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Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,840
Posted By MassiveD

I got the DVDs, and the two styles are different....

I got the DVDs, and the two styles are different. One is all machining based, and the other is hand skills. You don't get to choose which approach you prefer relative to your preferred method.
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Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,907
Posted By MassiveD

Basically you are only going to get the geometry...

Basically you are only going to get the geometry from the levers that you have. And there is also geometry in the fork, how wide set the blades are, and how stiff.

I don't personally prefer the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,504
Posted By MassiveD

Not sure exactly the point in the last bit, but...

Not sure exactly the point in the last bit, but you can certainly braze with oxy propane. You can actually weld 4130 with it, or aluminum. Hotter is better, but oxy propane is still very hot.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By MassiveD

No way, an extra 12 % is nothing. Probably not...

No way, an extra 12 % is nothing. Probably not even measurable as against other factors. If it ground more easily, it was the metal. Possibly the tubing isn't harder; doesn't air harden during...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,579
Posted By MassiveD

As the data and discussion from/over testing...

As the data and discussion from/over testing regimes ac***ulates it will become a baseline of interest in court cases. If the industry doesn't develop it's own standards then standards based on...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,216
Posted By MassiveD

I haven't followed this thread. Did it get to...

I haven't followed this thread. Did it get to recommending this manual:

http://www.timpaterek.com/paterek.pdf
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,961
Posted By MassiveD

There are situations where more is needed, the...

There are situations where more is needed, the question is more what. If a double top tube is a solution, why isn't it used on all frames? They could just then scale down the size of the other...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,439
Posted By MassiveD

I would agree the fatigue properties are largely...

I would agree the fatigue properties are largely immaterial unless you are using your tube as a cantilevered suspension device as Bike Friday does. :) It isn't as though well made frames exercised...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,479
Posted By MassiveD

Sachs won't, which is good enough for me. I...

Sachs won't, which is good enough for me.

I don't mind leaving it up to the bike shops. I think when guys have dial indicators CNC parts, CNC fixtures, granite surface plates, and a bunch of...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By MassiveD

I don't see the point in hot bending blades when...

I don't see the point in hot bending blades when they can be cold bent. It isn't more efficient. Looks as though someone knocked up an jig that worked, and they never changed their process.

As...
Forum: Touring
01-15-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,641
Posted By MassiveD

When I was making custom frames I would have...

When I was making custom frames I would have turned down this job just because of the size. I have no idea where to start, and I used to vacuum up oversized frame formulas as one of my specialties,...
09-15-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 106,260
Posted By MassiveD

I'm more interested in the regulatory environment...

I'm more interested in the regulatory environment and use paradigm than the tech, which I assume with be there pretty soon. From what I have seen so far, the autonomous cars thing is an attempt to...
Replies: 75
Views: 20,000
Posted By MassiveD

"You can't prepare something for shipping if you...

"You can't prepare something for shipping if you don't have it in hand."

Well maybe not, but what are you expecting, a shampoo of the item? You prepare the shipping products and paperwork, item...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,556
Posted By MassiveD

I'm a big believer in the idea of practice vs...

I'm a big believer in the idea of practice vs projects. People want to do the whole thing and nobody wants to do the practice. But when it comes to learning skills you get a lot more concentrated...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,151
Posted By MassiveD

Even if the chemistry between two steels was...

Even if the chemistry between two steels was identical, it would stand to reason that steel drawn for bikes would be drawn over a mandrel so as to reduce machining costs, and that would change it...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,151
Posted By MassiveD

email@fareastmachinery.com

email@fareastmachinery.com
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By MassiveD

This forum used to be mainly composed of people...

This forum used to be mainly composed of people trying the kind of builds you are talking about, and making a success of it in some cases. But most of the people attending here are now impressively...
Forum: Touring
11-13-16, 03:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,128
Posted By MassiveD

All steel is not the same, I will give you that. ...

All steel is not the same, I will give you that. Hard to know where it comes out. Blind testing can lead to people liking the expensive steel bike or the cheaper one.




