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Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unicycle Build

One of the projects I have been working on for a while is done. First and likely last unicycle. Parts sourced from Unicycle.com and Full Moon Vista. Tire is a 559x2.1. Current pedal placement might...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-05-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Grovel Bike Done

I call this a grovel bike as a dig at what is being claimed as the newest thing but us oldies know it is what was the norm when we were kids. Might not make sense to you but I have a smile when I say...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-22-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The linked hub bearing clamps look more...

The linked hub bearing clamps look more substantial then the usual stamped steel ones then the common/low cost unicycles use. This is good.

I have thought about making my own unicycle for years....
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By unterhausen

I gave away my unicycle, but I think that's what...

I gave away my unicycle, but I think that's what the dropouts looked like.
You would want to avoid distortion as there is no way to true them up afterwards.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
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
02-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
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
02-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By Doug Fattic

My suggestion is that you put a kickstand on you...

My suggestion is that you put a kickstand on you wife's bike to make her happy and ignore the criticism that might come from those 1/3rd our age. My wife loves her kickstand on her upright handlebar...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Fork Crowns

Recently I was motivated to go through my stash of fork crowns. The first photo is of the 1" steerer ones and #2 is of the 1.125" ones. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Danger tangent ahead... I had a need to look...

Danger tangent ahead... I had a need to look through my stash of fork crowns yesterday. I found this one.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By Doug Fattic

Make your own T tool to braze chain stays to the BB shell

An adjustable T tool is useful for an amateur/hobbyist builder making lugged frames. It is a time tested and easy enough to make. When I was visiting framebuilders in the UK in the 70s, nearly all...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,344
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's to hold a number/letter punch in place WRT...

It's to hold a number/letter punch in place WRT the BB shell. I've struck so many times with the letters being off angle, uneven heights and spacing. I have plans for another that clamps to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,926
Posted By unterhausen

Looks nice, thanks for posting those ...

Looks nice, thanks for posting those ...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,926
Posted By Doug Fattic

Make your own fitting bike

The purpose of this subject thread is to post a design of a stationary fitting bike that someone can make in case they don’t have something like that now. Commercial ones are cooler and easier to use...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By Tandem Tom

Lug lining!!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1000/img_20200627_100830_85ded8a024490f5d7a9b1179d37a8219e5cd7c67.jpg
Today, thanks to Brian Chapman's expertise, I learned about a Fluid...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-26-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,344
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,078
Posted By mtruhe

I've taken a couple of frames to Ventana in...

I've taken a couple of frames to Ventana in Rancho Cordova. They are a bit pricey compared to most powder coaters but worth it.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,078
Posted By Cynikal

Nice to see all the local folks here.

Nice to see all the local folks here.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,078
Posted By 8aaron8

I sent you a pm.

I sent you a pm.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,078
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One source for this type of reference might be...

One source for this type of reference might be the LBS that likely will have seen far more powder coated jobs then any one home wrench has. Here in Rochester we recommend one PC company (who also...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,684
Posted By dsaul

You're not the only one. I've seen questions...

You're not the only one. I've seen questions regarding brake mount locations being different because of the different width (they are the same, measured from the dropout face). I've also seen...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Tandem Tom

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x2000/img_20200426_165509_84dbe51415e424067f041abe857c9f717fa82ff5.jpg
Finished the primer!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,217
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first attempt I made for a SS badge was by...

The first attempt I made for a SS badge was by cutting a "S" from a SS tube. I started with drilling a series of holes then opened them up. This was very slow and I still had to file/grind a lot so I...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Tandem Tom

Starting to have fun!!

Having some practice brazing. I made up this rear brake hanger but was having a challenge because of the difference in material mass. So after doing some research went at it. I filed a groove to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By calstar

Brian Chapman on instagram...and the camera is...

Brian Chapman on instagram...and the camera is shooting from above the tube, just looks like its defying gravity.
Click on the "arrow" in the center to watch vid, then hit the arrow on the right to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By 8aaron8

Apply it to where the boss meets the...

Apply it to where the boss meets the reinforcement, you can then pull the silver to the edges of the reinforcement plate. Be careful not to overflow this joint as those reinforcement plates are hard...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,469
Posted By unterhausen

you aren't going to bend an aluminum table. I...

you aren't going to bend an aluminum table. I have worried a little about my granite table, the available inserts for the posts are pretty close to the edge
Forum: Framebuilders
12-13-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,285
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here are the lugs that I carved while at Doug...

Here are the lugs that I carved while at Doug Fattic's class these past few weeks. With Doug's help I spent a fair bit of time with a keeler's saw and files....
Forum: Framebuilders
12-07-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By Doug Fattic

Not yet. Do you have a set of English taps and if...

Not yet. Do you have a set of English taps and if so what brand are they? I've got Var Italian taps. Just the taps alone are not expensive to ship to you but adding the weight of the handles would...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-12-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,432
Posted By Nessism

25 mil VHB tape worked great. Just a...

25 mil VHB tape worked great.

Just a couple of photos showing the final product.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/46163649145_c69e8e26bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dkjLzg)
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