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Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,077
Posted By Nessism

Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF...

Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF CA! Can't wait.

I've put my son on notice that he has that much time to find his own place to live, or come with me...somewhere. Where I go is...
08-19-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,996
Posted By Nessism

I hope none of you take that Ichiban dude...

I hope none of you take that Ichiban dude seriously. His videos are pure mechanic schtick. Watch some of his other videos if you missed the wink in his presentation here. Good fun.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Nessism

Agree with the others. Dress things up and move...

Agree with the others. Dress things up and move forward. What's done is done, and that frame isn't butchered to the point of requiring drastic remediation.
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Nessism

How much is the frame worth now?

How much is the frame worth now?
Forum: Introductions
08-18-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Nessism

Welcome welcome. I'm in Torrance too. Small...

Welcome welcome. I'm in Torrance too. Small world.
08-11-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Nessism

According to Wikipedia the J.C. Higgins brand was...

According to Wikipedia the J.C. Higgins brand was last marketed by Sears in 1962 so this frame would have to be equal to or earlier than that.
08-10-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Nessism

2.0/1.8/2.0 (14/15/14g) are hard to beat unless...

2.0/1.8/2.0 (14/15/14g) are hard to beat unless you are very concerned about weight.
08-09-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Nessism

Please forgive this total guess but I'm going to...

Please forgive this total guess but I'm going to say the late 1950's. J.C. Higgins was a brand sold by Sears Roebuck back then they had real marketing clout. Lots of guns were sold under the J.C....
08-06-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Nessism

Some spray lube where the rails enter the shell...

Some spray lube where the rails enter the shell may help but glue won't. In fact, the epoxy may keep the spray lube from reaching the points it needs to. Also lube the rails where they sit on the...
08-06-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By Nessism

I have used AC seat posts before and had good...

I have used AC seat posts before and had good results. The clamp is not the most sturdy design I've seen but it's not horrable either. In the grand scheme of things I would not let the seat post...
08-06-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Nessism

Most better bike shops will have the tools to...

Most better bike shops will have the tools to rethread your spokes. I found a shop near me that did what you are asking and they charged me less than the cost of new spokes and did them the same...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Nessism

What brakes for a 400mm long fork? Disc?

What brakes for a 400mm long fork? Disc?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Nessism

Cross post.

Cross post.
08-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By Nessism

Type "lugged steel bike" into google and the...

Type "lugged steel bike" into google and the answer will be right there.
08-04-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By Nessism

Untrue. Aluminum spoke nipples are prone to...

Untrue. Aluminum spoke nipples are prone to seizing on the threads and to outright breakage. I've witnessed this firsthand on wheels build with aluminum nipples where once the nipples start to fail...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Nessism

Auto paint supply places can color match off a...

Auto paint supply places can color match off a sample. You could try printing that photo and taking it to them. I haven't bought paint in a while but base coat used to cost in the range of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Nessism

Whoa! That's a long fork! What brakes are you...

Whoa! That's a long fork! What brakes are you using?

Suggestions for chain stays? Some sort of S bend I suppose but which ones?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Nessism

Lugged Gravel Bike?

Has anyone made a lugged gravel frame? I'm itching for a new project and was thinking gravel bike. I'm comfortable working with lugs so that would be my first choice.

As I understand it a gravel...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Nessism

You don't need special primer. The carbon should...

You don't need special primer. The carbon should be sealed with resin so you aren't painting carbon. Just be sure to not sand though the epoxy when prepping the fork. Use two part epoxy primer as...
07-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

The 7700 hub is NOS. Wheel is newly built. Old...

The 7700 hub is NOS. Wheel is newly built. Old wheel also used a stock 7700 hub, with a SRAM cassette.

The problem may have been related to a grungy rear derailleur. I'm not positive but I do...
07-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

Installed the newly purchased CS-6700 11-28...

Installed the newly purchased CS-6700 11-28 (ultrega) cassette without the spacer and shifting is back to normal. :thumb:
07-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

Hum, I didn't know that. I'm using a Shimano...

Hum, I didn't know that.
I'm using a Shimano 7700 hub. No spacer.
07-27-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

Cleaned the derailleur in mineral spirits and...

Cleaned the derailleur in mineral spirits and it's movement is smooth and snappy. I started to reinstall the rear cassette but stopped after noticing that the smallest cog sits quite a bit proud of...
07-26-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Nessism

I've got a couple of those spoke wrenches and...

I've got a couple of those spoke wrenches and like them, but my preference is a spoke wrench which engages three corners of the nipple. I've been using a Spokey for years for that reason but there...
07-26-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

So again, the derailleur doesn't like to move the...

So again, the derailleur doesn't like to move the chain to the smallest sprocket. The chain will drop sometimes, but it's hit or miss and requires pedaling very slowly. I've backed out the rear...
07-25-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

Some of the cogs have spacers between them, but...