This is a complicated...
Forum: Touring
11-13-16, 03:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,128
Posted By MassiveD

People overestimate the weight savings that...

People overestimate the weight savings that tubing changes make because it often only really applies to two tubes in the bike, for three reasons:

- The obvious one being that the tubing size of...
Forum: Touring
11-13-16, 03:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,128
Posted By MassiveD

The quality of frames I see at Walmart is...

The quality of frames I see at Walmart is actually pretty high. I actually weld and fabricate, and the quality of welds On alloy bikes is pretty good. Most of them seem better than the welding on...
Forum: Touring
11-11-16, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By MassiveD

When you do that you generally want to end up...

When you do that you generally want to end up using the rack as the rear stay. Overall I think it is a bad idea. Bikes are hard enough to work on,


Drawing up a frame is not all that difficult,...
Forum: Touring
11-11-16, 04:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,623
Posted By MassiveD

It is getting a lot worse. I have had two false...

It is getting a lot worse. I have had two false arrest situations, and as far as being respectable I'm private school background, white, employed at the time in top 5% earning bracket, very well...
Forum: Touring
10-30-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,392
Posted By MassiveD

I have Mountain Drops. Riv drug up some NOS a...

I have Mountain Drops. Riv drug up some NOS a few years back. Legendary bar in MTB world. I am really broad shouldered, so I never really see the point to the angle of attack I get off those...
Forum: Touring
10-30-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,392
Posted By MassiveD

Microshift sells 7 speed brifters and they are...

Microshift sells 7 speed brifters and they are like 50 bucks. They are the same brand that Nashbar used to sell for 150 and got 5 stars over there.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By MassiveD

You may have a lot of brazing experience, but is...

You may have a lot of brazing experience, but is it with aircraft tubing? No problem I made stuff successful out of the box, so you will be way ahead. But if you are not typically working with...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By MassiveD

Doesn't mater what your bike is made of,...

Doesn't mater what your bike is made of, generally, position is what counts. You contact the bike at the pedals, the bars, and the seat. The bike is supported via the wheels. If you are perfectly...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By MassiveD

I don't know where you get really good parts. I...

I don't know where you get really good parts. I made a partial wooden stride bike for my kid. The guys who make the bikes had several sizes, and I saw a Red Rider version that was only made in one...
Forum: Touring
10-25-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By MassiveD

Why so negative he is talking about an attempt to...

Why so negative he is talking about an attempt to hit and stay on the road, and how that didn't work, it isn't a travel log, and it isn't about whatever else that was happening in his private life. ...
Forum: Touring
10-25-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By MassiveD

I inch is just fine, you may have bad parts in...

I inch is just fine, you may have bad parts in there but the sizing is just fine. The larger bearing was for MTBs that often used larger diameter tubing and Al. The same stuff moved into the rest...
Forum: Touring
10-22-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,435
Posted By MassiveD

I use these: Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers...

I use these:

Nashbar Bolt-On Skewers (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_174839_-1___)

8.99, lighter, safer, more secure, cleaner look, when touring I always have keys, I wish...
Forum: Touring
10-22-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,435
Posted By MassiveD

I think a better move is to use 3 brakes. use...

I think a better move is to use 3 brakes. use the drop levers, either hydro or mechanical, and then have a small Paul lever on the top for a second front brake. That way you have redundancy in your...
Forum: Touring
10-22-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,361
Posted By MassiveD

It doesn't happen every time. But it depends on...

It doesn't happen every time. But it depends on your mindset, if you are the kind of person who worries for a month before whether you are going to pay that fee, well that sucks too.

I think...
Forum: Touring
10-20-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,095
Posted By MassiveD

So what, we did that 30 years ago, and my parents...

So what, we did that 30 years ago, and my parents in the 40s. I'm not impressed, I get it. I drink out of paper cups. I can appreciate fine crystal, I don't have to know it will out perform...
10-17-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By MassiveD

Normally what that noise is is the crank quill...

