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Posted By Jonny B

HT2 cranks spin a lot stiffer than square or...

HT2 cranks spin a lot stiffer than square or octalink/ISIS ones do. I've even had customers in my shop ask if their crank is fitted properly because it's so stiff (like only spinning twice round...
09-10-06, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Jonny B

For rentals head down the steps from 1st Ave...

For rentals head down the steps from 1st Ave downtown (on ***on Street?) There's a place at the bottom, I forget the name (Blazing Saddles maybe?). I used them a few years ago and plan to again in...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,693
Posted By Jonny B

Wow, I never knew brazing wasn't the same as...

Wow, I never knew brazing wasn't the same as soldering :) But brazing is a type of soldering right? As in, it uses the same (similar) theory and process.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Jonny B

Thought so. Thanks guys :)

Thought so. Thanks guys :)
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-06, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Jonny B

Polished stainless lugs

If I were to build a frame with polished stainless lugs, would I polish them before or after brazing? Before seems more logical to me as you don't have to worry about tubes getting in the way or...
08-02-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Jonny B

Where are 20-20 and Counterbalance? I found...

Where are 20-20 and Counterbalance?

I found a place in Freemont last time I was over, called Fat Frog or something, they had some Nitto bars and a few cool vintage bikes if you like that sort of...
08-01-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Jonny B

San Fran and Seattle bike shops

I'm going to be in SF and Seattle in a month or so, only for a few days, and I want to make the most of it. I've spent some time in Seattle before so I know a few good shops, but SF is new to me. ...
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Posted By Jonny B

I've used Jantex tape and Conti glue. The tape...

I've used Jantex tape and Conti glue. The tape is much simpler and quicker, but glue will probably give you a (marginally) stronger join (if you do it right). If you're lazy or adverse to mess, go...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-01-06, 01:05 AM
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Views: 4,418
Posted By Jonny B

Alternatively, you could powdercoat the frame in...

Alternatively, you could powdercoat the frame in a single colour, then have a paint sprayer do the lugs afterwards.
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Posted By Jonny B

Just go out and by an allen key skewer (just a...

Just go out and by an allen key skewer (just a long bolt with a little collar under the head and a fancy nut). As long as you're wheel can't 'fall out' you should be ok.
05-19-06, 02:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By Jonny B

Take a thick sweatshirt or something with you,...

Take a thick sweatshirt or something with you, they're great impromptu padding (weigh quite a bit though). Another good one is a frozen pizza or two. The boxes are flat so nice and comfy, and they...
05-04-06, 03:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jonny B

If someone gives you crap, just yell 'Thank you!'...

If someone gives you crap, just yell 'Thank you!' or 'Have a nice day!', y'know, something totally unexpected (put on your best sarcasm voice though). A confused driver is a lot more fun than an...
05-02-06, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Jonny B

I don't get it, I thought hipsters were some kind...

I don't get it, I thought hipsters were some kind of trouser.
04-30-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,426
Posted By Jonny B

I went into one of the crappier LBSs in town the...

I went into one of the crappier LBSs in town the other day, looking at a nice 5 speed with cruiser bars that I could convert. I asked the guy if it was for sale, he said 'Yeah, someone just traded...
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Posted By Jonny B

As far as I know, all cogs use the same thread...

As far as I know, all cogs use the same thread (whatever it is), it's the lockrings you have to worry about. Campag (and a few others, including Phil Wood) use the Italian standard I think, but most...
04-27-06, 03:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,432
Posted By Jonny B

At least they didn't try and 'confiscate' any of...

At least they didn't try and 'confiscate' any of your stuff. My brother (when he still smoked), had a couple of lighters in his carry-on once, a plastic one and a nice stainless Zippo-type thing. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,097
Posted By Jonny B

Most bars are bulged in the middle for the stem...

Most bars are bulged in the middle for the stem clamp, but this requires mega-costly tools and stuff. You're better off making a sleeve to accomodate the diameter change. You'll either want 7/8ths...
04-23-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,764
Posted By Jonny B

There is (was) actually a device that replaces...

There is (was) actually a device that replaces the original driver (the bit the cog fits onto and moves the clutch back and forth to drive or brake) with one with a freewheel thread, allowing you to...
04-18-06, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,073
Posted By Jonny B

Unless you're buying stuff that was made 15 years...

Unless you're buying stuff that was made 15 years ago, carbon is perfectly safe and as durable as you are likely to need. As 12XU said, the only time you really need to worry is when you crash, and...
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Views: 549
Posted By Jonny B

I love a bit of grasstrack. Just wish I wasn't a...

I love a bit of grasstrack. Just wish I wasn't a fat bloater so I could take more than about two laps :)
Forum: Framebuilders
03-30-06, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Jonny B

Question about joint pinning

Would it be possible to pin a joint using some sort of filler wire, instead of a nail? Of course it would have to hard and rigid enough not to let the joint move, but surely it would melt as you...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-30-06, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,781
Posted By Jonny B

Bending fork blades

Having looked at nearly half of the galleries on Richard Sachs' 'How Frames Are Made' page, it seems that people like to bend their own fork tubes (and rightly so). Is it possible (and reasonable)...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-06, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Jonny B

Looks interesting, but I thought you had to have...

Looks interesting, but I thought you had to have cranks in phase or at 90 degrees to avoid problems with foot interference.

You achieve is similar result using freewheel cranks (they have standard...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-06, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By Jonny B

Wrong way round mate. If the tubes melt into...

