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05-23-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

This big flake is difficult to get down and then...

This big flake is difficult to get down and then smoothed out into an even gloss, but I’ a big fan too. Even in sunlight its hard to capture in a still...
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05-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Azuki re-paint

Purchased silver—greased, cleaned, painted and polished. 0.025 flake looks like a million bucks in the sunlight. ;)
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05-18-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Sonofamechanic

What if you go the opposite way...loosening them...

What if you go the opposite way...loosening them up a bit and see if that same clunk becomes more pronounced. Then just remove the cranks and grease the connections—re assemble and tighten.
05-18-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Ok.....I bet one of your crank bolts is loose— a...

Ok.....I bet one of your crank bolts is loose— a “thunk” is exactly what you feel. Grab one crank in each hand and pull/push them in opposite directions from each other—if there is even a slight...
05-17-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20,322
Views: 3,463,113
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Perfect! LOL

Perfect! LOL
05-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 807,277
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Great pictorial story! Well done on the...

Great pictorial story! Well done on the community service.
04-30-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

IMHO There needs to be a ban on pics of Cinelli...

IMHO There needs to be a ban on pics of Cinelli pista frames.....it just loads up viewers with insatiable jealousy....we are a nation already torn apart by race and politics...we can’t let “Cinelli...
04-30-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,626
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Anyone still remember when the chain would come...

Anyone still remember when the chain would come off when we were kids with only a coaster brake and all you could do was grit your teeth, hop onto the top tube and drag your feet? A lot more gravel...
04-20-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,592
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Didn’t realize how nicely they buffed up the...

Didn’t realize how nicely they buffed up the Supers. Ok—we can disagree on Sugino v Campy... but at least now we are comparing “apples to apples”....the Origin8 v Campy and Mathews v Waits was all...
04-17-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 807,277
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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04-15-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,616
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL...thanks for the heads up. Klein always...

LOL...thanks for the heads up. Klein always went overboard on color...here’s their version of “green”...almost blinding when you ride it....
04-15-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,616
Posted By Sonofamechanic

“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems...

“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think!”
-Pixar’s Jackalope
...
04-14-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Sonofamechanic

A few years back I did a solo 4 day, 400 mile...

A few years back I did a solo 4 day, 400 mile ride Minneapolis to Grand Portage on a gorgeous Klein Quantum Pro full Dura Ace...so proud of myself till the next morning I met a kid who had done the...
04-08-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,612
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Buy that used race frame-set in your size for...

Buy that used race frame-set in your size for $3-400, then buy a decent used race-bike, fully built for $500 and swap all the components over. Sell the larger frame for $200. Net $6-700. Just make...
04-08-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By Sonofamechanic

One add....after a year on only a fixie, a...

One add....after a year on only a fixie, a freewheeled/geared bike felt horribly “uncontrollable” when coasting in any fashion...you get used to your legs controlling not only acceleration but also...
04-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,616
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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...sometimes the ugliest is just right...
04-05-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I’ve seen a lot of NJS track frames but never a...

I’ve seen a lot of NJS track frames but never a fork with such slight curve/rake! I think that really adds an elegance. How does it handle?
04-04-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Great color choices! Love that red on...

Great color choices! Love that red on blue...mesmerizing! :)
03-26-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

really like the clean look that coaster brake...

really like the clean look that coaster brake gives the build! Nice touch with the alternate fork color.
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Azuki 55/57 with good brakes and wheels
03-23-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Love that innovative “local foliage” photo op...

Love that innovative “local foliage” photo op kick stand ;). Bike looks great!
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Agreed. He is just looking for a beater single...

Agreed. He is just looking for a beater single speed with good tire clearance for occasional neighborhood runs, so I told him today there are a ton of frames out there at half the price I’d ask for...
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Whoops!.....Brian3069 comments made me go look up...

Whoops!.....Brian3069 comments made me go look up S&S couplers....now $600! and the backpack/suitcase is $320!!..... ahhh....maybe I just hang on to the frame to save the couplers for a future...
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL...I like him, he’s a good guy...I’m actually...

LOL...I like him, he’s a good guy...I’m actually ok giving him the frame—I sure got my $ out of it and he likes it so much—but I still have a few components out on my eBay watchlist that are asking...
03-06-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,662
Posted By Sonofamechanic

If your climbing that much, have you considered...

If your climbing that much, have you considered switching over to a heaver 1/8th style chain and rings? With that much torque the thicker rings might perform/last better? I would have guessed the...
03-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Behringer road converted to Fixie. All DA pista...
03-06-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,908
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I had a NJS Peloton—filet brazed, gorgeous. Many...

I had a NJS Peloton—filet brazed, gorgeous. Many of the cheaper KEIRIN (NJS approved) frames on eBay have the ubiquitous top tube dent from racing. They are fantastic to ride as a Single speed or...
03-06-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL....Twice now after losing a piece on the...

LOL....Twice now after losing a piece on the garage floor I’ve found something else that will work instead...
02-05-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,537
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Exact style/sizing match with original confirmed....

Exact style/sizing match with original confirmed.
(Owner gave me some grief for putting the “custom” label on the TT vs. the chain stay...but I swear I saw it that way on one of Cecil’s bikes...)
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02-05-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,537
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Yes! Dry transfer—I bought them from “SSS Ink”....

Yes! Dry transfer—I bought them from “SSS Ink”. $40 gets you 4 complete sets (2 black 2 white) and each set includes 2xdowntube “Behringer” 1xheadtube “B”, 2x”Behringer Custom” (ive seen them mostly...
01-14-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 807,277
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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MN Summer 2020
We were on a 50 mile group ride out...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,864
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I love this forum!...a fellow bike owner asks a...

I love this forum!...a fellow bike owner asks a pretty straightforward question and well over half of the responses either answer a different question or second guess the original one!! ;). (Not...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,697
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Absolutely...who would want it to be any other...

Absolutely...who would want it to be any other way? “Conformity” is certainly never a word that springs to mind when reviewing the Bikeforum group.
11-30-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,193,356
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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1991 Attitude in Dolomite—Nokian Hakkapeliitta...
11-25-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 416,688
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Clean build! Great shade of blue!

Clean build! Great shade of blue!
11-24-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,756
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL....a bicycle using a runaway truck lane to...

LOL....a bicycle using a runaway truck lane to stop...that’s hilarious...I hope some trucker was driving past to witness that...would have made his day.
11-23-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,756
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Any reason not to pick the Shimano simply because its...newer?
11-22-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Speaking for 55 year old mechanics...I think you...

Speaking for 55 year old mechanics...I think you just start to let your mind wander too much as you age....if I’m thinking about something stressful while wrenching I tend to over-tighten! Maybe we...
11-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Love the prosthetic carbon example, LOL, carbon...

Love the prosthetic carbon example, LOL, carbon fiber is such a game changer for so many things! I was waiting for you to say you had SPD clips epoxied into the base of the prosthetic ;)
11-21-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL...what CargoDane said...exactly. (We must...

LOL...what CargoDane said...exactly. (We must have posted simultaneously)
11-21-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Like that....but in terms of inline compression...

Like that....but in terms of inline compression on the tube ...you stomp down (“hammer” in your words ;) ) on the pedals and really the top tube (in the bigger picture) is just keeping the steerer...
11-21-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By Sonofamechanic

So many opinions!! ;). I offer this only as a...

So many opinions!! ;). I offer this only as a thought—since the top tube is mostly about compression, do you think it would have helped to “pull out” the dent where possible before the patch was put...
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