Normally what that noise is is the crank quill attachment, at least on tapereds. On several of mu bikes around 500 miles the cranks come loose. It is worth getting it looked at as soon as possible...
Forum: Touring
10-17-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,254
Posted By MassiveD

And those are the people, I saw this thing that...

And those are the people, I saw this thing that looked like an Igloo cooler with a scooter motor attached to it out for a trial. It motors along sidewalks to deliver groceries. Potentially every...
Forum: Touring
10-17-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,254
Posted By MassiveD

No. If the age has been increasing by a year a...

No. If the age has been increasing by a year a go then they were younger once. And there are tons of reasons why old people would not be out, not least of all they are old. Most people 61 are not...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By MassiveD

If I owned that bike and felt the main thing that...

If I owned that bike and felt the main thing that was missing was more space for inefficient ways to carry stuff, I would get some 1" webbing and tension it between headset and post, then mount a bag...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By MassiveD

I gather the OP is sorta packed for packing from...

I gather the OP is sorta packed for packing from the URL. There is the idea that maybe given the limitations of BPs, they should enlarge the part of the equation that is made of large bits of steel....
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,095
Posted By MassiveD

One thing that is obviously changing is the...

One thing that is obviously changing is the preference for disc brakes, more gears, integrated stuff, electronics, and power assist.

It's funny how every new generation comes along feeling...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,095
Posted By MassiveD

Your bias is showing, the cranks may be better,...

Your bias is showing, the cranks may be better, you have already ruled them out with the correct conclusion that as the price steepens the return in performance does not, but that is true of current...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,095
Posted By MassiveD

My perception of cycling is not that it is merely...

My perception of cycling is not that it is merely a peasant activity for people who are saving for their first car, but a sport in and of itself, for which the best equipment at any cost is an...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,254
Posted By MassiveD

Two things are going to happen, autonomous cars...

Two things are going to happen, autonomous cars will take over the roads, and since the number of cars will no longer be connected to the number of people, the swell on the roads will get crazy. ...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By MassiveD

You can make a lot of gear. Check out...

You can make a lot of gear. Check out Rayjardine.com.
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By MassiveD

MEC. If you are in Canada. Check prices against...

MEC. If you are in Canada. Check prices against what Amazon.ca has, which isn't much but sometimes works out better. Stay away from extremes, like tents so light you have to roll over wet grass to...
Forum: Touring
10-15-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By MassiveD

Shimano LX, lace the rear straight 14 and 15....

Shimano LX, lace the rear straight 14 and 15. Velocity rims 36. Touring and downhill rims tend to match up pretty well. Look up Jan Heine's info on why you should be riding 35-42, you are in peleton...
Forum: Touring
10-08-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,794
Posted By MassiveD

https://mariposabicycles.ca/wp-content/uploads/201...

https://mariposabicycles.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/OMD4158.jpg

I wouldn't pay 10K for it either, but I don't think you have to.
Forum: Touring
10-08-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,794
Posted By MassiveD

Why are you discussing your budget in a thread...

Why are you discussing your budget in a thread about high end bikes. People don't go into LHT threads and talk about how their bonus was 40 million dollars last year and they can't imagine buying...
Forum: Touring
10-08-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,794
Posted By MassiveD

He is just one person, there is an interest in...

He is just one person, there is an interest in high end touring bikes, someone bought the one Sachs made. I think there are a lot of people who wanted in but couldn't afford it when they were young...
Forum: Touring
10-08-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,794
Posted By MassiveD

They are all over the place: Sakkitt is a good...

They are all over the place: Sakkitt is a good place to start, with their new website. Gordon. Mariposa. Vanilla. English cycles. Naked. There are tons of others, but those are a good start. If...
Forum: Touring
10-08-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,794
Posted By MassiveD

Your answer may be right, but the question is...

Your answer may be right, but the question is fine. I go to my local bike shop and there are several large racks of suspended MTBs in the 4k range. That appears a comfort zone in a region that is...
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