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Posted By unterhausen

The local people and volunteers are the best...

The local people and volunteers are the best part. Maybe not some of the riders, but most of them
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By unterhausen

Waterford apparently had a problem with this kind...

Waterford apparently had a problem with this kind of fastback because I have seen 4 of their bikes with this style and 2 of them were cracked. I looked at one in the hotel bike storage room before...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By unterhausen

That's an interesting collection. Probably every...

That's an interesting collection. Probably every builder that was active in the '70s or early '80s has something similar. The only thing I don't recognize is the dropout that appears to have an...
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Posted By unterhausen

You attributed a quote to me that I didn't write....

You attributed a quote to me that I didn't write.
From what I hear, they are increasing the field enough that you don't have to do any prequalifying this year. It's just to get a better starting...
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Posted By unterhausen

Rumor has it that they are going to do bike...

Rumor has it that they are going to do bike checks on the course. So fitting in would be important. Not having a number plate might get you unwanted attention. Like you say, the roads are open, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By unterhausen

The problem that builders have with that style of...

The problem that builders have with that style of fastback attachment is not getting penetration and then filing a nice sharp line at the joint. Because nobody wants a big fat fillet there. It...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By unterhausen

Mathias Scherer/Mawis seems to do good work. I'm...

Mathias Scherer/Mawis seems to do good work. I'm sure there are others I'm not thinking of, but he could set you on the right path if he doesn't want to do the job....
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Views: 184
Posted By unterhausen

Some people probably change things and never tell...

Some people probably change things and never tell anyone, so we can't know what they are doing. But putting in an extra spacer or two is all I ever hear of anyone doing. People have extra stems...
09-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure why this thread turned so negative,...

I'm not sure why this thread turned so negative, although people probably wanted to see pictures. But they aren't forthcoming, and a lot of posts in here break this subforum's guidelines. That are...
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Views: 184
Posted By unterhausen

I tried a 2 cm shorter stem and felt cramped. I...

I tried a 2 cm shorter stem and felt cramped. I think more people raise their stems. I'm not sure it helps comfort and slows me down, so I don't do it. Best to combat the causes of pain, i.e., do...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By unterhausen

Trail as we usually talk about it is the distance...

Trail as we usually talk about it is the distance along the ground between the steering axis and the contact point of the tire. Mechanical trail is the shortest distance from the steering axis to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By unterhausen

There is no way to get a bike tire tube into most...

There is no way to get a bike tire tube into most top tubes.
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Posted By unterhausen

I think it took me about 2 years of riding...

I think it took me about 2 years of riding 200km/month and a super randonneuring series every year to dial in my bike so I was comfortable. Particularly my hands.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By unterhausen

I have never heard of mechanical trail before. ...

I have never heard of mechanical trail before. It's off by less than 10 percent from the trail that everyone uses over a fairly normal range of head angles. I suppose you could have long arguments...
09-22-22, 03:03 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I don't take my bp that often, maybe once a week....

I don't take my bp that often, maybe once a week. I have a blood pressure monitor where the electronics is separate. Omron has some of that type for $50-ish that are validated, but mine was about...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By unterhausen

That looks good

That looks good
09-21-22, 06:46 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm pretty sure you have to de-restrict a bafang...

I'm pretty sure you have to de-restrict a bafang to go more than 20 unless the vendor has de-restricted it for you. But you usually have to ask.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By unterhausen

Yes, OP would want it to be TIG welded

Yes, OP would want it to be TIG welded
Forum: Framebuilders
09-19-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By unterhausen

I couldn't make myself ride that. That's just...

I couldn't make myself ride that. That's just the way I am.
My criteria is if I know for sure there is no reason to suspect it would break. In this case I couldn't say that.
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Posted By unterhausen

You can use it with a non-dynamo wheel. I have...

You can use it with a non-dynamo wheel. I have one, I built a fork, and I have never used it for goofy reasons. Mostly because I'm slow and intend to get the frame painted some day. I have done quite...
09-18-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By unterhausen

26" is fine. European pro mtb'ers stuck with 26"...

26" is fine. European pro mtb'ers stuck with 26" until their sponsors force them to switch. Then the manufacturers reintroduced 26" disguised as 650b. Don't take that last sentence literally. It's...
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Views: 704
Posted By unterhausen

I don't know any randos that go stupidly slow up...

I don't know any randos that go stupidly slow up hills. A lot of them ride along at a reasonable pace until they hit a hill and then it's 500 watts to the top. Never quite understood it, I...
09-16-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By unterhausen

I have an extra set of wheels with some 40mm...

I have an extra set of wheels with some 40mm Maxxis Velocitas mounted. I'm not sure how much they speed me up, but they are quieter than the Gravelking SK I usually run. And they run fine on smooth...
09-16-22, 08:52 AM
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Views: 795
Posted By unterhausen

We don't allow people to question pricing in this...

We don't allow people to question pricing in this subforum. You might be right, but people here are capable of deciding that for themselves and making an offer based on their own understanding of...
09-15-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,725
Posted By unterhausen

My lbs is sending new repair customers to a...

