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Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By HMBAtrail

Unified wheels are the order of the day for this...

Unified wheels are the order of the day for this type of thing. It's what I use.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By HMBAtrail

Those are perfectly valid questions to ask. ...

Those are perfectly valid questions to ask. Asking questions are welcomed. My question is what happens when, after discussions with your builder, there remains disagreement on tube choice? Who...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By HMBAtrail

As Carl Strong has been known to say, "some...

As Carl Strong has been known to say, "some customers need to be fired".

Like I said, reasonable people are free to disagree on this and I respect your opinion as I hope you respect mine. Pick...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By HMBAtrail

Reasonable people can disagree on this and I do...

Reasonable people can disagree on this and I do wholeheartedly agree with you that customer knowledge is important. My concern is what happens if you the customer's opinion on optimal tubing...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By HMBAtrail

You talked to a local builder. These are...

You talked to a local builder. These are decisions your builder needs/should make. If the builder doesn't have an opinion on what tubes should be used for you go see another builder.

Seeking...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By HMBAtrail

Schadenfreude serves no practical benefit in most...

Schadenfreude serves no practical benefit in most situations and this one is no different.

Leave the builder's name out of any public forum. It is bad form and you are messing with a man's...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-26-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By HMBAtrail

32mm O.D. HT is for 1". 36 and 37mm O.D. HT is...

32mm O.D. HT is for 1". 36 and 37mm O.D. HT is for 1 1/8". You will have to ream and face post-braze to the proper I.D. for the headset.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-28-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,878
Posted By HMBAtrail

I also build furniture and restore old...

I also build furniture and restore old motorcycles. Both are merely distractions that usually end up taking on a life of their own.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2323/1961887718_d54214d52c.jpg
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Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By HMBAtrail

Standard BB shell is about 7 or 8 degree angle on...

Standard BB shell is about 7 or 8 degree angle on the CS. The mountain shell is wider and will work. As mentioned, it will most likely require some reworking of the DT/ST interior angle as well as...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,938
Posted By HMBAtrail

Are any of you fellers referring to the Prestige...

Are any of you fellers referring to the Prestige externally fluted tubes? I've got a big box overflowing with those tubes.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-08-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,719
Posted By HMBAtrail

I've spent a few hours in Kent Eriksen's shop in...

I've spent a few hours in Kent Eriksen's shop in Steamboat Springs, CO. One of the better Ti builders out there and well regarded by his peers.

Best Builder- Rocky Mountain Bike Show 2009
Best...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-07-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,542
Posted By HMBAtrail

One small addendum if you are going to use bronze...

One small addendum if you are going to use bronze solder. Order the blue paste flux from Henry James (henryjames.com). It is an excellent flux and gives you ample wiggle room. Use the black flux...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,542
Posted By HMBAtrail

The term "expensive" is a relative term. For...

The term "expensive" is a relative term. For some, a 1986 Honda Civic is a treasure. For others a 2 year old Porsche is pedestrian. If you find value in the process then it isn't expensive, if you...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-30-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By HMBAtrail

Clean the paint off from around the area, flux it...

Clean the paint off from around the area, flux it up, insert bolt, braze bolt into hole, cut bolt head off, file smooth, problem solved.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By HMBAtrail

Never mind. I just looked at the picture again. ...

Never mind. I just looked at the picture again. Yup, the braze on clamp from Nova would work.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By HMBAtrail

That one from Nova most likely won't work. Those...

That one from Nova most likely won't work. Those are designed to slide over the tube, not the lug, and then brazed in.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By HMBAtrail

Plenty of good ones out there. David Kirk. ...

Plenty of good ones out there. David Kirk. Bohemian. Cardinal Cycles. Spectrum. Ellis Cycles. cough cough . . . ahem . . . Shamrock Cycles. Goodrich. Zanconato.

Any of them will build you...
08-21-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,541,107
Posted By HMBAtrail

My teammates bike: ...

My teammates bike:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/3727433340_e03ab3c7ff_b.jpg

My bike:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/3721652975_9f417fa002_b.jpg
...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-14-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,036
Posted By HMBAtrail

Brake tab spacing is standard.

