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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
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
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...
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
12-07-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Nessism

I'm unaware of such a database. Back when I...

I'm unaware of such a database.

Back when I got serious about riding and later framebuilding in the 1990's I made my own spreadsheet of specs of frames in my size. Take away was that there was...
12-06-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Nessism

To do a proper paint job the base coat should be...

To do a proper paint job the base coat should be sealed with the clear within the "critical recoat time," typically 24 hours. Further, the base coat should not be sanded. Failing to follow these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,694
Posted By Nessism

I've been riding Speedplay going back to the...

I've been riding Speedplay going back to the solid aluminum puck version X-series jobbies. Love um. A little sad to see them gobbled up by a conglomerate but that's the way of the world these days I...
09-16-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,670
Posted By Nessism

Hope you are joking. Remove that fork, cut it in...

Hope you are joking. Remove that fork, cut it in half, and throw it in the trash.
09-02-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,777
Posted By Nessism

His prices are more than fair. It seems you...

His prices are more than fair. It seems you found the right guy.
09-02-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,777
Posted By Nessism

I think there will be quite a bit of corrosion...

I think there will be quite a bit of corrosion under the paint, and likely a cracked BB shell. I recently stripped and repaired an older frame I had and once the paint came off there was corrosion...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By Nessism

That video leaves a lot to be desired. Only 2...

That video leaves a lot to be desired. Only 2 min. of 7 showing the work to be done. And I'd never strip a bike using power tools like that. Chemical stripper, rinse, and scotchbrite is a far...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,336
Posted By Nessism

Lots of information about decal's in this...

Lots of information about decal's in this thread...https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1157944-head-tube-badge-creation.html
07-27-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By Nessism

Pretty sure there was another thread on this...

Pretty sure there was another thread on this exact same topic just a couple days ago. Regardless, WD-40 is a very poor choice unless you are talking about the WD-40 specialist long term corrosion...
07-25-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,327
Posted By Nessism

I'm on the Fluid Film train too. Good stuff. ...

I'm on the Fluid Film train too. Good stuff.

Regarding the real world importance of treating the tubes, on several occasions I've worked on bikes that had significant water accumulation in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By Nessism

Why not take it to a machine shop and have one...

Why not take it to a machine shop and have one side blanchard ground? My alignment plate was made that way. The machinist guy wasn't too happy with me because he had to do it a couple of times...
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By Nessism

Seems unfair to those 30 people that contacted...

Seems unfair to those 30 people that contacted you wanting to buy the bike for $100. I'd sell it to the first serious buyer that contacted you.
07-04-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Nessism

I'm using 3T Superergo carbon bars on one of my...

I'm using 3T Superergo carbon bars on one of my bikes and love them. Super comfortable flat top shape. If they made them in aluminum I'd consider those instead. Bought them on a lark after finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,488
Posted By Nessism

I'd go 146 since your sit bones are at 130. And...

I'd go 146 since your sit bones are at 130. And carbon rails are a luxury, not a necessity, so let your wallet steer you. Personally, I recently bought a Fabric Race saddle and really like it. ...
06-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,514
Posted By Nessism

Buy it? Delicate negotiation: "Dad, this...

Buy it?

Delicate negotiation: "Dad, this bike has been rotting in the barn for the last 40 years so I'm going to clear it out of your way. And don't worry, I won't charge you to haul it off." ;)
06-06-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,901
Posted By Nessism

57 years old with homemade frame (bicycle) and...

57 years old with homemade frame (bicycle) and home restoration (motorcycle).

https://live.staticflickr.com/7908/46093533234_fe005ae032_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2de8pyf)
P1040220...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,428
Posted By Nessism

The new fork results in a steeper head angle and...

The new fork results in a steeper head angle and with more rake there is less trail. All in all pretty minor differences though. The Columbus Minimal is a quality piece and I agree with unterhausen...
05-06-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,837
Posted By Nessism

When I lived in NE Ohio the city where I was...

When I lived in NE Ohio the city where I was would pay off claims for vehicle damage, wheels, tires, suspension, caused by potholes. No clue how they determined city vs. driver responsibility since...
04-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,935
Posted By Nessism

Thanks for the links! I love Max tubing. Ceeway...

Thanks for the links! I love Max tubing. Ceeway in England used to sell the original style Columbus Max lugs, and the tubes too of course. I'm a garage framebuilder but Max scares me because it...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-12-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,583
Posted By Nessism

25 mil VHB tape worked great. Just a...

25 mil VHB tape worked great.

Just a couple of photos showing the final product.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/46163649145_c69e8e26bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dkjLzg)
P1040241...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 250,055
Posted By Nessism

Finished and assembled. Finally! ...

Finished and assembled. Finally!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/39853311673_5c39539c1f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23HGD6k)
P1040219 (https://flic.kr/p/23HGD6k) by nessism...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Nessism

According to info on the Henry James website the...

According to info on the Henry James website the tall 30mm chain stays are made from Verus heat treated steel. I've worked with this material before and it's nowhere near as hard as the OXPlatinum...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,650
Posted By Nessism

More information is needed about the frame in...

More information is needed about the frame in question before the discussion of "best tubing" can begin. As mentioned, thin and light is not necessarily "best" for all applications.

I'm just a...
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