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Forum: Framebuilders
09-09-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,429
Posted By Smudgemo

Great idea, Doug. I've taken to putting these...

Great idea, Doug. I've taken to putting these plates on everything that isn't a mountain bike and I'm going to add a washer to the next one. I'll also suggest that using a wine bottle cork (cut to...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-21-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,261
Posted By Smudgemo

I'm in the final stages of my Monster Commuter...

I'm in the final stages of my Monster Commuter Mk.II. I just need to finish a front and rear rack and it's going to be ready for paint. Fat tubes, fat tires, 48 spoke tandem wheels, that sort of...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,528
Posted By Smudgemo

Have you called Riv and talked to them about the...

Have you called Riv and talked to them about the bike you are interested in? I'd suggest you talk to Keven or Vince and see what you get. Both are super-nice guys and answer these sorts of...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-15, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smudgemo

My experience with my local shop is that if you...

My experience with my local shop is that if you aren't welding with electric, they aren't a good resource. You can buy tanks and refills, but that's about it. If you buy bronze/silver/flux from...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,561
Posted By Smudgemo

A tapered spiral abrasive roll mounted on a...

A tapered spiral abrasive roll mounted on a Foredom Tool is really useful and fairly safe for fillet clean up, especially around the BB.
-Ryan
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By Smudgemo

Vee blocks on their sides would accommodate a...

Vee blocks on their sides would accommodate a variety of tube sizes making the Z axis a non-issue, but you'd need taller vise jaws (probably) to hold things firmly. I'm sure I'll never do it, but I...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By Smudgemo

It's not length of the tube. The inner diameter...

It's not length of the tube. The inner diameter of your seat tube either needs to be just a bit larger than your chosen seat post, or somewhat larger if you use a shim. Could be a bit of a soda...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-14, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By Smudgemo

$5 head tube...

$5 head tube (http://www.bikelugs.com/store/index.php?strWebAction=item_detail&intItemID=256) (enough for 3-4 bikes w/ 1 1/8" steerer) He also has some suitable straight gauge tubes. Seat tubes...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By Smudgemo

I agree with unterhausen. If you want to build a...

I agree with unterhausen. If you want to build a bike for a kid, buy plain old round straight-gauge from Wicks or Spruce, and a BB shell, head tube and dropouts from Nova. Mitering isn't the hard...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,295,837
Posted By Smudgemo

My Commuters

Regular commuter:

392392

Monster commuter:
392467


Both made by me in my garage. I highly recommend fat tires like 38s for commuting.
07-08-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 510,661
Posted By Smudgemo

Hook 'em young! My daughter and me on our first...

Hook 'em young! My daughter and me on our first ride on a tandem I built in my garage. I probably won't paint it because I'd like to tweak the design and try again.

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Forum: Framebuilders
06-30-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,265
Posted By Smudgemo

I don't know how valuable this stuff is or how...

I don't know how valuable this stuff is or how hard it is to replace (sounds not so easy), so I'd suggest that if you do decide to tackle building it yourself (w/o a course like Doug offers), you...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,197
Posted By Smudgemo

Dave, I'm just going to throw this out there...

Dave,

I'm just going to throw this out there and you can call BS on me if you want to (you won't be the first.) I guess I'm still not clear on why you'd want to ditch a bike like yours if it fits...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,833
Posted By Smudgemo

It's also a spiffy item to mount the front of the...

It's also a spiffy item to mount the front of the fender to, and is a lot easier and quicker to install than a bridge. They also sell half-rounds to help protect your stays if you don't have a plate,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,833
Posted By Smudgemo

How many do you want? I have a couple of the...

How many do you want? I have a couple of the kind shown above on the right side of the two photos, and I'm pretty sure I can easily buy more of them in very small numbers.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By Smudgemo

I don't recall any difference.

I don't recall any difference.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By Smudgemo

Paragon has two steel BB shells. The thinner one...

Paragon has two steel BB shells. The thinner one is made of 4130 and the thicker one is 1020. I've used both and can't say I've notice any difference, but my experience is limited. I tend to buy...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,912
Posted By Smudgemo

Before investing in a kit you already have doubts...

