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Forum: Framebuilders
04-13-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,267
Posted By bill meyer

I think a first time frame can be as good, or...

I think a first time frame can be as good, or even better than production. I knew going in it would be tough, but took it as a challenge to build a rideable first frame. I spent 2 years...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By bill meyer

Good point, I've been considering non QR...

Good point, I've been considering non QR attachments, and since I always have tools as well, why not.. Not my first build, 3rd, but both my previous frames I did vertical drops, had no major issues...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-15, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By bill meyer

Good stuff here, never thought much about dropout...

Good stuff here, never thought much about dropout styles. I'd go with those 54 degree one's from Nova, but that puts my SS's about 2-3" below the seat clamp, not sure I'd like the look. I think...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By bill meyer

Yeah, not sure what the point of these are, but...

Yeah, not sure what the point of these are, but the horizontal movement rearward is minimal, so fenders and tire clearance shouldn't be much of an issue, esp since I like longish chainstays. Still,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By bill meyer

Dropout styles, vertical better?

So I'm building a gravel/cross frame and have some socket style dropouts from Nova I plan to use,
NOVA SEMI-VERTICAL ROAD DROPOUT SOCKET :: DROPOUTS :: Nova Cycles Supply Inc....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By bill meyer

Careful what you wish for.. I'd hate to see...

Careful what you wish for..

I'd hate to see Nova or other's go away to some foreign conglomerate all so we could save a few bucks.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By bill meyer

Glad you mentioned chain ring clearance, I might...

Glad you mentioned chain ring clearance, I might have overlooked that. Going to run canti's on this, so no worries about disk stuff this time around..
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By bill meyer

I may end up bending them, I was just surprised...

I may end up bending them, I was just surprised how far off they are to start.

Are these the Columbus stays you are talking about? COLUMBUS LIFE 24mm ROAD S-BEND CX/ROAD :: S-BEND :: ROAD...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By bill meyer

Well crap, guess I should've dug further, the...

Well crap, guess I should've dug further, the 24mm straight on Nova are indeed 30x16. Thanks for that. Guess I have some extra stay's and an excuse to do some fillet brazing..
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By bill meyer

30x17 chainstays questions

I'm planning to build a Cross frame and have run into a issue with the chainstays. I want to use this pacenti BB I have with 30x17 sockets, but the only stays I see in that size are generally S...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-16-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,210
Posted By bill meyer

I understand Tom Kellogg, of Spectrum, knows a...

I understand Tom Kellogg, of Spectrum, knows a lot about what makes a track frame work, might be a good resource to contact.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By bill meyer

Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-25-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By bill meyer

I like that test Andy, thanks. This particular...

I like that test Andy, thanks. This particular BB required tons of cleanup to even get the tubes inserted. I removed too much material in some areas, not enough in others, hard to tell exactly...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By bill meyer

Yes, but I've never worked with Brass and figured...

Yes, but I've never worked with Brass and figured if the silver flowed and filled the gaps then it would be ok, now second guessing that of course. It's only frame 2, so lots to learn still.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By bill meyer

I did consider that, but then I was worried about...

I did consider that, but then I was worried about the integrity of the band and it possibly splitting at the cut... who knows though.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By bill meyer

I did close up the gaps as much as possible, but...

I did close up the gaps as much as possible, but the BB shell casting on the sides was just too stiff for me to do much with. The HT bands are simply too large, closing up one area just ovalizes it...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By bill meyer

Lug fitment, how much gap is too much?

I'm building a frame for my father and have a old set of MTB style lugs that you can't find anymore, think I got them from Nova years ago, but they're perfect for the cruiser/city bike we're building...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,618
Posted By bill meyer

mrv, I'll second Andy's advice. I tried the...

mrv, I'll second Andy's advice. I tried the same approach as you, but the only lugged frame I could find at the time was a $35 Takara with cheap stamped lugs and fairly thick tubing. Took a ton of...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,127
Posted By bill meyer

Sounds hard. You're very talented.

Sounds hard. You're very talented.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By bill meyer

Thanks Dave! Maybe some larger fillets around...

Thanks Dave! Maybe some larger fillets around the brake bridge area for extra confidence.

As for a wraparound stay, something to strive towards, but just getting my caps on and keeping it all...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,127
Posted By bill meyer

I'd suspect he means since we're in the...

I'd suspect he means since we're in the Framebuilding forum, can you share how you built the frame, not the bike (as cool as it is). Looks unbelievable by the way!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By bill meyer

Great advice, thank you both. Andy, I like that...

Great advice, thank you both. Andy, I like that seat stay method, I may try that next go around.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By bill meyer

Silver, Did I use it appropriately?

I did my entire first frame using only Silver, 56 for lugs, but 45 for the seat stays and brake bridge. Seems most use brass in those two locations, I assume for it's increased strength and better...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By bill meyer

Yeah, I could see that with a low seat and big...

Yeah, I could see that with a low seat and big legs. Going to try a fastback style on my second (wife's frame) and see how that works out.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By bill meyer

Maybe it's my chicken legs, but no problems...

