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    Edited to remove some fuzzy brain errors/K ...

    Edited to remove some fuzzy brain errors/K



    Detroit is making a good start of it (but admittedly most of the components are the normal China/Taiwan/Vietnam/etc., produced alloy items). Using...
  2. Binky, you did good on the parts buy. As far as...

    Binky, you did good on the parts buy. As far as the frame goes...well that design isn't particularly awesome, but if you have some skills you could do ok with it. I have nothing to add as to what...
  3. Clifford, The univega is likely too small. I...

    Clifford, The univega is likely too small. I ride a 25" frame at 6'3" and that bike looks like a typical 25.5" or close to it.
  4. OP; Several of the bikes suggested are probably...

    OP; Several of the bikes suggested are probably big enough... but at least one was not measured well... the brown rough 24 inch frame is at least a 27 inch by my eye. So goes craigslists... there...
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    Far; 5 Ditto's here. A nicely done butted steel...

    Far; 5 Ditto's here. A nicely done butted steel frame with 71.5 or 72 degree ST and HT angles makes a great riding bike. I have loaned out several of mine over the years or many occasions when folks...
  6. Been guilty of long chain stays such as for...

    Been guilty of long chain stays such as for over-sized tandem (3XL/2XL Clydesdale/Athena heavy loaded touring). It is fairly easy to extend the tandem grade stays from Nova (NOV_TAND_CS_1.0. OVAL...
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    I found that doing business with Medford Tools...

    I found that doing business with Medford Tools was a delight. Fussy attention to details and customer support, reliable pricing, and quick well packed delivery. I do remember the shock when that...
  8. These are good (but not great) for cutting your...

    These are good (but not great) for cutting your toe nails. Get the proper tool to cut your housings...
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    Put them on the forward tip of the fender or on a...

    Put them on the forward tip of the fender or on a mount fastened to the front rack.
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    The examples shown in OP's pix are all installed...

    The examples shown in OP's pix are all installed backwards. They are more than likely to drive debris into the tire that to flick it away. They work fine if installed correctly. I have a set on...
  11. OP; If one wants to dig for less obvious issues...

    OP; If one wants to dig for less obvious issues with things made in China.. Lets use as an example of Nike sneakers sold on Amazon (any elsewhere). Buy all the widths in a particular size. When...
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    OP; Probably being overly sensitive. Those minor...

    OP; Probably being overly sensitive. Those minor scratches are not bad enough to elevate to "regular gouges". However your approach to mitigating them is solid. Just don't remove too much...
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    This guide has been helpful a few times. ...

    This guide has been helpful a few times.


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    Steeljunky... not sure it is yet so in Alaska,...

    Steeljunky... not sure it is yet so in Alaska, but the local Walgreen's stores in the CONUS are now equipped with a large format plotter that would suffice to get you a full scale drawing without...
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    OP; A long time ago I snapped off a 1" HSS drill...

    OP; A long time ago I snapped off a 1" HSS drill bit at work (for rail road). I tossed the broken bits into the tool box. Years later, the butt end of that bit ended up in the corner of the room...
  16. Thread: Frame Cracked?

    by ksisler
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    Dubbs...; My gut feel is that the frame is toast...

    Dubbs...; My gut feel is that the frame is toast but there are a dozen previous threads searchable on this forum which detail that there is no way to tell 'fer sur' except to remove the paint and...
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    FSA Mega Exo has its own BB concept and it comes...

    FSA Mega Exo has its own BB concept and it comes fully attached to the drive side crank. Consider it "1 Piece". All the ones I have seen (and use with considerable delight) are triples not singles,...
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    [Edited; Yes, also the exact prep steps with the...

    [Edited; Yes, also the exact prep steps with the file that Andy detailed in his post. I failed to refresh my browser after pausing for supper...]

    imho, OP you should have expected that the new...
  19. OP; The pix offered by Andy and Duane would be...

    OP; The pix offered by Andy and Duane would be excellent jigs for the purposes queried. Of course a classic flat table jig would also do the job well as they have for many classic builders over the...
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    Joe - I would normally pin them on, not so much...

    Joe - I would normally pin them on, not so much as to pull them down tight as just to keep them in place and not be sliding around (which can be hard to see until you are done brazing them (the...
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    OP; Now hold on there... isn't thrashing around...

    OP; Now hold on there... isn't thrashing around to solve non-problems a key element of most bike forum posts? Just sayin' that we need to be careful to not let that cat out of the bag!
  22. OP: I can't count the number of times I have put...

    OP: I can't count the number of times I have put them back on peoples' bikes along with the repair/rebuild they came in for...

    It typically goes like this:

    ME: So that comes to $175 for new...
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    Here are a couple I have recommended to friends who have expressed satisfaction with their purchases of same or last...
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    OP; This is a fine set. She can find it at low...

    OP; This is a fine set. She can find it at low cost ($264 Delivered) here:

    Amazon.com : Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit AK-38 : Bike Tool Kits : Sports & Outdoors
  25. Thread: Welding

    by ksisler
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    Recommend look at the many post from folks making...

    Recommend look at the many post from folks making frames out of bamboo. It seems like a decent approach for folks without much in the way of tools or ability to purchase good ones.
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