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Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By RoboMonkey

It depends a lot on what you are repairing and...

It depends a lot on what you are repairing and how much of the original frame you want to keep. Some parts of steel frames can be easily debrazed. Seatstays, dropouts, shifter bosses, and cable...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By RoboMonkey

I have done this before, turning a ~58 cm frame...

I have done this before, turning a ~58 cm frame into a ~51 cm frame. Reducing a 61cm frame to a 57cm is gonna be a stretch, and would likely require that you buy new tubes or lugs. A change from 61...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,526
Posted By RoboMonkey

I have polished an aluminum crankset by starting...

I have polished an aluminum crankset by starting at 200 - 400 grit sand paper, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000. Finally I buffed with simichrome and a cloth. This would be very difficult to do...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By RoboMonkey

I have done something similar to this. For this...

I have done something similar to this. For this frame just the downtube was bent, and the toptube had been ripped off without bending. The lugs and downtube had to be replaced. Taking apart lugs...
08-10-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61,522
Views: 9,285,438
Posted By RoboMonkey

Indiana - 3 bikes for $170. Good deal if you are...

Indiana - 3 bikes for $170. Good deal if you are looking for bikes to flip.

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Motobecane Fuji Nishiki Road Bike Vintage Bicycle | eBay...
07-01-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,767
Posted By RoboMonkey

I guess it is a bunny. Everything makes sense...

I guess it is a bunny. Everything makes sense now.
07-01-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,767
Posted By RoboMonkey

I'm not sure what's going on here? Is it a bike?...

I'm not sure what's going on here? Is it a bike? Is it a flower?

Floral | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Floral-/201380914309?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ee33ce485)
06-29-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,020
Posted By RoboMonkey

I have had a frame sandblasted and it makes it...

I have had a frame sandblasted and it makes it difficult to paint because of the pitting. The other suggestions sound good, and baking soda blasting might work, but I haven't tried it yet.
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By RoboMonkey

Unknown 1970s Italian Frame

The frame doesn't have any pantographing, so I don't know what it is. Maybe someone can identify it by the dropouts, seat cluster, and lack of shifter bosses?

Ebay Link...
06-20-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61,522
Views: 9,285,438
Posted By RoboMonkey

Huntington Beach Damaged full carbon frame,...

Huntington Beach
Damaged full carbon frame, fork, seatpost, and stem for $75. Guy is not willing to ship or I would buy it. Great deal for someone, or if anyone wants to ship it to me that would...
05-24-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20,277
Views: 3,426,767
Posted By RoboMonkey

Not vintage, but this "$6,700" Pinarello Graal on...

Not vintage, but this "$6,700" Pinarello Graal on Craigslist (http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/5000054947.html) looks suspiciously like a cheap copy from alibaba.com.

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05-03-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By RoboMonkey

It does not have braze on cable guides or brake...

It does not have braze on cable guides or brake bosses, so it's probably lower quality. It would help to have more pictures, especially of the lugs.
Replies: 16
Views: 3,940
Posted By RoboMonkey

So it seems like it's probably worth from $800 to...

So it seems like it's probably worth from $800 to $1,000. I will think about it, and maybe see if I can flip my current bike for some money. Thanks for the replies.
Replies: 16
Views: 3,940
Posted By RoboMonkey

1980s? Zunow Hummingbird

The asking price is $1,000.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/84816682@N07/sets/72157635211425393/
05-01-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By RoboMonkey

So I just ended up buying a 26 piece hex wrench...

So I just ended up buying a 26 piece hex wrench set. It ended up being 10mm.

Thanks everyone!
04-30-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By RoboMonkey

How to take apart this hub?

I got the cap on one side off without an issue. The cap on the other side just spins now. Do I just need a large allen wrench for the middle part? It's a lot larger than my 6mm allen wrench, what...
03-22-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By RoboMonkey

Looks like it would be difficult to repair...

Looks like it would be difficult to repair because it's the bottom bracket. You could salvage some of the lugs/small parts though.
01-19-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By RoboMonkey

Thanks mrrabbit, this is what I needed to know...

Thanks mrrabbit, this is what I needed to know but couldn't find it.
01-18-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By RoboMonkey

Measuring Older Rear Hubs

So I've measured hubs before to build wheels before, but for my next wheelset the hub is different. It's an older hub with spacers on either side, pictured below. How do I make sure the spacers are...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-12-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By RoboMonkey

Would it be possible to use a rivet on cable...

Would it be possible to use a rivet on cable guide? It wouldn't look identical, but it might work and look okay if you paint it.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By RoboMonkey

I think, as you already seem to know, one of the...

I think, as you already seem to know, one of the main things to consider is the original bike's geometry. If the bike already fits you, you can replace the tubes one or two at a time and maintain...
11-15-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,291,096
Posted By RoboMonkey

ISO: White or Blue pedals, Any downtube shifters...

ISO: White or Blue pedals, Any downtube shifters for braze ons

FT: Black Origin 8 pedals in okay condition missing one strap, white Avenir bar tape
...
11-15-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By RoboMonkey

If you don't want it, I'll take it so I can...

If you don't want it, I'll take it so I can practice my frame repair skills. :)
Forum: Framebuilders
11-14-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By RoboMonkey

It would probably be possible, but it would be...

It would probably be possible, but it would be pretty difficult. You would need to figure out how to make the proper geometry for the bike, which will take some planning. You should not need any...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-11-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By RoboMonkey

I was just about to ask this same question. :eek:...