Before investing in a kit you already have doubts about, have you considered using the LP tank from your BBQ and a medical oxygen concentrator with a typical torch? That seems to the hot combo for...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 250,097
Posted By Smudgemo

Touring/Commuting Build

Hanging out at Donner Pass Summit 7,135' Tahoe, CA with my daily commuter. Sizing and fit heavily influenced by the Rivendell guys (they are a block from work.) Carved up Pacenti lugs and fork...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-10-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,573
Posted By Smudgemo

Rivendell is only a block from my work. Call and...

Rivendell is only a block from my work. Call and ask for Keven. He is one of the nicest guys around, and he has spent plenty of time riding a mixte. I doubt he'll push Riv if something else works...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By Smudgemo

I can claim to have owned two of them. One was a...

I can claim to have owned two of them. One was a Ristretto team bike w/ a WoundUp fork that I got a deal on and raced for a few seasons. I'm not so in love with aluminum, but I really liked that...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Smudgemo

No dunking with my PC guy AFAIK. The place I...

No dunking with my PC guy AFAIK. The place I started going is a block from work, and on my last job they blasted the canti brake mounts in addition to leaving grit in the frame that I found later. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Smudgemo

I'm not sold on sealing up tubes, so sometimes I...

I'm not sold on sealing up tubes, so sometimes I hide a pair of vent holes under the brake bridge. I've also drilled the vent in the hood in Paragon's Wright dropouts.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Smudgemo

If I'm hearing you, you're essentially hoping to...

If I'm hearing you, you're essentially hoping to recreate the tube w/ miters in paper?
Just lay something like a small piece of aluminum angle along the tube to mark a center line w/ a fine sharpie....
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Smudgemo

I'd go so far as to suggest you mentally note...

I'd go so far as to suggest you mentally note your "failures" that aren't a safety hazard and move on with the build. My first build had too much rake in the fork, and the light bulb didn't come on...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By Smudgemo

True, but dragging the edge of a machinist square...

True, but dragging the edge of a machinist square along the side of the tube marked with ****m will easily give that center line - again assuming the tube is truly held on it's side. It will...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,108
Posted By Smudgemo

I can. I had one for a couple of years on an...

I can. I had one for a couple of years on an aluminum co-motion single I got while racing. Not the lightest available, but it was plenty stiff, rode nicely and I always had 100% confidence in its...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,108
Posted By Smudgemo

After nearly six years of commuting on my...

After nearly six years of commuting on my Steelman cross bike (with a straight fork), I just switched over to my recently finished new commuter w/ a curved blade. I can honestly say I've noticed no...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Smudgemo

Those guys are about a block from my work, so I...

Those guys are about a block from my work, so I stop in regularly. I asked about buying a set of lugs which was politely denied until (maybe) a set has been discontinued.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Smudgemo

I'd like to see a sticky thread for simple...

I'd like to see a sticky thread for simple home-built tools proving you don't need to tool-up for this hobby as much as some folks think. I love making a tool for nearly nothing that does the same...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,266
Posted By Smudgemo

Alex Wetmore has a bunch of great info on racks,...

Alex Wetmore has a bunch of great info on racks, tubing and how-to: http://alexwetmore.org/. Search rack building basics, I think.

I hadn't considered trying stainless for a rack, but the price...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Smudgemo

Don't I need a jig? Which jig should I buy?

Don't I need a jig? Which jig should I buy?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-24-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,920
Posted By Smudgemo

Insert joke here.... Thanks!

Insert joke here....

Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
02-24-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,920
Posted By Smudgemo

This is good advice that will cost well under...

This is good advice that will cost well under $100. You probably can't take the torch anywhere near the surface plate in your blog, but any reasonably flat surface will work for now. Sorta like...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Smudgemo

I drilled a 1" hole through mine for a 7/8" bolt...

I drilled a 1" hole through mine for a 7/8" bolt using a diamond core bit. I'd drill until the bit was mostly filled, then break out the plug with a screwdriver. I also used plumber's putty to...
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