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06-11-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By smallpox champ

Thanks all for the suggestions. For those...

Thanks all for the suggestions.

For those interested: I used Loctite 271 to fix a nut onto the threaded rod, the result was the thread rod came out of the axle. Interesting there was a 4mm hex on...
06-07-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By smallpox champ

Unfortunately there's only about 8mm of threads,...

Unfortunately there's only about 8mm of threads, not a lot to work with. I've thought of hammering something into the drive side but I fear that might act to apply outward pressure, tightening the...
06-07-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By smallpox champ

Seized Thru Axle

Asking for any advice with this problem. I've got a DT Swiss RWS thru axle seized in a carbon frame, possibly overtightened, definitely corroded. The handle of the thru axle simply broke free from...
05-29-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By smallpox champ

It can be particular, I've run these rings for a...

It can be particular, I've run these rings for a while and have dropped the chain or failed to shift at times. I treat it as a 1x and try to reduce shifting, predicting when it's necessary and...
05-28-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By smallpox champ

C&V Inspired NBD: Custom 26" Drop Bar Build

My latest build, a custom 26" or Rene Herse 'RTP' frame and fork sporting Humptulips Ridge tires.

My previous personal bike was built with 'superlight' 7-4-7 tubing, 650bx45mm (actual) max,...
07-11-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,950
Posted By smallpox champ

Mercedes Blue PMB-4575, picked it because I've...

Mercedes Blue PMB-4575, picked it because I've seen it on a few frames before :thumb:
07-10-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,950
Posted By smallpox champ

Builder, myself, not because I am great, but I am...

Builder, myself, not because I am great, but I am cheap.

Frame, "super light" .7/.4/.7 butted main tubes, in this case True Temper OX Platinum. Quick handling, traditional geometry, not low trail....
02-27-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,346
Posted By smallpox champ

Crust bikes has some quill stems made by Nitto,...

Crust bikes has some quill stems made by Nitto, not cheap, but less than the Analog w(Right):

https://crustbikes.com/products/nitto-26-0-bj-stem/

...
01-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,375
Views: 2,700,328
Posted By smallpox champ

'85 Stumpjumper Sport, recently cleaned up for my...

'85 Stumpjumper Sport, recently cleaned up for my father. Mostly original except the bars and stem were long gone, my shop had the bullmoose laying around.

...
12-30-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By smallpox champ

I'm the same height as you and a 52 would be too...

I'm the same height as you and a 52 would be too small. I'd say you want a 56. My inseam is a tiny bit more than yours and I prefer a 57-58 seat tube even, with a 55-57 top tube. I'd prefer to...
12-09-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,175
Posted By smallpox champ

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/dscf9077_2__e0e707366b70568402d8ed88f53c1bae52123c6e.jpg...
12-02-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,350
Posted By smallpox champ

ThermionicScott Yep. Additionally I try to...

ThermionicScott
Yep. Additionally I try to take into account tire sag, a bigger tire will lose more height with its lower pressure. So a 42 could be closer to 38mm height when ridden and a taller...
12-01-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,350
Posted By smallpox champ

repechage :thumb: tricky Stability,...

repechage
:thumb:

tricky
Stability, for pure road riding you can get pretty low. The frame is for 700x42 tires though, so 8cm is not a lot.

-Devin
12-01-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,860
Posted By smallpox champ

I'll counter what most are saying, I think taller...

I'll counter what most are saying, I think taller looks better. Perhaps it's an acquired taste or due to the trend of wider and wider tires, but something 60cm+ looks more pleasing to me. By being...
11-29-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,350
Posted By smallpox champ

bwilli88 That one's a tiny, fast but...

bwilli88
That one's a tiny, fast but comfortable road bike. I made a custom zero reach quill stem for it and despite the small size it is really fun to ride!
...
11-28-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,623
Posted By smallpox champ

Thank you! You definitely should if you've got...

Thank you! You definitely should if you've got some of the know-how or guidance.



