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01-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By mack_turtle

Even with a power bank, do you think your phone...

Even with a power bank, do you think your phone will last 8-10 hours? There are some cycle computers with GPS that will last more than 10 hours easily and the prices have come down a lot. I'd save...
01-13-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By squirtdad

note, dsaul builds a lot of frames he knows of...

note, dsaul builds a lot of frames he knows of which he speaks.

More directly, trash the frame, the success factor of a fix is low, the injury factor of a failure is high.
01-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By DaveSSS

I've welded 6061-T6 and can guarantee you that...

I've welded 6061-T6 and can guarantee you that the metal is much lower in strength after welding, in the heat affected zone. It's also easy to anneal this alloy, with a propane torch. It only...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By unterhausen

I don't really think that will be successful ...

I don't really think that will be successful

I don't know of any evidence that extra heat cycles will hurt a steel frame, although it's widely believed. Just received wisdom as far as I know.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-31-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By unterhausen

Isn't that a seat tube? What tube is it?

Isn't that a seat tube? What tube is it?
12-29-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By WizardOfBoz

dsaul, thanks - very interesting. Appreciate...

dsaul, thanks - very interesting. Appreciate your sharing directly relevant experience.
I do recall back in the day hearing that silver-soldered lugs were mega strong.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By unterhausen

Stem length has very little effect on steering....

Stem length has very little effect on steering. It changes things just a tiny bit at high steering angles, which almost never happen during forward motion. Stem angle has no effect whatsoever. Draw...
12-24-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Koonstheman

Indeed it is a Promax, thank you. Regarding the...

Indeed it is a Promax, thank you. Regarding the picture, yes, I used a program to compress if from 3.5M to 100k, so no, it will not win awards.

I asked because someone built a bike for me a while...
12-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By cxwrench

Seatstay...there I go paying attention again....

Seatstay...there I go paying attention again. Good point.
12-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By LMM2855

Thanks so much cobba and dsaul! The adapter came...

Thanks so much cobba and dsaul! The adapter came without any documentation, so I guessed on the orientation, based on how it looked on the front wheel. When I turned it around, the bolt just barely...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-20-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By jhodgson

Behold the abject horror: my first frame (in progress)

Yes! I have decided to finally try to build a frame. It is going well so far ... in that I have not yet blown our house sky high or sliced my face off. I'm nothing like the kind of fabricator folks...
12-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By cobba

Why those washers are used above the caliper with...

Why those washers are used above the caliper with that type of adapter...
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11-28-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Troul

It looks like a solution. Not finding it for...

It looks like a solution. Not finding it for under 10.00 as that is what the OOS stores list it at. It'll be put on my x-mas-to-me list to order when it's back in stock.
11-24-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,252
Posted By Kapusta

Here is me trying to explain that modern oval...

Here is me trying to explain that modern oval rings (e.g., Absolute Black) are not the same thing as Biopace...

Me "New oval rings are not the same thing as Biopace"
Them: "But, they are both...
11-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,252
Posted By mstateglfr

At least you are to the point of saying you dont...

At least you are to the point of saying you dont understand. This is progress.
11-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,558
Posted By tomato coupe

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything...

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything about cycling, and feel compelled to educate the world?
11-21-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By azza_333

Thanks for the reply, that actually puts the...

Thanks for the reply, that actually puts the final nail in the coffin.

I guess its a good excuse for a new frame.
11-19-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By 5teve

Front hubs are simpler and cheaper. Front wheels...

Front hubs are simpler and cheaper. Front wheels are less expensive than back wheels. This isn't complicated or wrong.
11-18-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Chandsley

thank you, as a matter of fact my shock is at the...

thank you, as a matter of fact my shock is at the fastest rebound because of a race I had no long ago I will try that. Thank you
11-15-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By mstateglfr

unter may be patient and explain why your idea is...

unter may be patient and explain why your idea is wonky, but based on your comments in the general forum when it comes to frame fit and geometry, you should be banned from giving out advice.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By rosefarts

So here is where it all stands. I got a...

So here is where it all stands.

I got a montgomery ward junk bike today. Lugged head, bb, and seat tube. Brazed seat stays. Crimped dropouts.

I'll do unspeakable things to this frame over the...
11-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Litespud

There's a metal tab located "between the 2...

There's a metal tab located "between the 2 pulleys" - a common mistake when installing a chain is threading it outside the tab instead of the chain running directly from one pulley to the other, so...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-12-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By unterhausen

There is some truth to the structural advantages...

There is some truth to the structural advantages of lugs in the face of poor mitering and other faults during construction. Not sure about brazing, lugs can fail quite spectacularly if poorly brazed...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-04-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,407
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Fast forward 4+ months and I reread the last line...

