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06-25-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By busdriver1959

Iíve been riding look pedals/delta cleats since...

Iíve been riding look pedals/delta cleats since the early 80s. Theyíre a little slippery but not hazardous. Just walk carefully.
06-16-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By busdriver1959

Iím not buying the mips hype. We were all born...

Iím not buying the mips hype. We were all born with mips already installed. Itís our scalp. It functions exactly like mips but with even more movement. Until the testers use a dummy head with a layer...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By busdriver1959

If I were you I'd talk to the framebuilder about...

If I were you I'd talk to the framebuilder about brazing on a stainless steel cable stop from Nova Cycle Supply. They have a divers helmet stop that might not look too bad but the hole would need to...
05-13-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By busdriver1959

Nova Cycle Supply has them for less than $3....

Nova Cycle Supply has them for less than $3. Shipping will eat you up though. You could try talking a local framebuilder into adding them to an order or, you could order them allong with a bunch of...
04-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By busdriver1959

They also come in handy when...

They also come in handy when framebuildinghttps://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/ee40276b_2ba7_4ba6_b049_bde6050b92f2_887b24ea77bcb5a086606d41ec88d6b87a51cc47.jpeg
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By busdriver1959

I've had great luck with Duplicolor rattlecan...

I've had great luck with Duplicolor rattlecan paint from the auto parts store. It goes on well and dries quickly. It's a laquer. I also like their self etching primer. I cover all of it with 2...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By busdriver1959

Andrew, I'm interested. I'll PM you. Earl...

Andrew,
I'm interested. I'll PM you.

Earl Glazer
03-05-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By busdriver1959

It looks to be a very low trail design. That...

It looks to be a very low trail design. That means the steering will be very quick. However, when you add a load in the handle bar bag and panniers, the steering slows. The two cancel each other out...
02-27-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By busdriver1959

I use CO2 on other bikes. It's hard to beat a...

I use CO2 on other bikes. It's hard to beat a Silca even though they didn't work all that well. The best part is that some riders out there wouldn't know what it is!
02-27-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By busdriver1959

If you really want to do it right, lose the pump...

If you really want to do it right, lose the pump clip on the top tube and find a Silca Impero with a Campy head to fit there.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-02-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,640
Posted By busdriver1959

I've tried lots of different fixtures for holding...

I've tried lots of different fixtures for holding small bits in place for brazing. So far, bent spokes seem to work best for me. You might want to give it a try with the BB cable guides. That's a...
12-30-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By busdriver1959

A typical raw 1 inch crown measures just under...

A typical raw 1 inch crown measures just under 29mm before cutting. The job goes much faster with less wear on the expensive tool if some of that material is removed first. It sounds like somebody...
12-02-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By busdriver1959

How old are the brake pads and how has the bike...

How old are the brake pads and how has the bike been stored? I live where itís hot and have found that storing a bike in the hot attic can leave me with braking that is incediibly bad after a...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By busdriver1959

Looks like only one photo loaded. Hereís the...

Looks like only one photo loaded. Hereís the other. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a209be38_11c2_47ab_a971_09f763d42396_d43f5e008747895424f6ebca9d24f52ea9648061.jpeg
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By busdriver1959

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8140474b_d24d_46cb_aede_aa45f918ef94_3d385e538ac7e0cc65e9a2c0aee60da1273fe99d.jpeg
I used a DOS road shell from Nova (68mm) with the...
10-29-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,769
Posted By busdriver1959

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eb2c720d_1767_4f8d_a59d_f148d45415af_888af6d063b77726c508343f25b4fadca265a46a.jpeg
1x cross/gravel bike. A combination of Columbus...
10-29-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By busdriver1959

The biggest issue with a new carbon fork will be...

The biggest issue with a new carbon fork will be maintaining the axle to crown distance. It shouldnít be too hard to find a road carbon fork with the correct a to c but you want to pay attention to...
09-10-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By busdriver1959

Also, if you use the Spraymax 2k, get a good...

