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  1. Thread: Taking FOREVER

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    HH; Realistically most wives are smarter that...

    HH; Realistically most wives are smarter that they let on (and they still married us...who would have thunked that). Bet they already know how much you spent on them. They even pretend to believe...
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    Lone_Wolf; Following you tire question vice the...

    Lone_Wolf; Following you tire question vice the original wheel threading.

    No matter what any brochure says, the way to find out is to flip the bike over on his back and get busy measuring it. ...
  3. OP; Peanut butter and a stiff terry towel will...

    OP; Peanut butter and a stiff terry towel will often do the job. Will also get bubble gum out of the kids hair!
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    OP: I have quite a few tandems and singles and...

    OP: I have quite a few tandems and singles and the split is about 50/50 between 26" and 700C with a few 27" and a few 650B's thrown in for good measure. Of all the variables possible for...
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    OP; To be honest, I haven't see a frame like...

    OP; To be honest, I haven't see a frame like yours... and from a frame builders standpoint, it is kinda difficult to screw it up like that. But just to be sure, I would recommend visiting a good...
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    OP; From your current experience of 4 broken...

    OP; From your current experience of 4 broken spokes.... clearly the lack was in a quality job of tightening and tensioning on the original build. This was followed by a fail to apply the same to...
  7. I suspect OP was referring to Chromolly tubing...

    I suspect OP was referring to Chromolly tubing vice chrome plated tubing... Anyone who has attempted to braze or weld chrome-plated tube without first grinding off the plating back a ways from the...
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    duanedr; If use sand filler to ease the bending...

    duanedr; If use sand filler to ease the bending (best method imho), you can just plug the ends with wooden plugs leaving about an inch extra plug sticking out the ends. Then put a piece of scrap...
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    PB; I have best luck with rock maple for any...

    PB; I have best luck with rock maple for any jigging that is going to be put under a bit of pressure. Check around shops that install butcher block counter-tops for kitchens...very likely they will...
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    For touring single bikes, I have developed an...

    For touring single bikes, I have developed an affection for Continental Pasela's over the past two years due to their smooth ride feel. I run 700 x 35mm or 37mm on the front and 37mm on the rear. I...
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    In the small set of tandems offered on Amazon,...

    In the small set of tandems offered on Amazon, would recommend the Pacific Dualie over the Giordano. Noting that the Dualie has a proper cross-over drive and is less expensive also. Overall though...
  12. Thread: Taking FOREVER

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    doug64; That is a beautiful Surly. I have got...

    doug64; That is a beautiful Surly. I have got to get around to getting one...
  13. Thread: Taking FOREVER

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    Probably the most efficient approach is to start...

    Probably the most efficient approach is to start a spreadsheet with an entry for every possible part that will make up the bike. Start another section for all the tools, greases, stand, allen...
  14. OP; Pretty sure that the range of approaches...

    OP; Pretty sure that the range of approaches vary all over the place. Best bet might be to look for an email address for the builder or his business. Google can be handy as can just asking others...
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    ham; My wag on sizing was based on following: ...

    ham; My wag on sizing was based on following:


    I am 6'2" tall and ride a 25" racing frame and a 23.5" touring frame.


    Someone 7'2" tall would be 12" taller than me of which about 6" would be...
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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...
  17. 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...
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    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.
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    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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
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