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    Double process sounds good as the stripper will...

    Double process sounds good as the stripper will not create high surface energy you need a blaster to do that and the effect drops off fast so you want a local guy you can run straight to the spray...
  2. Thread: Motivation.

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    That can mean one has drunk the koolaid which in...

    That can mean one has drunk the koolaid which in large measure in NA is about trans ams/cans. It is a perfectly respectable idea that those are crap. Think about mountaineering. You could climb a...
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    I drink coffee and enjoy it twice a day, and of...

    I drink coffee and enjoy it twice a day, and of course, current cups size probably makes that a real 6 cup habit. I don't see the benefit when riding all day, water is what my body craves and...
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    When I saw this thread, I did wonder why? But...

    When I saw this thread, I did wonder why? But obviously there are reasons to do almost anything with some nostalgia, etc... And then I wondered what the technical issues would be. That the main...
  5. Not in quality or easily measured metrics.

    Not in quality or easily measured metrics.
  6. Butted tubing at the cheap end is often the three...

    Butted tubing at the cheap end is often the three main tubes and often amounts to 9 thou per tube over say 18 x 3 inches. I think that is around 2.5 ounces a tube depending on specifics. Not nothing...
  7. Basically despite answers all over the map, I...

    Basically despite answers all over the map, I doubt anyone really knows. When I buy 4130 it is German made aircraft tubing that can be used in aircraft projects that require government certification...
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    Normally on steel 1 amp per thou in DC. So...

    Normally on steel 1 amp per thou in DC. So theoretically you can weld 1/8 in a single pass. How much work you can get done that way is going to depend on whether those numbers are for real, and the...
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    That unit does seem to have the basics. ...

    That unit does seem to have the basics. Something you will probably want right away is pulse control. You will hear expert welders tell you that it isn't needed, but that is part of why they are...
  10. Yeah, check to see if there are threads in there...

    Yeah, check to see if there are threads in there for a cleaner mount. If not you can get a nut up there from under the crown in many cases, tricky but doable. double sided tape on a stick routine. ...
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    There have been other threads on this, and not...

    There have been other threads on this, and not mostly positive, though there are doubtless scenarios where it would work pretty well. The thing is that bicycles are the single most efficient...
  12. A lot of people don't loose weight on tour, it...

    A lot of people don't loose weight on tour, it depends on the mileage you do and other factors. But there is an assumption one needs to eat a pile of crap just to stay in caloric balance, which is...
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    Good point. I think part of the reason my head...

    Good point. I think part of the reason my head twisted off it's stem is because I think there was mention of 2 inch rims in here somewhere. Part of the trick to radical gear choices is to make the...
  14. Looks like it has a capacity of 150 + cu in. ...

    Looks like it has a capacity of 150 + cu in. What is a normal capacity in a frame bag?
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    I like low rolling resistance tires, so I always...

    I like low rolling resistance tires, so I always tour on slicks. And I normally run reasonably high pressures. maybe 80. I have toured on "racing" clinchers, but I am led to believe they are not...
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    They are adequate, not sure current testing...

    They are adequate, not sure current testing indicates there is any advantage to running narrow tires. I have been on pee gravel trails where even 35mm sank in a little much, but the main point would...
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    The main rule in touring for me is that I have to...

    The main rule in touring for me is that I have to be able to stay comfortable. That is a combination of things, from saddles to gearing, weather to food. If you can stay comfortable you can keep...
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    That bike is nuts for what you are trying. You...

    That bike is nuts for what you are trying. You can do the whole trip which I gather is a trans-am great divide link-up on 1.5 inch tires. That would be the sweet spot. 3 inch tires are laughable. ...
  19. Marine alloys are different. This would need a...

    Marine alloys are different. This would need a complete heat treat if one wants near to original specs, which is unlikely to be a factor in boat welding. Hulls can be made of 1/4" plywood right up...
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    With diamond frames the straight tubes are more...

    With diamond frames the straight tubes are more efficient in most cases. It's basically a truss, and straight sticks rule in most trusses.

    Could one come up with a situation where a curve in...
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    It is basically meaningless. And there isn't any...

    It is basically meaningless. And there isn't any glory involved.

    Is this lightweight touring? I would imagine it was if one bagged everest in the loop:
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    That's a nice looking frame H33. It looks like a...

    That's a nice looking frame H33. It looks like a nice long wheel base which is key to any kind of decent conversion. I wouldn't worry about it's classic status, you aren't doing anything to harm...
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    I have several headsets set aside that have...

    I have several headsets set aside that have roller bearings in them for extra bearing and heavy loads.

    The additional weight of front panniers probably has some effect, but for the most part the...
  24. The only problem with all these systems is the...

    The only problem with all these systems is the huge load they add to bags. My panniers weigh 6 pounds and they are the lightweigt MTB sized ones. My backpack weighs 8 pounds loaded. This is the...
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    I think that is a dangerous way to think. As a...

    I think that is a dangerous way to think. As a motorist I don't think I own the road, I think I have rights and responsibilities on the road. If ever I hit a soft target on the road and killed a...
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