Also, if you use the Spraymax 2k, get a good filter mask. There’s some nasty stuff in there that you don’t want to breathe
09-10-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By busdriver1959

I’ve done a number of bikes with laquer based...

I’ve done a number of bikes with laquer based automotive paint out of a rattlecan from the autoparts store. I then put on two or three coats of the Spraymax 2k mentioned above. The result is a very...
09-09-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By busdriver1959

I would avoid going back to the LBS that declared...

I would avoid going back to the LBS that declared the bike trashed without a good inspection. The bike is steel, not carbon(plastic). It’s far more durable than a plastic bike and if bent, can be...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By busdriver1959

Look at Nova Cycle Supply for the braze ons you...

Look at Nova Cycle Supply for the braze ons you will need for the project.
I have one bike with the derailleur guides on top of the bottom bracket along with integrated shifters. I’ve had no...
08-05-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By busdriver1959

[QUOTE=79pmooney;20488782]Those B52s are a little...

[QUOTE=79pmooney;20488782]Those B52s are a little like my workhorse fix gear (going since 1976). Everything on it has been replaced at least 5 times, including frames.

Ben

IĒd be willing to bet...
08-05-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By busdriver1959

The only ones flying now are the H models built...

The only ones flying now are the H models built in 1961 and 1962. The Gs could still be out there but they fell victim to one of those treaties with Russia. They were cut into pieces and left to lay...
08-04-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,167
Posted By busdriver1959

The B-52s that are flying today are 56-57 years...

The B-52s that are flying today are 56-57 years old. They are mostly aluminum. If youíve ever watched the wing flap around in turbulence youíd guess that they are under a lot more stress than any...
07-06-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,821
Posted By busdriver1959

How do we define frame size? If it’s by seat...

How do we define frame size? If it’s by seat tube length, the more traditional method, the bike is a 55:5 and is probably too small. If we define it by toptube length, some like this better, the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By busdriver1959

By the time you get a builder to do the work and...

By the time you get a builder to do the work and add new paint for the fork, it’s going to be pretty expensive. A custom stem can put the bars right where you want them. Might be less expensive.
07-05-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By busdriver1959

It wouldn’t be that hard to fix really. Cut the...

It wouldn’t be that hard to fix really. Cut the old tube out as close as possible to the lugs and then go at it with an adjustable reamer or die grinder, or both. When you have the proper slip fit,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,611
Posted By busdriver1959

Itís a good bit of work but I grind and file the...

Itís a good bit of work but I grind and file the lip away when I have one in a seat lug. I think itís worth the extra effort.
06-22-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,081
Posted By busdriver1959

I just measured the side plates on my 8, 9, 10,...

I just measured the side plates on my 8, 9, 10, and 11 speed chains. They vary a little by brand but are all very close to the same thickness. Itís the bushings between the plates are what vary in...
05-13-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,596
Posted By busdriver1959

What really matters are the three contact points,...

What really matters are the three contact points, pedals, saddle and bars. Assuming the crankarms are a reasonable length, can you get the saddle to the proper position in relation to the bottom...
04-20-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,244
Posted By busdriver1959

Gugie-Love the brass Reynolds ďstickersĒ! Any...

Gugie-Love the brass Reynolds ďstickersĒ! Any chance youíll do a thread detailing the process?
04-20-18, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By busdriver1959

If you can get on and off of it without pain, the...

If you can get on and off of it without pain, the seat height and setback feel good and you can comfortably reach the bars at the end of a long ride, it fits.
The relationship of the three contact...
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By busdriver1959

To the OP- it might be a good idea to google...

To the OP- it might be a good idea to google ďcyclingís effect on ParkinsonísĒ. Turns out that cycling at a ďfast cadenceĒ, (normal cadence for us) has a positive effect on the patientís symptoms....
03-06-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By busdriver1959

If I remember correctly from the first post about...

