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06-20-19, 11:32 AM
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Posted By scarlson

And I thought I was the only one who pronounced...

And I thought I was the only one who pronounced it this way!!!
06-19-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

Mine's got about a half inch nozzle, so probably...

Mine's got about a half inch nozzle, so probably similar to the T-4 tip. It seems like it consumes more gas than half a pound per hour, but I have no idea what pressure the regulator (and yes, the...
06-19-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,758
Posted By scarlson

I have used that thing. It did work, but once...

I have used that thing. It did work, but once I've gotten to that point I usually also need someone to sit on the frame so it doesn't react to the torque of the bar I'm reefing on! I've also made...
06-16-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By scarlson

The braking might be a little lumpy, but as long...

The braking might be a little lumpy, but as long as the pads don't go into the tire, there's no reason not to just use it. I've used much worse for various amounts of time.
06-16-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,758
Posted By scarlson

Haw, I am the opposite. I love wheelbuilding. I...

Haw, I am the opposite. I love wheelbuilding. I do it while I'm watching tv, it's like knitting (mindless counting and over/under/through) but with metal and at the end you don't get a scarf, you get...
06-15-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

When I did my first frame work, for my buddy Chip...

When I did my first frame work, for my buddy Chip up in Vermont, he got me some lfb (low fuming bronze) from his Harris guy. I told him to get me the same spec as the Gasflux C-04 but he returned...
06-14-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By scarlson

Do the bolts look like this? ...

Do the bolts look like this?
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And the crank arms like this?...
06-14-19, 10:51 PM
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Posted By scarlson

Those things are lovely. Fond memories of my...

Those things are lovely. Fond memories of my undergrad campus bike, a Pug Orient Express. When I sold it, I kept those, and I still have them.
06-14-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,615
Posted By scarlson

I've gotten Accushift 7-speed to work well with...

I've gotten Accushift 7-speed to work well with modern Shimano freewheels (both 14-34 megarange and 14-28 normal sorta thing) and KMC 8-speed chains. It's just like any other index system, you get...
06-14-19, 05:49 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

You're correct, of course. As I said above, I...

You're correct, of course. As I said above, I squashed the chainstays a bit with some wooden blocks in a vise to get the required clearance. It wasn't pretty, but I have done it on other 531 frames...
06-14-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

gugie Always happy to meet other like-minded...

gugie Always happy to meet other like-minded people in the area! Thanks for connecting us.
06-13-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,217
Posted By scarlson

I rode my very hilly commute (up from the lake,...

I rode my very hilly commute (up from the lake, past the university on the hill, down to the river, then up to the bluffs) in Burlington Vermont once on a DL-1 with rod brakes. And never again. I...
06-13-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

Right, now it's coming back to me. I think I saw...

Right, now it's coming back to me. I think I saw a German guy do that on youtube. An oilless compressor!! That is key!
06-13-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

Thanks :) That is low-key the plan. I'm building...

Thanks :) That is low-key the plan. I'm building my skills doing this stuff before I dive into joints between main tubes. I have spread the crack enough to peek inside and it appears that the tube is...
06-13-19, 06:05 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

That's also what Alex Wetmore uses. I thought...

That's also what Alex Wetmore uses. I thought about it, but went for a tank only because I wanted to be able to use my torch to cut, because I work on cars and motorcycles and sometimes tractors as...
06-13-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

And here's a little dent removal

I also made some frame blocks to take out the largest dent, which was in the top tube....
06-13-19, 05:50 PM
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Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

lonesomesteve Your Frek in Bicycle Quarterly is...

lonesomesteve Your Frek in Bicycle Quarterly is the chief source of inspiration for this whole thing! Hearing you had a similar experience means a lot to me. One question: does it plane?

And re...
06-13-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

I've used #3...

I've used #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) lens with oxy/ace and oxy/pro (I've also not and it's definitely harder), but you're correct in surmising the oxy/fuel...
06-13-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

Exactly! My point I'm trying to make is that...