Maybe it's my chicken legs, but no problems there. I actually finished it this spring, painted it in clear, and put around 1000 miles on it before having the final paint done, so all is well.
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Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By bill meyer

Number 1, finally..

Finally done with my first frame, so I thought I'd share. In all this probably took me 2 years :eek: but I think it was worth it.

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Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,980
Posted By bill meyer

I just finished my first frame and I'm very...

I just finished my first frame and I'm very pleased with it. The brazing is sloppy compared to a pro, and it took an insane amount of time, but I did it, and that was the point for me.

I spent...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By bill meyer

The seat stay style and brake bridge look just...

The seat stay style and brake bridge look just like my Centurion Ironman, same for the bottom bracket. Other than the campy dropouts, it looks like a Japanese frame to me.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,581
Posted By bill meyer

Stan, Where did you get your hole saws? I...

Stan, Where did you get your hole saws? I bought some from this site http://syncnotcher.com/twits/ as well as some thin wall tubing supports (which I really like), but the saw's are fairly out of...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By bill meyer

Thanks K. I didn't jam it in there, mitered the...

Thanks K. I didn't jam it in there, mitered the tube down to fit this time. Turns out the head angle is only about .5 off my plan, so it's not too bad and I know where the error occurred this time....
Forum: Framebuilders
11-17-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By bill meyer

Now that you mention it, yes, I did cut up a...

Now that you mention it, yes, I did cut up a Nishiki to do some practice brazing on and I recall the TT sprung a few mm's to one side. Didn't think much about it at the time, but it makes sense now....
Forum: Framebuilders
11-16-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By bill meyer

Ok, I didn't realize the DT/HT would close up...

Ok, I didn't realize the DT/HT would close up that much, but I think that's exactly what happened. Not sure why I built it this way, just sort of flying by the seat of my pants and seeing what I...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By bill meyer

It's the HT - DT joint. Just a measurement error...

It's the HT - DT joint. Just a measurement error on my part when fitting it in the jig, didn't get the angle quite right. I already moved forward and mitered my TT down to fit, had to take about...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-13, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By bill meyer

Ok, That makes sense, I think I'll roll with the...

Ok, That makes sense, I think I'll roll with the current angles then and shorten the HT a bit. Who know's, I may actually like the slack head angle. It's going to be sort of a gravel/road build...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By bill meyer

Top Tube fit tight, need some advise

Working on my first frame here and getting the main triangle together. I've got all but the TT done, and per my drawings my HT/ST didn't turn out parallel (both supposed to be 73 degrees) as I had...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-14-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By bill meyer

Ok, that's good to hear. Yes, parts were clean...

Ok, that's good to hear. Yes, parts were clean and I had a fair amount of flux around the joint to start with, so it likely pulled in with the silver. Guess this will be a good test.. Thanks for...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-14-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By bill meyer

..oops, may have screwed up my first lugged joint.

I've been doing some practice joints with spare lugs and felt ready to do my Seat tube/bottom bracket joint. Everything came out very nice, pulled silver all the way through in all areas... but, I...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,647
Posted By bill meyer

"this little quirk has cost me 6 broken bones...

"this little quirk has cost me 6 broken bones this year-"

You're kidding right?!
03-10-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By bill meyer

Ok, that makes sense, of course Dura Ace would be...

Ok, that makes sense, of course Dura Ace would be different.. :( I did have Dura ace downtube shifters, so that answers that.

Thanks!
03-09-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By bill meyer

Struggling get my 8 speed brake/shifters to index correctly.. HELP!

I'm having some serious difficulty with my Ultegra 8sp brifters combined with my DuraAce 7402 8sp rear derailleur. It's shift throws are just a tad long, so if I adjust properly on 1st, by the time...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-23-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,681
Posted By bill meyer

Well this is all very enlightening! I was really...

Well this is all very enlightening! I was really worried I might not be able to get a frame straight enough that it wouldn't ride funny. This gives me some hope.

I'm also going to measure...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,681
Posted By bill meyer

HaHa!! Good point. I already got in trouble...

HaHa!! Good point. I already got in trouble just for trying it.

Great post Andy, that actually helps a lot!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-13, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,681
Posted By bill meyer

Thanks, good info! Had no idea those kinds of...

Thanks, good info! Had no idea those kinds of tolerences were acceptable. I mounted a cheapo Jamis sattelite frame I had, and using this method it's all over the place. Several points well over...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,681
Posted By bill meyer

Frame alignment questions

So I'm in the process of starting my first frame build and I've been putting together Jig ideas, tooling, and measurement processes.

On that measurement process, I found my granite island...
02-14-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By bill meyer

Thanks for all the replies! I've heard of...

Thanks for all the replies! I've heard of Bilatto Brothers, but know very little about the company.

Anyhow, I do like it. It came with a WorldClass Ti bottom bracket (neat part), but nothing...
02-13-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By bill meyer

Correct, "Pietro", my bad. So what's the...

Correct, "Pietro", my bad.

So what's the tip-off that its a Billato frame?
02-13-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By bill meyer

Help identifying my Detto built frame

I don't know much about this frame, mostly it's origins I suppose. It's a Detto Pierto, and would like some help if anybody knows of, or ever heard of Detto (I never have except for shoes). Did...
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