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Forum: Framebuilders 07-16-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By MassiveD
While I admire the art of high end CAD, if the...

While I admire the art of high end CAD, if the idea is to get something you have a reasonable mental image of made, then I think bike building is mostly a simple 2d process. I used TurboCAD 7 for...
Forum: Touring 07-09-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,142
Posted By MassiveD
I like what they do, and wouldn't mind having it:...

I like what they do, and wouldn't mind having it:

ROAD CRANKS ? White Industries (http://www.whiteind.com/road-crank)

But I have been places, Hurricane Mountain Road in North Conway, where a...
Forum: Framebuilders 06-22-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By MassiveD
As a craftman I always think the difficulty...

As a craftman I always think the difficulty question is irrelevant. It doesn't mater if it is difficult, because difficulty doesn't generally exist in pro work. At a basic level, you get a cert in...
Forum: Framebuilders 06-22-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By MassiveD
With TIG the jigs are often better, and the...

With TIG the jigs are often better, and the joints are often better. It's a different culture. With lugs, you can often get a dead nuts set up on a joint with a pass through of the tube. With TIG...
Forum: Framebuilders 06-22-16, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By MassiveD
Reaming is probably better even with a lathe. OD...

Reaming is probably better even with a lathe. OD reduction is lathe work (or grinding as was mentioned).

I don't really know if 4130 is the right stuff. Most/a lot of lugs are just plain...
Forum: Framebuilders 06-22-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By MassiveD
In aircraft they won't certify a brazed frame as...

In aircraft they won't certify a brazed frame as brazing induces cracks in 4130/class materials, obviously not a problem in bikes, but the edge on science is with welding. Gas welding works just as...
Forum: Touring 06-22-16, 03:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,489
Posted By MassiveD
That's the very thing they will say at the border...

That's the very thing they will say at the border as I ride my Marrakesh...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,489
Posted By MassiveD
That name just sounds like a strip search waiting...

That name just sounds like a strip search waiting to happen. I would have to wait at least until Justin legalizes the bud before getting a test drive on that one. Or alternatively it sounds like...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 01:49 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
I don't think you should buy custom until you...

I don't think you should buy custom until you just can't not do so. There are other ways, and until the accumulate to the point where the custom option just seems so obviously necessary, why would...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
Well a custom car to the extent that a real...

Well a custom car to the extent that a real custom bike is done, is beyond what almost anyone can afford, and the main upside, even at a lower level is that Paul Walker gets killed. Bikes are just...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 01:11 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
I would disagree with your numbers and substitute...

I would disagree with your numbers and substitute my own, :), though I think yours are closer to the reality of what people think on the subject. It is true that kludgy solutions are available that...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
I think there are a few things there: 1)...

I think there are a few things there:

1) Custom build promise:
I'm not going to bother with a list as there is no limit to what can be done with frames as far as customizing them is concerned. ...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
I am a huge BF fan from the perspective of how...

I am a huge BF fan from the perspective of how they build, and I think any starting touring frame builder should scrutinize their process, one can learn a lot. That said, their frames are minimally...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
I don't really know what a full on custom costs. ...

I don't really know what a full on custom costs. Certainly in this cycling hell hole, there are tons of 4K non-custom MTBs, and they hate cyclist out here, but someone is buying.

Custom isn't...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
That isn't what this thread is about. It's about...

That isn't what this thread is about. It's about saying that people who know better are actually idiots.

I would recommend against looking around for better bikes. That is a consumer response. ...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
That's an expensive bike, mostly for show, people...

That's an expensive bike, mostly for show, people have done it on free bikes, my wife for instance. That Forest Gump guy saw The US on foot, which is a really bad bike.
Forum: Touring 06-09-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
I totally agree, crap gear can work wonderfully,...

I totally agree, crap gear can work wonderfully, well thought out crap gear can work better than a lot of expensive mid range gear. But the fact there are cheap alternatives doesn't mean some better...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 12:47 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
"A lot of what you pay for with expensive touring...

"A lot of what you pay for with expensive touring bikes is that it looks prettier"

How is that a minor issue. Isn't that what you pay for when you drop your job and go on a tour for a while? ...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 12:27 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,286
Posted By MassiveD
You don't need anything more than a bike. My...

You don't need anything more than a bike. My wife used to fly somewhere, go to a surplus type place, and buy some 30 dollar bike, no not some mythical Peugeot touring bike, some real crap clunker,...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By MassiveD
3x7, is actually what is on the bike I have...

3x7, is actually what is on the bike I have currently reduced to. I have one in build that will be 3x9, though I prefer 3x8. I think 3x8 is the sweet spot of lots of gears (particularly if you get...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 12:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By MassiveD
Why you must run wider tires on your road bike...

Why you must run wider tires on your road bike (http://www.bikeroar.com/articles/why-you-must-run-wider-tires-on-your-road-bike)


I have heard some industry people saying the new normal on road...
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By MassiveD
I didn't realize that crowd even toured, never...

I didn't realize that crowd even toured, never have seen one.

From the 80s onward though, backpacking and touring just kept adding on to the gadgets and gear weight went up. Anything to get it...
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,484
Posted By MassiveD
The problem with any comparisons are: 1)...

The problem with any comparisons are:

1) It's just marketing, these studies were out there for panniers at one time saying they streamlined bikes/riders and helped them sail downwind. Back then...
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By MassiveD
How far you could or should spread 'em depends on...

How far you could or should spread 'em depends on your perspective. There are technical people, and people who wing their own solutions. You have a medical system that in the best cases is very...
Forum: Touring 05-22-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,555
Posted By MassiveD
The other thing is that doing big miles unless...

The other thing is that doing big miles unless there is wind, or cruel hills, is pretty easy on a tour. I get 10 miles per hour in on average, though the speedo is normally about 14 when I look at...
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