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05-29-19, 02:55 PM
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Posted By shelgame

I sat on it that way, and these bars rubbed the...

I sat on it that way, and these bars rubbed the backs of my legs - without even trying to turn. It also looks bad in that position because I didn't jig up the stem very well and it moved; and now the...
05-28-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

It rides pretty good. One little issue - toe...

It rides pretty good. One little issue - toe strike. If you pedal while turning the tire can rub your foot.
Also, the 3-speed hubs needs adjustment, it doesn't change gears.

Finished pics...
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05-26-19, 07:45 PM
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Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Finished it all up (well, mostly, still needs a...

Finished it all up (well, mostly, still needs a rear brake cable). It rides nice, actually. Here’s a vid of my son giving it a test ride.

https://youtu.be/nZP_-9z7U8c
05-24-19, 09:33 AM
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Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Found a $15 donor bike with a good rear rim and...

Found a $15 donor bike with a good rear rim and tire. Picking it up tonight. On the plus side, it's the same Huffy frame this velocino started out with, so I could theoretically build another!
05-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Nope. It’s smaller than a 700c; but bigger than a...

Nope. It’s smaller than a 700c; but bigger than a 650c. What threw me off is the rim tape says 27 x 1-1/4. What the hell could it be? Maybe it’s an EA3?
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05-19-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Progress! But, not done yet. Gotta figure out...

Progress! But, not done yet. Gotta figure out what the rear wheel is. It says 27 on the rim strip, but the 27” (630) tire I bought doesn’t fit. It’s just a little bit smaller than that tire. But,...
05-08-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

It's hanging from a hook in the garage;...

It's hanging from a hook in the garage; unpainted. Maybe get to it this weekend...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By shelgame

Flux?

Flux?
04-07-19, 07:15 PM
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Posted By shelgame

Not sure if this counts as vintage. It’s ~2005...

Not sure if this counts as vintage. It’s ~2005 Access XCL frame (it was new when this thread was originally started!!!), painted semi gloss black, along with a Mosso alloy fork, same paint. Recycled...
02-27-19, 01:28 PM
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Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

It was fun to build. I got the tires for it, now,...

It was fun to build. I got the tires for it, now, too. Just waiting for some warm weather so I can paint it...
01-27-19, 04:48 PM
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Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Built a stem today. And, ordered some...

Built a stem today. And, ordered some tubes/tires. Now, just waiting for it to warm up enough for paint.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4881/31957446827_a095bbed14_c.jpg
01-23-19, 08:50 AM
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Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Thanks guys. My handlebars showed up over...

Thanks guys.

My handlebars showed up over the weekend. Started to build the stem. But I realized I didn't have anything the right quill size(21.1). So, now waiting for a donor stem to show up...
01-11-19, 10:39 AM
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Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Fitted the 'new' top tube and...

Fitted the 'new' top tube and cut/re-forged/cleaned up the fork.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/46480313582_0fd48fbfba_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/46532264451_b5d6d1f891_c.jpg...
01-11-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Metal cutting time. Before: ...

Metal cutting time.

Before:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4909/46343679431_3a9af46712_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/46293151792_692b14857b_c.jpg

After:
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01-11-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,702
Posted By shelgame

Velocino

Not sure this really belongs here; but the other Velocino thread I could find were in here...

So, I had bought this big pile of bikes. One of them was an old Huffy girls cruiser. Like this:
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,005
Posted By shelgame

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/43079747184_8d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/43079747184_8d52661884_c.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 348,527
Posted By shelgame

I wish. Just a lucky pic. He's actually passing...

I wish. Just a lucky pic. He's actually passing me there...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 348,527
Posted By shelgame

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/43079747184_8d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/43079747184_8d52661884_c.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,005
Posted By shelgame

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/27502462127_93...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/27502462127_93ea37cc27_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/964/27384135277_79e4bb69a5_c.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By shelgame

I drew it for 32mm tires. A 40's would never fit...

I drew it for 32mm tires. A 40's would never fit this fork. It would be a huge change to accommodate 40's at this point.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By shelgame

at 212lb, I'm heavy in the middle, mostly. Still...

at 212lb, I'm heavy in the middle, mostly. Still working on that...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By shelgame

Good point about the BB setback. I hadn't looked...

Good point about the BB setback. I hadn't looked at it that way.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By shelgame

Inheard of? Really? I guess 73 is more common....

