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Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By Craig Ryan

What tires/pressure you riding?

What tires/pressure you riding?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-30-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,762
Posted By Craig Ryan

One time a long time ago I did some engine work...

One time a long time ago I did some engine work on my car. It was all new and I had no experience beyond basic mechanic stuff. I bought the parts and set in to it. I finished the job and it turns out...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-28-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,970
Posted By Craig Ryan

Lay your tape flat across the surface, use an...

Lay your tape flat across the surface, use an object like a wooden coffee stirrer to aid you, then cut the edge. Go right across the lug and down onto the tube. Press the tape into the shoreline as...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,970
Posted By Craig Ryan

You probably will want to shoot the lug, mask it,...

You probably will want to shoot the lug, mask it, then shoot the tubes, but it could go either way. Tape, then cut the line you want with a new blade. It's not uncommon to mask more than once in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

I'm sorry, but I don't follow what you're saying....

I'm sorry, but I don't follow what you're saying. It just doesn't make any sense to me no matter how I read it.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

Very good point. We shouldn't forget it's a...

Very good point. We shouldn't forget it's a vehicle being made, not a chair. If your chair breaks you fall down, spill your coffee, and everyone laughs. It's different with a bicycle. I'm at the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

No problem, just saying it the way I see it. Lots...

No problem, just saying it the way I see it. Lots of rideable first frames out there, but talk to any builder who's make a thousand and they'll likely agree with me. Hearth brazing had it's place in...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-15-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

Thank you, I appreciate it. I believe 25 would be...

Thank you, I appreciate it. I believe 25 would be the low number, the number which would get one to start to understand what's involved with this process as a whole. Just above someone made reference...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,665
Posted By Craig Ryan

It is very common among framebuilders to not...

It is very common among framebuilders to not accept work on a fork unless it is their own product. Scooper is right, and so are the framebuilders for thinking so. Old bent forks fall into a couple of...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-14, 04:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

Good luck, sounds like you have it all figured...

Good luck, sounds like you have it all figured out.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

Of course there are those who are willing to make...

Of course there are those who are willing to make a total POS and think it's wonderful. Don't be that guy.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,930
Posted By Craig Ryan

No. Take a class and walk away with a frame...

No. Take a class and walk away with a frame knowing you had the eye of an expert looking over your shoulder. You shouldn't bargain hunt for this sort of thing. If money is an issue go do something...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,133
Posted By Craig Ryan

In that case I'd just soak it really well, then...

In that case I'd just soak it really well, then worry about the outside and paint adhesion. The inside rust flash won't be an issue if you treat it with a product like framesaver. Short of a good...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-02-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,133
Posted By Craig Ryan

Build the bike, soak it well, send it to your...

Build the bike, soak it well, send it to your painter. He/she will have a process for dealing with the tubes inside and out.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-17-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By Craig Ryan

Just because the frames noted sprang apart when...

Just because the frames noted sprang apart when cut, does not mean it's to be accepted as a standard to build to. If you ensure the tubes and lugs are at peace with each other during fit up, I doubt...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-16-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By Craig Ryan

Things wear out. I wouldn't replace the DT. If...

Things wear out. I wouldn't replace the DT. If it's corroded in one spot, it's likely in others. I'd make a new frame.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-16-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By Craig Ryan

Bill, there is a lot of information about...

Bill, there is a lot of information about sequence out there, and especially in fitting it all up. I don't know anyone who doesn't fit the whole front triangle and proceed from there with either...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By Craig Ryan

You're working with metal, and it's alive when...

You're working with metal, and it's alive when heated. Get your sequence in order and work on the front triangle as a unit. Make the fit up so it is at peace with itself, then pin it, tack it, and go...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By Craig Ryan

LuckySailor, are you saying you are going to...

LuckySailor, are you saying you are going to strip a painted frame, then paint it, then build it up with parts? Or is it a frame you have just built and are looking to get it cleaned up so you can...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,735
Posted By Craig Ryan

As with film, digital video sensors don't have...

As with film, digital video sensors don't have the range of the human eye. If the scene is exposed for the environment, the torch area will be blocked up. I couldn't see a whole lot of anything in...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,690
Posted By Craig Ryan

That's interesting Frank, the biggest machine I...

That's interesting Frank, the biggest machine I have is my Craftsman drill press! Goes to show how different it can be for different people and their own approach. OP, first you'd better build a roof...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By Craig Ryan

Do you want to build frames, or learn to braze?...

Do you want to build frames, or learn to braze? There are lots of ways to build bikes, and on a lugged frame brazing is about 5% of the job. Taking a class would be a lot of fun.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,625
Posted By Craig Ryan

OP, that thread is totally inclusive, but if you...

OP, that thread is totally inclusive, but if you have no table for reference, which is what I believe you are saying, keep in mind that a 4x8 sheet of mdf cut into thirds and glued together will be...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Craig Ryan

You should have had the builder make you a new...

You should have had the builder make you a new fork, instead you did an end run on him and are now asking the internet for advice. Who's the professional?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,796
Posted By Craig Ryan

How are you going to anchor the tip under that...

How are you going to anchor the tip under that bolt? I use a section of galvanized pipe cut in half, it works, but has to be positioned each time carefully. Maybe you could do practice bends on...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,796
Posted By Craig Ryan

The roller needs to be close to the track or you...