Wrong way round mate. If the tubes melt into each other it's welding, if only the filler melts and sticks to the tubes it's brazing (or soldering).
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By Jonny B

Newbie Torch Questions

I need some help with oxy/acetylene torches. I visited my local not-so-friendly welding supplier, and came away with a Murex Saffire catalogue. The torch I thought looked most appropriate (for a...
03-23-06, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Jonny B

Gold for England strictly speaking. Good on him...

Gold for England strictly speaking. Good on him though.
02-11-06, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Jonny B

I have an Uncle John and an On-One MTB (same...

I have an Uncle John and an On-One MTB (same people, different name), they're both really great. Very well built (Taiwan), real good service, and they both ride fantastically. The only reason not...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-06, 09:12 AM
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Views: 741
Posted By Jonny B

I'm curious, is this for a shorter person, or are...

I'm curious, is this for a shorter person, or are you from the Moulton school of thought (small wheels are cool)?
01-15-06, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jonny B

Funny bikes are only illegal for UCI-sanctioned...

Funny bikes are only illegal for UCI-sanctioned events, and some national-level races too. Local stuff should be ok, but better to check with the organizers first.

As for the hubless wonder,...
01-07-06, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Jonny B

Finally! Someone else who has noticed the...

Finally! Someone else who has noticed the biggest screw-up in the histroy of cycling. Seat tube length is almost irrelavent, since it's so easy to change. Standover is even more irrelavent, unless...
01-07-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By Jonny B

There's only one kind of green that is, and...

There's only one kind of green that is, and that's bogie green (or booger green if you prefer).
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,160
Posted By Jonny B

Thought about it. The actual build process...

Thought about it. The actual build process (laying up) isn't really that hard, but designing the frame (and deciding where to put what type of carbon cloth, and in what direction) and making a foam...
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Views: 1,338
Posted By Jonny B

How easy is it to get a go at Manchester? Can...

How easy is it to get a go at Manchester? Can you just phone up and book? What about Calshot of Herne Hill (bit closer to me)?

Anyway, back on topic, if you don't mind losing a rear road wheel,...
01-02-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Jonny B

OK so I over-reacted. I was peed off at the time...

OK so I over-reacted. I was peed off at the time and I thought it was a bit sick. Moving on now, bye bye :)
01-02-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jonny B

Scottie is real cute, but too many tattoos for my...

Scottie is real cute, but too many tattoos for my taste. But you could put Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman in that show and Carrie would still be the cutest.

Now, to get us back on topic, I...
01-01-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Jonny B

You guys think that's funny? How would you like...

You guys think that's funny? How would you like to be up to your armpits in stinking floodwater holding everything you own above your head? I apologise for my language, but you are a bunch of...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Jonny B

You should be able to use regular head tube lugs,...

You should be able to use regular head tube lugs, as long as the top tube meets the head tube roughly horizontal (like a regular frame). The seat tube lug and BB shell are a different matter. You...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By Jonny B

I work for Lotus cars, bonding glass- and...

I work for Lotus cars, bonding glass- and carbon-firbe parts. We use something very similar to JB Weld (Betamate, made by Dow, don't know if it's available retail) for some of our parts, including...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Jonny B

Anyone know anything about Aende?

I just scored an Aende TT frame on Ebay, and I'm trying to find out something about the company. All I know is they were around from 1978ish to the early 90s, somewhere in England, and they were...
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Posted By Jonny B

Freewheels and gears are legal for individual...

Freewheels and gears are legal for individual events like the kilo and pursuit.

It's a shame more people don't try out new stuff like Obree and Lovell any more. Stupid UCI, always messing sh1t up...
12-05-05, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By Jonny B

Wow. I was going to say that that is not what...

Wow. I was going to say that that is not what cromulent means, but I thought better of myself and Googled it. Turns out you're right, and now I know something useless. Yay me :)
10-29-05, 05:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,808
Posted By Jonny B

I weigh 220 and I have butchered a B17 and a Pro...

I weigh 220 and I have butchered a B17 and a Pro with no problems whatsoever. Admitedly I don't ride all day every day, but they both have a good few miles on them and they're not sagging any more...
10-28-05, 03:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jonny B

Anyone ever go to that place in Fremont, Chicken...

Anyone ever go to that place in Fremont, Chicken something? Or was it something to do with frogs? Dammit, stupid brain. They have Nitto stuff, (I got some Moustaches there), very small but good...
10-28-05, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Jonny B

Hubjub (www.hubjub.co.uk) has them, but since...

Hubjub (www.hubjub.co.uk) has them, but since they're in Britain you'd be paying to ship it twice, which is a bit dumb. But for anyone in Europe they're the place to go.
09-03-05, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Jonny B

*****in' :) Funky seatpost BTW. Are those Mavic...

*****in' :) Funky seatpost BTW. Are those Mavic Pistas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Jonny B

I'm curious as to how tight the tyre was on the...

I'm curious as to how tight the tyre was on the rim. Did it just pop on or did it take some work to get it on? It seems you may yet prove me wrong on this :)
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Jonny B

And you're right about tubs, I'll never buy...

And you're right about tubs, I'll never buy another clincher wheel again :)
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Jonny B

You've gotta post pics man, I have a Plume as...

You've gotta post pics man, I have a Plume as well, I'm intrigued to see what yours looks like. Mine is black and red but I think it was chrome originally because it's showing through under all the...
08-21-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By Jonny B

In the last year, I have had flats (with and...

In the last year, I have had flats (with and without barends), risers, anatomic drops, track drops, Moscows, Profile Aeros (both with and without Mavic tri bars), and moustaches on my three bikes...
08-21-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jonny B

How are Quattros with flat shoes? Seems to me...

How are Quattros with flat shoes? Seems to me the platform bit is bigger than Candies, might offer a touch more support (still not great though).
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