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Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,175
Posted By shelgame

Sorry, but how exactly does a disk brake make the...

Sorry, but how exactly does a disk brake make the steerer flex more? Unless your saying that disk brakes have more stopping power than rim brakes?

Flex the fork blades more? Definitely.
More flex...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-01-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,175
Posted By shelgame

I'm certainly not a professional framebuilder,...

I'm certainly not a professional framebuilder, but this sounds like simple BS (or maybe fear, or just up-selling) to me.

What difference does the steerer size make in how the braking forces are...
Forum: Recumbent
05-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,107
Posted By shelgame

Latest homebuild - a lowracer this time around. ...

Latest homebuild - a lowracer this time around.

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Forum: Recumbent
05-24-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By shelgame

The May Blue Streak TT was OK. Bike was good, I...

The May Blue Streak TT was OK. Bike was good, I was a little off. I should be faster next month (June 14th). I as 28th out of 99; 24:28 time @ 24.5mph. Actually, slightly slower than the previous...
Forum: Recumbent
05-06-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By shelgame

Thanks to Dennis Grelk, online registration for...

Thanks to Dennis Grelk, online registration for the Michigan HPV Rally is now available.

Competitors: Go to mhpva.blogspot.com for the link to register online in advance, thus saving time when you...
Forum: Recumbent
05-03-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By shelgame

It's not just seat angle. The BB height above the...

It's not just seat angle. The BB height above the seat bottom also matters greatly for aero. It's about putting the body in-line as much as possible.

Many of the fast lowracers (NoCom, Morciglio)...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By shelgame

'22 Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Rally

The 37th annual Michigan Human Powered Vehicle Rally will be May 21-22, 2022, at the Waterford Hills sports car racing track in Clarkston, Michigan - the location since 1986.

The oldest such event...
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,107
Posted By shelgame

JGaerlan of Gaerlan's Custom Cycles? I used to...

JGaerlan of Gaerlan's Custom Cycles? I used to buy parts from your store back in the day. Was really sorry to see it go.

Still have the set of Vuelta Airliner 1 rims I bought from you on my Status...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-12-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I only had enough time to ride it up and down the...

I only had enough time to ride it up and down the block a bit yesterday morning. Then it got cold and rainy. But, it felt good for that tenth of a mile, lol. Hopefully we get better weather again...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-11-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

"Finished" pics... ...

"Finished" pics...

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Forum: Framebuilders
11-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Changed my mind about the handlebar. I found...

Changed my mind about the handlebar. I found these:

https://www.rei.com/media/bf9647eb-c4a6-4d50-8670-034525ed995a?size=784x588

Bike is almost all assembled. Waiting for a derailleur cable...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By shelgame

Cleaned up all the tubes (at least near the braze...

Cleaned up all the tubes (at least near the braze joints) and tacked it up.

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-11-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By shelgame

I'm resisting electric as long as possible. The...

I'm resisting electric as long as possible. The people around here that go electric are mostly not-assists - just straight up e-bike with a throttle. Even though I know I shouldn't care, it annoys...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-11-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By shelgame

Jigged up the new tubing for this bike over the...

Jigged up the new tubing for this bike over the weekend. Need to clean off all the paint and rep it for brazing.

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Fillets are done! (Are they ever really done,...

Fillets are done! (Are they ever really done, until the paint is on?)

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I gave up on the breaker arm and just tried to...

I gave up on the breaker arm and just tried to muscle it over. That worked! It's not quite the 20deg sweepback I wanted. More like 15. But, I think it'll work. Pics after I start cutting and...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Thanks. But, this is thin wall 4130 cromo. And,...

Thanks. But, this is thin wall 4130 cromo. And, it's what will support half my body when riding. I'm a little wary of anything that will significantly reduce it's overall strength. I know brazing is...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Handlebar bender fail! I made this jig up...

Handlebar bender fail!

I made this jig up (based on dsaul's post in this thread) to bend the bar for the bullmoose, and it won't do it. I just pulled it off the bench. Might try again with more...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I guess that would give the same effect - but...

I guess that would give the same effect - but with using a stem. It would also be more adjustable.

But, I've kind of sold myself on the bullmoose.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Here's what I came up with. Need to make a...

Here's what I came up with.

Need to make a bending jig to bend the bar. I really wanted a double-bend, but as guy153 mentioned, it's tough to keep the whole bar straight; much less to get both...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Been looking for handlebars for this bike without...

Been looking for handlebars for this bike without much luck finding what I really want. They're out there - just out of stock right now.
I do have ~6' of 7/8 0.035w 4130. I think Might try to make...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Filing fillets today. Rough cut is mostly done....

Filing fillets today. Rough cut is mostly done. Still need some work around the seat tube gusset. It's a tough junction to get into.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By shelgame

MTB --> Cargo Bike Conversion

Last year, the local rails-to-trails system was extended to within a mile of my house. The trail already went to the nearby Kroger parking lot.

I've been wanting to build this little...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Took the frame out of the stand and weighed it...

Took the frame out of the stand and weighed it this morning. 6.4lb before filing (not that that will take much weight off). Not 'lightweight', but much lighter than the donor frame at ~10lbs.

