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05-15-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jmclay

I have a pair of the leather cycling shoes from...

I have a pair of the leather cycling shoes from this ebay site:...
05-13-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

This morning I finished pulling the lighting...

This morning I finished pulling the lighting wires. The power supply wire from the dynamo to the headlight and the wire from the headlight to the taillight location, via the slip-ring/brass brush...
05-09-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Jmclay

Let me rephrase my response on the chance that...

Let me rephrase my response on the chance that the last one came off strident. If it did it wasn't intentional.

I think it's cool that there is a way to ameliorate the undesirable attributes of...
05-08-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Jmclay

Yes, you can but from both manufacturing and...

Yes, you can but from both manufacturing and installation perspectives why would anyone desire to go to the trouble? It takes, what, 45 seconds to install the two bolts, washers and nuts on a...
05-08-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Jmclay

Thanks! I'm stoked with how this turned out and...

Thanks! I'm stoked with how this turned out and continues to evolve.

The Berthoud fender struts were the tell, no?

That's a savvy call but the fenders are actually Velo Orange, two sets, 26" x...
05-06-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Jmclay

Necessary improvements to the slip-ring on the...

Necessary improvements to the slip-ring on the RTP bike are documented in post #54 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=54) , here:...
05-06-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Jmclay

Updates and improvements in making the slip ring,...

Updates and improvements in making the slip ring, forged as a result of screwing up.

I forgot to make the tab when I cut this slip ring out of my sheet of copper; not wanting to waste it I forged...
05-04-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Jmclay

I've had good luck with the Nashbar press but I...

I've had good luck with the Nashbar press but I always chamfer the head tube ends, make sure that the spigot ends of the cups have a chamfer or radius, and I do my best to make/help the spigot feed...
05-04-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Jmclay

Thanks Mark! Re the chain hanger - Mine is...

Thanks Mark!

Re the chain hanger - Mine is too low and that lets the chain jockey arm stick out, just waiting to be snapped off (photos below). I'll leave the existing one on for wheel...
05-03-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Jmclay

Rinko RTP!

Save for some fine tuning I've completed my Rinko Rat Trap Pass Allroad bicycle. Here are some photos of the inaugural Rinkoification run. A little bracket or stand-off will be needed to protect the...
04-30-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

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04-29-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

I like this bike so much that I've decided to...

I like this bike so much that I've decided to configure it for Rinko instead of my 650b x 42 (BSP tire). The slip-ring assembly has been installed, the front struts for the porteur rack have been...
03-05-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Just the little bit of riding I've done has made...

Just the little bit of riding I've done has made that clear. And the same is true on asphalt. There are some pretty decent downhill bends in a neighbourhood that's part of the route I took, including...
03-05-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

You know how when you get on a bike that really...

You know how when you get on a bike that really rings your bell you just know it immediately? Well, this one does. The Baby Shoe Pass bike is fantastic too but my gut reaction, after about 30 miles...
02-22-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

The Rustoleum may surprise you and it's a heck of...

The Rustoleum may surprise you and it's a heck of a lot easier for touchup! Remember, it was state of the art not many decades ago and one can get seriously goof finishes with it. It's not as tough...
02-21-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

I have an Astro Penumatics knock off of a Sata...

I have an Astro Penumatics knock off of a Sata MiniJet HVLP unit and an Astro condensate trap / particulate filter. I don't know the model number but if my gun is any indication then Astro makes nice...
02-20-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

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The paint is pretty well cured and I'm getting around to the...
01-20-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jmclay

I slot them after brazing, with small cutoff...

I slot them after brazing, with small cutoff wheel.
12-29-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

First color coat. It's Rustoleum alkyd oil so...

First color coat. It's Rustoleum alkyd oil so second coat application is a couple of days away; a little brighter than a bona fide Molteni Orange but I like it. 8 parts Kubota Orange, 2 parts...
12-12-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

It doesn't look like much has been done much...

It doesn't look like much has been done much since the last photo, but a lot of the final prep work has been. Grind the tubes flush in the BB shell, add a drain hole and braze the BB shell cable...
12-05-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

That's for the reverse gear I'm installing.

That's for the reverse gear I'm installing.
12-04-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

The brake posts went on a few minutes later; it's...

The brake posts went on a few minutes later; it's pretty much down to clean-up and paint.
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11-03-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

^^Thanks Guys. A couple of thoughts: The...

^^Thanks Guys. A couple of thoughts:

The shell I used had a 14 degree included angle and I ended up manipulating it to 31 degrees. The Compass shell has a 20 degree included angle, so 6 degrees...
11-02-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

The chainstays and CS sockets are essentially...

The chainstays and CS sockets are essentially ready for brazing; just a little bit of fine tuning remains. The included angle is around 30 degrees and a 62mm fender fits with a couple mm of clearance...
10-27-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Jmclay

It's concern about breaking carbon brushes while...

It's concern about breaking carbon brushes while inserting and removing the fork. Electrically there is no doubt they'd be superior.

The commercial carbon brush unit that I modified for...
10-27-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Jmclay

Thanks Steve! My hope was that by laying my...

