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Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Live Wire

Tips for a framebuild are never expected but...

Tips for a framebuild are never expected but always appreciated.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-04-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,685
Posted By Live Wire

That tape works, but is kinda thick. If you want...

That tape works, but is kinda thick. If you want it to lay flatter, the 3m black weatherstrip adhesive works great.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-25-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Live Wire

Better better to bend them yourself to get just...

Better better to bend them yourself to get just what you want.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Live Wire

Those tabs are sized so you don't have to cut a...

Those tabs are sized so you don't have to cut a slot if you don't want to. The gap on the side is tiny too, super easy to fill with brass or silver.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Live Wire

whats wrong with that? I thought that was a...

whats wrong with that?
I thought that was a pretty good solution for a ground wire.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Live Wire

https://framebuildersupply.com/products/rack-tab-f...

https://framebuildersupply.com/products/rack-tab-for-1-4-5-16-and-3-8-tubing
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Live Wire

Sounds like you had a welder who had never built...

Sounds like you had a welder who had never built a fork put this one together. The crown needs a solid connection the whole way through.
I'd say it's new fork time.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By Live Wire

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_b14739a6b6057691d0474988db5ebcbd4af0f370.jpeg
https://www.instagram.com/portercycles/?hl=en in addition to some really nice...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Live Wire

You could get a custom steel fork from a lot of...

You could get a custom steel fork from a lot of builders for less than half the cost of a headtube swap.
Youd be suprised how common that request is.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Live Wire

Gasflux is great, but for silver, nothing beats...

Gasflux is great, but for silver, nothing beats the Cycle Design stuff.
08-17-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Live Wire

Sounds like the person you talked to doesn't know...

Sounds like the person you talked to doesn't know what a helicoil is. Part of the repair is cutting new threads of a larger diameter so you can install the helicoil insert. So it wouldn't matter how...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Live Wire

"I'm willing to pay all up front....do you take...

"I'm willing to pay all up front....do you take Bitcoin?"
i think that would sound a little phishy to most folks. Best to do the conversion yourself. And, be honest with your wife, you never know...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Live Wire

Yes, it will melt the silver holding the cap. If...

Yes, it will melt the silver holding the cap. If your heat control is good, it will only melt near the tip and you'll probably be able to touch it up while everything is still hot.
Be a lot easier...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Live Wire

Ah, makes sense. Gonna try a bolt on bag...

Ah, makes sense.
Gonna try a bolt on bag attachment (Dazza style) for this rack...we'll see how it goes!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Live Wire

How does a rearward leaning tombstone help hold...

How does a rearward leaning tombstone help hold the bag on? I ask because I usually do them like that because it looks good, but for current one I'm building the request was specific for a tombstone...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,505
Posted By Live Wire

They are butted, as in thicker at one end than...

They are butted, as in thicker at one end than the other, measurements depend on model/maker. I'm guessing you don't build a lot?
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,505
Posted By Live Wire

Every 1 1/8" steerer Ive seen has been...

Every 1 1/8" steerer Ive seen has been butted...and Ive built more than a few forks.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Live Wire

56 silver is a good alloy for lug brazing, but a...

56 silver is a good alloy for lug brazing, but a 1/32" wire is too thin, especially when you're just starting out. Use it for practice and I think you'll find the commonly used 1/16" wire to work a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,238
Posted By Live Wire

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb::thumb:
Forum: Framebuilders
12-14-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,126
Posted By Live Wire

Over the years, Ive built a couple forks with...

Over the years, Ive built a couple forks with adjustable dropouts that let you change the offset/rake between 50-80mm. Ive found that it takes at least a 10mm change in offset/rake to produce any...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By Live Wire

As I'm sure you know, whatever comes from Paul S....

As I'm sure you know, whatever comes from Paul S. is going ride great, but I hear you about the Tange Ultra Prestige. Ive done 2 frames with those as the TT and DT and they were great! I don't think...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,979
Posted By Live Wire

I've built at least 15 frames with double TT's...

I've built at least 15 frames with double TT's over the years, all 29" mtb's. It was for style but I was a little suprised to see that you can tell those frames are a little stiffer when you're...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-10-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Live Wire

Buying a lug vice is kinda crazy when you can...

Buying a lug vice is kinda crazy when you can make one in 5 min.
Thanks to Dazza (Lewellyn Cycles) For the idea. I have several of these on hand for whenever the odd lugged frame comes up.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-01-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By Live Wire

The flexing of a sg tube vs a butted one is an...

The flexing of a sg tube vs a butted one is an interesting theory and I'd love the see results of that test.
But, I think Lakerat nailed it- the testing fixture looks to be contacting the lug right...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-20-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Live Wire

Don't overlook Dave Bohm Bicycle framebuilding...