Inheard of? Really? I guess 73 is more common. It's just 3/4 of an inch in setback. I thought it would work better with the longer rear triangle; keep more weight over the rear. If I had a 39 or 38"...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By shelgame

Fillet-brazed, CroMo, All-around road bike

Tired of riding my MTB everywhere - especially since I mostly ride on the state park roads and paths. So, I decided to build myself a mildly relaxed drop bar road bike. It's not intended to be a race...
07-10-17, 06:54 AM
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Views: 457
Posted By shelgame

1979 Schwinn Varsity Weekend Flip

Bought this last Thursday as a cheap weekend project. It's a '79 Schwinn Varsity (according to the ser. #). It was a 10-speed with the FFS (front freehub). And a broken rear derailleur and missing...
07-05-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,507,281
Posted By shelgame

No, it's an adapter from a company called...

No, it's an adapter from a company called Sellution Components. It's actually for a GT (I think) but works well on a SuperV with 1 added hole on the dropout.
07-04-17, 10:50 AM
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Posted By shelgame

1993 Cannondale Super V 1000; bought it 2nd hand...

1993 Cannondale Super V 1000; bought it 2nd hand from the LBS in 1997. Been riding it ever since. It's had 2 sets of updates. The first right when I bought it; and recently last summer. The Headshok...
06-30-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

I measured the frame up and checked on a few...

I measured the frame up and checked on a few available (cheap) forks so that I'd know what the geometry was. Here's the result, using a Sunlite steel 'fixie' fork (that I will braze a brake tab...
06-11-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

Yes, this.

Yes, this.
06-11-17, 11:53 AM
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Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

Soo, it's better to cut up and modify something...

Soo, it's better to cut up and modify something of actual value? I only bought this as donor for a project to begin with.

The recumbent in the background of the 1st picture has ~$1k invested in it...
06-11-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

Are the first digits of the ID number the build...

Are the first digits of the ID number the build date? If so, that puts this frame being built in May '73. 44 years old. I was 3 when it was built...
06-10-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

I think it needs disk brake tabs... This...

I think it needs disk brake tabs...

This thing is heavy. Main tubes seem to be 1" x 0.049, seat tube is 0.065; head tube is 1-1/2" x 0.093. Stays I assue are equally beefy. I'm sure it's not...
06-10-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

More pictures of brazed joints... ...

More pictures of brazed joints...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4245/34412315793_f2e8790e67_b.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4205/34412312553_9a1413d9f2_b.jpg
06-10-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

Got the frame stripped down this afternoon. It...

Got the frame stripped down this afternoon. It definitely brazed. Before stripping the multiple coats of paint, the frame weighed in at 6.5 lbs (!!!). But, I think I took a pound of paint off it.
...
06-10-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By shelgame

1970's Huffy Sea Pines

I bought this bike at the local thrift store for $15 just becuase the tubing looked recycle-able. I tried to figure out what it was before I cut it up, and it seems to be a 70's Huffy Sea Pines based...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 224,994
Posted By shelgame

Bought this bike at the nearby thrift store for...

Bought this bike at the nearby thrift store for $15 with the idea that I'd just use the tubing for a recycled bike project some day. But, the bike has grown on me. So, I decided to see if I could...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By shelgame

I think .045" wall is too thin. If you want to...

I think .045" wall is too thin. If you want to use 1-1/2" straight tube, you'd need to start with at least 0.083" wall to have enough material to ream out to 34mm (after reaming, the nominal wall...
05-16-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,389,253
Posted By shelgame

Finally finihsed a long-needed update to my '93...

Finally finihsed a long-needed update to my '93 Cannondale Super V 1000. New 75mm front fork (the Gen 1 headshok was blown out and collapsed), new wheels, 8-speed cassette (originally was 7), disk...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,787
Posted By shelgame

I have, and occasionally use, QCAD. They have...

I have, and occasionally use, QCAD. They have Windows, Linux, and Mac versions. It's free, and pretty simple to use. Though, it's a generic CAD package - not setup specifically for bikes. It also has...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 224,994
Posted By shelgame

The CAD software I use is probably not relevant....

The CAD software I use is probably not relevant. I use CadKey 99 (as in 1999); mostly because I have it, and it's licensed; and of course I know how to use it.

While the descendant of CadKey is...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-05-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 224,994
Posted By shelgame

My first bike frame build. A LWB Recumbent 26/20"...

My first bike frame build. A LWB Recumbent 26/20" wheels F/R. Frame is not yet finished, but getting close. Still some filing to do, and need to add cable stays; cap the rear of the tubes...
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