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05-19-16, 08:06 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Well at least you finally made me realize the...

Well at least you finally made me realize the signal to noise ratio on this site is lower than what whats worth my time.

see ya..... never.
05-19-16, 02:35 PM
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Posted By kennj123

make sure your sitting far enough back. I'm not...

make sure your sitting far enough back. I'm not responsible for collateral damage.
05-19-16, 12:55 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I don't see where to request to admins to lock a...

I don't see where to request to admins to lock a thread. can somebody request. If I get anymore moron posts directed at me they will get trolled severely. I don't think thats a productive way to...
05-19-16, 12:48 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Bike is 15years old but in surprising newish...

Bike is 15years old but in surprising newish condition. Everything is stock according to knowyourbike and bluebook.
05-19-16, 12:46 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I might as well go for broke and start blowing up...

I might as well go for broke and start blowing up this thread once and for all. Anyone quote me from here on out get full fury response until thread is locked.


the adhesion between aluminum and...
05-19-16, 11:20 AM
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Posted By kennj123

I've said it before, it all comes down to how...

I've said it before, it all comes down to how well the aluminum head tube aheres to the epoxy. if the bond is good, it will work great. If not there is a possiblity the head tube will impode.
05-19-16, 10:24 AM
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Posted By kennj123

I love the way i get blamed for being snarky and...

I love the way i get blamed for being snarky and trolling but a comment like this gets a pass.
05-19-16, 10:10 AM
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Posted By kennj123

I said this 'I think its equally possible'. ...

I said this 'I think its equally possible'.

'Equally possible' means 50%. How anyone twist that into thinking I have 'certainty' in my solution is completely beyond me. Is english your native...
05-19-16, 09:36 AM
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Posted By kennj123

I think its equally possible that with the...

I think its equally possible that with the epoxy-wire patch I have on my bike even with the crack in the head tube, my bike is now stronger than a bike that has a head tube with no crack. Basically...
05-19-16, 09:02 AM
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Posted By kennj123

I like the way you use the word 'just' there. ...

I like the way you use the word 'just' there. the use of concrete to do the job of keeping the rebar in place is a pretty critical part of that building system. What alternate cost effective...
05-19-16, 06:21 AM
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Posted By kennj123

If thats the case why don't you have somebody put...

If thats the case why don't you have somebody put in the sticky a warning that any DYI solution is unacceptable on this site. If its not prior art is doesn't belong here.

PS: The site moto...
05-18-16, 09:14 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I was thinking about trying to wrap the wire...

I was thinking about trying to wrap the wire around like a shoe lace and make it look all pretty but decided just to get it done fast before the epoxy set. Are you saying if it looked pretty it...
05-18-16, 07:15 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Your saying nothing factual here. its just an...

Your saying nothing factual here. its just an emotional outburst. you sound like Elmer Fudd.
05-18-16, 07:14 PM
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Posted By kennj123

caps are shouting. single quotes or italics are...

caps are shouting. single quotes or italics are for emphasis.
05-18-16, 07:11 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Anytime concrete is used without something...

Anytime concrete is used without something directly underneath it, its in tension. I've been in Italy and Brazil and its amazing what they are building out of nothing but rebar and concrete. ...
05-18-16, 06:46 PM
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Posted By kennj123

whats with the capping? i know about rust, thats...

whats with the capping? i know about rust, thats why I applied quite a bit of epoxy over the top of the wire.
05-18-16, 05:43 PM
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Posted By kennj123

what about rebar in concrete? Rebar will stretch...

what about rebar in concrete? Rebar will stretch but the concrete doesn't. Since the rebar is embedded in concrete and rebar has all those little ridges on it, it can't stretch because it can't...
05-18-16, 03:54 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I know that series and i really like it. The one...

I know that series and i really like it. The one that really give me the shivers is the passanger plane that went down in Brazil when an American flight clipped it. The passenger plane immediately...
05-18-16, 02:03 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Just came back from a 20mi ride on the death...

Just came back from a 20mi ride on the death trap. I survived.
05-18-16, 11:59 AM
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Posted By kennj123

He was pretty smart about it. He said the crack...

He was pretty smart about it. He said the crack was so small he would never had seen it given his eyes aren't so good anymore.... Partly I didn't really have a great position, if the crack was...
05-18-16, 11:14 AM
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Posted By kennj123

Frog 2X Silicone Bike Bicycle Cycling Head Front...

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I ordered...
05-18-16, 10:26 AM
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Posted By kennj123

hey, i just have a red, white and blue blinker on...

hey, i just have a red, white and blue blinker on my bike. I'm trying to be safe and patriotic. whats wrong with that.
05-18-16, 09:20 AM
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Posted By kennj123

I never realized the cosmetic issue would be a...

I never realized the cosmetic issue would be a deal breaker. here's a pic with tube covered with electrical tape. I put 2 frog lights on it and i have more on order. I'll probably put a red, white...
05-18-16, 08:19 AM
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Posted By kennj123

Isn't this where you tell me the fork will come...

Isn't this where you tell me the fork will come out and I'll fall and impale myself on it and die a slow agonizing death?

Bike is nice but only cost me 125$, it was worth doing a hail mary fix. ...
05-18-16, 02:55 AM
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Posted By kennj123

it comes down to how well the epoxy adheres to...

it comes down to how well the epoxy adheres to the aluminum. I was very happy with the rough surface i created and I'm very optimistic. The epoxy/mat/wire will spread the stress over a large area...
05-18-16, 02:46 AM
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Posted By kennj123

Hence the reason i put the stranded wire on there...

