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10-31-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By FatBaldMen

Hahaha, I'm looking those up right now! Thanks

Hahaha, I'm looking those up right now! Thanks
10-31-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By FatBaldMen

Thanks, gonna look em up right now!

Thanks, gonna look em up right now!
10-31-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By FatBaldMen

Honestly, this is more of a project I want to do...

Honestly, this is more of a project I want to do Vs have to do, Plan on welding up a front rack like the Surly 24 Pack & permantley welding it to the fork just cause.

Mig, Done so on bikes in the...
10-31-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By FatBaldMen

1" headtube & yup yup, been welding some 20 years...

1" headtube & yup yup, been welding some 20 years now so I wont have a problem with it.
10-30-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By FatBaldMen

Yes steel, & thanks, I dont know anything about...

Yes steel, & thanks, I dont know anything about disc brakes other than how to set emup & use them.

I'm certain that the Steel will stretch that far w/o a pro so I'll look at the novatec ones...
10-30-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By FatBaldMen

130 & yes, QR ... Thanks for helping me clarify...

130 & yes, QR ... Thanks for helping me clarify that.
10-30-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By FatBaldMen

Inexpensive disc brake hubs?

What are some inexpensive but quality(ish) disc brake hubs available for a road 🚲 .. 9-11 speed? (Non Phil wood or Paul level hubs .. More bottom to middle shelf)

Plan is to weld tabs to an old...
10-14-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 184,661
Posted By FatBaldMen

Nah, I pull the center strap tight which keeps...

Nah, I pull the center strap tight which keeps the light on the front of the helmet & the 2 side straps go under the helmets chin strap against my temples.

Works great
08-03-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By FatBaldMen

Dremel + vintage Dura Ace Brakes

Gotta remove some material from the underside of my 1986 Front & Rear rim brakes to fit 28c's .. .. .. Thoughts ?

Has anybody here done this before?

The alternative would be to order brand...
03-13-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,721
Posted By FatBaldMen

Not to derail but does anyone think 28's would...

Not to derail but does anyone think 28's would fit under Dura Ace road brakes on our paramounts?

Here's my $50 find. Actually, it found me. ...
02-22-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

Been reading up on why a 16t is important so now...

Been reading up on why a 16t is important so now I'm going w/ a 12-28 ... even in the strongest headwinds a 28t shouldn't burn my legs out. I hope.

I'm w/ you also on most likely not using an 11t...
02-21-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

This was a joke fwiw, I'm ordering a phil works...

This was a joke fwiw, I'm ordering a phil works rear wheel this week w/ SRAM hub for a RED WIFLI 10speed rear derailleur & double tap shifters if qbp still doesn't know when the 11 speed thumbies...
02-21-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

24 is coming soon, I don't wanna be the old...

24 is coming soon, I don't wanna be the old fuc#er w/ 20, 22..no prob ha
02-21-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

Bill, The trek is my cheapy (free) mass...

Bill,


The trek is my cheapy (free) mass transit bike so other than the Michelin tires I put on it it's had ZERO $$ invested into it so I can leave it locked up at the train station / bus depot &...
02-21-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

Thanks for the info to the other 2004's. ...

Thanks for the info to the other 2004's.


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Thanks for sharing your infinite wisdom ;)......I was able to sort out that...
02-21-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-pg-10...

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-pg-1070-cassette

11-32t 10 speed


http://www.microshift.com.tw/CS-H110.html

11-32t 11 speed
02-21-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By FatBaldMen

11-32 Ten speed VS. 11-32 Eleven speed?

Where (if at all) will I notice a difference between the same 2 rear cassettes?

Microshift has made the 11 speed thumbies I asked for 6 months ago but QBP gives me the same "we don't know when...
02-17-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,297
Posted By FatBaldMen

Sweeet...perspective? or are the top & bottom...

Sweeet...perspective? or are the top & bottom tubes bent?
02-11-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,297
Posted By FatBaldMen

What bars are those? They look way comfortable...

What bars are those? They look way comfortable for commuting.
02-10-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,297
Posted By FatBaldMen

Post post post.... Perspective on the...

Post post post....


Perspective on the downtube, definitely curved top tube cause I've used it (the top tube) as a seat whenever I'm out & about for the last 10 years or so.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By FatBaldMen

Y'all are dropping so much knowledge I can't even...

Y'all are dropping so much knowledge I can't even begin to comprehend yet but hope to have my mind wrapped around it by this time next year, already have a couple nice bikes which are hand built w/...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,951,755
Posted By FatBaldMen

Haha, they're cheap stamped steel. They'd be...

Haha, they're cheap stamped steel. They'd be welcome to have them if they put that much effort into it. If I'm going to lock it it's usually at the train / bus depot since it drops me within 1/4 mile...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,951,755
Posted By FatBaldMen

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/carfreesince...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/carfreesince03/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150815_185303_zpszjeegaxy.jpg

I love this bike cause it was free & I can leave it locked up anywhere & it's not worth...
02-09-16, 09:03 PM
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Views: 399,297
Posted By FatBaldMen

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/carfreesince...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/carfreesince03/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160206_164953_zps2qsi8los.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-16, 07:32 PM
Forum: Commuting
02-09-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By FatBaldMen

Going with the Lupine German built 160 lumen...

Going with the Lupine German built 160 lumen taillight, the cnc aluminum housing & saddle rail mount sold me on it because it's incredibly convenient, they have replacement parts readily available...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By FatBaldMen

Doug, I would absolutely like to have that...

Doug,

I would absolutely like to have that tutorial & when the time comes (probably not for many months) I will gladly purchase lugs from you to benefit pastors in Ukraine.

