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Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

true true. i run a coworking space right now so i...

true true. i run a coworking space right now so i have some experience herding cats, and realize if i really wanted to do an umbrella insurance thing, it would really just be me doing it and other...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

As for the insurance thing, could a bunch of...

As for the insurance thing, could a bunch of amateur builders all get together to make a co-op to share the burden of insurance costs?
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Yeah, that makes sense about frame weight. I've...

Yeah, that makes sense about frame weight. I've never even considered it when building a bike. I know a guy who built up a steel framed track bike that came in under 15 pounds and he didn't have to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Thanks for the buyer's perspective. That makes a...

Thanks for the buyer's perspective. That makes a lot of sense. Honestly I don't get why people are so upset about frame weight, like steel is so much heavier than anything else. A frame is only a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-31-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By astrx

Cool cool. I would have definitely have jumped on...

Cool cool. I would have definitely have jumped on this 4 years ago when I was looking at grad programs AND framebuilding for career choices, but now I gotta pay off some of those loans and not wrack...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-31-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By astrx

Six Week Frame Business Course for 30k

After doing some research on classes, I found this (http://antbikemike.wordpress.com/frame-building-classes/six-week-frame-business-course/) course by Ant Bike Mike. Damn.

What do you guys think...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-31-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Excellent response Doug. So it seems like the...

Excellent response Doug. So it seems like the general consensus is:

1 build a frame with traditional methods and materials
2 try stainless steel later
3 starting out with Ti is exponentially...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

crazy how this guy took classes in February and...

crazy how this guy took classes in February and is now already selling several different models. I was sort of excited because I thought that I could take classes locally, but now it seems like he...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Ok, I'm sorry, I guess I probably overstated what...

Ok, I'm sorry, I guess I probably overstated what I mean by "crazy" geometry. I am into track frames and pursuit style frames. I guess when I think crazy, I think commuting on something like a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Why is this? What is the real cost difference in...

Why is this? What is the real cost difference in equipment between Ti/TIG and braze/steel for example? I'm mainly going this route because I want my first bike to be a bike I actually want. If I'm...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Sorry, I didn't mean two hours specifically, but...

Sorry, I didn't mean two hours specifically, but I think everyone has a different "flow" state. I actually split my day into 3 3.5 hour blocks with breaks in between. I think I might have ADD or...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By astrx

any framebuilders in or near pittsburgh pa?

I'm thinking of doing the fattic/UBI route, but would love to know the landscape of western PA/VA builders that I might ping for a first frame class.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Thanks for all the responses. I definitely get...

Thanks for all the responses. I definitely get what you guys are saying. I wish we could get some stats like:
during frame 1 what was the total cost of equipment you had at the time
during frame 2...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Seems like these various threads say different...

Seems like these various threads say different stories about Ti. Some people say that as long as you keep things clean, Ti is a dream to work with, others say the opposite. I'm still unsure if Ti is...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

I guess that's why people start out with steel......

I guess that's why people start out with steel... guess more research is needed.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Interesting. So I guess ramp up could vary...

Interesting. So I guess ramp up could vary greatly. I've been lurking around here for a while, but still don't fully understand the tooling.
I was planning on going to UBI for the TIG Titanium...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

thanks for the thoughtful response. really i'd...

thanks for the thoughtful response. really i'd love to break even in 2 or 3 years. it's really hard to justify 10k for fun. i've got a motorcycle that eats my money for that. but for some reason, i...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

so it seems like i should make bikes for myself...

so it seems like i should make bikes for myself (maybe 5-10) and also make a lot of test joints. The test joints sounds cool. If I know how to TIG I'll most likely just be looking for reasons to weld...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

Can you explain this stock series a bit more?

Can you explain this stock series a bit more?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,258
Posted By astrx

How to get practice after your first frame in a cost effective way

Ok, I've been eyeing UBI for a while, and now that I have a friend living out in Portland, I think now's the time to pull the trigger. My question to all of you "How to build more frames after the...
01-24-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By astrx

i was wondering because i got on that IRO group...

i was wondering because i got on that IRO group buy then ended up selling the frame, so if anyone wants to dump theirs and save me some money, pm me.

dmg, yeah i live in pgh. do i know you?
01-24-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By astrx

anyone selling their alien frame?

i missed that group buy, and was hoping someone has changed their mind. im looking for a 59cm for me or a 53 for my gf.
01-24-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By astrx

if you mean regional rail i don't know but i do...

if you mean regional rail i don't know but i do know that they allow you to on the orange and blue lines during off peak hours (which are basically non-commute times)
01-19-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By astrx

inauguralleycat

what's the turn out looking like? is it free? who's running it?
i've been thinking about going to DC, and need an excuse.
01-16-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By astrx

update, so i just called greyhound. you do need a...

