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07-24-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 639
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks again! Our internet at home is not working...

Thanks again! Our internet at home is not working and it will be a few more days. So as I work at a bike shop and we are pretty well caught up I will "play" !!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Tandem Tom

Crazy Idea??

My wife started riding her mixte last week. This is the 2nd. frame I built. I have been considering one for myself as I like the look! So had a wild thought. To see if I really like one what if I...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Tandem Tom

I passed the Topeak suggestion on to this fellow....

I passed the Topeak suggestion on to this fellow.
My part in this is complete!
04-22-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Tandem Tom

I think it is an Escape

I think it is an Escape
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,374
Posted By Tandem Tom

I second Crazy Guy. We have 10 years of journals...

I second Crazy Guy. We have 10 years of journals on it. Neil is great. BTW consider a donation to the site!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will jump in here and ad my 2cents! Took a...

I will jump in here and ad my 2cents!
Took a frame building class 2 years ago and ran my dyno wiring inside the tubing. I used a reinforcement "washer" or bottle boss star reinforcement at each...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Tandem Tom

Is beer a tool??😄😄😄

Is beer a tool??😄😄😄
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tandem Tom

I got one!!,

I got one!!,
03-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Tandem Tom

Ordered the unit and battery! Install looks quite...

Ordered the unit and battery! Install looks quite easy.
03-08-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Tandem Tom

Maybe I need more coffee. I can't see a...

Maybe I need more coffee. I can't see a difference.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tandem Tom

Kickstand!!

My wife and I just left the automotive paint place where she had picked out the color for the mixte I am building for her. She asked the question"Will this bike have a kickstand?" I got a bit quiet...
01-25-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By Tandem Tom

I may have solved the problem. I took the chuck...

I may have solved the problem. I took the chuck apart and put it back together. Seems tp work!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Tandem Tom

McMaster Carr!

Ordered some 1/2" tubing today. I usually pick it up but it was not available locally. The salesman said it would be transferred to the Cleveland warehouse for pickup Monday.
He calls back 39...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By Tandem Tom

Appreciate the education on reamers!!! So a...

Appreciate the education on reamers!!!
So a follow up question. What lubricant do you fellows use? Anything special?
Forum: Touring
12-24-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,823
Posted By Tandem Tom

One thing we have done both here and in Europe is...

One thing we have done both here and in Europe is contact a loca bike shop or cycling group and ask for a route through the city.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-15-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Tandem Tom

After I entered the correct info I printed the...

After I entered the correct info I printed the template. Cut and filed and it fit perfectly!
As a newbie I am more than willing to work toward "eyeballing" it but as an experienced woodworker I know...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-15-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Tandem Tom

Figured it out!! I did not enter the tube wall...

Figured it out!! I did not enter the tube wall thickness bin metric.
Operator error!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"! ...

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"!
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Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife ,whom I am making this frame for, came to...

My wife ,whom I am making this frame for, came to my rescue and switched the printer setting!!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Tandem Tom

We have rim brakes on all our bike except for the...

We have rim brakes on all our bike except for the tandem. They have served us well!
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Tandem Tom

Helicopter tape

Helicopter tape
Forum: Framebuilders
10-27-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Tandem Tom

Now a Touring Frame Question!

So in a prior post I mentioned how my mind wanders while we are are a bike tour. Well after coming back from a 1800 mile tour we both get zapped with a really crummy cold and laryngitis! So not much...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Doug! Actually I am wanting to build her...

Thanks Doug!
Actually I am wanting to build her a bike this winter!
Got a bunch of tubing to do some practice. But I do have to replace my torch elbow. I was doing a little project yesterday and I...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-21, 06:14 AM
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tandem Tom

Devin, I took Doug's course and I put together...

Devin, I took Doug's course and I put together the same outfit.
Where did you get your UN-J elbow? Mine is leaking at the threads by the Paige tip. And I can't recall where I bought mine.
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,505
Posted By Tandem Tom

All our gear is on the living room floor as we...

