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Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,783
Posted By Silverbraze

Yeah what he said There is light enough...

Yeah what he said

There is light enough stuff out there
Train hard and get lean

there is a reason why you do not have .40/.35mm at the fork ends or at the rear dropout
all this stuff has...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-30-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,370
Posted By Silverbraze

Mauro Mondonico works for Columbus. His Dad was...

Mauro Mondonico works for Columbus. His Dad was the man behind the frame building in the beginning.
If you visited NAHBS this year you would have seen him at the Columbus stand
he is the chap on...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,783
Posted By Silverbraze

Snipped Agreement here I was expressing...

Snipped


Agreement here
I was expressing an opinion that I see no value in the very thin tubes in the real world
but for sales appeal in the www.brochure text
there is a perception in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-24-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,783
Posted By Silverbraze

Mitred for 54cm frame Spirit 31.7 TT...

Mitred for 54cm frame

Spirit 31.7 TT .5/.38.5 = 168 g
Spirit 38mm DT .5/.38/.5 = 220 g
Spirit 28.6 ST .6/.38/.5 = 166 g
Total main tubes = 554 g
(the original .5mm CS tubes were removed from...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-07-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,783
Posted By Silverbraze

if you are asking the question you are not...

if you are asking the question
you are not ready

I ask, what value is there is using tubes .5/.38/.5 in your frame?
100 to 150 grams !!!!!!!!!
use .75 or .8 walls
and have some crash...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Silverbraze

the builder is giving you the option to decide...

the builder is giving you the option to decide your fork rake and trail?
if so
then this is the wrong approach
the builder should have the nuts to know that they need to build for you
for your...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Silverbraze

The story of the raised line is all about casting...

The story of the raised line is all about casting production, nothing else.
In 2005 I visited LongShen Taiwan where my lugs and Richard's and 95% of the worlds frame castings are made.
It was...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Silverbraze

Cool Have fun

Cool
Have fun
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Silverbraze

How about using XL tubes (called double over size...

How about using XL tubes (called double over size in the USA)
HT 36
DT 34.9
TT 31.7
ST 31.7
Use .8/.5/.8 tubes and you get a very strong and stiffer frame than a OS .9/.6/.9 tubed frame.
The...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-09-10, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By Silverbraze

Dave does good work! and I wont shy from...

Dave does good work!

and I wont shy from being proud that he used a set of my OS Compact lugs for that 953 NAHBS winner bike
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Silverbraze

National team mechanic speak I am always amazed...

National team mechanic speak
I am always amazed that people think frame tubes heat up enough to gobble up measurable amounts of watts from the pedals on their way to twisting the rear hub via the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By Silverbraze

Files, just files, nothing wrong with a file and...

Files, just files, nothing wrong with a file and some care and skill
one only has a thin section, 1.20mm lug wall of approx .50mm left of the undersize hole to remove.
No need for a reamer either.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-11-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Silverbraze

This works as I have done it many times If you...

This works as I have done it many times
If you know some one handy with a lathe and knows how to measure and use it!
they turn the seat down on the fork to almost the steerer, Example 25.6mm
Then...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By Silverbraze

Look into it more there is more to bike than...

Look into it more
there is more to bike than the tubes

It would take me days to explain this so I put it this way
why does a bottle of red wine cost $5.00
and why does a bottle of red wine...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,293
Posted By Silverbraze

just go here ...

just go here
http://www.columbustubi.com/eng/4_4_4.htm

It is thinner
and made with Nivacrom and niobium doped tubes
and no ribs for your pleasure
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,467
Posted By Silverbraze

24" is fine, length for me has never been a...

24" is fine, length for me has never been a problem ;-)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-10, 02:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,467
Posted By Silverbraze

one uses machine tools to further ones...

one uses machine tools to further ones capabilities
not to look cool while pretending to look like a established production builder
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,467
Posted By Silverbraze

yeah yeah agreed but for punters starting up ...

yeah yeah agreed
but for punters starting up
so many are led to believe they need a mill and anvil fixtures to make a frame
which is not the case.
for me the lathe is more making small tools,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,467
Posted By Silverbraze

If your setting up for the long term A simple...

If your setting up for the long term
A simple good 6" centre height Lathe is first {with 35mm bore}
then you can make things and mitre etc
then as $ are available, a mill
Lots of expensive...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Silverbraze

been around since 2005

if the shorelines don't meet one's approval then
the files come out.
I have them
and Ceeway
Cheers Dazza
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,733
Posted By Silverbraze

The air hardening steels do their stuff at a temp...

The air hardening steels do their stuff at a temp lower than their steel's melt temp
it is such that it works at brass brazing temps right up to melt temp of the tube {which occurs during TIG}
the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,733
Posted By Silverbraze

The common mistake for a newbie is the desire for...

The common mistake for a newbie is the desire for ultimate materials in their first or even their first 10 frames
Use thicker and ductile tubes till you know what you don't know and didn't know what...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By Silverbraze

there is this...

there is this http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=&FMMod=-1d&FMModDate=&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D&Scope=framebuilders&RecordsPerPage=250
which is mostly hobbiests and some who believe...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,350
Posted By Silverbraze

"maybe I phrased my question poorly which led to...

