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Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Nessism

You can use a 27.2 seat post in that tube, but...

You can use a 27.2 seat post in that tube, but the tube will have to be reamed. It's easy to do just as long as it's not one of those super heat treated jobbies like TT Platinum. I say this because...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Nessism

Not sure what you mean by "the clamp may be...

Not sure what you mean by "the clamp may be enough" but regardless, a double butted seat tube can work as long as you position the butt at the top of the seat tube such that your seat post is...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Nessism

Please explain "horrible detail?" Trying to...

Please explain "horrible detail?" Trying to learn. I'm not knowledgeable about tandems at all. And what's that rectangular looking piece on the bottom bracket shell?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Nessism

Photos or it didn't happen!

Photos or it didn't happen!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Nessism

Dent resistance is a real thing. I remember back...

Dent resistance is a real thing. I remember back in the day when my ELOS frame, that had .4mm center butts, traumatically fell onto a bike rack striking the top tube in the middle and denting it. Oh...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Nessism

Spectrum (or Merlin maybe)?

Spectrum (or Merlin maybe)?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Nessism

...and even if there was the tube may not be...

...and even if there was the tube may not be perfectly round.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-21-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,418
Posted By Nessism

Since this is a framebuilding forum not a...

Since this is a framebuilding forum not a mechanics forum, the idea of flowing some brazing filler into the lower race seat area of the head tube seems like a winner to me. Silver will pose less...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Nessism

I've got a gallon jug purchased from the hardware...

I've got a gallon jug purchased from the hardware store. I store the jug outside but it's sealed so not sure it matters where it's stored.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,418
Posted By Nessism

I don't think it would be super hard to replace...

I don't think it would be super hard to replace the head tube. I'd cut it above the lugs and then make radial cuts using a hack saw blade on the inside, cutting through the tube but stopping short...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Nessism

I use it outside.:lol:

I use it outside.:lol:
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Nessism

Acid dipping is a good way to remove rust. I do...

Acid dipping is a good way to remove rust. I do a fair bit of motorcycle related restoration work, replating hardware myself using a zinc plating setup, and derusting and stripping the old plating...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Nessism

Sounds fixable. I agree with unterhausen that...

Sounds fixable. I agree with unterhausen that cleaning is important. Some mild muratic acid in a bucket and soaking the stay end inside would be an easy way to clean it inside and out.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Nessism

I don't know specifically about Reynolds but a...

I don't know specifically about Reynolds but a number of tubeset stays are made from a different material than the main tubes. The important thing is not the material, it's the physical...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Nessism

I agree with Andy too. Shouldn't be too hard. ...

I agree with Andy too. Shouldn't be too hard. Don't think I'd work too hard saving the lugs though, although that's possible.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Nessism

That thread brings back nightmares! Thanks for...

That thread brings back nightmares! Thanks for sharing.:notamused:
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Nessism

Long Shen makes all kinds of different lugs,...

Long Shen makes all kinds of different lugs, including (as far as I know) those for Sach's, Llewellyn, and Pacenti. I'd caution against generalizing regarding fit and internal clearance.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Nessism

True Temper still makes a lot of golf shafts in...

True Temper still makes a lot of golf shafts in the USA. Quality stuff.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Nessism

Henry James (Hank and his wife) used to live just...

Henry James (Hank and his wife) used to live just a few miles away from me in So. Calif (since moved to the Pacific NW.) Back then I'd drive by and pick up tubes & lugs from them and they were very...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Nessism

Agree on all counts. Non-heat treated tubes will...

Agree on all counts. Non-heat treated tubes will typically be thicker and stiffer than a thin heat treated tube (unless the OD is increased.) And while the softer metal will be more prone to...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By Nessism

There is nothing evil about an internal sleeve. ...

There is nothing evil about an internal sleeve. After you get your external sleeve added ream the ID to make it round again and slide in a nice anodized aluminum adapter trimmed to fit. My first...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By Nessism

There are 30.6 posts on the market, although they...

There are 30.6 posts on the market, although they tend to be nice and expensive, or lower end. Do an ebay search on "30.6 seat post" and you can see some options. There aren't any high end jobbies...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By Nessism

I'm confused by this post. There is no reducer,...

I'm confused by this post. There is no reducer, unless you add one. Please explain.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-27-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By Nessism

That sounds pretty beefy. Zero tubing tends to...

That sounds pretty beefy. Zero tubing tends to be pretty thin thus my assumption that they were thinner/lighter.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-27-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By Nessism

Your tube selection is on the thin side of...

Your tube selection is on the thin side of average. Should be okay unless your friend is a masher. If that's the case moving to thicker CS's would be my first move.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,624
Posted By Nessism

This thread has lots of useful information about...

