Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: NextDIYikeproj
Showing results 1 to 50 of 59
Search took 0.01 seconds.
09-03-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By spelger

i like yours. i've always tried to be a DIY kind...

i like yours. i've always tried to be a DIY kind of guy so i can appreciate what you have done. mine is a bit simpler...

just a peice of plywood from a 1928 bosh radio with a 2x4 screwed to one...
08-22-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Lazyass

Well it has more of a racy geometry closer to a...

Well it has more of a racy geometry closer to a CX bike. Gravel bike geometry is long, low and slow steering for stability on gravel. And I don't know what size tires they are but they don't look...
08-22-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Lazyass

Looks good. I'd call it a CX bike myself.

Looks good. I'd call it a CX bike myself.
08-21-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By shelbyfv

More here...

More here https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1235054-my-gravel-build.html
08-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By M Rose

another option would be to “Cold Bluing” or “Rust...

another option would be to “Cold Bluing” or “Rust Blueing” used for gun restoration. It would give that brushed steel look and protect the metal from actually rusting.
08-21-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By andresh

yeah, thing is I forgot the fenders! :roflmao2: ...

yeah, thing is I forgot the fenders! :roflmao2:
But I thought one can would be enough to cover the frame twice (as you said with a sanding in between) but to be honest, I don't think you can apply...
08-18-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By andresh

Yeah no "chrome" paint will be as good as real...

Yeah no "chrome" paint will be as good as real chrome, I'm still wondering if I could apply a clear lacquer to the brushed steel and then just have it metal look with some rust protection but...
08-07-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Chuckles1

Interesting; I never thought of that when I...

Interesting; I never thought of that when I changed 12/25 to an 11/34. I just bought a longer cage derailleur (GS) and a new chain. What a difference it made for my old legs in hill country.
08-04-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By andresh

I posted a couple of photos in the Phillips...

I posted a couple of photos in the Phillips bicycles post (http://www.bikeforums.net/22154507-post41.html) when I got the bike but now there isn't much to show, it's just a bare metal frame and a lot...
08-04-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By andresh

thanks, I have seen mixed opinions about their...

thanks, I have seen mixed opinions about their products specially in the long term, I'll see what I can find in the store :)
08-03-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By zandoval

Getting Excited....

Getting Excited....
08-01-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By andresh

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply,...

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, I'm working on stripping all the paint now and once I'm done, I will use two different sandpapers for finishing it well. With "well" I mean clean, not...
07-29-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By PeteHski

Have you actually used Muc-Off bike cleaner? ...

Have you actually used Muc-Off bike cleaner?

I do find it overkill for cleaning a not-very-dirty road bike, like in the demo. But on a filthy mountain bike I find it is a lot more effective than...
07-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By NoWhammies

I have their pink bike wash and like it. Does a...

I have their pink bike wash and like it. Does a good job.
I only have experience with their hydrodynamic lube and I was not impressed. Won't be buying it again.
07-26-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By NumbersGuy

Hmmmm, I can't figure out why you would not want...

Hmmmm, I can't figure out why you would not want it to smell like strawberry ice cream......
07-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By epnnf

hmmm Im using their dry lube. Ive never used...

hmmm Im using their dry lube. Ive never used any of their other products
07-25-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By redtires

Mmmmmmm....could be though. ...

Mmmmmmm....could be though.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/ferrari_bike_d6e4ba7ae24770c83958089bf1fbf42f253c2bb3.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
07-25-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By unterhausen

The reason I'm not painting right now is the lack...

The reason I'm not painting right now is the lack of a suitable compressor. It's an interesting question where I would spray if it's not warm enough. I probably could use the garage.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nessism

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my...

Further thread drift...here is a photo of my drying rack after painting. Paint shot outside of course, then brought in for the night. Painted in February. Did I mention the weather is good for...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nessism

Please forgive this thread drift but here is a...

Please forgive this thread drift but here is a couple photos of two motorcycles I restored. Nasty urethane paint used throughout. Carbon respirator worn and shot outside with as much air flowing as...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By unterhausen

That's true, I have thought of painting under our...

That's true, I have thought of painting under our deck with tarps strategically placed. Not sure the snake that lives under the steps would appreciate it too much though.
OTOH, it's a nice snake,...
07-24-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By Racing Dan

But then it isn't bike-specific! Bike may...

But then it isn't bike-specific! Bike may assplode! ;-)

(Srsly, FUD sells a lot of expensive accessories, - and I'm certain any soap meant for kitchen utensils that is mild enough for you to have...
07-24-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By PeteHski

Agreed. That bike would have cleaned up just as...

Agreed. That bike would have cleaned up just as well with just a bit of plain water and a quick sponge. But I took it as just a simple demo. That’s the sort of cleaning process I might use in reality...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By bulgie

Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x522/how_bikes_are_painted_5004d08965f58777719390766b09b529e2864d6b.jpg

OK not really. But not all that far off either.

I...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day we painted our frames on the shop...