"maybe I phrased my question poorly which led to a misinterpretation"

Yep, and maybe I misinterpretated
many I know of got started by getting old bent frames and pulled them apart for cheap...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,350
Posted By Silverbraze

oh and I will add if the casting or tube is...

oh and I will add

if the casting or tube is a new product
think of the tooling costs
think of the time put into the creation of the casting design and production
and then think of the % on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,350
Posted By Silverbraze

I must say when I hear/read of some one...

I must say when I hear/read of some one complaining about the cost of frame materials I roll my eyes.
All the frame suppliers I know of on this planet make a modest living, paying the rent and just...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-10, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By Silverbraze

Not sure what is going on there I have only now...

Not sure what is going on there
I have only now been aware it is not working again
There has been problems with my server and I will look into this

meanwhile go here ...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Silverbraze

why 90%? This is unusual!

why 90%?
This is unusual!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Silverbraze

trail is over thought in many cases as the be...

trail is over thought in many cases
as the be all and end all
74 HTA/40mm
73 HTA/45mm
72 HTA/50mm
all give the same trail
but different geos
and they all do not feel the same in a bike if...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Silverbraze

it comes down to handling for the rider ...

it comes down to handling for the rider
considering every thing.

and some times rolling resistance under high pedal loads as the wheel alignment goes in and out and one counter steers more to...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Silverbraze

No unless you are saying that the loads...

No

unless you are saying that the loads going into the flexy tube are greater than the stiff tube
because the pulse of the pedal load due to rider enertia loads the flexy tube more than the stiff...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Silverbraze

No fight here from me I win all my fights by...

No fight here from me
I win all my fights by 100metres
I just cannot for goodness's sakes can see the reason to use materails that only lurk forgotton in dusty corners and lost under benches.
The...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Silverbraze

If you just have to use 1" top tubes and 11/8" ...

If you just have to use
1" top tubes and 11/8" down tubes are still made by Columbus and Reynold and True Temper and ......................................
with better metal than the 30 -60 plus...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Silverbraze

I have a 17 year old fixie I ride three times a...

I have a 17 year old fixie I ride three times a week for 50 kms, on 43 x 17. It is made of SP what was lying around. Yeah it works fine. But there is no way I would dig around for an old tube set...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By Silverbraze

why use tubing that has not been made for 20...

why use tubing that has not been made for 20 years?
There is better metalurgy made by Columbus.
Nivacrom and Niobium doped tubes, much better grain post braze/welding etc
and SPX is only .10mm...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,578
Posted By Silverbraze

yep off to http://www.bikeschool.com/

yep
off to
http://www.bikeschool.com/
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,578
Posted By Silverbraze

tig, braze, epoxy blah blah it is simple ...

tig, braze, epoxy blah blah

it is simple
You need to go here http://www.bikeschool.com/
to get some faint idea and a start
and then if inspired
seek a job in the industry
relocate, slave,...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Silverbraze

if you are after a smooth unwaving surface to...

if you are after a smooth unwaving surface to your lug
with even flows and transitions and tapers
it can only be done with files
and then
120/240 grit wrapped around the files
and hand eye co...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Silverbraze

ughhh What's wrong with the methods that...

ughhh

What's wrong with the methods that really work
mechanical clean with abrasive drums in a die grinder {and that is the time to ease or close the fits}
or some times a dunk in Hydrocloric...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,701
Posted By Silverbraze

It is not going to happen. and up front I...

It is not going to happen.

and up front I want to say I am not being defensive or protecting my patch
because there is nothing to protect
so
unless
you are ready to spend $10,000 usd with...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Silverbraze

I am looking forward to chatting see you there...

I am looking forward to chatting
see you there
:beer:
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Silverbraze

Agreed It is so good working in frames in...

Agreed

It is so good working in frames in the 21 st Century
Rock On Investment Casting
Hey, you going to NAHBS?
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Silverbraze

They did make a vertical dropout once upon a time...

They did make a vertical dropout once upon a time
and if memory serves me correctly they were worse than the standard dropout
{It was 30 years ago that I saw them where I worked}
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,724
Posted By Silverbraze

No plugs

just mitre {by hand}
and braze
Forum: Framebuilders
01-08-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Silverbraze

Eric, this is a new Dazza designed and produced...

Eric, this is a new Dazza designed and produced lug set for OS tubes.

The "Custodian"

I wanted more curves than Nigella Lawson but still be able to be trimmed down to Kylie Minogue if desired....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-08-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Silverbraze

Always, I am not a fan of stays plonked on the...

Always, I am not a fan of stays plonked on the sides.
Got to use plugs and mitre them into the seat lug when doing a stainless lug atmco
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Silverbraze

How I build some lugged frames

my first set of new Custodian lugs {stainless} being used in a frame I will take to NAHBS
Forum: Framebuilders
01-06-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Silverbraze

Thanks fellas My pleasure have fun take...

Thanks fellas
My pleasure
have fun
take care
and ride your bikes
Forum: Framebuilders
01-06-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Silverbraze

after all the millions and millions of frames...

after all the millions and millions of frames that have been made over the decades
it has all been sorted
there is no magic numbers that some one is yet to discover.
Race bikes, 65 to 75 drop...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-03-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Silverbraze

May be of interest, new albums of how I do my frame work

rearranged and new stuff added here (http://www.llewellynbikes.com/thegallery/Lugged-frame-construction)

Lots of photos in albums of my way of cooking lugs and dropouts and fittings
any...
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