If I remember correctly from the first post about these brifters, they are first generation or very early generation. If so, the detents were very light by design. Rebuilding them wonít change...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By busdriver1959

Google "campagnolo interface with frame". That'll...

Google "campagnolo interface with frame". That'll get you to their chart that gives the info based on front chainring size.
02-15-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By busdriver1959

Late to this thread but Iím out in Germantown and...

Late to this thread but Iím out in Germantown and have a 650 wheelset up in the attic if you need to do a test fit. The rear is probably 126 but Iíll need to check it if youíre interested.
02-13-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,495
Posted By busdriver1959

Iíve spent the last week trying to think of a...

Iíve spent the last week trying to think of a reason that it wouldnít work but I canít.
It sure is a pretty crown.
02-13-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,495
Posted By busdriver1959

Thatís the best part of learning to build these...

Thatís the best part of learning to build these things. It makes no difference at whatís ďout thereĒ. Grab your hacksaw, files and torch and you have a stem of any dimension you want.
02-05-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,495
Posted By busdriver1959

Thanks. Didnít see it there before.

Thanks. Didnít see it there before.
02-05-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,495
Posted By busdriver1959

Iíve never seen that fork crown before. I...

Iíve never seen that fork crown before. I havenít seen it offered at the supply sources I buy from. Could you find out where your teacher orders them? Thanks.
02-05-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,914
Posted By busdriver1959

I'm with you on the myth of short chainstays. The...

I'm with you on the myth of short chainstays. The only thing they do for me is let the back tire break loose and fishtail when I'm really stomping out of the saddle. That does nothing to move the...
01-05-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,458
Posted By busdriver1959

Yep, not vintage. It's coming up on 2 years old....

Yep, not vintage. It's coming up on 2 years old. I'd stayed away from S3 because I'd heard that S3 was a throwaway tubeset. As in, use it for one season and throw it away. I'm thinking that may not...
01-05-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,458
Posted By busdriver1959

Itís 56 x 56.5 with a carbon fork. True Temper...

Itís 56 x 56.5 with a carbon fork. True Temper S3 tubes. I canít tell you how sad I am to see them (True Temper) get out of the bike business. The frame came in at 1406 grams. It has a Sram Red...
01-03-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,458
Posted By busdriver1959

It's not vintage but it's steel. My weight weenie...

It's not vintage but it's steel. My weight weenie roadie comes in at 15.4 lbs ready to ride including pedals, water bottle cages and Garmin mount. It's plenty stiff without having the horrible...
01-02-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,975
Posted By busdriver1959

Cleanup will depend on you more than the filler...

Cleanup will depend on you more than the filler you use. You may be clean or sloppy with either one. The main advantage of silver is lower temperatures used to make it flow. That's a lot better for...
12-28-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,779
Posted By busdriver1959

I just use one bike. It's steel but it doesn't...

I just use one bike. It's steel but it doesn't matter what material it's made of, the stem, headset, cables and the bike in general need to be protected from sweat. I cover the toptube with a piece...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-27-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By busdriver1959

If you google ďbicycle geometry projectĒ, youíll...

If you google ďbicycle geometry projectĒ, youíll find a long list of geometries for different frames. I donít know if that would be helpful to your own project but I thought Iíd mention it.
12-19-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 446,149
Posted By busdriver1959

Iím going to guess Curtis Odom.

Iím going to guess Curtis Odom.
12-05-17, 05:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,216
Posted By busdriver1959

It really doesn't matter what GiTrekalized pushes...

It really doesn't matter what GiTrekalized pushes down our throats. It's still up to us. It's rare that a brake caliper wears out so there will always be plenty of those. Stock up on rims with...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,545
Posted By busdriver1959

Tange appears to be distributed by The Merry...

Tange appears to be distributed by The Merry Sales Company. You might try contacting them. 1 800 245-9959.
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