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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: Recumbent
05-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,108
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: 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
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, 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.
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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!
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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
09-01-21, 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.
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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
08-16-21, 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: 8,199
Views: 2,630,968
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: 457,108
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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04-13-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 834,001
Posted By shelgame

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Forum: Recumbent
04-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,108
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...
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02-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 834,001
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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Forum: Recumbent
01-17-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,108
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...
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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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Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,324
Posted By shelgame

And now for something completely different... My...

And now for something completely different... My recumbent race bike. Fillet brazed CroMo steel.

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10-02-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,332
Posted By shelgame

If you already have a speed sensor on the rear...

If you already have a speed sensor on the rear wheel, it will work that way, too. But, it's more accurate if you use the KK sensor (it eliminates tire slip on the roller giving a false high reading).
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,108
Posted By shelgame

This years race bike... ...

This years race bike...

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08-05-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 59,651
Posted By shelgame

Pulled this off the neighbor's trash pile and...

Pulled this off the neighbor's trash pile and built it up for my nephew to take to college this fall. ~'95 Diamondback Ascent EX. CroMo frame, Tange fork, misc Shimano Deore (mostly) components....
08-05-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8,199
Views: 2,630,968
Posted By shelgame

Pulled this off the neighbor's trash pile and...

Pulled this off the neighbor's trash pile and built it up for my nephew to take to college this fall. ~'95 Diamondback Ascent EX. CroMo frame, Tange fork, misc Shimano Deore (mostly) components....
05-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,164
Posted By shelgame

I sat on it that way, and these bars rubbed the...

I sat on it that way, and these bars rubbed the backs of my legs - without even trying to turn. It also looks bad in that position because I didn't jig up the stem very well and it moved; and now the...
05-28-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,164
Posted By shelgame

It rides pretty good. One little issue - toe...

It rides pretty good. One little issue - toe strike. If you pedal while turning the tire can rub your foot.
Also, the 3-speed hubs needs adjustment, it doesn't change gears.

Finished pics...
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05-26-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,164
Posted By shelgame

Finished it all up (well, mostly, still needs a...

Finished it all up (well, mostly, still needs a rear brake cable). It rides nice, actually. Here’s a vid of my son giving it a test ride.

https://youtu.be/nZP_-9z7U8c
05-24-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,164
Posted By shelgame

Found a $15 donor bike with a good rear rim and...

Found a $15 donor bike with a good rear rim and tire. Picking it up tonight. On the plus side, it's the same Huffy frame this velocino started out with, so I could theoretically build another!
05-19-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,164
Posted By shelgame

Progress! But, not done yet. Gotta figure out...

Progress! But, not done yet. Gotta figure out what the rear wheel is. It says 27 on the rim strip, but the 27” (630) tire I bought doesn’t fit. It’s just a little bit smaller than that tire. But,...
05-08-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,164
Posted By shelgame

It's hanging from a hook in the garage;...

It's hanging from a hook in the garage; unpainted. Maybe get to it this weekend...
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