I was just about to ask this same question. :eek:

If I want to spray automotive paint will a sprayer like this...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By RoboMonkey

It seems like it. Luckily, I have found a...

It seems like it. Luckily, I have found a damaged frame that I can practice on if I need to.



I just noticed I linked to the wrong set of lugs. Nova has another set of standard size lugs,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-30-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By RoboMonkey

My goal at the moment is to make a bike frame,...

My goal at the moment is to make a bike frame, but I also wanted to practice taking apart frames because I have another somewhat nicer frame that needs to have its top tube replaced.

The bike I...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-27-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By RoboMonkey

Steel Frame Disassembly

I am trying to take apart a steel frame, and right now I am working on the top tube. I cut the top tube at the upper headtube lug and I am trying to heat the seat lug and pull the top tube out. ...
10-22-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,822
Posted By RoboMonkey

Thanks for the advice guys. I will try to remove...

Thanks for the advice guys. I will try to remove the decals and see how that goes before thinking about putting them back on.
10-21-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,822
Posted By RoboMonkey

Reusing decals?

So I recently bought a damaged frame, which I plan on fixing and repainting. The decals are in excellent condition and I would like to save them if possible. I've read that you can heat decals with...
10-21-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 61,522
Views: 9,285,438
Posted By RoboMonkey

58cm Pinarello frameset...

58cm Pinarello frameset (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Pinarello-Frame-Fork-58-cm-Campagnolo-Masi-Rosa-Cinelli-Colnago-/320779083272?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item4aafec5e08) - $255 buy it now

...
10-14-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,291,096
Posted By RoboMonkey

ISO: A Gios Torino Professional fork. They look...

ISO: A Gios Torino Professional fork. They look like this:

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5193/giosfork.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/giosfork.jpg/)
07-05-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By RoboMonkey

Caliper brake adjustment issues

So my friend just got a new bike and was having trouble adjusting the front brake. I tried helping, but had the same problem. The front brake kept on shifting to the right so that the left (looking...
11-18-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By RoboMonkey

Update: If you are using vinyl, don't use...

Update: If you are using vinyl, don't use white/light colors. The dye in your clothes can rub off and stain it. I don't notice this on my black seat but it is obvious on a white seat I did.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-07-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By RoboMonkey

My seat tube is large, the diameter is about 49...

My seat tube is large, the diameter is about 49 mm. What exactly do you mean by different profile?
11-07-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By RoboMonkey

I just use regular old vinyl. You mostly need to...

I just use regular old vinyl. You mostly need to consider durability and water resistance. If you are worried about that you could try marine vinyl, though I'm not sure if it's necessary. You could...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By RoboMonkey

Rivet on front derailleur boss and riveting cable stops

So I want to add a front derailleur boss and cable stops to my bamboo bike frame. I found a few different front derailleur bosses, and one that is rivet on.

front derailleur boss...
11-06-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By RoboMonkey

My staples are about 7.8 mm long. I just had...

My staples are about 7.8 mm long. I just had them lying around and didn't pick this length out specifically. Try not to make the staples go perpendicular to the side of the seat as these tend to...
11-06-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 147,124
Posted By RoboMonkey

Custom bike seats: ...

Custom bike seats: http://www.woodenraindrops.com/2010/11/custom-bike-seat.html
11-06-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By RoboMonkey

I posted instructions to my blog...

I posted instructions to my blog (http://www.woodenraindrops.com/2010/11/custom-bike-seat.html), and can post them to the forum also if anyone wants me to. I've had a lot of experience upholstering,...
11-03-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By RoboMonkey

Do you mean there is already a DIY thread? I...

Do you mean there is already a DIY thread? I don't see one.


I didn't take pictures while I made this one. I will take photos when I do another one, which will hopefully soon.
11-03-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By RoboMonkey

Any interest in custom bike seat instructions?

I had an old bike seat laying around, some fabric and upholstery skills and I got bored, so I decided to reupholster the seat. Would anyone be interested in seeing instructions for doing this?

...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,500
Posted By RoboMonkey

It's sort of hard to tell from your pictures, did...

It's sort of hard to tell from your pictures, did you put some carbon fiber along the grain of the bamboo? I've had some problems when I only wrap it around the circumference of the pole.

Also,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By RoboMonkey

We don't get a picture of your frame? :(

We don't get a picture of your frame? :(
10-16-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,046
Posted By RoboMonkey

You should check out the bamboo thread in the...

You should check out the bamboo thread in the framebuilders forum, I don't think I've seen you post in there.



If the bamboo is not rigid enough, then it is probably too small. It would...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-10-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,500
Posted By RoboMonkey

With carbon tow I mainly wrap the carbon around...

With carbon tow I mainly wrap the carbon around in whatever way is convenient. However, I think that the carbon fiber needs to have tow going perpendicular to it to hold the strands together. So I...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,500
Posted By RoboMonkey

You probably won't need to use anything larger...

You probably won't need to use anything larger than 2". You might need larger tubes on a tandem though, I'm not too sure. :/



It probably doesn't matter either way. If you get .5 it will...
Forum: Introductions
10-06-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By RoboMonkey

Hi! Welcome to Bike Forums. :)

Hi! Welcome to Bike Forums. :)
Forum: Introductions
10-06-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By RoboMonkey

Hi! Welcome to Bike Forums. :)

Hi! Welcome to Bike Forums. :)
Forum: Introductions
10-06-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By RoboMonkey

Hi! Welcome to Bike Forums. :) Not...

Hi! Welcome to Bike Forums. :)



Not yet anyway. :p
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