All our gear is on the living room floor as we prepare to leave on Saturday!
Our old Ortlieb panniers at still waterproof even in the heaviest downpours so here is what my wife has done. She is...
07-16-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have ordered tires,Dyno hubs and lights from...

I have ordered tires,Dyno hubs and lights from them a number of times and have always had great service.
Sorry you didn't.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Tandem Tom

Mixte Frame!

Well it has been over a year since I took a frame building course with Doug Fattic. And I thought enjoy riding my bike.
​So now I am getting the itch to build a frame set for my wife. She currently...
05-23-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Tandem Tom

To those who suggested Marathon Man. Your a bunch...

To those who suggested Marathon Man. Your a bunch of sicko's!!😁😁 Now I have that in my mind!
Jeez!!!!
01-28-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By Tandem Tom

Bench vise and my incredible strength 😁😁😁. I...

Bench vise and my incredible strength 😁😁😁. I won!!!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Tandem Tom

When I took Doug's class I carved my lugs. A lot...

When I took Doug's class I carved my lugs. A lot of work but I get to enjoy them on every ride!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class....

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class. I remember spending 8 hours on a single lug. I still have cramps min my hands!!! But the bike looks great!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tandem Tom

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is...

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is fantastic for lug lining!!
10-02-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,074
Posted By Tandem Tom

So after cycling across Wyoming and South Dakota...

So after cycling across Wyoming and South Dakota I was wondering about the Native American whose land was taken away. Is the discount going to be offered to other groups?
08-05-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,279
Posted By Tandem Tom

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed...

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed and use barcon friction. Love them!!
07-29-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will see if I can find a pic of what I did.

I will see if I can find a pic of what I did.
07-29-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thought I would share what I recently did. I have...

Thought I would share what I recently did. I have a LHT and modified a Greenfield Rear mount to work. And I add a Tubus Front Kickstand to my front pannier rack.
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,506
Posted By Tandem Tom

When do the expect delivery?

When do the expect delivery?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tomorrow's the Day!

My plan is to build up my new frame tomorrow and ride to a family gathering. I applied Framesaver a few days ago and yesterday I did some preliminary soldering of the lighting system.
I was going to...
07-02-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Tandem Tom

I had a similar situation. But it ended up being...

I had a similar situation. But it ended up being too much caffine!
06-28-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with...

Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with the "virus excuse".
A person could accept assistance and could just stand a good distance away while the repair is made.
On a recent short tour on...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Tandem Tom

Lug lining!!

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Today, thanks to Brian Chapman's expertise, I learned about a Fluid...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,729
Posted By Tandem Tom

Guy153 That's neat! I saved that pic!!

Guy153
That's neat! I saved that pic!!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tandem Tom

Goody Bros. did my touring bike frame this...

Goody Bros. did my touring bike frame this winter. Fantastic job!! I will not hesitate to ship another to him.
06-08-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,895
Posted By Tandem Tom

When we check bikes in for repairs at the shop...

When we check bikes in for repairs at the shop the chai is checked for wear. If it needs replacing I always tell the customer "A new chain doesn't want to play well with an old cassette/freewheel"!
05-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By Tandem Tom

I understand that Lake brand are available in...

I understand that Lake brand are available in wide sizes. I will be needing some in the near future so this are the ones I am going to look at.
05-07-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By Tandem Tom

I'm a bit late to this discussion so bear with...

I'm a bit late to this discussion so bear with me!
Is this just to have a "shiney" piece? I have a B&M light and might consider this appro.
05-04-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tandem Tom

I am in my 7th. season on working at a bike shop....

I am in my 7th. season on working at a bike shop. I call it my fun job! My wife and I usually cycle tour for 2-3 months and we were suppose to be going to Europe. When the boss heard our trip was...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Tandem Tom

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Finished the primer!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Tandem Tom

Getting ready to prime!

Sandblasted the frame and fork and just mixed up the primer. It requires about 45 minutes to incubate. Then it is time to spray!
Getting closer!!!
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