Exactly! My point I'm trying to make is that anybody can do this, because there's far too much negativity and "ordinary-Joe-can't-do" among framebuilders. I wasn't even going to try until a tractor...
06-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

Rear Triangle **trigger warning to snobs**

First I filed some wooden frame blocks and squashed the chainstays a little bit in a vise. No pictures of this, but you all would probably cringe. It's fine. I know where the limits are, having seen...
06-13-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By scarlson

René Hubris Treat-a-Trek

One night last month, I was up late at the biochem lab where I work, working occasionally in between bouts of bikeforums browsing and lurking. It is at these moments of weakness that I succumb to the...
06-11-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By scarlson

I recently asked them a fairly technical question...

I recently asked them a fairly technical question and within 24 hours they had responded with a detailed response, including a recommendation *not* to buy the product they were selling, because it...
06-05-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,638
Posted By scarlson

WGB got me looking at this thread after I did...

WGB got me looking at this thread after I did some other ID work on another probably-British bike, strangely disguised as a Pogliaghi. I figured I should put my ID here so as to enrich the internet...
06-05-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By scarlson

Haw, I was way too high in my estimate. See I...

Haw, I was way too high in my estimate. See I know nothing about the Italians. But it's worth that money for a Holdsworth Mistral or Raleigh Pro, also. I get it if that's not what you want, though.
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06-05-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By scarlson

I'm no expert in high-end Italian frames, but I...

I'm no expert in high-end Italian frames, but I am somewhat well-versed in high-end British ones. The fastback seat lug looks like a '70s Holdsworth Mistral or Raleigh Pro. The top head lug, with...
06-03-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By scarlson

Go to Cycles Alex Singer, it's right off the...

Go to Cycles Alex Singer, it's right off the metro in Levallois, a northern suburb of Paris. A bit of a long ride, but a very cheap metro ticket will get you there for the same price as going one...
06-03-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By scarlson

Thanks for the response. I like your 1- and 2-,...

Thanks for the response. I like your 1- and 2-, but I think mathematically 3- doesn't work that way. Two equivalent springs in series should exert equal force, but they're compressed less so the...
06-02-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By scarlson

I used to be a huge fan of the SKS fenders as...

I used to be a huge fan of the SKS fenders as well, but I'm going to break with the pack and say I think the all-metal Velo Orange and Honjo and Berthoud fenders are better for most use cases.

I...
06-02-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,482
Posted By scarlson

+1 for Yojimbo's garage! That guy is amazing....

+1 for Yojimbo's garage! That guy is amazing. I've ordered from him, hmm, twice? Three times? Never a complaint, always spot-on and was the cheapest I could find.
06-02-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,016
Posted By scarlson

Glad other people know that chainsaw bar&chain...

Glad other people know that chainsaw bar&chain oil is a good thing for bicycles! I'm convinced Phil Wood Tenacious Oil is just bar&chain oil repackaged and marked up tenfold.
06-01-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By scarlson

Schwinn Mirada. The tubing's a bit gas pipey and...

Schwinn Mirada. The tubing's a bit gas pipey and the geometry is a little slack, but the bike's got good bones, decent brakes, tire clearance for days, and some nice braze-ons. It could be a really...
06-01-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By scarlson

Technical Q: DT Swiss star ratchets - Why are both sides sprung?

A bit of an information-rich technical question here, but maybe one of you has an answer.

The DT Swiss (and DT/Hugi) hubs have star ratchets (the serrated ring-shaped things that engage each other...
06-01-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,873
Posted By scarlson

Heh, mee too brother! Everything in my fleet is...

Heh, mee too brother! Everything in my fleet is like that except the Vitus 979, which _can't_ take fenders. And worse, I evangelize. Dirty water from below is sooo much worse than clean water from...
05-31-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,873
Posted By scarlson

There's definitely a BQ issue in my collection...