Back in the day we painted our frames on the shop roof. We tried to stay up wind for both spray ending up on the tubes and to minimize our breathing the fumes (Imron). We had a mask with charcoal...
07-23-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By PeteHski

Oh for sure it's not a unique cleaning product. ...

Oh for sure it's not a unique cleaning product. It's just something you can use with confidence without any additional checks. I use it for cleaning alloy car wheels too. It's quite a strong...
07-23-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By KJ43

Yes, any cleaner I buy (including to wash my car)...

Yes, any cleaner I buy (including to wash my car) is pretty mild. I do use covers on my rotors too, but I get what you are saying. Definitely something to pay attention to, but there are still a...
07-23-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By PeteHski

True, but what I like about Muc-Off cleaner is...

True, but what I like about Muc-Off cleaner is that you know for certain it isn't going to damage seals etc. on your mountain bike shocks etc. or contaminate your brake discs/pads. Not saying other...
07-23-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By PeteHski

Ha ha. I love the Orca too. Really nice looking...

Ha ha. I love the Orca too. Really nice looking bike and don't see too many around (at least not here in the UK).
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nessism

Here is my booth... ...

Here is my booth...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7851/32568526687_29c845d0bf_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RBYdjc)20190331_153412[1] (https://flic.kr/p/RBYdjc) by nessism...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By unterhausen

Party tents/pavilions don't typically have...

Party tents/pavilions don't typically have floors. There are "spray shelter" tents that aren't too expensive. People who finish guitars buy Ikea portable wardrobes, but I think that might not be...
07-23-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By commo_soulja

The pink bike wash works. Makes clean up super...

The pink bike wash works. Makes clean up super easy. Don't use the protector so can't comment.
07-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By PeteHski

Their cleaner and bike protect spray is good. ...

Their cleaner and bike protect spray is good. Their tubeless tyre sealant and valve stems are also good. Their chain lube is rubbish though.

BTW, your bike didn't need cleaning!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By unterhausen

I was thinking about getting a tent style booth.

I was thinking about getting a tent style booth.
07-22-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By jayp410

Another vote for Halo bandannas. The silicone...

Another vote for Halo bandannas. The silicone strip keeps 90% of the sweat out. The only sweat that is still an issue is the stuff that forms within the eyebrow area or just above.
07-20-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Milton Keynes

I just simply wear a nylon do-rag.

I just simply wear a nylon do-rag.
07-20-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Retro Grouch

I used to take two sweat bands with me. One to...

I used to take two sweat bands with me. One to wear and one to hang out to dry on my handlebar.

I have found the ultimate solution but you might not want to hear it. Since I started riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,866
Posted By Clyde1820

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me,...

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me, but it'll get me around town. And another that fits beautifully, a rebuild of a mid-'90s MTB into a more-upright "city" bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,866
Posted By Nachoman

Road bike. Back up bike. Hybrid. Tandem. ...

Road bike.
Back up bike.
Hybrid.
Tandem.
Folder.
.
Since the road bike is titanium and the back up bike is aluminum, I'm thinking I could pretty easily and justifiably add another carbon road...
07-20-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By GhostRider62

Ride a recumbent. No sweat in your eyes.

Ride a recumbent.

No sweat in your eyes.
07-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By kingston

My favorite is the headsweats shorty

My favorite is the headsweats shorty
07-20-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By pgjackson

Halo headband works for me...and I doubt any of...

Halo headband works for me...and I doubt any of you sweat more than me :thumb: That little rubber strip on the headband works better than any cotton product. Forces all the sweat away from your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,866
Posted By chaadster

To the OP, the resolution to your space problem...

To the OP, the resolution to your space problem is obviously a folding bike or a minivelo! I’m lucky to have one each of those among my current 10 bikes.

My stable is determined by style and use:...
07-20-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Warbird21

With temps in the mid to high 90's here in...

With temps in the mid to high 90's here in Maryland, I've struggled with sweat in my eyes for most of July. My brother suggested a skullcap. I bought this one, which is also SPF50 rated, helpful as...
07-20-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By shelbyfv

Nice work:thumb:

Nice work:thumb:
07-20-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By fredlord

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap....

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap. Super thin but no more sweat in eyes or on glasses.
07-20-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By canklecat

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're...

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're thin enough that my helmets fit fine over the bandana. They keep the sweat out of my eyes. It disperses and evaporates quickly.

If I want to...
07-20-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Clyde1820

Never found anything that effectively wicks away...

Never found anything that effectively wicks away all of the moisture, for the full duration of a ride (or run, or hours of tennis, or whatever).

A cotton sweatband around the head seems to work as...
07-20-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting solution. I like cotton sweat...

Interesting solution.

I like cotton sweat bands. I was doing a lot of commuting earlier, so I would simply hang it out to dry whenever I would stop, then rotate the driest, least white section...
07-19-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By alcjphil

105 5700 is a 10 speed shifter. You cannot...

105 5700 is a 10 speed shifter. You cannot "adjust" it to work on a 9 speed cassette no matter what you do
Showing results 1 to 50 of 59
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.