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  1. #276
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    Cool. Thank you for the replies.

    The bottom bracket tools are calling out to me since most of the LBS's look at me like I am an alien when I ask them about chasing the bottom bracket threads, or rethreading a French BB to an Italian. I bought the pedal thread bushing taps and am pleased with the cranks I have saved. Hozan Spoke roller is likely the next tool purchase.

    Which dropout alignment tools do you recommend? That may be a sensible purchase as well.

    I think the tool purchases most likely to happen are the ones that can be used for more than just frame building.

    I do a lot of automotive fabrication, so building the frame jig looks doable.

    I will likely build a frame. I am intrigued with the idea. The stars and planets will just have to align, and I will start building. Or it will be a Tandem or recumbent build of some sort.

    It has been so many years since I have ridden a proper steel road bike that I must do so that before I commit to building one. I am in the parts gathering phase of assembling one now.
    Last edited by ricklp; 02-11-14 at 03:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricklp View Post
    Which dropout alignment tools do you recommend? That may be a sensible purchase as well.
    Park FFG-2 is what I've got. Does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassave View Post
    Addictive? To the extent that you'll never be completely satisfied with any frame you build. You may end up convincing yourself that just one more to get it really right then you'll quit.
    Sure.
    Is there anything on this bike that you're dissatisfied with?

    To most of us here I think it looks perfect - but the builder's eye is often more critical (sometimes ridiculously so).

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    Great bike, and great thread! Still being red

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    My Self Built frame was decades before the Digital camera and the internet were invented ..

    Borrowed tools and space.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 11-07-14 at 01:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    My Self Built frame was decades before the Digital camera and the internet were invented ..
    So was my first. When Kodachrome was king........

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    I am using neanderthal methods to make brackets for the racks I have built. I.E. when I need to fashion a bracket I am using the metal chop saw or angle grinder and cutting a small piece of chrome moly or stainless steel plate and grinding it on the grinder. I would like to find a more refined method of making pleasing shapes. I see you guys cutting cute little hearts and stuff out of lugs and I am amazed at the detail. A jewelers saw? A diamond blade in a coping saw? Mold maker's files, jeweler's files? What are the proper tools for this kind of work? Thanks in advance. BTW Cassave, the black flux did the trick for my silver solder and stainless projects. Could not get the turquoise Harris flux to make it flow right. Thanks
    Lover of art and function in lugged steel

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    DSC01319.jpgJeweler's saws are great for really fine detail sawing. Drill a through hole and feed the blade through then carefully start the saw in the right direction. Expect to break a lot of blades 9that's why they are packaged by the dozens) and remember to have at least 2 or 3 teeth contacting the part.

    I make many of my own eyelets, cable stops and rack bosses from thick walled tubing. Here's a shot of a DT gear cable stop before it's brazing. The threaded section is from a canti boss. The jig is self made from scrap laying about. Andy.

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    Hi guys,

    i build up a lugged steel bike and have made a blog (my first) about that. I would be pleased, if you have a look and gave me feedback about my work. No matter whether here or at the blog.

    https://hildesbikeblog.wordpress.com/

    Thanks in advance!

    Cheers
    Thomas

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