There's definitely a BQ issue in my collection that has some specs. Give me a few days and I'll dig it up for you because my memory isn't perfect.
What I remember:
-Frame geometry: around 30mm of...
05-31-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,873
Posted By scarlson

Yeah I'm beginning to think he's the cycling...

Yeah I'm beginning to think he's the cycling equivalent of the wicked witch of the west: flies over everything like he's on a broom, but needs fenders to keep from getting his arse wet or he'll melt....
05-31-19, 04:44 PM
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Posted By scarlson

Thanks so much to Insidious C. for the free blue...

Thanks so much to Insidious C. for the free blue Trek frame. Super stand-up guy, first of all he gave me this frame, second he was very communicative and willing to let me create a shipping label and...
05-31-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,873
Posted By scarlson

Jan Heine did the Oregon Outback (a similar...

Jan Heine did the Oregon Outback (a similar really long gravel race) on a Herse with 650x42 tires, fenders, bar bag, dyno lighting. Any rando machine that fits wide rubber would probably do you proud.
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Views: 625
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I have used those spray cans. Can vouch,...

Yeah, I have used those spray cans. Can vouch, it's nasty!
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Views: 625
Posted By scarlson

I think in this case the OP's "cleared" refers to...

I think in this case the OP's "cleared" refers to the application of a clear-coat paint over the DIY finish. A body shop would (hopefully) use a two-part "catalyzed" clear coat that should be more...
05-22-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 702,863
Posted By scarlson

It's allergy season!! ...

It's allergy season!!

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05-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By scarlson

THANK YOU!!! :) :giver: I'm going to do...

THANK YOU!!! :) :giver:

I'm going to do something similar with it to what was published in issue #58 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=58) (winter 2016) of Bicycle...
05-15-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By scarlson

I heard a loud creak on my midnight commute home....

I heard a loud creak on my midnight commute home. It was coming from the frame of my beloved Claud Butler commuter, which always has creaked a little from origins unknown. I discovered a huge crack...
05-14-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By scarlson

I toured extensively on a bike that had those...

I toured extensively on a bike that had those spoke holders on the chainstay. The spokes were always rattling loose and they were a pain to tighten. I lost one or two. Instead of that, how about...
05-09-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By scarlson

I think when talking about fork flex, gugie is...

I think when talking about fork flex, gugie is talking about a rack that attaches to the fork dropout eyelets. Attaching a rack to those "mini-rack" braze-ons on the upper mid blade shouldn't have...
05-09-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By scarlson

Yums! So I could probably fit a party's worth of...

Yums! So I could probably fit a party's worth of bottles of it in my Berthoud bag! Enough to pass the time between when the racers leave Liège and when they return! Yeah, the bag is pretty tall, but...
05-09-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By scarlson

And that's not even a large beer (by size. By...

And that's not even a large beer (by size. By alcohol it is huge, and perfectly appropriate for Liège-Bastogne-Liège). I was just surprised, I don't even think the ENE Ciclo is adequate for a...
05-09-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By scarlson

I dunno about the ENE Ciclo. I bought two after...

I dunno about the ENE Ciclo. I bought two after looking at photos, but seeing them in person the small size leaves something to be desired. They might be good on a kid's bike......
05-08-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By scarlson

I was actually unsure, which is why I asked. They...

I was actually unsure, which is why I asked. They didn't look like any of my Berthouds, Honjos, Lefols, or VOs, even though the struts were definitely Berthoud, but I'm not too familiar with the 26"...
05-07-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By scarlson

That is really nice, and your various threads...

That is really nice, and your various threads documenting the build are a superb oeuvre. It's really nice to see someone building an allroad bike with fenders and without disc brakes. What fenders...
05-02-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By scarlson

I actually have some of those Spenco things. I...

I actually have some of those Spenco things. I pulled them off a motorbacon my friend was flipping, he asked me to redo the bars in cloth tape to make it more "photogenic" (read "grammable"). I only...
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