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Forum: Texas
02-08-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By David Cheakas

Volunteers for Mardi Gras Parade Sunday

Southwest Frameworks is looking for volunteers to walk or ride their bikes with us in the Bishop Arts District Mardi Gras Parade this Sunday. The parade is 4:00-6:00 pm, is slow paced and about a...
Forum: Texas
04-06-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Marty, Over here by Love Field it really...

Hey Marty,

Over here by Love Field it really wasn't too bad. It got real dark, the wind picked up, and we got some hard rain for a bit but no damage that I'm aware of. It did look pretty scary...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-10, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By David Cheakas

It's been my experience that baking only speeds...

It's been my experience that baking only speeds up the cure time and raises the electric bill. All the formulators I know say that baking doesn't make the clear more durable, or glossy. I still...
Forum: Texas
02-25-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Marty, Good idea about having another...

Hey Marty,

Good idea about having another get-together. If we ever want to have another evening at my place like we had for Dale Brown just let me know. We can either order pizza, or my...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-12-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By David Cheakas

This is a very easy thing to do, and when...

This is a very easy thing to do, and when properly done has little to no chance of damaging the chrome. It's best to just put your faith in the framebuilder. If you can't do that, find another...
Forum: Texas
01-01-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

I was thinking about trying to organize a vintage...

I was thinking about trying to organize a vintage ride to the Super Bowl Sunday West End ride this year. I've never done the ride as I for the most part hate the cold weather. I thought it might be...
Forum: Texas
10-26-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys, I've finally posted the pictures...

Hey guys,

I've finally posted the pictures from the picnic. I think Tim did a great job with the pictures. They can be found at the website under the "Gallery" link www.southwestframeworks.com ...
Forum: Texas
10-16-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys, The other day Tim the photographer...

Hey guys,

The other day Tim the photographer brought a cd with the photos on it. I tried posting them to Flicker, but there were too many of them to post without upgrading the service. I then...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-10-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By David Cheakas

Lengthening a steerer is a pretty straightforward...

Lengthening a steerer is a pretty straightforward thing. I've done about a dozen or so in the last two or three years. You just have to be careful about where you place the internal sleeve so it...
Forum: Texas
10-08-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

There were some pretty nice bikes there. Many of...

There were some pretty nice bikes there. Many of the people who also came last year brought different bikes this year. I should have a bunch of pictures to post as soon as the photographer get they...
Forum: Texas
10-05-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

No, that wasn't me, but I seem to think I know...

No, that wasn't me, but I seem to think I know someone who does have a fixed Look. I just can't think who it is right now.
Forum: Texas
10-05-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Thanks to all who showed up yesterday. The...

Thanks to all who showed up yesterday. The weather wasn't really as bad as they had predicted. Near the end it had pretty much stopped raining enough for an outside group picture. Although I don't...
Forum: Texas
10-04-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys, I think we're good to go. It'll...

Hey guys,

I think we're good to go. It'll be a little wet, but we're still planning on being there.

David
Forum: Texas
10-03-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys and girls, A quick update on the...

Hey guys and girls,

A quick update on the Retro Ride & Picnic for tomorrow.

The picnic is still on, weather or not (get it?!) Of the over fifty people
who have RSVP'd, most have said they...
Forum: Texas
09-30-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Right now there's a chance of scattered storms. ...

Right now there's a chance of scattered storms. The Old Farmer's Almanac was calling for cool and sunny with chance of rain to the north. They're 80% accurate on their long range forecast so we'll...
Forum: Texas
09-27-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Right now we have about 35 RSVP's and several who...

Right now we have about 35 RSVP's and several who MAY attend. Last year it worked out to where about the number of people who didn't show up offset the number of people who attended without an RSVP....
Forum: Texas
09-27-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Talking I hope you can make it in from Houston. I just...

I hope you can make it in from Houston. I just heard from a friend in Houston and he had to cancel due to a business trip.