Also...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Fillets! I'm still working on my technique. They...

Fillets! I'm still working on my technique. They don't look so great naked, but they'll clean up.

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Forum: Framebuilders
09-09-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

It's on the bike stand waiting for me to finish...

It's on the bike stand waiting for me to finish the fillets. But, first I made sure the internal cable routing was going to work. Looks OK to me!
...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Tacked up the frame today. ...

Tacked up the frame today.

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Forum: Framebuilders
09-03-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Worked on the fork today. This came off a...

Worked on the fork today. This came off a Diamondback Response. The frame was alloy, but the fork was rigid CroMo. It's the basic shape that I wanted, and it will fit probably up to a 700-50 tire;...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I was wondering when someone would notice that :)...

I was wondering when someone would notice that :)

Internal cable routing. This will be a 1x9 drivetrain, with disk hydraulic brakes. But, I don't want there to be cables hung all over it. So, rear...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By shelgame

It is a strange crack. My first thought was they...

It is a strange crack. My first thought was they used seam welded tubing (like a Huffy). But, there could have been a flaw or wear on the mandrel when it was drawn.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-02-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Maybe it's not clear in the pics, but I have...

Maybe it's not clear in the pics, but I have little problem. The curved top tubes do not quite reach the rear dropouts. They reach, but I'd have to attached them at the 'swaged' portion of the tube....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Thanks, I checked those bars out. I may end up...

Thanks, I checked those bars out. I may end up going with a swept back bar like that, but I'd rather start with something more like the Wald 803. More BMX-like. My inspiration is the State Bicycle...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

A little more progress... Chain stays...

A little more progress...

Chain stays fitted.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51415390630_80bcfc0336_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/gp/146396513@N07/Y8372f)

Cleaned up the donor top tubes....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Progress pics. Jig is setup. Seat tube is fitted....

Progress pics. Jig is setup. Seat tube is fitted. Seat tube top cone needs a post. I'll have to figure that out next.

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Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

In a brazen display of efficiency, the USPS has...

In a brazen display of efficiency, the USPS has my dropouts out for delivery today. I might get more done this weekend than I thought...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I originally planned to make my own rear...

I originally planned to make my own rear dropouts. But, in the interest of time, I decided to just buy the Allotec ISO rear dropouts. They should arrive Monday.

I'm going to (hopefully) start...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I use the ergo grips now, but they don't really...

I use the ergo grips now, but they don't really help. It's not a pressure or angle type of ergonomic issue. Basically, any impact type forces just really cause a sharp pain.

I'm not sure if I...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-16-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

I ordered a DT as the only piece I had was too...

I ordered a DT as the only piece I had was too short; and some cable guides. Looks like they shipped today from Nova.

I also had to order some 80/20 bits for my jig. Should be in this week. Maybe...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By shelgame

Clunker

I've been having some pain in my left wrist while riding; especially over bumps (I mostly ride on the pavement these days). I found out from my Dr. that it is not a recurring sprain, but a bone...
04-01-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8,198
Views: 2,630,873
Posted By shelgame

Picked this up off of FB Marketplace for $70. All...

Picked this up off of FB Marketplace for $70. All original, all STX Groupset. Seems like a really nice bike. Needed air in the tires, and the rear shifter de-gunked. I’ve ridden everyday this week so...
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,107
Posted By shelgame

Another year, another bike build. This one is FWD...

Another year, another bike build. This one is FWD moving bottom bracket...

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Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,323
Posted By shelgame

Thanks! It's 1-3/4 x 0.049 cromo. With a gusset...

Thanks! It's 1-3/4 x 0.049 cromo. With a gusset made from a bit of leftover aero tube. Seems quite stiff to me.
04-13-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 833,998
Posted By shelgame

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Forum: Recumbent
04-09-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,107
Posted By shelgame

It's a bad camera angle. It's not as tight a bend...

It's a bad camera angle. It's not as tight a bend as it looks...
Forum: Recumbent
04-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,107
Posted By shelgame

Finished up my son’s mid racer last weekend....

Finished up my son’s mid racer last weekend. Maiden voyage was last Wednesday...
...
02-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 833,998
Posted By shelgame

My current primary ride. I also have a Trek...

My current primary ride. I also have a Trek Antelope that needs some love, and a Performance Bike XCP (MTB).

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02-11-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 478,697
Posted By shelgame

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? ...

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Homebuilt racing recumbent; '91 Trek Antelope; Generic MTB (from Performance Bike)



2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you...
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,107
Posted By shelgame

Building a near-copy of my bike above for my son....

Building a near-copy of my bike above for my son. His will use a 451 front tire instead, because he's still kind of short...

More pics when it's done...
...
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By shelgame

Here's some pics of the flip stem I made for my...

Here's some pics of the flip stem I made for my race bike...


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12-05-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,434
Posted By shelgame

A diesel truck once passed me on the state park...

A diesel truck once passed me on the state park road i frequently ride (along with hundreds of other cyclists); intentionally slowed down for me to catch up, then layed into the throttle and left me...
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