Brake tab spacing is standard.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,036
Posted By HMBAtrail

I have the Anvil Phrunt Shui for disc mounts on...

I have the Anvil Phrunt Shui for disc mounts on forks. Works exactly as described, as does most of Don's stuff. I can only assume the frame disc mount jig works just as well. For the rear I use...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,065
Posted By HMBAtrail

Dazza gives good and sound advice.

Dazza gives good and sound advice.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,065
Posted By HMBAtrail

Yes, the type B flux is a paste that you brush on...

Yes, the type B flux is a paste that you brush on like any other paste. The only difference I have noticed is that the flux is more apt to separate as it sits in the jar so you have to mix it up...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,065
Posted By HMBAtrail

I am not a huge fan of the Harris black flux. ...

I am not a huge fan of the Harris black flux. You are using the black and not the white, correct? I have found greater success, cleaner shorelines, and easier cleanup using the Gasflux blue Type...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,426
Posted By HMBAtrail

Changing the SA by half a degree shouldn't have...

Changing the SA by half a degree shouldn't have any bearing on a wobble at the bars. Moving the trail measurement by a few mm shouldn't have any bearing on the a wobble at the bars either. Now, if...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-25-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By HMBAtrail

Chadwick & Trefethen reamers are quite nice. Try...

Chadwick & Trefethen reamers are quite nice. Try McMaster Carr or MSC Industrial Supply

Do a search on their websites for adjustable hand reamer.
Forum: Touring
03-23-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,904
Posted By HMBAtrail

Why, in heaven's name, is your price less for...

Why, in heaven's name, is your price less for threaded versus threadless? I am wracking my brain trying to figure out what makes the process more expensive. The only thing I can come up with is...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-09, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By HMBAtrail

Aircraft Spruce. 4130 steel will fix you right...

Aircraft Spruce. 4130 steel will fix you right up. 58 thou. wall thickness stem and bar clamp and 35 or 49 thou for the shaft of the stem.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By HMBAtrail

This has drifted completely away from the...

This has drifted completely away from the original post and I apologize for that.

But, to answer the question, yes I spend that much on a paint job. Shipping a frame and fork off to Keith...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By HMBAtrail

NAHBS- Who's going?

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is in Indianapolis this year. Feb 27-Mar1.

Who's going?

www.handmadebicycleshow.com
Forum: Framebuilders
01-26-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By HMBAtrail

Yes. Frame and fork can easily reach $600 for a...

Yes. Frame and fork can easily reach $600 for a quality paint job.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-18-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By HMBAtrail

In many situations the materials are not what the...

In many situations the materials are not what the big cost is. It's the paint. For example, for a standard lugged road frame I charge $1400. Of that amount about $600 goes to the painter. About...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-16-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By HMBAtrail

Ding!! That is the correct answer. Gold star...

Ding!! That is the correct answer. Gold star for Ness.

You would be better off on a 34.9mm 725 DT than you would on a 32mm 853 DT. You would be better off on most any type of 35mm DT than you...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-14-09, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By HMBAtrail

Holy Sweet HayZeus! That guy is a dumpster fire...

Holy Sweet HayZeus! That guy is a dumpster fire raging! Do NOT NOT NOT follow his advice or technique. The number of things he is doing incorrect, inadequate, or just plain dangerous are too...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By HMBAtrail

You may run into some issues with your idea. ...

You may run into some issues with your idea. Typically I use bronze to braze in canti studs, rather than braze with silver , to get the extra strength of bronze. 56% silver is awfully tough to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,419
Posted By HMBAtrail

Sure you can do it!

You absolutely can do what you are asking. As mentioned previously, you can get lugs with most traditional angles (typically ranging from 72* to 75*). You can also get the lugs from Kirk Pacenti...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,155
Posted By HMBAtrail

Hmm, I have bought a lot of lugs from Kirk and I...

Hmm, I have bought a lot of lugs from Kirk and I don't ever recall getting a 56cm scaled drawing with mine. Mine are just wrapped in newspaper and dropped in a box. Not sure what the benefit would...
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