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Forum: Framebuilders
10-08-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,808
Posted By legalize_it

i like to use .035" straight gauge cro-mo. dirt...

i like to use .035" straight gauge cro-mo. dirt cheap and no worrying about butt length!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By legalize_it

my tubing blocks are scrap 2x4 pieces that i put...

my tubing blocks are scrap 2x4 pieces that i put holes in using hole saws. they work just fine, albeit ugly.
i did make a nice aluminum block for work on small diameter rack tubing, from...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By legalize_it

i dont speak mandarin though!

i dont speak mandarin though!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By legalize_it

35?!? ill take 2!

35?!? ill take 2!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,131
Posted By legalize_it

unter- if bilenky is charging more for a seat...

unter-
if bilenky is charging more for a seat tube repair, then it must be harder or more time consuming than a TT or DT (for them). they do a lot of repairs.

miamijim-
i was making...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,131
Posted By legalize_it

how many hours start to finish do you think it...

how many hours start to finish do you think it would take? at $60/hr, thats about 4.5hrs labor. seems very fair, if not a little low!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By legalize_it

i use plain jane green number 3, i have no...

i use plain jane green number 3, i have no problems with it. i use shade 5 for gas welding.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By legalize_it

i would recommend getting a pound of bronze and...

i would recommend getting a pound of bronze and practice with that.
for one, its cheaper. also bc you need to get the metal to a higher temp it gives you a little longer to screw around and...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By legalize_it

unter- when im doing fillets to avoid the lip i...

unter-
when im doing fillets to avoid the lip i like to check buy wiping away excess flux with my rod, then if i need to feather out the edges i hit em with the torch real quick just enough to wash...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By legalize_it

when starting out learing to fillet a softer...

when starting out learing to fillet a softer slower flame is easier to work with, it slows down everything to give you a chance to pull back before your puddle gets away from you.
as you get better...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,946
Posted By legalize_it

from the sound of it (sorry if i am wrong) you...

from the sound of it (sorry if i am wrong) you have no machining experience?
i would recommend taking a local machining class at a community college or high school vo-tech.
i got my start taking...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,946
Posted By legalize_it

i use a 3 in 1 mill/drill/lathe, an emco V10P...

i use a 3 in 1 mill/drill/lathe, an emco V10P from the 70s. it is a killer little machine that has some great features (power feeds, steady rest, toolpost grinder, good speed range, quick change...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,946
Posted By legalize_it

well really it depends what you want to do with...

well really it depends what you want to do with the machines. do you plan on buying the latest whiz bang fixtures that everyone on flickr has? or are you more interesting in time spent learning the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,218
Posted By legalize_it

it has been shown (i think tom ritchey and some...

it has been shown (i think tom ritchey and some others did the experiment) that fillets larger than the minimum size (3 or 4x i guess?) doesnt increase strength. its the time heated that will really...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,218
Posted By legalize_it

i have found the easiest way to get a dropout...

i have found the easiest way to get a dropout scallop to look good enough and not be a time suck to clean up is to scallop the end of the tube prior to brazing. then when you are brazing in the drop...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-10-10, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,218
Posted By legalize_it

if that is your first frame i would say those...

if that is your first frame i would say those fillets are finished good enough. you could spend days filing them down to nothing to make them look good.
like others have said, when your torch skills...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,221
Posted By legalize_it

opinion opinion opinion TIG best looking? ...

opinion opinion opinion

TIG best looking? depends who you talk to.

and im not sure why you think TIG takes the most time, or that you have better heat control.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,068
Posted By legalize_it

yup, parks head tube facer/reamer has plugs you...

yup, parks head tube facer/reamer has plugs you can swap out for the reamer if you only want to face.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,767
Posted By legalize_it

i dont see what is so scary about keep acetylene...

i dont see what is so scary about keep acetylene in your garage. yes, it is very explosive, but as long as you are educated and safe its not a big deal. there are about 10,000 plumbers driving...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By legalize_it

304 stainless has about 1/3 the yield strength as...

304 stainless has about 1/3 the yield strength as 4130.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By legalize_it

its not so much what you ask them, but what they...

its not so much what you ask them, but what they ask you.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By legalize_it

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Articles/Moseman_-_Bu...

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Articles/Moseman_-_Build_a_Tandem/index.htm
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,119
Posted By legalize_it

its a good beater vise bc its cheap, but leaves a...

its a good beater vise bc its cheap, but leaves a lot to be desired.
i dont feel bad leaving hack saw and file marks all over it!!

at some point i will use my vert mill make some brass or...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By legalize_it

unbrazing a steerer from a crown is a mighty...

unbrazing a steerer from a crown is a mighty task, you will need a lot of heat, i cant imagine anything but a hearth brazing setup would make it do-able. a better alternative is to cut and grind the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By legalize_it

unbrazing a steerer from a crown is a mighty...

unbrazing a steerer from a crown is a mighty task, you will need a lot of heat, i cant imagine anything but a hearth brazing setup would make it do-able. a better alternative is to cut and grind the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By legalize_it

make your "denting form" out of delrin or...

