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Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By ncscott

Cleaning flux/pickle

So I did my first silver brazing on a rack and am left with black flux residue.
Does the black mean I need more flux next time?
How should I clean it off? According the Harris (the manufacturer)...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By ncscott

The local makers shop has a TIG welder and that...

The local makers shop has a TIG welder and that is the class i am taking.
What size tubing do you use and what size plate metal do you use for tabs?
Thanks,
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By ncscott

Rack tubing?

I'm going to be taking a beginners welding class soon and would like to build a rack for the bike. I have looked at all the suppliers of frame tubes and can't figure out if any of them sell the...
09-24-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By ncscott

The R8000 is only in double chain ring. Any...

The R8000 is only in double chain ring. Any ideas for a triple? There is a CX group, also for doubles.
09-24-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By ncscott

Front Derailer and tire clearance

I posted this on the cyclocross forum and did not get any bites. Maybe the mechanic crowd would know better...
I have a Soma Double Cross and an older RX100 (90's road triple) front derailer. The...
09-24-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By ncscott

Cyclocross gloves

Do people go too warm or attempt to go light on their gloves. And what model do you use? I'm sure my body temp will increase a fair amount but hate cold hands.
I'm in Vermont and will do three...
09-23-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By ncscott

I owned a trucker and got rid of it. They are...

I owned a trucker and got rid of it. They are specialized for touring and simply felt slow on the road. I ended up hating it. I have ended up with a Soma Double Cross (which is basically a...
09-23-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By ncscott

Front Derailer and tire clearance

I have a Soma Double Cross and an older RX100 (90's road triple) front derailer. The derailer currently limits my choices of tires as the arm the cable attaches to swings into the middle of the...
07-18-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By ncscott

avid BB5 replacement pads

Does anyone have any favorite replacement pads for BB5's. I've noticed that my pads seem to fill up with oils after a rainy road ride (they stop working very well, a torch and sanding seem to revive...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By ncscott

Flat bar road bike with swept bars

My wrists are a problem for me with handlebar palsy. I recently tried to put on a Soma Clarence bar on my fat bike in the hope that the sweep of the bars will finally fix my issues. Clarence Bar...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-01-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By ncscott

OK... quick research... Bend radius is...

OK... quick research... Bend radius is important. So make a wooden template with rounded edge and bend it over that. Unless I want to use a torch, the 3000 is my metal. HD does not say what their...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-01-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By ncscott

Wow... I honestly thought this forum would call...

Wow... I honestly thought this forum would call me crazy. I was kinda depending on it to be honest. For 30 ish dollars for the aluminum its worth an attempt.
Could anyone give me advise on alloys...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By ncscott

Weldless rack idea

I am wondering if this is a horrible idea or not...
Would it be possible to make a lightweight rack out of plate metal? The top of the rack would be pretty self explanatory and the legs would be...
Forum: Touring
12-27-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By ncscott

Thanks for the input. I do plan on putting a...

Thanks for the input. I do plan on putting a trunk bag on it so the streamliner is out but the Uni-fit seems to be a good option. The blackburn has the options but the extra screws to loosen. The...
Forum: Touring
12-26-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By ncscott

hub/QR mounted racks

I am looking to turn a disk brake "adventure" bike into a light touring bike and need a rack mounted to it. The bike itself is an old Schwinn with a disk brake mount added to it (LOVE this bike). I...
Forum: Touring
12-04-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,988
Posted By ncscott

Thank you for all the wonderful reply's. I was...

Thank you for all the wonderful reply's. I was worried that people would read this and say its too general and skip it. I kinda figured out that I packed too much food and keeping a one day...
Forum: Touring
12-03-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,988
Posted By ncscott

How much food do you pack?

I'm thinking about next year and what I did wrong this year. I did a possible 5 day tour, but my health turned it into a 3 day your. I packed WAY too much food, mostly being enough snacks to keep...
11-23-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By ncscott

DIY allen key handle

I am doing work on my handlebars and need to use the long end of the allen key leaving me only the stub for leverage. I came up with this idea. Take a 1.5 inch dowel and drill a hole down the...
11-23-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By ncscott

worn bushings on an old-ish suspension bike

I have an 02 Specialized rockhopper FSR. The bushings are quite worn as shown by the amount of play where the seatstays, the link and the shock mount meet. The bike definitely squeaks, most likely...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By ncscott

cx brake placement

The origin of my problems are in another post and feel free to read that. However, I am wondering if some of my ulnar nerve problems were from placement of my CX brakes. I am thinking they might...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

Thank you for that. Sorry Doug. One of the...

Thank you for that. Sorry Doug. One of the critique of the internet is that people are quick to criticize and I was quick to overreact. I should have bit my lip on that response. My sincere...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By ncscott

With such a small set up, do you pack any food...

With such a small set up, do you pack any food with you or buy all breakfasts and dinners on the road?
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

Macha... thank you for the wonderful pictures. ...

Macha... thank you for the wonderful pictures. I notices that bar end shifter pics are more parallel, maybe because we still need to reach the shifter. Break shift levers can go upward and not...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,028
Posted By ncscott

mustache and trekking bars definitely intrigue...

mustache and trekking bars definitely intrigue me. They are cheap enough, I might try one of the cheaper ones. I have a second bike that will probably need new bars too, so I could try two...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,028
Posted By ncscott

Handlebar recomendations

My last post about handlebar palsy has pointed out I need a new handlebar.
Any recommendations for a drop bar with an anatomic bend? Preferably one that is comfortable on the wrists. Most of my...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

"If you want to use the drops, get handlebars...

