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Forum: Framebuilders
10-19-14, 10:10 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-14, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By veryredbike

Ok... I've only been paying attention to custom...

Ok... I've only been paying attention to custom frames for a little bit now... but was that single bolt directly to the back of the post a thing? Just screwing it in like that? Unless that was a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By veryredbike

Henry James, right? Good deal. I'd do it if I...

Henry James, right? Good deal. I'd do it if I didn't have a pair waiting for a project already. PM me if you have any other bits and pieces you want to part with.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-09-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By veryredbike

I've got a couple bits of newbie advice. ...

I've got a couple bits of newbie advice. Disclaimer: I also am a newbie so I'm focusing on what I've experienced. If someone contradicts me, there's a 99% chance they're the one who's right.

1)...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By veryredbike

The idea of repairing crashed frames with real...

The idea of repairing crashed frames with real damage to them is kind of an urban legend for most people. It can be done on all materials to some extent (though it never seems to make much sense on...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By veryredbike

Fork crown modification

I'm building my second fork (just finished the first one, but I managed to make it a little crooked), and the crown I got for it is a bit boxier than I like. I was thinking of laying down some brass...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By veryredbike

Trust your builder. If you can't trust your...

Trust your builder. If you can't trust your builder, don't have them build you a bike.

This stuff gets pretty complicated, has a lot to do with how you ride, bike size, geometry, where you're...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By veryredbike

Hotness! Just out of curiosity, has the...

Hotness!

Just out of curiosity, has the disease taken hold? Have you started shopping for parts for 3?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By veryredbike

To start out, I'm no pro. That being said, when...

To start out, I'm no pro. That being said, when you watch how these threads develop, you usually see a few people chime in with "that's easy!" before someone with real framebuilding experience...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,198
Posted By veryredbike

I'm no pro by any measure... only built like two...

I'm no pro by any measure... only built like two frames... but you're looking at replacing a lot of the bike. It's REALLY unlikely that it'll make financial sense. My guess is that you could easily...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,598
Posted By veryredbike

Ok, so real road racers aside... what about big...

Ok, so real road racers aside... what about big guys who weigh 220lb and live in areas with huge hills? What about rainy conditions (disc brakes lose a lot less grip in the rain than rim brakes)?
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-13, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By veryredbike

Maybe I'll keep it around in case I need it in...

Maybe I'll keep it around in case I need it in the future when I've gathered more info then.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By veryredbike

To answer above: yep, silver. Makes sense...

To answer above: yep, silver.

Makes sense to me! If I'm really careful, probably everything is fine... but since "not fine" is pretty much "can someone save those teeth for me? I might need to...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By veryredbike

Check, I'll order a new pair. Hopefully next...

Check, I'll order a new pair. Hopefully next time I'll mess up the other one ;-)
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By veryredbike

Re-using socket style dropouts

I just started on my first fork and decided after brazing the first (socketed) dropout that the tolerances really weren't tight enough for me to trust. Experienced framebuilders: should I feel...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By veryredbike

Yeah, you won't save money going down this path. ...

Yeah, you won't save money going down this path. You'll just get the exact bike you want for more.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By veryredbike

I'd suggest against it. 1) tubes are too...

I'd suggest against it.

1) tubes are too easy to mess up with the dremel. Save rotary tools for work over lugs.
2) Those fancy outlines are really better for folks with more time under their...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By veryredbike

I'm not experienced enough to answer this...

I'm not experienced enough to answer this question. The people who are will probably need to know the frame material though.

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

It's still raw, but I've ridden it. Man that's...

It's still raw, but I've ridden it. Man that's satisfying!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By veryredbike

Just took the metal lathe class, really looking...

Just took the metal lathe class, really looking forward to any excuse to play with it!

One remaining question: I just did a pair of these...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By veryredbike

Does the same apply to fork blades?

Does the same apply to fork blades?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By veryredbike

Good call. I'll do some looking for a replacement.

Good call. I'll do some looking for a replacement.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By veryredbike

Trimming tapered end of chainstays

I have these: http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/NOVA-24MM-OVAL-CRMO-ROAD-CHAINSTAYS.html and these: ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By veryredbike

Thanks guys, a lot to think about!

Thanks guys, a lot to think about!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By veryredbike

What is the advantage? (I believe you, I'm just...

What is the advantage? (I believe you, I'm just not seeing it yet)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By veryredbike

Awesome! I can't really store full tanks at my...

Awesome! I can't really store full tanks at my house (two family, top floor... could store it on the deck, but can't move the full size ones up and down the stairs). This way I could keep it on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-12, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By veryredbike

Small O/A sets

Anyone have thoughts on small O/A sets like this one? Seems like a good way for me to go because of space restrictions, etc, but I'm worried about running out of gas every ten minutes.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-12, 02:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

Stays are ready for installation: ...