Hence the reason i put the stranded wire on there two. steel has 3x the tensile property of aluminum.
05-18-16, 12:52 AM
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Posted By kennj123

that experiment is not applicable. The wire is a...

that experiment is not applicable. The wire is a twisted strand with lots of surface area and well anchored in the epoxy. The tiny amount of the wire just over where the crack is propagating would...
05-17-16, 10:07 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I just didn't want to spend much money on it or...

I just didn't want to spend much money on it or time. I only paid 125$ for the bike then another 30$ on new tires. LBS said doing anything on their end would be too expensive compared to bike...
05-17-16, 09:15 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Spiral hurts nothing. wire is set in mat and the...

Spiral hurts nothing. wire is set in mat and the epoxy and mat between wire and tube has excellent compression property so load is transfered to wire. wire has excellent tensile property so it...
05-17-16, 08:24 PM
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Posted By kennj123

naysayers say just based on their say so. their...

naysayers say just based on their say so. their seems to be little real info or experience in this field. I guess its up to me to blaze a new trail.
05-17-16, 08:01 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I wasn't around 100 years ago so i wouldn't know.

I wasn't around 100 years ago so i wouldn't know.
05-17-16, 06:38 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Lots of naysayers here. I did an experiment on a...

Lots of naysayers here. I did an experiment on a piece electrical conduit and tried to bend it and the strength was excellent.
05-17-16, 06:35 PM
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Posted By kennj123

I looked for Kevlar thread or any other kind at...

I looked for Kevlar thread or any other kind at the boat shop where I get my epoxy supplies and they didn't have anything, just mat. I never bothered with kevlar mat because you need special...
05-17-16, 03:54 PM
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Posted By kennj123

one mechanic at my LBS said too much air pressure...

one mechanic at my LBS said too much air pressure can cause spokes to break. apparently from tire warpage. he was spanish and it was a bit difficult to talk to him. I asked about the warpage and...
05-17-16, 03:29 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Purpose of the large amount of resin is to make...

Purpose of the large amount of resin is to make sure the wire is completely covered. I don't want it to rust, expand and break the fiberglass. The mat is not for strength, I just don't want to...
05-17-16, 12:57 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Because if I just said what i was going to do it...

Because if I just said what i was going to do it would be difficult to get people to understand what i was trying to do and opinions would be all over the place. Figured I would do it so i could...
05-17-16, 12:49 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Surface prep is excellent. all paint gone and...

Surface prep is excellent. all paint gone and surface very rough and cleaned with acetone. I did a quick experiment on a piece of electrical conduit and the adhesion of mat to pipe was excellent...
05-17-16, 12:40 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Thats about 50cents worth of epoxy and 2$ worth...

Thats about 50cents worth of epoxy and 2$ worth of wire. I get epoxy by the gallon and use it for quite a few things. Wire is tight but does not have to be too tight given the way its embedded in...
05-17-16, 11:11 AM
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Posted By kennj123

there was a crack coming from the top as well, it...

there was a crack coming from the top as well, it was smaller but its what made me think I might as well do a hail mary. The wire is wrapped very neatly around the top and bottom, probably about 4...
05-17-16, 10:50 AM
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Posted By kennj123

Just to add to what others have said, you might...

Just to add to what others have said, you might want to get a second clunker bike to experiment on. Youtube videos can be really good too.
05-17-16, 10:37 AM
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Posted By kennj123

Attempt at aluminum head tube crack repair.

bought a used bike ($125) that appeared to be in excellent shape. after about 30 miles noticed cracks in head tube. emailed seller and he said too bad. Rather than give up I decided to attempt...
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Posted By kennj123

are you asking for an explanation or just making...

are you asking for an explanation or just making an explanation?
05-15-16, 01:36 PM
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Posted By kennj123

Breakthrough idea, front shock with electronic lockout

I just got a used bike with a front shock. I've noticed when I'm acclerating and peddling hard I wish the shock was locked out, but for most other times its fine if it functioning. I wish there was...
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Posted By kennj123

Mountain bike should only have a single or double...

Mountain bike should only have a single or double crank chain ring. Your either going up hill or down hill, so one for each. I like a triple because if i'm riding all day and getting tired, I know I...
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Posted By kennj123

Now I understand why you don't like aluminum. ...

Now I understand why you don't like aluminum. The bikes I buy are aluminum frame only. due to tensile strength and various fabrications things like bolts, brackets,cables and other things are...
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Posted By kennj123

I've seen some surly LHT frames go for sale on...

I've seen some surly LHT frames go for sale on Ebay for a 100$ cheaper than new and free shipping and no sales tax. I've thought about getting one, put a decent crank on it, then for the rest use...
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Posted By kennj123

I agree its a bit over priced, mine was even in...

I agree its a bit over priced, mine was even in better cosmetic shape. But still I just don't see decent road bikes for anywhere in the 300$ range. by decent it better have brifters and be pretty...
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Posted By kennj123

thats interesting. its the exact twin of my...

thats interesting. its the exact twin of my bike. Mine was in better cosmetic condition, mine didn't have a single spec of rust on it. to be honest i don't understand why, even humidity should...
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Posted By kennj123

I don't know why your so hung up on 19 years. ...

I don't know why your so hung up on 19 years. that only one (small) component of depreciation. look at DC-3 airplanes, they are approaching 100years old, fly great and still in demand. and yes,...
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Posted By kennj123

He was a 30ish building contractor type, hence...

He was a 30ish building contractor type, hence the 70k truck. He seemed to want to ride it himself and test rode it pretty hard. He saw another bike of mine that was bike i was converting into a...
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