make your "denting form" out of delrin or hardwood, something you can easily shape with files. use a wood v-block to cradle the opposing side of the tube, make sure the v-block is large enough to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,119
Posted By legalize_it

i just made my most recent block 2 weeks ago, i...

i just made my most recent block 2 weeks ago, i never needed a 31.8 block prior. now i have the big 3-- 1", 1-1/8, and 1-1/4. made it in about 10 minutes out of scrap 2x4, hole saw, handsaw, used...
11-16-07, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,035
Posted By legalize_it

who stole my screen name? WTF?!?! give it...

who stole my screen name? WTF?!?!

give it back!
11-01-07, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By legalize_it

i generally like to stick with park bc most of...

i generally like to stick with park bc most of their stuff is STILL MADE IN USA.
pedros is cheaper because chinese/tiawanese children make most of their stuff.

ill spend a little more on park for...
08-04-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By legalize_it

SS 'cross is definately doable in the C's. B's...

SS 'cross is definately doable in the C's. B's are pretty tough, for me anyways! i think ill have better luck with gears in B.

Although, a friend of mine took 1st place overall in C's in the MAC...
08-03-07, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By legalize_it

you are making assumptions about something you...

you are making assumptions about something you admittedly know nothing about, so please stop. there is a huge amount of SS racing in PA. nearly every race series in the mid-atlantic has SS...
08-02-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By legalize_it

ya but then you have to live with max knee, and...

ya but then you have to live with max knee, and that would be weird :)
08-02-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By legalize_it

there is a HUGE SS/29r SS scene in philly. all 3...

there is a HUGE SS/29r SS scene in philly. all 3 parks in city limits are perfectly tailored to SSing, usually leaving geared riders in the dust.
07-31-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By legalize_it

ha ha...that is funny.

ha ha...that is funny.
07-31-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,579
Posted By legalize_it

just when you think 'nocoins' doesnt read this...

just when you think 'nocoins' doesnt read this drivel, BAM, he throws down with an amazing post. next STET will reply to this thread. then it will be like the old times again....oh them good old...
06-26-07, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By legalize_it

dont forget about scandium.

dont forget about scandium.
06-23-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By legalize_it

the pics say it all

the pics say it all
06-22-07, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By legalize_it

i proposed to my gf for yesterdays solstice. on...

i proposed to my gf for yesterdays solstice. on a mtb ride, and yes we were both riding SS MTBs.
06-09-07, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,192
Posted By legalize_it

the sugino BB is not italian, but the specs...

the sugino BB is not italian, but the specs listed are that it uses an ISO BB.

you can get a campy record italian 102mm BB in italian. it aint cheap, but its out there.
06-08-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,192
Posted By legalize_it

http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/singlespeeder_e.html ...

http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/singlespeeder_e.html

scroll to the bottom to the RD section. listed as an ISO BB.
06-08-07, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By legalize_it

aeroplane- thank you! as for MTB SS cranks,...

aeroplane- thank you!

as for MTB SS cranks, i will always suggest white industries ENO. paired with a phil BB, or a new WI BB its a solid setup. WI makes a couple BB widths to give proper...
06-06-07, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By legalize_it

what kind of track hub? i run paul track...

what kind of track hub?

i run paul track hubs on my cross-check with no problems. my gf has in the past run surly track hubs on her cross-check. both were spaced to 130, both have seen serious...
06-03-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By legalize_it

any good professional mechanic knows exactly what...

any good professional mechanic knows exactly what to do when they come across one of these and is not an issue. for the home mechanic it can be quite a nuisance.
05-29-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,867
Posted By legalize_it

why do you have 2 profiles? :)

why do you have 2 profiles? :)
05-29-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,867
Posted By legalize_it

this is funny. its totally apparent who in this...

this is funny. its totally apparent who in this thread uses "****** bars." we know who you are and you are being ridiculed.
05-23-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,517
Posted By legalize_it

DT Swiss is a rediculously light SS hub, 285g. ...

DT Swiss is a rediculously light SS hub, 285g. some of you will say "but ___ hub is lighter."-wrong! dont forget the DT swiss is a cassette hub so the weight of the 'freewheel' is included. ...
05-21-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By legalize_it

you can use 2 standard 32mm headset wrenches to...

you can use 2 standard 32mm headset wrenches to adjust it. just dont be ham-fisted and you'll be fine.
04-26-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,125
Posted By legalize_it

this is the best thread in the ss/fixed forums in...

this is the best thread in the ss/fixed forums in YEARS.
lets keep it up!
04-23-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By legalize_it

two pages into it and no one mentioned stem and...

two pages into it and no one mentioned stem and bar contruction. theres definately flex in them, and would contribute to a different 'feel' between bikes.

other things i agree with that alter the...
04-22-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,125
Posted By legalize_it

heres a glamour shot or 2

heres a glamour shot or 2
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