube has had all the...

A large patch of the downtube has had all the paint scraped off and there's rust started everywhere on the bike. The fork had more visible rust but is suspect because of a dent and scored threads. ...
09-23-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By bark_eater

I'm probably about 6th in line on this one...

I'm probably about 6th in line on this one...
09-23-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By bark_eater

There are a million used ones floating around....

There are a million used ones floating around. None on Ebay right now, but they get listed for $30-$300. I'd suggest the $30 version....
09-22-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By bark_eater

I think a Velo Orange Constructeur rack could be...

I think a Velo Orange Constructeur rack could be combined with a set of Blackburn lowriders. You wouldn't need the "hoop" if you attached the p clips to the VO struts. If your luck the fork mounts...
09-22-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 72,766
Views: 11,818,938
Posted By bark_eater

I'm a weak man... I sent the take my money please...

I'm a weak man... I sent the take my money please message.....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By bark_eater

Understood.. This came to mind thinking on this:...

Understood.. This came to mind thinking on this:

Vigor's Black Box Theory (https://johnvigor.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-black-box-theory.html)
09-19-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 700,264
Posted By bark_eater

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Well the...
09-13-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
Posted By bark_eater

An "on principle" ebay score. I'd like to know...

An "on principle" ebay score. I'd like to know if the "Platinum" tag means more than "not so shiny"...
09-11-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By bark_eater

I think that those dents could be pushed out from...

I think that those dents could be pushed out from the inside. You could sell it as is to some one non risk adverse, or fix it yourself, with a full disclosure to the buyer..... or part it out.
09-09-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By bark_eater

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09-01-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,229
Posted By bark_eater

Revised Version... Upon further meditation...

Revised Version...

Upon further meditation on inclusivity, the doors are open to long abandoned wretched wheelsets, particularly those of the tubular faith.
08-29-22, 05:56 PM
08-28-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,830
Posted By bark_eater

Stole this picture, but.... I hope to replicate...

Stole this picture, but.... I hope to replicate the color in powder coat.
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08-26-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,515
Posted By bark_eater

I'm not a frame builder, but I may or not have...

I'm not a frame builder, but I may or not have spent the night behind a dumpster in Tacoma in the '90's.... But I have wondered if there is any structural advantage to filling diggers like that...
08-26-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By bark_eater

It looks like there's enough interest. I wont...

It looks like there's enough interest. I wont get a chance to start a list till next week, but should probably start a new thread. Any suggestions for a catchy title?

"Saint Agnes's home for...
08-25-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By bark_eater

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08-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By bark_eater

Anyone want to start an orphan wheel exchange thread?

Item #573 on the too doo list is to go through all the orphan wheels that I have loose or that came on the many mechanics specials I've brought home. I figured I'd post the list here to see if any...
08-11-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 700,264
Posted By bark_eater

62 cm 1990 Bridgestone RB-2

I picked up a tallest size 62 cm 1990 Bridgestone RB-2 yesterday. This is the tig welded RB-T prediscessor that takes 35mm tires. I'd be interested in trying out a smaller size of the same model....
08-03-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 545
Posted By bark_eater

I think you would save a bunch of cash and...

I think you would save a bunch of cash and potentially have a better bike if you found a high end 90's mountain bike with a 1 1/8" threaded fork and replace it with a 700c disk fork. As a Big Dummy...
07-24-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,013
Posted By bark_eater

The more relevant question is "What color powder...

The more relevant question is "What color powder coat for an X-02?"
07-17-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By bark_eater

Today's adventure was a not quite quarterly floor...

Today's adventure was a not quite quarterly floor recovery. It's not a zen temple, but am improvement on the multidisciplinary mine field it was.
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07-16-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

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THis is the usual scrap yard haul. This one almost didn't...
07-15-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

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​​​​​​Spidey sense again. I actually turned back around...
07-09-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,747
Posted By bark_eater

About half way through this, I was wondering if...

About half way through this, I was wondering if Grant Peterson has enough free time to troll on the forums?
07-05-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By bark_eater

Today's haul from the scrapyard and an...

Today's haul from the scrapyard and an illustration of what happens if I don't get there soon enough....
07-04-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By bark_eater

Anyone's head going to pop if I throw a Fuji...

Anyone's head going to pop if I throw a Fuji Finest into the "garage war"? I was thinking about the fork and how the bike will still ride like a mountain bike with a high trail. At this point I...
06-30-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By bark_eater

26" RTP on a converted Trek 750?

Spidey sense tingled and most of another lugged 91 Trek 750 magically appeared in the garage.

The next morning I noted that a new semi-local frame builder just put out a shingle, and posted some...
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