Not certain if...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-07-16, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By FatBaldMen

^ & ^^ . . . Thanks, the 2 diff sized tubing...

^ & ^^ . . . Thanks, the 2 diff sized tubing makes alot of sense & something I hadn't thought about.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-06-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By FatBaldMen

Thanks! Can I buy cheap headtube to top...

Thanks!

Can I buy cheap headtube to top tube lugs by the dozen to practice on? I'm assuming ill probably screw up a handful, plus I also want to practice brazing them together to scrap tubing...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-06-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By FatBaldMen

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-06-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By FatBaldMen

Elaborate lug cutting tutorials?

Do any exist? I'm looking to start cutting lugs into the super fancy ones that I see from time to time to hopefully use on a build in the far future.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,667
Posted By FatBaldMen

POC Trabec Race, white w/ orange square on back....

POC Trabec Race, white w/ orange square on back. Super comfortable, many safety awards & I wasn't wearing it the only time I've hit my head in almost a decade. Big bruised lump, headache for 48hrs &...
02-06-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By FatBaldMen

Most likely attached to the rack bosses, someone...

Most likely attached to the rack bosses, someone here has a quick tutorial on how they made theirs.
02-06-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By FatBaldMen

10 Wheels ... not yet, I only just remembered who...

10 Wheels ... not yet, I only just remembered who made it, but I also discovered the lupine Rotlicht while searching which is German made & ze Germans are pretty damnned good at making things so I'm...
02-06-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By FatBaldMen

Found it! Home - See Sense ICON...

Found it!

Home - See Sense ICON (http://seesense.cc/)

250 not 325 lumen.

******************Admin: Please delete this thread. Thanks****************
Forum: Commuting
02-06-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By FatBaldMen

It only lasts a week before you have to reapply...

It only lasts a week before you have to reapply if I remember correctly, if safety is a big enough concern then this would be a better investment imo (assuming you're not opposed to redoing your...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By FatBaldMen

Lupine Rotlicht 160 lumen vs. See Sense 250 lumen Tail light (opinions please)

Lupine Lighting Systems Rotlicht REDLIGHT Bicycle Tail Light (http://www.lupinenorthamerica.com/rotlicht_REDLIGHT_smart_taillight.asp)


Home - See Sense ICON (http://seesense.cc/)


My commute...
02-05-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By FatBaldMen

That ones cool but unfortunately not it, I really...

That ones cool but unfortunately not it, I really don't think it was a pipe dream but if I'm remembering correctly it cost something like $175-$250

Thanks though
02-05-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By FatBaldMen

I still use a $5 flip phone so that part of the...

I still use a $5 flip phone so that part of the light doesn't appeal to me, if I remember correctly, it was also available w/o that feature.
Was just mentioning it in hopes of finding out who makes...
02-04-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 184,661
Posted By FatBaldMen

https://coastportland.com/product/hl8/ ...

https://coastportland.com/product/hl8/

*Reviving a dead horse in hopes of attracting some attention to the post I started in this sub forum.

I use one of these on my helmet & it's great. 4...
02-04-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By FatBaldMen

325 Lumen Rear Blinky

I saw a kickstarter or indiegogo page (or maybe read an article, I can't remember tbh) for a absurdly bright rear blinky, it had something like 2 325 lumen cree LED lights & was smartphone compatible...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-17-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By FatBaldMen

Take it to a welding shop & ask them to toss 2...

Take it to a welding shop & ask them to toss 2 beads on the splits, $25-50 & it'll be just fine, I've ridden the ish out of bikes I've rewelded from my bmx days to mtb's & one road to fixie...
10-26-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By FatBaldMen

The derailleur doesn't care what's on the other...

The derailleur doesn't care what's on the other end of the cable & neither do I.
Fwiw though, there's dudes competing at the pro & pro amateur level w/ Microshift, if it's good enough for them its...
10-26-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By FatBaldMen

11spd Microshift Thumbies coming soon.

I emailed Microshift & asked about this option Saturday night & got a reply early this morning, super stoked cause 22 gears are better than 20 ;)


"Dear Gus,

Itís our pleasure to hear youíre...
10-26-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By FatBaldMen

11 speed thumbies coming soon, they replied super...

11 speed thumbies coming soon, they replied super fast & I'm stoked for an 11 speed option cause 22 gears are better than 20 ;)


"Dear Gus,

It’s our pleasure to hear you’re interested in our...
10-25-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By FatBaldMen

You rule!! Shameful to admit but I never clicked...

You rule!! Shameful to admit but I never clicked on the "city" tab.

THANKS ALL!!
10-24-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By FatBaldMen

Microshift Thumbie & Dura Ace 7900 Rear Derailleur?

microSHIFT -The best control system (http://www.microshift.com.tw/SL-M10_shifters.html)

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Dura-RD-7900-Rear-Derailleur/dp/B003RZGF2M

Is there any reason this...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By FatBaldMen

Thanks, I'm leaning towards NOT doing it,...

Thanks,

I'm leaning towards NOT doing it, it's an old road frame & I was hoping to use new off the shelf hubs. Having to locate the proper 130 ones makes it more hassle than it'd be worth.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-15, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By FatBaldMen

Disc brake tabs on a Vintage frame.

Is it possible?

Will the Tig welding process weaken the frame tubing?

Will it ever "be right" or is it more likely that the brakes will never line up proper?

Has anyone here done it?
08-01-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 342,315
Posted By FatBaldMen

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn161/yomommayo...

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn161/yomommayomomma1/Mobile%20Uploads/10447163_10152456878339210_1875417823_n_zpsuwpi5mef.jpg...
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