"If you want to use the drops, get handlebars that have a different shape so that both the tops and the drops are angled more comfortably. For example the bars that I showed above in my previous ...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

I'm at that point too. Complete crap for a seat...

I'm at that point too. Complete crap for a seat clamp. I don't think I ever did get the position correct which explains my horrible saddle sore. For all the people who don't like the seat, I'm not...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

I kinda wondered about how people would react to...

I kinda wondered about how people would react to the bars. I have always ridden that way (for 20 years). Its more comfortable in the drops for me. Since I don't ride the drops like I used it, I...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

534983 The saddle height was the other...

534983
The saddle height was the other "problem" of the trip. At first the back of my knees hurt (saddle too high) so I lowered it 1/4 inch and my Achilles tendons hurt (saddle too low). The fix I...
08-22-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By ncscott

handlebars for handlebar palsy

I have done my research on the topic and an extremely surprised that no manufacture had come up with a handlebar marketed as better for ulnar nerve issues. I have a drop bar on a Surly LHT that is...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,908
Posted By ncscott

handlebar palsy AND saddle sore

I just got back from a three day tour with lots of health issues (I can figure out what to do for most of them (stretching the hamstrings) but the handlebar palsy is the one that is confusing me the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By ncscott

"I could have told you that before you even...

"I could have told you that before you even tried. No way can alkalines provide enough current to charge your phone."
Then those bastards at Instrucables lied to me. :) That does explain a lot.
I...
Forum: Touring
07-27-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By ncscott

So you guys don't worry about the fact that you...

So you guys don't worry about the fact that you can't use external batteries. I guess four charges is at least 8-10 days.
Thanks,
Forum: Touring
07-27-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By ncscott

cellphone charger

Hey all,
I tried to make a battery powered (aka powered by AA type batteries) charger to charge my cell phone and it failed miserably. I can see most chargers on the market get powered by internal...
01-27-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By ncscott

Snow riding and tire question

Hey all,
I have a 2002 Specialized full suspension and currently ride 2.1 inch tires.
I recently went on some pretty solid snowmobile trails and loved it. I don't have the money for a fat bike so...
Forum: Touring
03-24-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,786
Posted By ncscott

"I thought about converting the brakes on my...

"I thought about converting the brakes on my bike, but I use CX interrupter brakes levers, and they are not recommended with V-brakes."
I did not think about this. I do use these. So if I use cx...
Forum: Touring
03-19-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,786
Posted By ncscott

v-brake options for a touring bike

I am thinking about upgrading my brakes on my Surly LHT from cantilever to v brakes (linear pull). V's are easier to adjust is my reasoning. It appears that for 30 dollars I can either get v-brakes...
06-23-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By ncscott

And this answers ALL my questions... ...

And this answers ALL my questions...
http://youtu.be/vb8BNsFcINQ
06-23-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By ncscott

http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Manitou/Manitou-Ra...

http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Manitou/Manitou-Radium-Expert-Lock-Out-Shock.axd
It appears to be comparible to what I have. Another problem with giving it to Fox is that I can't use it while its...
06-23-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By ncscott

rebuilding a fox foat from a 2001 bike

My beloved but aging bike has a leaking shock. http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2001&brand=Specialized&model=Rockhopper+A1+FSR+XC#.UccXsM456Bs
Fox will rebuild it for 100...
08-21-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By ncscott

replacing derailer pulley

So I thought this would be simple enough but there seems to be a large variety to choose from. I have an XT rear derailer from the 90's (8 spd) that has a super squeeky pulley. I would rather...
03-29-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By ncscott

disk brake/fork issues

This past winter I had disk brake tabs added to a steel fork. I just got all the parts and put on the rotor to the wheel and in the fork. There is a very slight rub on the 160 rotor and the fork....
11-06-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,199
Posted By ncscott

So I guess the real questions is... How...

So I guess the real questions is... How narrow/wide does the rim need to be to accept a 28mm rim? I've noticed the rim manufactures call them "touring/29er" rims.
11-06-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,199
Posted By ncscott

Difference between 29 and 700c

I am hopefully going to have a road frame with disk brakes soon. I need wheels now. So I need a hub that is disk compatible and rims that will fit 28mm slick tread tires.
I've noticed that I can...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By ncscott

Thanks for the replies. My problem with having...

Thanks for the replies. My problem with having it done professionally is that I paid 40 dollars for the bike. I want to do it on the cheap. Of course even though the bike was cheap, its rides...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By ncscott

painting question

I have a 90's welded steel Schwinn road frame that I want to re-paint. I would like to do flat black with no shine. I have found many instructions online and I believe this is something I can do. ...
07-16-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,557
Posted By ncscott

The amount of cable pull between a canti and a v...

The amount of cable pull between a canti and a v brake is not the same. You would need new levers as well.
07-16-11, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By ncscott

7sp cassette, 8sp STI

I recently got a bike with a 7speed cassette with down tube shifters. I have a pair of STI levers for 8 speed. Will they work together? I realize there would be an extra click but is the spacing...
09-13-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By ncscott

Drew... What did you shim it with?

Drew... What did you shim it with?
09-13-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By ncscott

So is there a physical difference between a 8, 9,...

So is there a physical difference between a 8, 9, or 10sp crankset?
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