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Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,697
Posted By PistaRider311

ok

ok
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,697
Posted By PistaRider311

To all: I built this frame in 2010 and it is...

To all: I built this frame in 2010 and it is still holding up fine. See thread here (http://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/722410-homemade-trials-frame-pics.html) for more details. All done using a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

The fork is holding up just fine. No problems to...

The fork is holding up just fine. No problems to speak of, really. All the welds, tubing, joints, etc. have all held up!
10-09-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 599,708
Posted By PistaRider311

Yeah he tends to only like stems longer than...

Yeah he tends to only like stems longer than 130mm for some reason. It's actually quite a bit too long for me, I just haven't gotten around to swapping it out.
10-09-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 599,708
Posted By PistaRider311

Inherited this Shogun from a family friend. This...

Inherited this Shogun from a family friend. This bike is wonderfully awesome. I know very little about what year it'from or anything, but it has Shimano 105 components on it. I added the cheap Tektro...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

I don't have a scale, but I just rigged up a...

I don't have a scale, but I just rigged up a balance using a 2x6 resting on a piece of spare tubing like a teeter-totter. Put the frame on one end and 23 oz of water in a light cup on the other end...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

UPDATE: Surprisingly, this bike has held up...

UPDATE:

Surprisingly, this bike has held up perfectly for a few months of riding. I've been doing some pretty heavy (for me) trials stuff, with drops of up to ~4 ft. urban riding (just mashing...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

I left it the way it is in the pictures. All the...

I left it the way it is in the pictures. All the clearances are so tight around the calipers and disk that there must have been some kind of interference issue, I don't really remember.

Getting...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-27-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

I'm not sure what the policy on taking just a few...

I'm not sure what the policy on taking just a few units of classes is. With this particular ME class there was a lot of math the first half of the quarter. We learned all of the kinematics behind a...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-25-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

It was a lot of welding for sure, but that really...

It was a lot of welding for sure, but that really didn't take too long. Deciding where and what angle the cut the tubes at took forever though. I didn't have very much extra material either, so it...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

Here's a shot of what it looked like completely...

Here's a shot of what it looked like completely assembled

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/MotoPhotoGuy/Bicycles/Trials%20Build/1129101138.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

At this point, the frame was completely tacked...

At this point, the frame was completely tacked together, so we slid (I wish, more like wedged!) the rear wheel in the dropouts.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

I had a long weekend the next week for...

I had a long weekend the next week for Thanksgiving, so I brought my stuff home to work on it in my garage and have my Dad help with the construction. One of the more challenging parts of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,044
Posted By PistaRider311

Homemade Trials Frame (pics)

Hey guys. I'm a 4th year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I took singletrack vehicle design last quarter, where we design and build a bike. I wanted a trials bike so, I worked off of current designs and...
09-10-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By PistaRider311

I've used these for a couple years now and have...

I've used these for a couple years now and have loved them the whole time. Highly recommended.
06-11-10, 01:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,708
Posted By PistaRider311

I second this, but not the RB-021's. The angle...

I second this, but not the RB-021's. The angle inward or something weird for me (although they might have been too wide for me, also). Get the 200 model Syntace Bars and never look back.
05-26-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,907,953
Posted By PistaRider311

That poor frame. At least duct tape a towel...

That poor frame. At least duct tape a towel around the chain or something.
05-26-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,325
Posted By PistaRider311

Fixed.

Fixed.
05-20-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By PistaRider311

Google search popped out a thread from a couple...

Google search popped out a thread from a couple years ago. 15 tooth is the smallest thread-on freewheel you can get. If anybody says anything smaller, they're thinking of a BMX driver, not a...
05-11-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,004
Posted By PistaRider311

You should probably state details like that in...

You should probably state details like that in the OP. It's pretty crucial information. As for that humble pie, I was simply stating that our OP does not have very much knowledge about bikes (I...
05-10-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,004
Posted By PistaRider311

Seeing as how the OP doesn't know whether or not...

Seeing as how the OP doesn't know whether or not a different size chainring will affect his gearing, I think it's safe to assume that he/she does not know what the heck they're doing.
05-06-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,907,953
Posted By PistaRider311

No it isn't. Except for maybe the grips (which...

No it isn't. Except for maybe the grips (which actually makes more sense for riding on the streets), this thing is perfect.
05-01-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By PistaRider311

this

this
04-30-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,021
Posted By PistaRider311

Heavy wheels are harder to get started, and once...

Heavy wheels are harder to get started, and once they're going, they're harder to stop. This is good if you're cruising in a wide open bike lane, because the heavier rotating mass smooths out and...
04-22-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,907,953
Posted By PistaRider311

that's what she said?

that's what she said?
04-12-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By PistaRider311

I'll ask around and see if anyone else wants any...