Stays are ready for installation:
http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/06/making-stays.html
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By veryredbike

Cool! Thanks all! Also, thanks for the...

Cool! Thanks all! Also, thanks for the procedural advice, it'll be helpful.

I'm doing my own powder coating (techshop has a giant oven... it's awesome), so I don't need to worry about painter...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By veryredbike

Hmm... I guess my main question is really: is it...

Hmm... I guess my main question is really: is it unsafe to heat the tubes after they're sealed?

I want to seal the stuff when it's nice and hot and dry in there... but don't want to heat the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-12, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By veryredbike

Sealing seat stays

I'm going to seal my seat stays, but have a quick question. I'm using a socketed dropout and capping it, so the stay will be entirely closed off once I've filled in the vent holes. Can I do this...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/06/fro...

http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/06/front-quadrilateral.html

Got the front triangle done a bit ago, but just got it written up. I'm starting on the chainstays, now. I've gotten the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

Adding it to my list ;-) I think most of my...

Adding it to my list ;-) I think most of my cleanup problems right now come from paranoia about if I got one spot or another actually filled. "uh... I'm pretty sure I got that... did I? ****......
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By veryredbike

novacycles has a tube notcher program...

novacycles has a tube notcher program (http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/Tabbed-Tube-Notcher.html) built into their web site, it's good!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

I have not! When you say soft filler, do you...

I have not! When you say soft filler, do you mean when it's still hot, or just softer metals used as filler?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

https://plus.google.com/photos/1036650584228917636...

https://plus.google.com/photos/103665058422891763605/albums/5752309824512195441

Well... looks like I'm building a stable 55 instead of a responsive 56, but at least it's close enough to in-plane...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By veryredbike

One thing I would add from my mechanic experience...

One thing I would add from my mechanic experience checking over bikes is that it's worth checking out the fork. That kind of paint damage is almost always from a front-on collision, and sometimes...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By veryredbike

Makes total sense! I got a wixey angle finder...

Makes total sense! I got a wixey angle finder thing... sort of precise down to about .1 degree... but you breath on the tube and it changes. I think I've let myself get a bit too focused. Same...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By veryredbike

Using a prebuilt fork, but I'll keep that in mind...

Using a prebuilt fork, but I'll keep that in mind for bike 2. In cold setting in general, if the tubes don't warp or buckle, is it assumed safe? I leaned on it quite a few times and pretty hard,...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-12, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By veryredbike

Thanks guys, good advice all around. Am I...

Thanks guys, good advice all around. Am I correct in saying that, since the tube shows no sign of buckling, it should still be safe to build up? (I know there are no guarantees, but a "yeah, spent...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By veryredbike

But I want to be a master framebuilder NOW, and...

But I want to be a master framebuilder NOW, and make only PERFECT FRAMES! ;-)

Ok, yeah, that's good advice. It hasn't buckled yet, it'll still ride like a bike when it's done, time to stop...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By veryredbike

Aaand a tube just buckled. Luckily it was the...

Aaand a tube just buckled. Luckily it was the scrap downtube I was using to brace the head tube... That was a scary feeling! I didn't think about it, but the edge of the head tube was right after...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By veryredbike

Cold setting HT-DT sub assembly

I'm building my bike in sub-assemblies and have the dt-ht bit done... but it's 59.6 degrees instead of 59.2 degrees. In theory, I know I insert some thicker wall tubing down the down tube and head...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By veryredbike

Usually bands were used with full length housing,...

Usually bands were used with full length housing, they'd slip as stops. There are now clamps that'll let you add stops, but they don't make a lot of sense to me, as the clamp weights more than the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By veryredbike

That's fair, now that I think about it. The...

That's fair, now that I think about it. The question, in a way, boils down to "should I ask a framebuilder about this before I replace the headset"

Ok, yeah, I guess I was just being grumpy. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By veryredbike

http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/04/car...

http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/04/cargo-rack-part-1.html (linked to part 1, but there's more after) Here's something I'm working on. On a break now while I wait for the frame it's going...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By veryredbike

Almost certainly a notched or warped headset. ...

Almost certainly a notched or warped headset. Possibly caused by the endo. It's unlikely that the crash ovalized the head tube, as the headset would have taken the force and spread it out. I'd...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-12, 01:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/06/get...

http://curmudgeonbicycles.blogspot.com/2012/06/getting-bikey.html

First two joints done. Looking good, angles wise, thank goodness.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-12, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,793
Posted By veryredbike

GRHL:SJAFDKJL:SDF! Today I went in to do the...

GRHL:SJAFDKJL:SDF!

Today I went in to do the BB/Seat tube sub-assembly. I tacked it, checked the angles, cold set them to within .1 degree of perfect. I started brazing and it felt a lot more...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By veryredbike

#5 is going to be too dark to see what you're...

#5 is going to be too dark to see what you're doing. I've mostly been seeing people recommending shade 3.
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