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Forum: Touring
08-06-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 280,664
Posted By tungsten

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,801
Posted By tungsten

I know some British builders used to "pin" the...

I know some British builders used to "pin" the tubes in place in the lugs and then fire them in a kiln.
What is this "machine brazing" you speak of?
07-20-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,801
Posted By tungsten

That's why tubes are butted and aluminium heat...

That's why tubes are butted and aluminium heat treated.


I spent 25 yrs in the fabrication plant at RMB and never were any of the offshore produced frames we brought in welded by "robots". Unless...
07-19-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By tungsten

You're not allowed to change anything on that...

You're not allowed to change anything on that except tyres and brake pads.
That saddle.....lol
07-06-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By tungsten

Really? So someone 5'2" should be riding 177.5's?...

Really? So someone 5'2" should be riding 177.5's?
I've had knee issues long ago due to overuse and not stretching and more recently job related imobility stuff but going into retirement and now...
07-04-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By tungsten

Formula above has me on 166.8mm. I have been...

Formula above has me on 166.8mm. I have been reading* about longer cranks increasing sheer forces on the knee, and advantages of opening up the hip angle w/shorter cranks.
I think there may also be...
07-04-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By tungsten

Crank length

Inseam cm x 1.25 + 65 = really?
06-25-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By tungsten

I was being clever. The maxle was slathered...

I was being clever. The maxle was slathered w/grease but I didn't look closely at threads. Pretty sure it's ok but I'll pull it and have another look.
Re: greasing everthing, I remember back in the...
06-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,009
Posted By tungsten

https://www.tiralento.com/shop/shoes/the-trainite-...

https://www.tiralento.com/shop/shoes/the-trainite-model/
06-23-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,718
Posted By tungsten

Why? Because the flange is too large to lay the...

Why? Because the flange is too large to lay the spokes over in a 3 x pattern?
06-23-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By tungsten

What is this "grease" you speak of?

What is this "grease" you speak of?
06-23-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By tungsten

Why? Properly set up with the right pads cable...

Why? Properly set up with the right pads cable actuated discs work just fine and are better than caliper brakes in the wet.
If the advice is to not throw $ into upgrades on an entry level bike that...
06-22-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By tungsten

OK, thanks all. After putting 10 Nm into the...

OK, thanks all. After putting 10 Nm into the maxle 4.5 feels right for the smaller stuff.
Only one scale on this little thing.....
...
06-22-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By tungsten

Torque

So, I know there's a inserted plug in carbon steer tubes where the stem clamps but how much torque?
Stem instructions say 4.5 n but seems excessive?
06-21-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,741
Posted By tungsten

Congrats, I have a "B" from 1962. Mine came...

Congrats, I have a "B" from 1962.
Mine came with Fiamme Yellow rims, but I'm running some 27" Wolber Gentleman 81's.
Had the Magistonis when I bought it.

https://velocals.com/cinelli-build-a-set/
06-21-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 3,591,375
Posted By tungsten

lol I just mounted one of those pump holders to...

lol I just mounted one of those pump holders to the d/t of my Obed.
06-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,339
Posted By tungsten

I worked for 20 year with a fellow who learned...

I worked for 20 year with a fellow who learned his frame building skills working for Chas Roberts and Holdsworthy Co.

Mention Italian built frames he'd make a face and mutter something to the...
06-18-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,123
Posted By tungsten

I was driving a cab in 1984 when I started lacing...

I was driving a cab in 1984 when I started lacing and building wheels part time for an operation which was suppling the wheels for the mtn. bike frames being imported from Taiwan for a little start...
06-17-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 48,798
Posted By tungsten

I had two front end collisions with mine and it...

I had two front end collisions with mine and it was the d/t that buckled.
06-06-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By tungsten

Glass beads, especially when new, produce a nice...

Glass beads, especially when new, produce a nice surface with out excessive cutting.
...
06-05-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By tungsten

Run it through the blasting cabinet. If'n it...

Run it through the blasting cabinet. If'n it don't blow no holes through the tubes....prime immediately/putty the pits/sand/re-prime/topcoat your choice.
06-03-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 875,006
Posted By tungsten

Ok, thanks.

Ok, thanks.
06-03-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By tungsten

winner winner chicken dinner

winner winner chicken dinner
06-03-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 875,006
Posted By tungsten

Oh boy, where did you source it?

