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Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Nessism

I didn't realize that disc brake forks need to be...

I didn't realize that disc brake forks need to be stiffer than a typical rim brake fork due to the braking loads. This forum is great for educational purposes regarding matters like this.

So,...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Nessism

Ordered the chain stays on 3/21 and shipped...

Ordered the chain stays on 3/21 and shipped today. You can't be in a hurry when dealing with these guys...https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/equipment/framebuilding/kaisei-chainstays-curved-pair/
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Nessism

Typically, the "jig" as you reference is used for...

Typically, the "jig" as you reference is used for tacking the frame together, then the full brazing/welding is done in a free state to allow for heat related expansion/contraction.

Regarding...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Nessism

BB shell and fork crown received! Thanks Kirk! ...

BB shell and fork crown received! Thanks Kirk!
Love the bonus lug button and stickers too!

I'm off to buy the chain stays now. I don't need another bike, but since when does that stop us?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-21-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Nessism

Interested. Gotta see photos for a $2k purchase....

Interested. Gotta see photos for a $2k purchase. Please message me with a link to photos.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Nessism

Count me IN! ...

Count me IN!

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/equipment/framebuilding/kaisei-chainstays-curved-pair/

I'm not familiar with these stays. .7mm, .8mm, 1.0mm. .8mm for a general purpose...
02-20-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,002
Posted By Nessism

A year or so back, I decided to upgrade the Mavic...

A year or so back, I decided to upgrade the Mavic Open Pro's on one of my older wheelsets to some wider rims, just because. The wheel was "true enough," but upon breaking down the wheel I found...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Nessism

https://www.torchandfile.com/assets/images/PARTS%2...

https://www.torchandfile.com/assets/images/PARTS%20LIST%202018.pdf

This PDF shows the various tube options.

Thin will be lighter and ride better. It will also dent easier.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By Nessism

1000W water heater elements are available on...

1000W water heater elements are available on Amazon for cheap. Stick one down into your water tank and it will heat the water up pronto. A thermostat can also be purchases for fairly cheap so you...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Nessism

Got my crowns from Andy. Fast shipping and well...

Got my crowns from Andy. Fast shipping and well packed. Thanks.

Thanks to Doug for the caution regarding heating flat top crowns. I'll watch closely and use silver, after closing up all gaps as...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Nessism

I've been kicking around the internet looking for...

I've been kicking around the internet looking for tubing recently, and Reynolds tubing seems really expensive.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Nessism

So, regarding building forks... Silver or...

So, regarding building forks...

Silver or brass? It seems that fairly large gaps between the crown and blades are not unusual, so logic may suggest brass? How big of a gap is too big to use...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Nessism

Quote Andy: "1,16 and 19, are already spoken for"...

Quote Andy: "1,16 and 19, are already spoken for"

Those be MINE!

Thanks, Andy!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,458
Posted By Nessism

That dent looks pretty deep. I think your...

That dent looks pretty deep. I think your approach is good. 26.9 may be too large though.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Nessism

Fork Crown Width

Thinking about making a flat or semi-flat crown fork and noticed a variety of different crown widths. Some crowns rated on inside clearance and others center to center between the blades. Going for...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Nessism

One thing worth noting is that heat treated tubes...

One thing worth noting is that heat treated tubes are more difficult to cut and file (for miters.) Also, with some tubing manufacturers, in the higher end, high strength tube sets, sometimes the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Nessism

Just to be clear, when chrome plating something a...

Just to be clear, when chrome plating something a nickel layer goes down on the metal first, then the chrome goes over the top. Triple chrome plating adds an additional layer of copper, before the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Nessism

What part of the Cleveland area are you in? I...

What part of the Cleveland area are you in? I lived out near Amherst for 8 years and have great memories. And Joe Bringheli was/is in Parma. Have you hooked up with him? I'd love to know how he's...
12-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Nessism

As I understand it the pro's rarely use them, so...

As I understand it the pro's rarely use them, so that should tell you something right there. I suppose if the rims in question have a history of cracking at the spoke holes then the washers may help....
12-18-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Nessism

Even with an OC rim the tension difference will...

Even with an OC rim the tension difference will be significant - in the range of 35% different. This spoke app provides some very useful info regarding such matters...Freespoke: the spoke calculator...
12-16-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Nessism

Both are excellent. If building a conventional...

Both are excellent. If building a conventional dished rear consider going thinner on the non drive side rear. Laser or D-Lite. The non drive rear are under such low tension that using super thin...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By Nessism

I like tubemiter.exe It works fine but...

I like tubemiter.exe

It works fine but realize that the template doesn't bevel the edges of the tube for a truly righteous fit. Plan on filing for a proper fit and hold the tubes up to a...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Nessism

3" I just made this up. In truth, I don't...

3"

I just made this up. In truth, I don't know that there is a hard and fast answer. Anything beyond 2" starts to look a bit odd in my opinion, but that may just be me.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-23-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Nessism

Hi Doug, Can you describe your process for...