The route around the lake is about 10 miles, give or take, plus a...
Forum: Texas
09-01-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

We finally got more picnic information on our web...

We finally got more picnic information on our web page, at www.southwestframeworks.com Feel free to repost to the local forums, the more the merrier. Joanna and I did a ride from the pavilion to...
Forum: Texas
08-21-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey David, Sorry I forgot to get back with...

Hey David,

Sorry I forgot to get back with you on that. My mother fell and broke her arm last week so I've been dealing with that. I spent over four hours at the various doctors offices just...
Forum: Texas
08-21-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Jerry, This weekend I was planning on...

Hey Jerry,

This weekend I was planning on adding a information page to our website, so maybe wait until next week and I'll have all the information by then. Last time I talked to Hans, he said...
Forum: Texas
08-19-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,250
Posted By David Cheakas

Smile DFW Retro Ride and Picnic - Oct 4, 2009

Hey riders,

It's almost time for the 2009 Retro Ride and Picnic, so start polishing the old beauties. This year we're planning it for Sunday, October 4th., at noon. We're thinking about holding...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By David Cheakas

That fork looks pretty bad. You should be able...

That fork looks pretty bad. You should be able to determine if it was damaged in shipping or not. If it wasn't, it never should have been sent out of the workshop. It should be considered...
Forum: Texas
11-12-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,037
Posted By David Cheakas

My girlfriend and I are thinking about doing this...

My girlfriend and I are thinking about doing this rally. I haven't been on one in at least 15 years, and she's never been on one, so I think it's about time we did one. Most likely we'll do the...
Forum: Texas
11-12-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By David Cheakas

I may be interested in renting a booth. Can you...

I may be interested in renting a booth. Can you send me some information please?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-12-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By David Cheakas

There should be no problem bending it back. I've...

There should be no problem bending it back. I've done that several times with no problems. It's 304 stainless steel and it's pretty ductile. If you need any help let me know.
Forum: Texas
10-08-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

I was thinking about Saturday for a spring event,...

I was thinking about Saturday for a spring event, then Sunday for a Fall event.

By the way, I forgot to mention that I still have a few t-shirts left if anyone wants one. They are $5.00 each if...
Forum: Texas
10-08-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks to...

Hey guys,

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who attended. There were some great bikes there! Any thanks for running the event really have to go to Joanna, my sister Catherine, and her...
Forum: Texas
10-01-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey everyone, Just a reminder about the...

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder about the vintage ride and picnic this weekend. The latest information is posted at www.southwestframeworks.com. Just follow the link. If you haven't RSVP'd please...
Forum: Texas
09-17-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys and gals, I just posted a blurb...

Hey guys and gals,

I just posted a blurb about the picnic on the webpage. Please let me know if you want to attend so I know how much food to bring, and if you want a shirt. ...
Forum: Texas
09-11-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

I'll soon post more information on the picnic,...

I'll soon post more information on the picnic, including a map. I'd also like to get a list of the vintage bikes that will be attending, and a headcount on how many people are planning on attending.
Forum: Texas
09-11-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By David Cheakas

Actually, if the race is scheduled to be 75...

Actually, if the race is scheduled to be 75 minutes, it should be very close to that time. The officials will average the lap times, then call five laps to go so that the race will end at just about...
Forum: Texas
09-08-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By David Cheakas

A friend and I are planning on going to the race....

A friend and I are planning on going to the race. I've heard that the Katy Trail connects to near the American Airlines Center. Is that close to Victory Park? I'd like to ride to the venue. I got...
Forum: Texas
09-02-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By David Cheakas

I've been to this several times. Mostly balloon...

I've been to this several times. Mostly balloon tire bikes and such. Usually some really nice crusiers on display. I've tracked down several old J.C.Higgins parts for some resto work I'm doing.
Forum: Texas
09-02-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey riders, Break out the wool, find the...

Hey riders,

Break out the wool, find the hairnets, and air up the sew-ups, we've finalized plans for the first annual (maybe) Retro Ride and Picnic!