Thanks Steve! My hope was that by laying my (admittedly lengthy) thought process and course of action out, it would help others and speed all of us towards improvements figured out by others. I'm...
10-26-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Jmclay

I just saw this conversation. A couple of...

I just saw this conversation. A couple of comments.

Crown Race Installation: The offset solder tab allows the race to clear the solder joint before the race has to accommodate the entire...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-05-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Jmclay

Need a True Temper HVERCS1 Chainstay

I have an orphan True Temper HVERCS1 chainstay (straight, 22.2 ROR) for which I badly need a mate. If you have one, or more, that you would be willing to sell please let me know.

Thanks much,...
09-17-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Jmclay

Feel free to holler when you're ready to start...

Feel free to holler when you're ready to start with the slip ring; I'm happy to help. The second one has taken me a heck of a lot less time and futzing than the first so if that experience can be...
09-07-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

I brazed the RTP main triangle today. I used low...

I brazed the RTP main triangle today. I used low fuming bronze instead of silver and couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. Bending a set of chainstays to give clearance for the tire &...
09-06-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jmclay

This bad:...

This bad: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21624415@N04/albums
09-05-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Jmclay

Mafac Straddle Cables and Rinko!

The old Mafac straddle cable was so short that it positioned the yoke directly in front of the tail-light. I decided to change both of them today but didn't have replacements....or at least I thought...
09-05-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

I got around to the remedy: ...

I got around to the remedy:
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09-03-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Thank you both! I'm kind of partial to this:...

Thank you both!

I'm kind of partial to this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21624415@N04/39094690615/in/album-72157674615273680/
All the holes in the fork were sealed once the wiring was installed...
09-02-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Jmclay

Something that might be worth noting is the...

Something that might be worth noting is the manner in which the front rack was integrated into the Suntour Superbe Pro LR front brake. Getting 32mm wide tires, a fender and a front rack (a cobbled...
09-02-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By Jmclay

Very nice job and write-up! Thank you!

Very nice job and write-up! Thank you!
09-02-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Jmclay

I can't help you with the year but I'll own up to...

I can't help you with the year but I'll own up to lusting (in my heart) over a red Falcon, a bunch of years ago in the window at Ten Speed Drive in Tallahassee. I didn't know squat about bicycles but...
09-02-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Jmclay

Ten Year Retrospective: My 650b x 32 Cypres Frameset

I built my first 650b bike about 10 years ago when the Cypres 650b x 32 was new and, aside from the CdlV, one of the very few 584 tires available. It was fitted with fenders, a front rack and pretty...
09-02-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jmclay

You heretic 😉! That one needs to be left alone as...

You heretic 😉! That one needs to be left alone as the cycle gods intended. But you could build Andy an entirely new frame for 650 B and low trail but painted the same color. That would rock....Who...
09-02-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jmclay

Seriously gorgeous. I remember when you could buy...

Seriously gorgeous. I remember when you could buy them new. That's about where I'd freeze bicycle technology if I were running the world.
09-02-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Good catch! It is in the sight line but the light...

Good catch! It is in the sight line but the light is plenty visible from afar. 1) I was too chicken to force a shorter seat post by raising the boss (though I got over it for the RTP frame) and 2) in...
09-02-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Itcan happen in extreme cases but, ironically,...

Itcan happen in extreme cases but, ironically, the most vivid example that comes to my mind is that of skinny tire bikes patterned after professional racing bikes...the very bikes we've been...
09-01-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Thank you for the kind words Mark! The lack of a...

Thank you for the kind words Mark! The lack of a lathe and proper tube bending equipment, aside from rack-sized stuff, forces some of the "creativity". Once I braze up the main triangle I'm going to...
09-01-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

I built the main frame fixture though I...

I built the main frame fixture though I outsourced the machined parts to Joe Bringheli. Dummy axles by Anvil. It's just a basic flat plate unit made from a piece of 1" thick aluminum plate I found at...
09-01-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Except for the tires/wheels and brakes (canti)...

Except for the tires/wheels and brakes (canti) it's pretty much a carbon copy of the 650b x 42 Baby Shoe Pass frame I built. Since the OD of the BSP and RTP tires are within a mm or two (as measured...
08-31-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,365
Posted By Jmclay

Old School Frame Project for Rat Trap Pass Tire

The title pretty much encapsulates my current project; a randonneur all-road enduro for the 559x54 Rat Trap Pass tire. Fenders, electrical slip-ring on the steerer/brass brush in the down lug, in...
08-14-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,594,188
Posted By Jmclay

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My home-rolled CX frame/bike. More photos here:...
05-05-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Jmclay

Thanks. Absolutely! Gotta match the rack I built!...

Thanks. Absolutely! Gotta match the rack I built! I think I'm going to add a little strap keeper between the two bolts on the fork backing plate so that I can simply use a toe strap to secure the bag...
05-05-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Jmclay

Decaleur

My new front bag needed a decaleur so I cobbled this together.

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Fixturing in...
04-18-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,648
Posted By Jmclay

Here's the fixed frame I built for myself....

Here's the fixed frame I built for myself. Looking at the pic reminds me that I still need to drill the stem for the cable housing termination and get rid of that ugly bracket...like I have done for...
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