Hi Doug,

Can you describe your process for closing down lug gaps using a hammer and punch? I've seen videos and the guys often do this after heating, while the lugs are mailable. How to see gaps...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Nessism

My experience level is far below that of a pro so...

My experience level is far below that of a pro so I error on the side of adding too much filler as opposed to too little. You will know that the joint is full when you can't pull filler on the edge...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,236
Posted By Nessism

I love the return of zombie threads! :love:

I love the return of zombie threads! :love:
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,339
Posted By Nessism

This frame is sort of like Ti w/lugs. Me likes,...

This frame is sort of like Ti w/lugs. Me likes, but way beyond my skills to build...
...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,339
Posted By Nessism

In other words, "the standard" is not...

In other words, "the standard" is not standard!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By Nessism

Hi Kirk, Can you share the specs, ie, tube...

Hi Kirk,
Can you share the specs, ie, tube sized, angles, so forth? (if known)
Forum: Framebuilders
10-10-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Nessism

.8/.5 or .9/.6 would be my guess

.8/.5 or .9/.6 would be my guess
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Nessism

After a good bit of use over 15 years or so of...

After a good bit of use over 15 years or so of riding and a few crashes I undertook a project to replace the down tube on one of my homebuilt frames. The bike rode fine for the most part but the...
Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,444
Posted By Nessism

Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF...

Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF CA! Can't wait.

I've put my son on notice that he has that much time to find his own place to live, or come with me...somewhere. Where I go is...
08-19-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,136
Posted By Nessism

I hope none of you take that Ichiban dude...

I hope none of you take that Ichiban dude seriously. His videos are pure mechanic schtick. Watch some of his other videos if you missed the wink in his presentation here. Good fun.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Nessism

Agree with the others. Dress things up and move...

Agree with the others. Dress things up and move forward. What's done is done, and that frame isn't butchered to the point of requiring drastic remediation.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Nessism

How much is the frame worth now?

How much is the frame worth now?
Forum: Introductions
08-18-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Nessism

Welcome welcome. I'm in Torrance too. Small...

Welcome welcome. I'm in Torrance too. Small world.
08-11-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
Posted By Nessism

According to Wikipedia the J.C. Higgins brand was...

According to Wikipedia the J.C. Higgins brand was last marketed by Sears in 1962 so this frame would have to be equal to or earlier than that.
08-10-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Nessism

2.0/1.8/2.0 (14/15/14g) are hard to beat unless...

2.0/1.8/2.0 (14/15/14g) are hard to beat unless you are very concerned about weight.
08-09-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
Posted By Nessism

Please forgive this total guess but I'm going to...

Please forgive this total guess but I'm going to say the late 1950's. J.C. Higgins was a brand sold by Sears Roebuck back then they had real marketing clout. Lots of guns were sold under the J.C....
08-06-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Nessism

Some spray lube where the rails enter the shell...

Some spray lube where the rails enter the shell may help but glue won't. In fact, the epoxy may keep the spray lube from reaching the points it needs to. Also lube the rails where they sit on the...
08-06-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,131
Posted By Nessism

I have used AC seat posts before and had good...

I have used AC seat posts before and had good results. The clamp is not the most sturdy design I've seen but it's not horrable either. In the grand scheme of things I would not let the seat post...
08-06-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Nessism

Most better bike shops will have the tools to...

Most better bike shops will have the tools to rethread your spokes. I found a shop near me that did what you are asking and they charged me less than the cost of new spokes and did them the same...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Nessism

What brakes for a 400mm long fork? Disc?

What brakes for a 400mm long fork? Disc?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Nessism

Cross post.

Cross post.
08-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Nessism

Type "lugged steel bike" into google and the...

Type "lugged steel bike" into google and the answer will be right there.
08-04-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Nessism

Untrue. Aluminum spoke nipples are prone to...

Untrue. Aluminum spoke nipples are prone to seizing on the threads and to outright breakage. I've witnessed this firsthand on wheels build with aluminum nipples where once the nipples start to fail...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Nessism

Auto paint supply places can color match off a...

Auto paint supply places can color match off a sample. You could try printing that photo and taking it to them. I haven't bought paint in a while but base coat used to cost in the range of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Nessism

Whoa! That's a long fork! What brakes are you...

Whoa! That's a long fork! What brakes are you using?

Suggestions for chain stays? Some sort of S bend I suppose but which ones?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Nessism

Lugged Gravel Bike?

Has anyone made a lugged gravel frame? I'm itching for a new project and was thinking gravel bike. I'm comfortable working with lugs so that would be my first choice.

As I understand it a gravel...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Nessism

You don't need special primer. The carbon should...

You don't need special primer. The carbon should be sealed with resin so you aren't painting carbon. Just be sure to not sand though the epoxy when prepping the fork. Use two part epoxy primer as...
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