Details:

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 12:00...
Forum: Texas
08-25-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys, I've received quite a few off-list...

Hey guys,
I've received quite a few off-list replies so it sounds as if we'll have a pretty good turnout. I've also received some inquires about what "vintage" means in this context. I'll go by...
07-26-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By David Cheakas

Dallas vintage ride and picnic

Mark your calendars now! Southwest Frameworks is (finally) planning a vintage ride and picnic, with emphasis on the picnic. We've set the date for 2:00pm, October 5, 2008, with the probable...
Forum: Texas
07-26-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By David Cheakas

Dallas, vintage ride and picnic

Mark your calendars now! Southwest Frameworks is (finally) planning a vintage ride and picnic, with emphasis on the picnic. We've set the date for 12:00pm (noon), October 5, 2008, with the probable...
Forum: Texas
06-25-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,460
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey guys, I just now saw this post. I'd like...

Hey guys,
I just now saw this post. I'd like to make it, but Joanna has a class tomorrow night, and I'm too stacked up with work to go out and have any fun at all. If I had more notice, I could...
Forum: Texas
06-11-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Jon, It looks as if the ride was a success. ...

Hey Jon, It looks as if the ride was a success. Some nice bikes showed up. I wish I could have made it, but you know what kind of a pain in the ass these bike clients can be! There's no way I...
Forum: Texas
02-13-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By David Cheakas

A big thanks to Cuda2k!

Hey Jon,

A big thanks from me and Glenn for stopping by the booth and giving a helping hand in Portland. We really appreciate it! Feel free to do the same thing next year!

David
Forum: Framebuilders
12-07-07, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By David Cheakas

I'm in Dallas and I build custom racks. What are...

I'm in Dallas and I build custom racks. What are you looking for?

www.southwestframeworks.com

David
Forum: Texas
09-19-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By David Cheakas

I remember back when Miji Reoch was killed at the...

I remember back when Miji Reoch was killed at the lake. For a few months after that there was a higher "police presence", where not only did they cite riders, but drivers as well. For a short time...
Forum: Texas
09-12-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By David Cheakas

Last I checked the weather looks pretty good for...

Last I checked the weather looks pretty good for Friday night. If it's still a go Joanna and I will be there.

David
Forum: Texas
08-28-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Marty, How about meeting at the...

Hey Marty,

How about meeting at the Superdrome for the Friday night races? I know it's pretty far for you to travel, but just tough it out!

And yes, it's almost ready!

David
Forum: Texas
05-17-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By David Cheakas

I also like the idea of a local bike show, but I...

I also like the idea of a local bike show, but I think it'd be hard to compete with Walker's NAHBS. I've never been to it, but might go next year. With this in mind, it might be hard to get anyone...
Forum: Texas
05-03-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Jon, what do you mean by that? I answered it...

Hey Jon, what do you mean by that? I answered it twice last week.:p
Forum: Texas
05-02-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey Jon, I've been in the process of trying...

Hey Jon,

I've been in the process of trying to organize a vintage ride also. I've talked to several people about it all want to do it. We were thinking maybe at White Rock Lake on a Sunday...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,016
Posted By David Cheakas

There's a lot of lug polishing going around now,...

There's a lot of lug polishing going around now, but it's a lot of hard, time consuming work. I used to build a lot of frames that would get chrome lugs and stays. It's more labor intensive for...
Forum: Texas
04-12-07, 11:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,982
Posted By David Cheakas

Everyone's always welcome to stop by; just let me...

Everyone's always welcome to stop by; just let me know. I've modernized and use a shop-vac instead of a broom, but you can probably pick it up pretty quickly;)

David
Forum: Texas
04-10-07, 11:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,982
Posted By David Cheakas

Hey everybody, Joanna and I had a good time...

Hey everybody,

Joanna and I had a good time last night. Jon, the get-together was a nice idea. If anyone didn't get a t-shirt just let me know. I plan on printing some more in the next week or...
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