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06-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,714
Posted By Brian25

Hi, bikes have changed. I am 5'-6" and forty...

Hi, bikes have changed. I am 5'-6" and forty years ago, I used to ride a 52cm bike. Bike companies have come up with frames with shorter seat tubes, with more seat post extended. I now ride...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Brian25

You need to keep yourself on a "hydration...

You need to keep yourself on a "hydration schedule" while riding Use the elapsed time on a cycle computer and drink at least a bottle an hour with electrolytes. I have been an avid long distance...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Brian25

Forget the Comotion, the company is run by a...

Forget the Comotion, the company is run by a bunch of criminals.
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By Brian25

I f you are not familur with it, I righly...

I f you are not familur with it, I righly recommend keeping yourself on a "hydration schedule". Using a cyclecomputers elapsed time, try to drink at least a bottle an hour. You also need to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Brian25

Forget new wheels or a new bike; I doubt that A...

Forget new wheels or a new bike; I doubt that A new bike would make much difference, A better training program would be much more helpful.
03-18-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,453
Posted By Brian25

Considering that it has a Sun tour 5 speed rear...

Considering that it has a Sun tour 5 speed rear freewheel; It has to be from the 70's. It should still be fun to ride.
Forum: Touring
02-12-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By Brian25

I 100% agree with the safety in numbers comment. ...

I 100% agree with the safety in numbers comment. The underpaid cops down there hassle people/ make stuff up to subsidize their pay. Less likely to hassle a group.
GABA cycling club has tourists,...
Forum: Touring
02-12-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By Brian25

I wish that it was easier to find touring companions.

Because it is currently cold in the U.S.A. this time of year, I thought that Baja would be nice to tour. So I found a guy on the crazy guy on a bike website that seemed nice enough on the phone. ...
Forum: Touring
02-12-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By Brian25

Call around for an estimate. Some stores will...

Call around for an estimate. Some stores will charge anywhere from $20. I have seen where someone was charged as much as $150. to reinstall the seat/post, handlebars, front wheel and pedals. ...
02-10-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,391
Posted By Brian25

Only time will tell.

Only time will tell.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By Brian25

I vote, not to do it.

I vote, not to do it.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By Brian25

I have done it, but it was not something that I...

I have done it, but it was not something that I could imagine anyone would classify as fun. If you are looking for the advantage of not being able to pull the wheel forward, a much easier route...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By Brian25

When you write that the threads are...

When you write that the threads are uncooperative, it's a little vague. If they just have a little surface rust or paint you can try to wire wheel the rust or paint off. I have small one that I...
01-14-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Brian25

I have had a lot of experience with this issue as...

I have had a lot of experience with this issue as a bike store owner/ mechanic for over 12 years. Typically the grease that Shimano uses in the shifters after a number of years tends to harden/...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-14-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,379
Posted By Brian25

On the older (bonded) aluminum Trek road bikes,...

On the older (bonded) aluminum Trek road bikes, they would have a huge hole on the seat tube where the top tube joined, and you would insert a long foam tube into the top tube (after the brake cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,719
Posted By Brian25

Go out and try out and try a newer bike and see...

Go out and try out and try a newer bike and see what you think.
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Brian25

Globe AZ

Hi, I did not know that you were back in Globe. I assumed that you were headed towards Springerville or something. I do not know how long you will be in Globe. Give me a buzz (if you want) I...
Forum: Touring
01-13-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Brian25

Salt River Canyon

Hi, You did not say when you were at the Salt River Canyon. I live in ( the much under-rated ) town of Globe. I would like to add that the whole route 60 roadway is an awesome route, not just...
01-03-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,115
Posted By Brian25

A surly is a touring bike. I do not know if you...

A surly is a touring bike. I do not know if you have any intention of touring on it? 99% of bicycle tourists are riding on too big a bike. They simply neglect to consider that when they put...
12-27-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By Brian25

Gee, I hope this is helpful? I have found that...

Gee, I hope this is helpful? I have found that Individual rider weight is key as to what I think that you are talking about. I started captaining in 1991. I am 140 lbs. I had always had...
09-06-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Brian25

I do not know about the tandems, but I knew...

I do not know about the tandems, but I knew someone who was checking out the single bikes and was allegedly put off by the extremely heavy (eight pound) frame weight. Even your basic d.b. steel...
09-06-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Brian25

Tandem deal

Hi Walrus,
You never called me, bu just want to let you know that a KHS Tandem just showed up on my local craigslist for $150. I do not know how tall/ what size tandem you are shooting for....
09-03-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By Brian25

I bought some 99c store flip-flop, cut them down...

I bought some 99c store flip-flop, cut them down to fit in my shoes. I had to grind down the toe box area, so there is enough room for my toes, and I relieved the "pressure" area(s). There is...
Forum: Touring
09-03-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Brian25

I do not know if you just did not list a hygiene...

I do not know if you just did not list a hygiene kit. It's nice to have shampoo, soap, toothpaste and brush, so you don't end up crossing the line between man and bum. Any off the bike/...
09-03-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Brian25

I doubt that the frame could have couplers...

