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Posted By calstar

Rare Vintage Campy Triple Chainset

Early 80s Campy triple chainset and BB, barely used, overall excellent condition, 52/42/36, no scratches on crank arms, 68 BSA bb 120mm triple spindle. I might be parting out a bike, wondering what...
11-05-22, 07:25 PM
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Posted By calstar

Hambini and Peak Torque, both are engineers...

Hambini and Peak Torque, both are engineers calling out the bike industry on all the marketing bs they spew, also give creditable reviews of products like wheelsets and frames. If you don't like...
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Views: 1,132
Posted By calstar

188 = 188th bike he built 66 = seat tube...

188 = 188th bike he built 66 = seat tube center to top, I measured 65 center to center 83 = year built

No serial # stamped on frame, maybe on fork tube(steerer) but haven't had the...
08-02-21, 08:41 PM
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Posted By calstar

Well it's fast if you can spin the 60t Duralum...

Well it's fast if you can spin the 60t Duralum chainring! Early 1960s Desiree, also has a granny(28t) for going not so fast uphill, middle ring is 50t.

https://i.imgur.com/e06dKce.jpg

L....
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Posted By calstar

Original paperwork in my possession. I'll take...

Original paperwork in my possession. I'll take measurements myself and post here to confirm/clarify the frame specs. Since I've had an inquiry or two I have to say I'm not trying to sell the bike...
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Views: 1,132
Posted By calstar

JulesCW: "Unfortunately, despite the skill and...

JulesCW: "Unfortunately, despite the skill and beauty evident in the frame and paint, the value is not likely as high as it should be as he's fairly obscure and the size is not ideal for maximizing...
03-15-20, 10:43 AM
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Views: 76,142
Posted By calstar

Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 09:16 PM
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Views: 3,590
Posted By calstar

I agree his method has no advantage, I'm not...

I agree his method has no advantage, I'm not planning on using that method when I need to braze a peg, especially with 56%. I tried his method because I saw it done(and shared the vid here), "nothing...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,590
Posted By calstar

These are pics of the 56% silvered peg I did...

These are pics of the 56% silvered peg I did yesterday after seeing the Chapman vid, soaked with the flux removed. I couldn't break it off with pliers, hit with a hammer(not king kong style but...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,590
Posted By calstar

Here's how Brian Chapman does it, holds the peg...

Here's how Brian Chapman does it, holds the peg with needle nose pliers or vise grips. "Picture worth 1000 words..."

​​​​​​https://www.instagram.com/p/B9XbjOJlZ43/
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,975
Posted By calstar

practice makes better

I'm learning everytime I pick up the torch, trying different tip size, rod size, flame proximity to work, torch angle, brass flow rate, etc.

​​​​​​https://i.imgur.com/8SeSU6q.jpg[/i
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
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
02-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,211
Posted By calstar

Steel plate droop?

From above in this thread:

Your Blanchard ground steel plate will droop over time and will no longer be accurate.​​​​​​

What is the source of steel plate "droop" information? It implies that a...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,975
Posted By calstar

Brazing technique for fillets

Trying to learn fillet brazing, found this vid while searching around for info. Although he's using fluxed rod the movement of the torch shows the In/out off/on liquid/soild sequence close up,...
05-29-19, 05:13 PM
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Views: 3,805
Posted By calstar

Thats a great idea! I figured you knew what...

Thats a great idea! I figured you knew what you're doing but thought I'd just add my .02 about seat height. And yes little steps seems like the way to go. What a wonderful thing if she gets hooked...
03-17-13, 10:57 AM
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Views: 5,139
Posted By calstar

I guess we will have to agree to disagree:). ...

I guess we will have to agree to disagree:).

cheers, Brian
02-27-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,720
Posted By calstar

Desiree

...a few more pics of the frame and components in process, some nice simple long point lugs. Flanged bb, anyone know why its like that?
...
05-22-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 43,185
Posted By calstar

Goggle Rema, lots of places cheaper than the lbs....

Goggle Rema, lots of places cheaper than the lbs. One of the cans will probably last a lifetime, store the stuff upside down so air can't leak into the can.

Brian
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