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Forum: Framebuilders 04-24-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,633
Posted By MassiveD
I'm a big believer in the idea of practice vs...

I'm a big believer in the idea of practice vs projects. People want to do the whole thing and nobody wants to do the practice. But when it comes to learning skills you get a lot more concentrated...
Forum: Framebuilders 04-24-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By MassiveD
Even if the chemistry between two steels was...

Even if the chemistry between two steels was identical, it would stand to reason that steel drawn for bikes would be drawn over a mandrel so as to reduce machining costs, and that would change it...
Forum: Framebuilders 04-24-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By MassiveD
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email@fareastmachinery.com
Forum: Framebuilders 04-24-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By MassiveD
This forum used to be mainly composed of people...

This forum used to be mainly composed of people trying the kind of builds you are talking about, and making a success of it in some cases. But most of the people attending here are now impressively...
Forum: Touring 11-13-16, 03:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,961
Posted By MassiveD
All steel is not the same, I will give you that. ...

All steel is not the same, I will give you that. Hard to know where it comes out. Blind testing can lead to people liking the expensive steel bike or the cheaper one.




This is a complicated...
Forum: Touring 11-13-16, 03:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,961
Posted By MassiveD
People overestimate the weight savings that...

People overestimate the weight savings that tubing changes make because it often only really applies to two tubes in the bike, for three reasons:

- The obvious one being that the tubing size of...
Forum: Touring 11-13-16, 03:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,961
Posted By MassiveD
The quality of frames I see at Walmart is...

The quality of frames I see at Walmart is actually pretty high. I actually weld and fabricate, and the quality of welds On alloy bikes is pretty good. Most of them seem better than the welding on...
Forum: Touring 11-11-16, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By MassiveD
When you do that you generally want to end up...

When you do that you generally want to end up using the rack as the rear stay. Overall I think it is a bad idea. Bikes are hard enough to work on,


Drawing up a frame is not all that difficult,...
Forum: Touring 11-11-16, 04:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,733
Posted By MassiveD
It is getting a lot worse. I have had two false...

It is getting a lot worse. I have had two false arrest situations, and as far as being respectable I'm private school background, white, employed at the time in top 5% earning bracket, very well...
Forum: Touring 10-30-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By MassiveD
I have Mountain Drops. Riv drug up some NOS a...

I have Mountain Drops. Riv drug up some NOS a few years back. Legendary bar in MTB world. I am really broad shouldered, so I never really see the point to the angle of attack I get off those...
Forum: Touring 10-30-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By MassiveD
Microshift sells 7 speed brifters and they are...

Microshift sells 7 speed brifters and they are like 50 bucks. They are the same brand that Nashbar used to sell for 150 and got 5 stars over there.
Forum: Framebuilders 10-26-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By MassiveD
You may have a lot of brazing experience, but is...

You may have a lot of brazing experience, but is it with aircraft tubing? No problem I made stuff successful out of the box, so you will be way ahead. But if you are not typically working with...
Forum: Framebuilders 10-26-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By MassiveD
Doesn't mater what your bike is made of,...

Doesn't mater what your bike is made of, generally, position is what counts. You contact the bike at the pedals, the bars, and the seat. The bike is supported via the wheels. If you are perfectly...
Forum: Framebuilders 10-25-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By MassiveD
I don't know where you get really good parts. I...

I don't know where you get really good parts. I made a partial wooden stride bike for my kid. The guys who make the bikes had several sizes, and I saw a Red Rider version that was only made in one...
Forum: Touring 10-25-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By MassiveD
Why so negative he is talking about an attempt to...

Why so negative he is talking about an attempt to hit and stay on the road, and how that didn't work, it isn't a travel log, and it isn't about whatever else that was happening in his private life. ...
Forum: Touring 10-25-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By MassiveD
I inch is just fine, you may have bad parts in...

I inch is just fine, you may have bad parts in there but the sizing is just fine. The larger bearing was for MTBs that often used larger diameter tubing and Al. The same stuff moved into the rest...
Forum: Touring 10-22-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By MassiveD
I use these: Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers...

I use these:

Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_174839_-1___)

8.99, lighter, safer, more secure, cleaner look, when touring I always have keys, I wish...
Forum: Touring 10-22-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,909
Posted By MassiveD
I think a better move is to use 3 brakes. use...

I think a better move is to use 3 brakes. use the drop levers, either hydro or mechanical, and then have a small Paul lever on the top for a second front brake. That way you have redundancy in your...
Forum: Touring 10-22-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,397
Posted By MassiveD
It doesn't happen every time. But it depends on...

It doesn't happen every time. But it depends on your mindset, if you are the kind of person who worries for a month before whether you are going to pay that fee, well that sucks too.

I think...
Forum: Touring 10-20-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,696
Posted By MassiveD
So what, we did that 30 years ago, and my parents...

So what, we did that 30 years ago, and my parents in the 40s. I'm not impressed, I get it. I drink out of paper cups. I can appreciate fine crystal, I don't have to know it will out perform...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-17-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By MassiveD
Normally what that noise is is the crank quill...

Normally what that noise is is the crank quill attachment, at least on tapereds. On several of mu bikes around 500 miles the cranks come loose. It is worth getting it looked at as soon as possible...
Forum: Touring 10-17-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,434
Posted By MassiveD
And those are the people, I saw this thing that...

And those are the people, I saw this thing that looked like an Igloo cooler with a scooter motor attached to it out for a trial. It motors along sidewalks to deliver groceries. Potentially every...
Forum: Touring 10-17-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,434
Posted By MassiveD
No. If the age has been increasing by a year a...

No. If the age has been increasing by a year a go then they were younger once. And there are tons of reasons why old people would not be out, not least of all they are old. Most people 61 are not...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By MassiveD
If I owned that bike and felt the main thing that...

If I owned that bike and felt the main thing that was missing was more space for inefficient ways to carry stuff, I would get some 1" webbing and tension it between headset and post, then mount a bag...
Forum: Touring 10-15-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By MassiveD
I gather the OP is sorta packed for packing from...

I gather the OP is sorta packed for packing from the URL. There is the idea that maybe given the limitations of BPs, they should enlarge the part of the equation that is made of large bits of steel....
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