Some of the cogs have spacers between them, but the last 2 or 3 gears on on a spider which goes on first w/o a spacer.

Since posting this I ordered a Shimano cassette too see if that's any...
07-25-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By Nessism

Evaporust is great stuff. It won't hurt adjacent...

Evaporust is great stuff. It won't hurt adjacent paint and it safe, but it's expensive and has a limited life span.

For general derusting I'm a fan pf phosphoric acid. If properly diluted it...
07-25-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Nessism

Shimano 7800 won't shift into smallest cog

Brand new SRAM 1070 cassette won't shift into the smallest cog with my Shimano 7800 shifters and derailleur. Chain checks fine and system worked okay with my old wheel/cassette. Cable is clean and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Nessism

The 4k's are definitely bigger than the 5k's. ...

The 4k's are definitely bigger than the 5k's. Great tires either way. The 5000's are crazy expensive at $50 a pop. That's my only complaint. A freaking motorcycle tire is just a few $ more. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nessism

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my...

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my drying rack after painting. Paint shot outside of course, then brought in for the night. Painted in February. Did I mention the weather is good for...
07-24-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,095
Posted By Nessism

Buy more riding shorts. If you can't afford them...

Buy more riding shorts. If you can't afford them you shouldn't be touring the countryside. Easy for me to say I suppose. At least carry some soap and wash the shorts everyday. Even if they don't...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nessism

Please forgive this thread drift but here is a...

Please forgive this thread drift but here is a couple photos of two motorcycles I restored. Nasty urethane paint used throughout. Carbon respirator worn and shot outside with as much air flowing as...
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By Nessism

1 flat per year would be wonderful, but you have...

1 flat per year would be wonderful, but you have to be prepared to flat on every ride and carry the appropriate equipment to deal with it. I carry two tubes and a patch kit just in case. And yes,...
07-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Nessism

Two threads on the same topic but in different...

Two threads on the same topic but in different forums ain't cool. Why did you do that?
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By Nessism

As far as I'm concerned that looks like a really...

As far as I'm concerned that looks like a really nice bike for $50. Good luck finding something nicer at that price point. Realize of course that it's going to need another $50 to get on the road...
07-23-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Nessism

You posted two threads on this same topic, in...

You posted two threads on this same topic, in different forums.
07-23-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By Nessism

Welcome to cycling. 4-5 minutes of numbness...

Welcome to cycling. 4-5 minutes of numbness before abating sounds like a perfectly normal situation to me.
07-23-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Nessism

Whoo! I consider myself a master DYI guy and I...

Whoo! I consider myself a master DYI guy and I don't have the guts to take on such a project. That said, I haven't researched the idea either. What I do know is that I've got some 7800 shifters...
07-23-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Nessism

I bought this one off Amazon and it's very...

I bought this one off Amazon and it's very useful.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T4KPYN2/
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nessism

With urethane a common respirator is not good...

With urethane a common respirator is not good enough. That's why I like to have some air flowing. When the fumes start to fog up the area I stop and back off, or hold my breath and then back off.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nessism

Here is my booth... ...

Here is my booth...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7851/32568526687_29c845d0bf_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RBYdjc)20190331_153412[1] (https://flic.kr/p/RBYdjc) by nessism...
07-22-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,909
Posted By Nessism

That red frame had a Look HSC3 carbon fork. My...

That red frame had a Look HSC3 carbon fork. My subsequent frames have used Reynolds Ouzo Pro forks. Between the two the Look is a fair bit softer riding.

The red frame racked up something in...
07-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,909
Posted By Nessism

I make no claim of being a world class...

I make no claim of being a world class framebuilder like Mark B., but I have enjoyed building frames for myself and select friends over the years. Being a bit of a techno geek Iíve mixed and matched...
07-21-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By Nessism

Bibs are hotter. I don't like them when summer...

Bibs are hotter. I don't like them when summer Temps are high
07-21-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,909
Posted By Nessism

Stays likely, but no on fork. Not sure about...

Stays likely, but no on fork. Not sure about head tube.
07-20-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By Nessism

Bummer on the chain stays. Those frame needs the...

Bummer on the chain stays. Those frame needs the stays replaced, which may cost more than it's worth unless you can do the work yourself.
07-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Nessism

Wheel longevity has a lot to do with the quality...

Wheel longevity has a lot to do with the quality of the parts used and even more on the quality of the assembly. It's important to maintain your wheels too; check for loose spokes weekly until you...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,712
Posted By Nessism

It good to dream.

It good to dream.
07-20-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Nessism

Depend on how much you sweat. For extreme cases...

Depend on how much you sweat. For extreme cases a GUTR headband is good. Halo is next in line. There used to be a product called a Sweatshoot, which was like a GUTR sewn into a wicking headband....
07-19-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By Nessism

I agree with trying. Personally, I like the fit...

I agree with trying. Personally, I like the fit of bibs but they are hotter so I prefer shorts.
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