I'll ask around and see if anyone else wants any but I'm in for a couple. Want to PM me the price so I know what I'm getting into?
04-12-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By PistaRider311

That sounds good. By bundle do you mean a big...

That sounds good. By bundle do you mean a big order? I could post on SLO Fixed and see if anybody else is interested by I doubt I'll be able to get more than 2 or 3 guys in.
04-12-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By PistaRider311

Thanks for the help guys. The Veloflex's look...

Thanks for the help guys. The Veloflex's look like my best bet.
04-12-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By PistaRider311

Skinny Gum Wall Clinchers

Does anybody know where to get gum wall tires (clinchers) in smaller sizes like 23c? I've been doing a lot of looking, and all I can find are touring style tires that are 27mm+. I found some 25 mm's...
04-04-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By PistaRider311

Love it except for the ugly-ass cranks. Needs...

Love it except for the ugly-ass cranks. Needs some of those limited run black anodized Dura Ace Cranks.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,697
Posted By PistaRider311

Thanks for the backhanded attempt at help. ...

Thanks for the backhanded attempt at help.







Thanks for the information guys. I guess what I was going for when asking this question was personal experience, but no one seems to have...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,697
Posted By PistaRider311

Thanks for an actual answer with some...

Thanks for an actual answer with some information. What's the downside to MIGging frames? I've done plenty of thin wall welding. Does it create too much heat and distort the frame or something?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,697
Posted By PistaRider311

MIG Welding A Frame

Hey. First post in framebuilding. I'm going to be building a steel frame with the framebuilding club at my school (Cal Poly SLO). I've been MIG welding for about 10 years (I'm plenty good, and have...
02-25-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,577,412
Posted By PistaRider311

You're an idiot.

You're an idiot.
12-29-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 31,465
Posted By PistaRider311

Or fab your own ...

Or fab your own

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/MotoPhotoGuy/Bicycles/Fixie/0215091720a.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/MotoPhotoGuy/Bicycles/Fixie/0215091720b.jpg
12-29-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,112
Posted By PistaRider311

Apparently all of these things are a prerequisite...

Apparently all of these things are a prerequisite for being a fixed gear wizard, but grammar is not. Typical internet know-it-all.
12-29-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,577,412
Posted By PistaRider311

pie plate ftw

pie plate ftw
12-29-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 31,465
Posted By PistaRider311

It is not drilled for a rear brake, but it's not...

It is not drilled for a rear brake, but it's not too hard to get around that. Probably less of a hassle than the issues already discussed.
12-22-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,907,953
Posted By PistaRider311

Hydraulic rim brakes

Hydraulic rim brakes
12-08-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By PistaRider311

Check out Syntace Stratos. You can get them with...

Check out Syntace Stratos. You can get them with zero drop, 200 (medium drop), or 400 (deep drop). I've had them for a couple years now and love them. Have your bike shop tape your bars when you get...
12-07-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,637
Posted By PistaRider311

Fail.

Fail.
12-03-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By PistaRider311

You shouldn't have to add any links. If I'm not...

You shouldn't have to add any links. If I'm not mistaken, the stock drivetrain is 48-16, so even if you add 2 teeth and go up to 18 (which I would do for a SS), the rear axle will only slide up 1/2"...
12-03-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By PistaRider311

I use this and love it.

I use this and love it.
11-29-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By PistaRider311

It will work fine. I've ridden in the city for...

It will work fine. I've ridden in the city for over a year on my stock Bianchi Pista hub with absolutely no problems.
11-16-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,317
Posted By PistaRider311

It sounds those grants aren't actually necessary....

It sounds those grants aren't actually necessary. They cover your housing (seemingly because you can't afford it), yet you have $450 extra each month, presumably for you to spend on a $2000 bike....
11-16-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,317
Posted By PistaRider311

Not the frame we're discussing here.

Not the frame we're discussing here.
11-10-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,907,953
Posted By PistaRider311

I currently ride 200's and they look like 200's...

I currently ride 200's and they look like 200's to me.
11-07-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,867
Posted By PistaRider311

37 mph on 48/17 for 168 rpm

37 mph on 48/17 for 168 rpm
11-04-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,542
Posted By PistaRider311

If you don't have something holding the first...

If you don't have something holding the first strap in place, it will probably move around a lot, and probably get annoying real quick.

I have used this setup for almost a year now and haven't had...
10-31-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,542
Posted By PistaRider311

I heard from messengers in NY that these don't...

I heard from messengers in NY that these don't stretch at all

http://www.businesscycles.com/graphics/tped-speedplay.jpg
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