Fast forward 4+ months and I reread the last line of the last post... kind of jerky sounding. I was likely stressed out from the onslaught of a pandemic spring in the retail bike shop.

This...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Last photo for a while. Andy ...

Last photo for a while. Andy

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10-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Thanks for the shout out, however, we are located...

Thanks for the shout out, however, we are located in Taiwan, not China.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By unterhausen

v brakes are never coming back. Not sure about...

v brakes are never coming back. Not sure about narrower tires either, the roads aren't fixing themselves.

I like that fixture
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A Long Time Coming

My first MtB frame and fork begins in earnest, after about 45 years of thinking about building one. Dual rigid, 650B by 2.5/2,6 wheels. This build will go slowly as there's a lot I still have yet to...
10-14-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By blahdi

Yes- it is ML140 - also confirmed by FSA tech...

Yes- it is ML140 - also confirmed by FSA tech support - FSA tech support got back to me quickly.

I just ordered it from cambriabike.com - there were only 2 units available. It seems to be out of...
10-01-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By ClydeClydeson

if used cassette + new chain = chain slip under...

if used cassette + new chain = chain slip under load, the cassette is worn.

There may be minor hanger misalignment but the problem is almost 100% definitely caused by worn cogs. If it still...
10-01-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By cxwrench

The 812 is meant for 1x, it has a capacity of 31t...

The 812 is meant for 1x, it has a capacity of 31t of chain wrap. Your setup requires 40t of chain wrap, and the 810 has a capacity of 41t. You stand a really good chance of tearing the derailleur off...
09-20-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,025
Posted By wgscott

FSA Adventure Compact Road Bar: $45 ...

FSA Adventure Compact Road Bar: $45
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09-18-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Dunaldo

Hi, Just like to say thanks for your help. I have...

Hi, Just like to say thanks for your help. I have just ordered 2 Centrelock QR/M12 Lock Rings.


Regards Paul
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By unterhausen

I need to change my fixture so that the dummy...

I need to change my fixture so that the dummy axle drops out of the bottom instead of out the front. Definitely makes things better. I don't want to move the lower head tube holder if I don't have to...
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,964
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Iíd school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Iíd school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Iím on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,491
Posted By Aldatroid

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Cleaned it up and yes, it didnít take more than...
09-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you re-read what I wrote you'll see that...

If you re-read what I wrote you'll see that that's exactly what I had written. ;) The site tested both.
08-30-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By unterhausen

We just went through this in the framebuilder...

We just went through this in the framebuilder forum. The answer is no.

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Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By harrell53

Thank you (dsaul), the crack you welded up is a...

Thank you (dsaul), the crack you welded up is a lot like the one I am dealing with. It makes sense what you said about ice making the crack open up a little like it did, but it also could have been...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By unterhausen

I think that may be why they used to make an...

I think that may be why they used to make an indent instead of a flat dimple. It's actually less sharp at the edges of the dimple. Unless I'm misunderstanding what you did.
08-26-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Trakhak

Bike stores almost universally use the cheapest...

Bike stores almost universally use the cheapest bulk-order tubes and do hundreds of flat repairs per year, with few or no tube failures. In other words, yes, most tube failures are from user error.
08-19-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,863
Posted By DrIsotope

Careful on that slippery slope! If it's not...

Careful on that slippery slope! If it's not bespoke and handbuilt, it must be terrible.
But then again, where did that builder source his materials? Better get to building a forge and start...
08-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By BoraxKid

Your answer is beyond useless. OP has a question...

Your answer is beyond useless. OP has a question about why their functional bike stopped functioning, and you decide to brow beat them over where they decided to make their purchase? You are the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,491
Posted By unterhausen

Mine is so ugly there is no way I'm posting a...

Mine is so ugly there is no way I'm posting a picture of it
08-12-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By TimJ

You know what, you're right. It's 68mm. I...

You know what, you're right. It's 68mm. I confused myself.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,491
Posted By Aldatroid

This is the latest iteration. Small adjustments...

This is the latest iteration. Small adjustments as you can see but fun to be inching closer and closer to something that hopefully feels solid....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,491
Posted By Aldatroid

Ah, right. I see what you mean with the standover...

Ah, right. I see what you mean with the standover height. Great catch. That's been fixed now.

Measuring for the saddle height it should be close to what would be appropriate for me around 690...
08-01-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By bwmoeling

Thanks a ton. That's a great resource.

Thanks a ton. That's a great resource.
07-31-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 774
Posted By shelbyfv

Highly relevant, as usual.:thumb:

Highly relevant, as usual.:thumb:
07-30-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By njkayaker

Talking about searching for routes as "stalking"...

Talking about searching for routes as "stalking" is silly.

Searching for routes on Ridewithgps is a normal thing to do and one of the benefits of the site.


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