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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-05-06, 01:18 AM   #1
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lugs, schmugs

sure i have some lugs too..but this ones for the "lugs or death" peeps..

fillet brazed is the ****! recognize..

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broke down and still sexy..
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Old 09-05-06, 06:48 AM   #2
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Fillet brazing is the hottest-looking framebuilding method IMHO. Filed-down welds are also fine by me, but some say it weakens the weld, so let it be fillet.
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Fillet brazing is the hottest-looking framebuilding method IMHO. Filed-down welds are also fine by me, but some say it weakens the weld, so let it be fillet.
+aliens. Fillet brazed frames make me want to pour chocolate sauce on them, just to watch it flow over those curves... Maybe that's a bit to personal.
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Old 09-05-06, 09:18 AM   #5
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I used to be all floored by crazy lugwork, and have dreams about curly stay Hetchin's...
Not no mo, it seems. Something so sublime about the fillet. And, correct me if I'm wrong DW, but that **** ain't easy.
When I learned more about frame building, I learned, like in everything else I do, that simple and clean is usually best. Victorians are fine, but I'll take a Shaker saltbox any day.
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Old 09-05-06, 12:04 PM   #6
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My bike has lugs, but I like the Filet o' Fish sandwich at McDonalds too.
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Old 09-05-06, 12:24 PM   #7
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mingon > o'fish.
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Old 09-05-06, 12:48 PM   #8
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its the bronze mound joining the tubes. and if my high school french serves me well, means ribbon?
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Old 09-05-06, 12:52 PM   #9
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In a fillet braze the braze material forms a joining structure called a fillet...what 128 said.
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Old 09-05-06, 12:57 PM   #10
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Fillet is to "round off". The tubes are cut to fit eachother, a filler material is used to join them, and then the weld is smoothed down to appear as the tubes are joined as one.
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While we are at this...I am going to offer a $300 discount to the first person to correctly tell me what the definition of "Fillet" is as it applies to brazing/welding, etc.

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A fusion weld, other than a butt, edge or fusion spot weld, which is approximately triangular in transverse cross-section.
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Old 09-05-06, 12:59 PM   #12
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sheldon brown -> glossary -> F -> fillet braze.
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Old 09-05-06, 01:00 PM   #13
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if he doesn't want it can i have it? hah
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ill pass, thanks tho don! I cant afford a custom even with a discount
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Old 09-05-06, 01:03 PM   #15
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Is it just me, or are there too many cables on that bike for it to be a singlespeed/fixie?
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Old 09-05-06, 01:09 PM   #16
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hey don, i know you're frames start at 2k, but do you work with true temper? could you thrown an s3 shaped downtube on an ox platinum frame, and would using a shaped s3 top tube as a downtube be detrimental in any way? and how much (in the ballpark) would something like that set me back? just curious...if that's something we don't discuss in the forum, feel free to pm me or something.

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when i get my custom frame, it will have a bb cluster lug, and all the other joints will be fillet brazed
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Old 09-05-06, 01:10 PM   #18
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its a road bike
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its a road bike
That's weird. I thought this was a singlespeed/fixie forum.
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thats weird, i thought that this was a website called bikeforums.net and this was a subforum about single speed and fixed gear bicycles, but figured people on it would have an interest in bikes in general. not to mention the thread is about welds...
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Old 09-05-06, 01:35 PM   #21
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That's weird. I thought this was a singlespeed/fixie forum.
since im enjoying you getting all ruffled.. ill let you in on a lil secret... that first BB is from a road bike too..
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no road bikes allowed. youre breaking my heart.
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Wait you're currently "homeless" and your looking at buying a 2k frame?

That's trustfund-punk as ****.
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Wait you're currently "homeless" and your looking at buying a 2k frame?

That's trustfund-punk as ****.
im not gonna lie. i laughed. out loud too.
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