Oh boy, where did you source it?
06-03-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 875,006
Posted By tungsten

I have that frame hanging in the garage and the...

I have that frame hanging in the garage and the (improved) aluminium fork that didn't unexpectedly fold up. I crashed it twice then got a replacement frame that was warped but the guy I sold it to...
06-03-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By tungsten

Having seen this in the thread.... I just...

Having seen this in the thread....

I just went and dug out my Regina GS 13-26.......one notch is good but the other.....damn.



I must have been a misanthrope. I started with a 13-26 and...
06-02-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By tungsten

https://www.macsautoparts.com/model-t-bearing-scra...

https://www.macsautoparts.com/model-t-bearing-scraping-tool-hollow-ground-with-3-sided-triangle-blade-1909-1927-16-54440-1.html

Haven't wielded one of those in over twenty year. But now that I've...
06-02-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By tungsten

When I painted frames for Rocky Mtn. I used a...

When I painted frames for Rocky Mtn. I used a three sided knife like this....
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The...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By tungsten

Buy it from him? :foo:

Buy it from him? :foo:
05-31-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By tungsten

Also negated the need for accurate mitering of...

Also negated the need for accurate mitering of the tubes. If one stands behind my Timberline and sights down the top tube you can see it goes from off center right on seat tube lug to off center left...
05-31-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By tungsten

Try screaming next time.

Try screaming next time.
05-30-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,264
Views: 416,705
Posted By tungsten

Old(er) Campi Record 26.2 seat pillar. Not cut...

Old(er) Campi Record 26.2 seat pillar. Not cut down.
Front pivot bolt for Shimano 7400 brakes.
T.A./Nevar/Stronglight BCD: 50.4mm cranks 172.5 arms Eng pedal threads.
05-30-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By tungsten

It would, except talking to my sister from Santa...

It would, except talking to my sister from Santa Rosa this morning she was telling me the poison oak which indicates fire season by turning red has already done that six weeks out.
Coming from...
05-29-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,544
Posted By tungsten

Oh yeah I forgot about those. Those are in nice...

Oh yeah I forgot about those. Those are in nice shape I like the relief pattern.
You're right only took half an hour found a couple candidates but also discovered I can buy new even a bb to fit my...
05-28-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,440
Posted By tungsten

Otoh... the most undisciplined, unruly and...

Otoh... the most undisciplined, unruly and downright disruptive group of 5 year olds my wife ever taught dance to came from the wealthiest enclave in our city.




Ya figger? lol...
05-28-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,544
Posted By tungsten

Where did you source those cranks?

Where did you source those cranks?
05-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By tungsten

Silk sew-ups

Boo hoo my beautiful Paris-Roubaix tyres! After only thirty years in storage mounted airless on rims they dried right up!
Is there any way to save them? Some kind of Oil of Olay for sidewalls?...
05-28-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 19,854
Posted By tungsten

Is there a participant limit?

Is there a participant limit?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By tungsten

Buy Canadian. Can't go wrong.

Buy Canadian. Can't go wrong.
03-16-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,896
Posted By tungsten

These local managers are the problem as they will...

These local managers are the problem as they will predictably cave to preasures exerted by bureaucratic higher ups or politicized/monied interests inimical to wilderness best practises.
03-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By tungsten

Pic brings back memories...like,...wailing on...

Pic brings back memories...like,...wailing on those seat stay clevises with a rubber mallet to get them lined up for heat treating. lol....
03-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,896
Posted By tungsten

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03-03-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,896
Posted By tungsten

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/how-mounta...

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/how-mountain-bikes-threaten-wilderness/

Also... ...
02-16-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,896
Posted By tungsten

motor vehicles and mountain bikes had the most impact

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/02/15/thrillcraft-are-taking-over-wild-places-more-wilderness-will-help/

Quote below is f*cked up....
02-16-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By tungsten

watch your bb height....

watch your bb height....
02-15-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By tungsten

:lol:

:lol:
02-15-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By tungsten

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-14-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,886
Posted By tungsten

Disc brakes prove god isn't dead.

Disc brakes prove god isn't dead.
02-09-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By tungsten

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-27-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,753
Posted By tungsten

Especially if wearing plastic cleats. I had to...

Especially if wearing plastic cleats.
I had to give up a really nice grey wool toque many years ago when three guys headed the other way on a bridge sidewalk snatched it off my head as I rode by. ...
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