My lbs is sending new repair customers to a friend that runs a mobile repair service because they are too busy for anyone but existing customers. I think the mobile person will also fix bikes that...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By unterhausen

One of my frames had lugs with the adjuster on...

One of my frames had lugs with the adjuster on the head tube lug. The rear adjuster broke on the way to France and the whole time I was there shifting the rear derailleur was a bit random. The whole...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By unterhausen

the first thing the industry did when they got to...

the first thing the industry did when they got to 11+ is drop the front chain ring. So apparently we didn't need all those gears after all. I'm pretty much switched over to 2x10, but nowadays a...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By unterhausen

All I can say is that I put downtube shifter...

All I can say is that I put downtube shifter bosses on my frames even though they aren't going to have downtube shifters on them.
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Posted By unterhausen

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km...

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km brevet, having proved it myself one year when I had a persistent sinus infection and didn't train. Just did brevets.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-22, 10:47 AM
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Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, I'll see what I have

Okay, I'll see what I have
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Posted By unterhausen

I always remember getting to 200km on my first...

I always remember getting to 200km on my first 300k. I was pretty happy, because I felt good and I knew I could ride 100km, no problem. Plus, I was about to have a really good hamburger.

It's...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

I have used blo on a frame and it came out okay....

I have used blo on a frame and it came out okay. You have to wipe off the excess. And I waxed it afterwards. I didn't get to the point of blackening it though.

It was fun looking through my frame...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-12-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

I thought about other uses, but I need a small...

I thought about other uses, but I need a small table and these are low-end tubes that aren't too useful for the kind of bike I'm interested in building right now. I have more than enough tubing for...
09-12-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure there is anything more that needs to...

I'm not sure there is anything more that needs to be said. Closed for moderator review.
Some of you might want to review the forum rules on insults (not allowed) and inclusiveness (we don't allow...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-12-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

Interesting, so I can start my own bike tubing...

Interesting, so I can start my own bike tubing company?

I'm thinking seriously about turning my excess deda tubing into the base of a small computer desk. For balance, I'm making bike parking...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

When I restarted framebuilding after a long...

When I restarted framebuilding after a long hiatus, I got some zerotre. It was really cheap with a quantity discount. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, maybe make furniture?
The tapered...
09-11-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By unterhausen

I fail to understand why they didn't come up with...

I fail to understand why they didn't come up with a through axle standard. I guess I understand the different lengths to some extent, given that they are part of the frame/fork. But still, they...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

Where did you get your tubing? Joe Bringheli? ...

Where did you get your tubing? Joe Bringheli?
Now I have to go measure the butts on some tubing, I think I ordered it without considering the butt lengths.
I have seen some builders that have big...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By unterhausen

You can really get into minutia with bike tubing....

You can really get into minutia with bike tubing. Things like ultimate tensile strength, yield strength etc. The truth is that there isn't much difference in steel tubes except possibly cost and...
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Views: 1,069
Posted By unterhausen

I agree, I made it all the way across North...

I agree, I made it all the way across North Carolina on a 1200k on chocolate milk and Reese's cups. When you stop every dozen miles, what are you going to buy? More Reese's cups.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 864
Posted By unterhausen

You're thinking of the White Eno hub. Those are...

You're thinking of the White Eno hub. Those are good suggestions. Also a half link.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 864
Posted By unterhausen

I don't think it would make a good fixed gear...

I don't think it would make a good fixed gear bike because you would need to take up slack somehow and the hangar is your only choice with vertical dropouts.
09-08-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 850
Posted By unterhausen

I think this is one case where a hack repair...

I think this is one case where a hack repair would be suitable. I would figure out where the axle should be in the dropout and add something to make it so it stays there. Unlike the cracked head...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 864
Posted By unterhausen

Good reminder. I'll have to look into it a bit...

Good reminder. I'll have to look into it a bit more. I have a respirator with filters for welding, but I'm not sure it's good enough for that.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-22, 12:36 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By unterhausen

I recently bought a box of Reynolds 531 stays...

I recently bought a box of Reynolds 531 stays from him. Really heavy.
I imagine he will sell whatever he can.
I hope he enjoys his retirement
09-07-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By unterhausen

I do pushups on the stairs so they aren't as...

I do pushups on the stairs so they aren't as difficult just for my elbow problems. I'm not sure how much this will help a week before a ride though. Too bad we can't get topical ibuprophen otc here...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 864
Posted By unterhausen

Thanks, I was trying to remember who had...

Thanks, I was trying to remember who had recommended a welder here. The one I have my eye on right now is the Primeweld TIG225X as discussed recently on the framebuilder's list.

Mostly to do...
09-06-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,081
Posted By unterhausen

Closed for moderator review

Closed for moderator review
09-06-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By unterhausen

You need a straight fork that fits the frame. ...

You need a straight fork that fits the frame. Bikes for artistic cycling use straight forks. I don't know if all of those bikes are custom. I was thinking bike polo forks are straight, but the...
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