The roller needs to be close to the track or you will run off your blade before you're finished with the bend.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,796
Posted By Craig Ryan

Mine works pretty well, but I'd still make some...

Mine works pretty well, but I'd still make some changes. It's two oak stair treads glued together and formed with a combination of my table saw, dynafile, and big ass rat tail file. Having it up on...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,796
Posted By Craig Ryan

What are you using at the business end to hold...

What are you using at the business end to hold the blade, what are you using for leverage, and how are you stabilizing it for the process?
Forum: Framebuilders
03-02-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,729
Posted By Craig Ryan

Got a tandem in for repaint. Showed up with...

Got a tandem in for repaint. Showed up with this...

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Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-13, 05:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,729
Posted By Craig Ryan

Brian, I use PPG products primarily. I like their...

Brian, I use PPG products primarily. I like their DBC line of basecoat/clearcoat.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,729
Posted By Craig Ryan

I've been painting here lately. Three Rivendells...

I've been painting here lately. Three Rivendells with a matching his/her set.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y8ezLKGVzGc/UQJss2_PC5I/AAAAAAAAPas/hR1H7SNadwY/s576/DSC_2902.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
12-04-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,879
Posted By Craig Ryan

I don't think it's hard to keep a large frame...

I don't think it's hard to keep a large frame balanced between FC and trail. GrayJay pointed this out well. It gets hard when you're building small frames, or frames for people who have limited...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,879
Posted By Craig Ryan

For me, more important than trail or head angle...

For me, more important than trail or head angle is front center. If you mind the front center, a lot of other issues don't surface.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-10-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By Craig Ryan

I agree. What you describe is my procedure....

I agree. What you describe is my procedure. Actually, I don't think there's a whole lot of filing to be done while mitering.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-10-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By Craig Ryan

I don't go nuts on files, but you need a few. Big...

I don't go nuts on files, but you need a few. Big rat tail for bridges. Big half rounds for miters. Big flat warding for crowns. For little ones I like round and square. I could easily get rid of...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-28-12, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By Craig Ryan

I have the older 1/2" x 18" electric model and...

I have the older 1/2" x 18" electric model and use it extensively. I'm looking to get a 1/4" belt version to compliment it, but need to stay electric. Don't go with the air tool version unless you've...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Craig Ryan

Very easy, but you need the tools and to know...

Very easy, but you need the tools and to know what you're doing. Where are you? You have to be near some framebuilder. I would say it's worth driving some distance and paying someone well for the...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 283,463
Posted By Craig Ryan

Wrap a piece of paper around the tube. Lay it out...

Wrap a piece of paper around the tube. Lay it out flat and divide it into quarters drawing lines on it. Tape it back onto the tube and line it up so it's NSEW. Your eye should be able to do this...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-12, 04:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,861
Posted By Craig Ryan

We are in the age of the "Gentleman...

We are in the age of the "Gentleman Builder."
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By Craig Ryan

I think you can learn a lot by operating on an...

I think you can learn a lot by operating on an old frame like that, but not for a friend. If he is hesitant, pass it by. If you're sitting on time, I'd find an old one like that to call your own and...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-31-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Craig Ryan

I would second what Chris said above.

I would second what Chris said above.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,257
Posted By Craig Ryan

During frame 1 I had a vise and some straight...

During frame 1 I had a vise and some straight edges, BB, HT, crown cutting tools. Other little stuff like files and tube blocks and the like.
By number 3 or 4 I had a small piece of granite, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Craig Ryan

I'll second what Andrew says above. Those little...

I'll second what Andrew says above. Those little square digital Wixey's etc. will get you in the ballpark, but you'll commonly see variances of several tenths to a half degree across the length of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,257
Posted By Craig Ryan

It's a rare day a guy could start building, go to...

It's a rare day a guy could start building, go to the shows, and sell everyone from the getgo. Ten years ago it happened for some guys, but that was a perfect storm and they had a good leg up. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By Craig Ryan

There are builders who try to erase all trace of...

There are builders who try to erase all trace of origin in a part, or go to great trouble getting their own dropouts customized. I just don't buy it. With such great choices of dropouts available...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By Craig Ryan

I see where you're coming from Pete, but I have a...

I see where you're coming from Pete, but I have a 180 view; it's added value. The people who confuse names on a frame part have never looked very deeply. I'm sure my design or yours will never be...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By Craig Ryan

OP wants to keep and ride it, so I think he...

OP wants to keep and ride it, so I think he should take it to a shop where a builder can take the CS out and replace it. How valuable is the frame to you? And is it time to put your interest into a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-18-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,665
Posted By Craig Ryan

The only difference is the name stamped into...

The only difference is the name stamped into them. At least with Richard's that is.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,224
Posted By Craig Ryan

This makes sense, and it's what I would do if I...

This makes sense, and it's what I would do if I had more space. Because I work from a 4' booth I hang the frame.
Stealhammer, how high is enough to let you get under it? 4'?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,729
Posted By Craig Ryan

If you have a booth and have experience spraying...

If you have a booth and have experience spraying lacquer, you should be able do well enough for yourself. PPG is readily available at many NAPA stores. If you aren't burying any decals consider one...
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