I doubt that the frame could have couplers installed, as the bottom (boom tube) is likely an oval shape. The couplers can only be only installed on round tubes. Sorry to bring you the bad news. But,...
09-03-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Brian25

Yea, don't you hate it when people list stuff...

Yea, don't you hate it when people list stuff without any sizing info. I am no computer whiz, but my wife has successfully contacted sellers, to ask questions to sellers. I could give it a guess,...
09-02-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Brian25

The essential elements for touring are Sleeping...

The essential elements for touring are Sleeping gear: I.E. tent, sleeping bag, pad, headlight. On the bike/ off the bike clothing, footwear. Hygiene kit Tools spare tubes etc... electronics... and...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Brian25

I would put my money on the left shoe cleat being...

I would put my money on the left shoe cleat being further forward than the other, nothing to do with the frame/ fork.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Brian25

I feel exposed to assert myself in this thread...

I feel exposed to assert myself in this thread but here goes; I wish that I could figure out what to do with my life. I went yo welding school back in '80, did that for a while then bike...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Brian25

For silver, I have been using 24 gauge (.6mm)...

For silver, I have been using 24 gauge (.6mm) silver wire. Would you mind letting us know what size silver you prefer?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Brian25

I am in the middle of a "lazy attack" I was too...

I am in the middle of a "lazy attack" I was too lazy to look up the application for the Gas flux U. Doh-- it's for silver. Regardless when I silver brazing or brass brazing, I always do some...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Brian25

Are you writing about using the Gasflux U with...

Are you writing about using the Gasflux U with brass rod welding or are you writing about silver brazing? I have been using the Gasflux b for brass brazing but admit that I am too lazy to go out...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian25

brazing fluxes?

Hi, It sounds like you have done a lot of brazing. Do you have a favorite brazing paste flux that you like to use (assuming that you use plain brass rod and heat it or dip it into powder flux)?...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Brian25

What is your favorite brazing flux?

Hi, I've finally run out of bronze brazing flux and I'd like to know what other frame builders prefer to use for lugged construction, to get the best results. There are likely going to be different...
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Brian25

Foot trouble

I don't know if you have figured out what you are going to do about your foot problem? If you still need help, I did a post on bike forums (I did not know if you had read it) If you still need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Brian25

As a bike store owner for over 12 years, I can...

As a bike store owner for over 12 years, I can say that a lot of the time when the housing is cut, a lot of the time the steel housing curves inward making it dig into the wire. creating friction. A...
Forum: Touring
08-27-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Brian25

I used to live near there and used to ride...

I used to live near there and used to ride singles and tandems through there all the time. Any idea on how a cyclist obtains an authorization QR code???
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Brian25

A) I broke both of my heels. B) After the...

A) I broke both of my heels. B) After the heels were surgically re positioned back to where they were suppose to be, plates were installed to help hold the heels in place. C) eventually the plated...
08-26-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,066
Posted By Brian25

I think that you need to get out and go to some...

I think that you need to get out and go to some actual bicycle races instead being a competitive tourist.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian25

In life you find out that you are good at some...

In life you find out that you are good at some things, and not so good at other things. Unfortunately, I am not so at computers and have not the slightest idea on how one would go about posting a...
08-24-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By Brian25

fenders

I do not know if you have herd of clip on fenders? They just slide on/ off a little bracket under the fork/ seat stay bridge. They are super easy to slide on/ slide off.
The advantage of a take...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,446
Posted By Brian25

As far as integrated headtube; I have built quite...

As far as integrated headtube; I have built quite a few frames with integrated headset. I am using the park integrated reamer/ facer tool. I have been making head tubes for aluminum frames.
08-24-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By Brian25

I do not know if you want to do credit card...

I do not know if you want to do credit card touring or full loaded touring, but if you want to do full loaded touring, there is a good chance that with two racks and four panniers, that you will come...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Brian25

Tig weld them. then grind/ file/ sand them

Tig weld them. then grind/ file/ sand them
08-23-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By Brian25

Not enough information to make any sort of...

Not enough information to make any sort of recommendation(s). What is your height? Picture of the bike/ picture of bike with you riding it. Since you are not racing, I would not worry/ get so...
08-23-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Brian25

I neglected to put a proper introduction. Me; ...

I neglected to put a proper introduction. Me; Ex bicycle store owner from the San Diego area for over twelve years, seven of those as a TREK dealership. Obviously, I helped out thousands of people...
08-23-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Brian25

Position / comfort. My opinion is that you it...

Position / comfort. My opinion is that you it would be useful for you to make/ have a basic dimension guide detailing your position. Dimensions should include; A) your seat height (bb center to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,165
Posted By Brian25

Hi, I am from the bicycle industry. I would be...

Hi, I am from the bicycle industry. I would be willing to talk to you about some of the hurtles in launching your invention. You can contact me directly at brian@ravellobikes.com
Brian
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Brian25

Tig vs lugged frames

There is absolutely no clean up at all after tig welding. Assuming that the frame passes all quality control, it's ready to paint. When a frame is brazed, there is residual burned flux. At...
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