I never did paint it... The bike was superceded by this build:...
11-28-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,350
Posted By smallpox champ

I've made a handful of frames, and I'm working on...

I've made a handful of frames, and I'm working on more. I'm technically a frame builder, but perhaps not a framebuilder yet. Two threads for the first two:
...
11-08-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 57,931
Posted By smallpox champ

Here's a 66cm ctc frameset I built over the...

Here's a 66cm ctc frameset I built over the summer, for a 6'4 rider. It's a classic randonneur style, low trail, single OS 7/4/7 tubing and a 1" threadless steerer. I was in a rush to ship it out so...
05-29-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,305
Posted By smallpox champ

My 2018 custom lightweight build in two slight...

My 2018 custom lightweight build in two slight variations:...
03-20-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,595
Posted By smallpox champ

Here's the powder coat I got on my custom frame....

Here's the powder coat I got on my custom frame. I talked to the boss of my local place and scrutinized the importance of a thin coat, he also opted for sanding instead of a media blast. I purchased...
02-02-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By smallpox champ

I built my new custom 650b with a Suntour...

I built my new custom 650b with a Suntour Mountech front derailleur and Superbe brake levers. The rest of the build is fairly classic in appareance so they don't stand out.
...
01-17-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,315
Posted By smallpox champ

Here's the custom one I made for my last bike, I...

Here's the custom one I made for my last bike, I ended up selling it to someone who was interested, I'm thinking about making a couple more:
...
12-08-18, 03:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

Minor update: Been riding the Panaracer...

Minor update: Been riding the Panaracer Pari-Moto's tubeless without a hitch.

Refined the headset cable hanger, the first was simply a test. New one is cleaner, stronger, stiffer.
...
12-03-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

The rims are Pacenti Brevet, they came in...

The rims are Pacenti Brevet, they came in slightly under published weight. 28, 2 cross DT Revolution spokes, alloy nipples. The hubs are from Bike Hub Store, SL210 and F125, there are lighter hub...
12-03-18, 02:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

True, and numerous abrasives, acetone, pliers,...

True, and numerous abrasives, acetone, pliers, clamps and other work holding tools, a drill and bits, center punch, hammer, measuring calipers, rulers, square, protractor, it goes on... The torch is...
11-29-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

I did receive some instruction from a welder to...

I did receive some instruction from a welder to get a feel for the torch, years ago now.


If you want the full specs: True Temper Ox Platinum 0.7/0.4/0.7 main tubes, Columbus Zona 0.7x22.2mm...
11-29-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

Thanks, I bent the blades on my simple...

Thanks,


I bent the blades on my simple hand cut tool:
...
11-28-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

Thanks again, Here's most the pics, I...

Thanks again,



Here's most the pics, I wish I took more but find keeping up with process pics tough: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JqBt3mNUAWYpAw9m6



As Doug Fattic said, a flat surface...
11-28-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

Thanks all, Yes, I built the frame...

Thanks all,




Yes, I built the frame with a plate, saw, vise and files.

...
11-28-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,984
Posted By smallpox champ

C&V inspired custom lightweight 650b

Over the weekend I finished building up my custom 7/4/7 Ox Platinum lugged 650b frameset, gravel, all-rounder, randonneur, what-have-you... I've only been on short shakedown rides so far, but it...
08-18-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By smallpox champ

Here's one more option: ...

Here's one more option:
https://global.bluelug.com/fairweather-for-traveler-tire-blk-skin.html
06-15-18, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By smallpox champ

I've done it, and made a thread about it....

I've done it, and made a thread about it. Theoretically there's nothing wrong with it, it's easy, but the selection is one rim and a couple tires. Ultimately the Panaracer col de la vie is a...
06-11-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,233
Posted By smallpox champ

WRT to the Pasela, the folding bead will be the...

WRT to the Pasela, the folding bead will be the "Pasela PT", with the Protite protection belt. I prefer the plain Pasela with a wire bead for lower rolling resistance.
04-12-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By smallpox champ

The Panaracer Gravelking and PariMoto both come...