update, so i just called greyhound. you do need a box, they will/can provide a box (10 dollars) and they will charge extra for traveling with a bike(15-30).
01-15-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By astrx

traveling with a bike

i know this has been discussed, but does anyone know the "current" policy of chinatown bus and greyhound. i remember i could just toss my bike in the chinatown bus but i had to get a box for...
01-15-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By astrx

yo if there is bike polo i'd be totally down. i...

yo if there is bike polo i'd be totally down. i never did anything like that before. where will you guys be? could i stop by sometime? do i need a mallet or something?
01-15-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By astrx

biking at inauguration?

so i got a ticket and was thinking the best thing to do would be to take a train into the city and bike around. do you think the streets will be so crowded that you can't bike? or is biking the best...
12-07-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,826
Posted By astrx

how to not go through a pair of pants every 6 months

so i have had a sella italia of some kind for the last 3 years. and in the past 3 years, i have gone through about 5 pair of jeans (holes in the arse). i have found that the chrome knickers are super...
09-08-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,773
Posted By astrx

i say based on the poll results, there could be...

i say based on the poll results, there could be multiple group buys. i don't know why people would want to do a group buy on entry level frames anyway seeing as how it would be the smallest savings....
09-06-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,531
Posted By astrx

angus black, that sweet bridgestone silvery...

angus
black, that sweet bridgestone silvery grey stuff or black or chrome or white
frame or frame and some bits i never feel like buying like BB, headset
03-27-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By astrx

mks clips keep breaking

had the stainless steel version, broke those in about 2 years. went to aluminium, broke those in a few months. is this common? are there any stronger clips before i plop down another 15 bucks or...
02-14-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,267
Posted By astrx

cheapest s and s coupler frame

i wanna start traveling more with my bike, but i think bikes shouldn't be treated like precious gems that can't get hurt, so i don't want to spend 1k on a frame. any mass produced or cheaper s and s...
01-10-08, 07:48 AM
01-09-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By astrx

searching for a thread about oury grip and brooklyn bar ends

yeah, the search function hasn't yielded any results. i remember a guy on here cut the ends of oury's off and then popped on some brooklyn something or other bar ends. can anyone find that thread?
01-04-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,993
Posted By astrx

why does everyone want a 150usd frame? i imagine...

why does everyone want a 150usd frame? i imagine we all already have frames in that price range.
01-03-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By astrx

i've been rocking a arc-teryx softshell for two...

i've been rocking a arc-teryx softshell for two winters, but now that i am back in school, the layering isnt practical. in 10 degrees, i would have a thermal, a short sleeve t, a long sleeve t, and a...
01-01-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,993
Posted By astrx

cane creek volos

cane creek volos
12-04-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By astrx

tuesday night preztel ride is something i have...

tuesday night preztel ride is something i have never done but heard of. seems kinda lame as a bike ride, but kinda alright if you fit in with the particulars who do the ride.

thursday night...
12-01-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By astrx

yup, did crank the wrong way at first. i followed...

yup, did crank the wrong way at first. i followed the old lefty loosy righty tighty, then decided to look at the threads on my new pedals, kicked myself for 5 minutes and tried in the other...
12-01-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By astrx

how to get a stuck pedal off

i have the silvans and want to switch to my newly bought gr9s. unfortunately, with my stubby wrench, i can't get one of the pedals off. i have tried some wd40 and that didnt do much. i dont care...
11-23-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,250
Posted By astrx

here is his eml, apparently he's kinda busy....

here is his eml, apparently he's kinda busy. chueybrand@gmail.com
11-22-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,885
Posted By astrx

i have gone back and forth several times. it...

i have gone back and forth several times. it depends on lifestyle. when i had a 9 to 5, clipless was the way to go since i kept a pair of shoes at my desk at work. mow that i am a student, i hop o...
10-27-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,748
Posted By astrx

non sweat shop sneakers that are good for clips and straps

after my second pair of no sweat sneakers exploded i have decided i need something a little more durable for the old clips and straps, but just as a preference, i don't want 8 year old vietnamese...
10-02-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By astrx

look for pictures with guinea pigs with pie on thier head

wasn't that a big thing here a while ago? i can't seem to find any pics
09-24-07, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By astrx

presta extension cable

so i have a mini pump but i keep bending my little presta valve with it. is there some sort of presta extension cord i can get?
09-22-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,176
Posted By astrx

excellent use of the term redacted by the way. i...

excellent use of the term redacted by the way. i always wanna squeeze it in somewhere
09-09-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,729
Posted By astrx

rashes etc in the nether regions

near the end of this summer i started breaking out down there, sort of where the thigh meets everything else. rash, white heads, pretty bad for cycling. I did switch saddles (slr to some sort of gel...
08-21-07, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By astrx

looking for pittsburgh weekly rides

new to the city and already missing my thursday night thrashin' in philly. is there anything similar here? anyone wanna start a semi regular thing?
08-18-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By astrx

places to live in pittsburgh

so im going to grad school at CMU and was wondering what are good neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Someplace bike vegan anarchist whatever friendly. Im moving from Philly, and I'm thinking someplace...
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