This thread has lots of useful information about making head badges...
https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1157944-head-tube-badge-creation.html
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By Nessism

How does wishbone cut costs?

How does wishbone cut costs?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Nessism

Seems like you have the order backwards; drawing...

Seems like you have the order backwards; drawing should come before building the frame. Regardless, I like to draw a line towards the bottom of your paper which represents a centerline passing...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,124
Posted By Nessism

What's a pump peg? :innocent:

What's a pump peg? :innocent:
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Nessism

Googling "titanium grades" turned up a number of...

Googling "titanium grades" turned up a number of hits including this one...https://www.magellanmetals.com/titanium-grade2

Grade 2 is a low grade tubing. 3Al2.5V is the standard tubing used for...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,157
Posted By Nessism

Andy, My condolences on the frame building...

Andy,
My condolences on the frame building fail. And thanks for sharing. Remember, "it's only a mistake if you do the same thing wrong twice." Live and learn...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-25-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,157
Posted By Nessism

You taught me something Andy. I didn't know a...

You taught me something Andy. I didn't know a tube replacement could be performed that way. Are your joints on the thick part of the tube?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-23-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nessism

The down tube will buckle if you try to bend it...

The down tube will buckle if you try to bend it into alignment (don't ask me how I know.)
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,857
Posted By Nessism

I like that idea of the sleeve inside the stay...

I like that idea of the sleeve inside the stay since as duanedr says, all you would have to do is silver them to the seat tube w/o fillet. That would save someone like me a fair bit of hassle...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-05-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Nessism

Q: How to tell if brazing has penetrated lugs? ...

Q: How to tell if brazing has penetrated lugs?

A: Feed braze material from top and then use gravity and heat to pull it though and out the lug on the bottom somewhere.

That video is pretty good...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,357
Posted By Nessism

I'd go for the granite. Seems a no brainer if...

I'd go for the granite. Seems a no brainer if you are settled and not planning to move around for a while.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,357
Posted By Nessism

Yes on the Blanchard grinding. I use a thick...

Yes on the Blanchard grinding. I use a thick slab of flattened steel as my level reference and it works fine. Mine is not as large as being discussed here and I have to use a long pointer on my...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Nessism

My only comment is to make sure you have...

My only comment is to make sure you have insurance.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By Nessism

Nice job! My post is much simpler, partly...

Nice job!

My post is much simpler, partly because my lathe skills don't measure up. Simple cylinder with a 3/4" hole bored through the center for a piece of threaded drill rod. My alignment...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-06-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Nessism

Wasn't there a thread, or comment within a...

Wasn't there a thread, or comment within a thread, about Joe not being well recently? Or is this a new event? In either case it's very sad. Joe is one of the good ones.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-02-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Nessism

What machining forum do you frequent Andy? I...

What machining forum do you frequent Andy?

I had a worn out South Bend 9" that I loved regardless. Needed a cross slide nut but couldn't stomach the cost. Wound up selling it before moving across...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,857
Posted By Nessism

You could drill through the sleeve in various...

You could drill through the sleeve in various places to use as feed ports. After you are confident the sleeve has enough silver underneath then turn the frame, hole up, and put a blob of some...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-19-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Nessism

Long Shin seems to be the #1...

Long Shin seems to be the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) lug manufacturer in the world. Pretty sure they make the Llewellyn and Sachs lugs, and lugs for...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-13-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By Nessism

Wow! Looks like two (or three) lifetime's supply!...

Wow! Looks like two (or three) lifetime's supply! Please come back and post some photos of your racks next!
12-11-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,346
Posted By Nessism

Return maybe, but if they offer a reasonable kick...

Return maybe, but if they offer a reasonable kick back that wouldn't be unreasonable.
12-09-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By Nessism

I like both of her commercials. Haters gonna...

I like both of her commercials. Haters gonna hate but I'm a fan.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-09-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Nessism

There are various type of steel "bluing" but I...

There are various type of steel "bluing" but I assume this discussion is about cold bluing that involves applying a topical treatment which colors and protects the metal. In terms of protection,...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Nessism

Richard Sachs is the outlier in this category...

Richard Sachs is the outlier in this category since he uses 8.0 cm drop for most of his frames. There are a few others with that much drop but it's clearly not the norm.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Nessism

Most frames fall into a fairly tight range of...

Most frames fall into a fairly tight range of about 6.8 to 7.5 (road frames.) As Andy says a pedal strike is a big worry driving that characteristic. My preference is towards a little more drop...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Nessism

Can't remember where I got the plan, Henry James...

Can't remember where I got the plan, Henry James maybe (Hank), but I made a simple bending pattern out of wood which works well. Took a large round file and contoured the bending radius so the blade...
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