The Panaracer Gravelking and PariMoto both come in 48mm now, I think they'd be a good alternative to the WTB Horizon:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/panaracer-gravel-king-650b-tire
12-27-17, 06:23 PM
12-03-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,238
Posted By smallpox champ

No knock on Claris, I think that's the best part...

No knock on Claris, I think that's the best part about the bike, it would be better with the full line of parts. The frame is suspect with the mentioned 25.4 seatpost. I think any comparable bike...
12-02-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,238
Posted By smallpox champ

I've handled similar bikes before. Compared to...

I've handled similar bikes before. Compared to mid range C&V bikes they leave a lot to be desired, heavy, no name parts, just overall clunky. It would take almost as much tuning as a vintage bike to...
11-14-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,153
Posted By smallpox champ

Looks like 1984 based on the graphics. This site...

Looks like 1984 based on the graphics. This site has catalogs: Gene`s BMX - Schwinn BMX Catalogs Time Line (http://www.genesbmx.com/schwinn-bmx-catalogs.html)

and the '84 model here:...
09-28-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,487
Posted By smallpox champ

These will be my next new rims, they look like a...

These will be my next new rims, they look like a better option than the TB14.
09-16-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By smallpox champ

You could try ebay's shipping calculator too: ...

You could try ebay's shipping calculator too:

http://www.ebay.com/shp/Calculator

They offer some discounted rates if you purchase postage through them, but I have run into some services not...
06-12-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,770
Posted By smallpox champ

I tried this conversion and rode it for a while....

I tried this conversion and rode it for a while. The tires were a bit undersized, 35mm-38mm, the diameter was smaller than 700c wheels and dropped the bike a fair bit with the lower pressure. The max...
05-28-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By smallpox champ

Here is a 31.8mm clamp quill stem, lightweight...

Here is a 31.8mm clamp quill stem, lightweight too:

https://wearefactoryfive.com/products/titan-stem
05-22-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,785
Posted By smallpox champ

Another newer option, if you don't mind brown, is...

Another newer option, if you don't mind brown, is the Panaracer Gravel King:

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=GravelKing+Tire&vendorCode=PANARACE&major=1&minor=27
03-19-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,153
Posted By smallpox champ

http://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/team-pro-classi...

http://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/team-pro-classic-3.html

The Team Pro Classic can be had for around the same price as a B17.
12-12-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,416
Posted By smallpox champ

Off the top of my head I can think of only one,...

Off the top of my head I can think of only one, not cheap but it is very elegant:
MT-31 SIDE CLAMP STEM by NITTO (http://store.fairweather.cc/store/p39/MT-31_SIDE_CLAMP_STEM_by_NITTO.html)
11-17-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By smallpox champ

A Park Tool pin spanner will suffice unless the...

A Park Tool pin spanner will suffice unless the nut is really stuck on there, I've used one successfully for this exact job:
Pin Spanner | Park Tool...
11-02-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,753
Posted By smallpox champ

Suntour XC Pro derailleur. 230g, short cage with...

Suntour XC Pro derailleur. 230g, short cage with aftermarket pulleys, not terrible.

https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14624281_1728876684104500_685537962250731520_n.jpg
08-25-16, 01:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,623
Posted By smallpox champ

greg3rd48 I used 107mm, as recommended on the...

greg3rd48 I used 107mm, as recommended on the manufacturer website: Stronglight - impact compact (http://www.stronglight.com/stronglight/index.php/welcome/afficher_Produit?id=230)
I'm not a stickler...
08-11-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,623
Posted By smallpox champ

Nice, paulkal thanks for sharing. Did you use...

Nice, paulkal thanks for sharing. Did you use silver, oxygen-acetylene torch?
08-08-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,623
Posted By smallpox champ

Thanks again all! paulkal I wouldn't mind...

Thanks again all!

paulkal I wouldn't mind seeing your effort if you felt like sharing.

Classtime yes, after trying several quick and cheap methods I settled on buying a nice bender: FORK...
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