Don't overlook Dave Bohm Bicycle framebuilding school (http://www.framebuildingschool.com/) not too far from you, and afaik, the only school that gives you a choice between steel and carbon fiber.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Live Wire

Because conventional lugs don't have enough...

Because conventional lugs don't have enough tube/lug overlap and the clearances are too tight. you would have to make your own lugs, and you would to have braze or weld those anyway...so unless you...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,132
Posted By Live Wire

Have you looked at One-Off? it would depend on...

Have you looked at One-Off? it would depend on your own needs for body position of course, but I always thought their configuration makes the most sense. It lets you get "on top" of the pedals if you...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Live Wire

Gaulzetti?

Gaulzetti?
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By Live Wire

Modding old frames is fun, do what you like! That...

Modding old frames is fun, do what you like! That said, the forward-facing horizontal dropouts
On old road frames are 10x better than track drops for a street bike.
To answer your questions:
Yes,...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-17, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By Live Wire

The inserts Kieth Anderson was making for his own...

The inserts Kieth Anderson was making for his own drops look similar to the Fugi pics I've found. If they fit your frame,you'd still need to drill the bolt holes...no idea if they are sold...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,389
Posted By Live Wire

here Forged Frame Ends/Drop outs...

here Forged Frame Ends/Drop outs (http://ceeway.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/Forged%20Dropouts.htm)


and here COLUMBUS REAR DROPOUT SHORT HORIZONTAL WOE :: DROPOUTS :: Nova Cycles Supply Inc....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,034
Posted By Live Wire

Ive done bridges that pierced the ss's (just...

Ive done bridges that pierced the ss's (just because it looked different), but never a rack mount.
Very cool idea, prepare to have it stolen!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-26-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,541
Posted By Live Wire

Boom. Done. ...

Boom. Done.
https://framebuildersupply.com/collections/mixte-lugs
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By Live Wire

No need for all that, Google direct mount front...

No need for all that, Google direct mount front derailleurs/adapters. A bigger challenge might be in the cable routing and dealing with any chain tensioner you might have (can't tell much from the...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,344
Posted By Live Wire

Better tubes = lighter weight. Too subjective to...

Better tubes = lighter weight. Too subjective to say if you would actually feel a difference in the ride.
But $700 is crazy cheap for a custom lugged frame....crazy as in the builder isn't making...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-03-16, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,878
Posted By Live Wire

Go nuts Custom Frame Builders List by...

Go nuts Custom Frame Builders List by State/Country - The Paceline Forum (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=113817)
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Live Wire

Micro/mini bmx components.

Micro/mini bmx components.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-30-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By Live Wire

A bike you like, that fits, and is built right ...

A bike you like, that fits, and is built right for its intended use...that's all you need.

The rest is unanswerable because it's all based on perception of "ride feel" and that's too subjective....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Live Wire

Yes, a sleeve could be made that could work, and...

Yes, a sleeve could be made that could work, and yes it would look really odd. Disturbing the original brazing wouldn't be a concern.
But why did it break like that in the first place? Was there...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,235
Posted By Live Wire

Great idea for a thread, thanks for taking the...

Great idea for a thread, thanks for taking the time to do this.

What kind of oven is used? Temps? Duration?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-19-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 225,017
Posted By Live Wire

It's going to break at the seat tube/chainstay...

It's going to break at the seat tube/chainstay junction.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By Live Wire

Just a guess, but it sounds like things are...

Just a guess, but it sounds like things are getting too hot and you're holding the flame too far away...a pretty common rookie mistake.
You should be using the blue flux from Gasflux too.
some...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By Live Wire

Ha, I've found tube replacements to be a lot...

Ha, I've found tube replacements to be a lot faster/easier on tig/fillet bikes. You do 90% of the work with an angle grinder. Top tube takes less than an hour.
But to the op, new is better...and...
02-20-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,716
Views: 1,081,711
Posted By Live Wire

RIP Fastboy

RIP Fastboy
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Live Wire

Yes to all.

Yes to all.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By Live Wire

It would help to know what kind of bike a Trek...

It would help to know what kind of bike a Trek 520 is.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Live Wire

For the amount of work those drops need to look...

For the amount of work those drops need to look decent, you'd be better off making your own. That way you can guarantee they will fit your frame...or get the ones from Henry James.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Live Wire

Paragon has had a 100mm shell available for...

Paragon has had a 100mm shell available for years, and Nova has recently been carrying one as well.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Live Wire

Ouch. Were you planning on riding this bike? ...

Ouch. Were you planning on riding this bike?
assuming you can get a seatpost in there, it will be interesting to see if it breaks at the seatstay join or the gusset points first.
01-27-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,039
Posted By Live Wire

Can't from your chart tell which version of...

Can't from your chart tell which version of Spirit they use. If it's the shaped tubeset with the matching stays/headtube, that would save at least a pound over the standard round 9/6/9 tubeset. It's...
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