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06-14-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

There was no marketing bs in the purchase of my...

There was no marketing bs in the purchase of my armoured cable lock. As I stated, it was the right lock for my needs. I will not carry a much heavier type for my daily commuting as my bike is nearly...
06-14-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Yes the bike is in good condition, just not as...

Yes the bike is in good condition, just not as mint as when it was stolen. There are some cosmetic scuffs/scratches in the paint, but not through into the carbon. This is a pretty strong frame...
06-12-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Even good quality U-locks & the extremely heavy...

Even good quality U-locks & the extremely heavy chains we see all the time now can be defected within moments by a properly be-tooled thief.

My bike had a cable lock with a flexible metal armoured...
06-11-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I think the local police were on a big bike theft...

I think the local police were on a big bike theft push back due to a recent news story about a girl u tubing her own bike recovery sting....meeting a seller, taking a test ride and just kept going....
06-10-14, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Regarding insurance obligation, legally...

Regarding insurance obligation, legally disclosing a recovered bike after a claim has been settled is required. Otherwise I would be "stealing" from the insurance company. They said I could repay my...
06-10-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Thx...they were pretty amazed at the story and I...

Thx...they were pretty amazed at the story and I think it helped them be flexible with the current valuing of the bike...they just asked me to get a LBS written value estimate and they'd go with that...
06-10-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,598
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Gettin' One Back! How my bike was un-stolen

Lost my beloved all carbon hybrid some 1.5 yrs ago, taken from my garage, lock burned through and left on the ground. Did the usual stuff, reported to police & posted to local bike theft website with...
Forum: Touring
06-10-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I paid $184 CDN for my Cambium 3 weeks ago from...

I paid $184 CDN for my Cambium 3 weeks ago from my local Mountain Equipement Coop (Canada's answer to the USA's REI stores). MEC has a killer return policy..."Rock Solid"...basically no time...
06-10-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,555
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I've had my Cambium on my daily commuter...

I've had my Cambium on my daily commuter hybrid/bamboo frame ride for 3 weeks now and I'm pretty sure it's a keeper for me. Since I've only had spongey/gel type saddles until now, it took me about a...
06-10-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Kudos 4 Shimano & LBS

Took my rear wheel with Shimano IGH Alfine11 into my LBS to fix a leaking oil seal. The shop had recently performed the first oil change on the hub and ever since, it has been leaking excessively...
10-17-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By TornadoCAN99

When a shop detects a stolen bike and then as a...

When a shop detects a stolen bike and then as a result it gets reunited with the rightful owner, that is a pretty great way to gain a loyal customer. Plus the shops could post figures as "bragging...
10-16-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By TornadoCAN99

LBS's & Bike Theft Idea

Has anyone thought of approaching local bike shops in your area to get them to participate in identifying stolen bikes and returning them to rightful owners? I'm thinking having them agree to check...
10-16-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,794
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Here's my story: 1.5 yrs ago my All Carbon...

Here's my story:
1.5 yrs ago my All Carbon Hybrid bike was stolen from my parking garage. Filed a police report, an insurance claim and posted the incident on the Vancity Bike Watch website...
02-04-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

My progress can be tracked here...headset first...

My progress can be tracked here...headset first appears on page 3:

http://www.pbase.com/d30/bamboobike&page=1
02-01-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

OK..happy to report a successful mission. The...

OK..happy to report a successful mission. The headset went it lower cup first as suggested. But it did want to go sideways a few times. I stopped torquing on the AllThread and just tapped the...
01-30-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I'm thinking to use the two BB "Bungs" (as BBS...

I'm thinking to use the two BB "Bungs" (as BBS calls them...I call them plugs) pictured below to act as my "washers" for the headset press in:
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I`ve grabbed a digital caliper from work and...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,600
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Like most things in life, the proof is in the...

Like most things in life, the proof is in the pudding. We'll see how the design holds up...BBS has claims on their site that their frame build technique has hundreds of builds that have held up for...
01-30-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Thanks for all the tips. I will be swapping a...

Thanks for all the tips.
I will be swapping a fork over from a donor bike so no need to do a crown race.
I'm taking my frame to LBS tonight to have them assess what headset to install. May have...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-13, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,600
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I need the adpator fitting to mount my disc...

I need the adpator fitting to mount my disc caliper to the dropout...it that what you are referring to?
Here is what my rear dropout has for disc brake caliper mounting:

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01-29-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Thanks for the advice...I'll check my kit vendor...

Thanks for the advice...I'll check my kit vendor for specs on the head tube and headset sizing as the video's don't mention it...I guess most of their clients build the bike at their location and...
01-29-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

The headtube came with the kit...there is no...

The headtube came with the kit...there is no machining work to be done on it...1-1/8 standard sizing.

There's a viddy on the kit vendor's website showing the park tool to press in the headset...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Can you throw the frame or at least the welded...

Can you throw the frame or at least the welded section into a tub of boiling water for a few hours and do a slow cool down? I think that is a standard procedure for tempering 6061 in other...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,600
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Does a brake bridge add strength?

I'm nearing completion of my Bamboo Bike frame build and was wondering if I need to install the included brake bridge that came with the kit? I will be running disc brakes front & rear so it's not...
01-29-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Installing Heaset into a homebuilt frame?

I'm nearing the end of my Bamboo Bike frame build and need to start putting components on. I understand there's a large Park tool for pressing in the headset races on the head tube.
Is there a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By TornadoCAN99

G-Flex epoxy from West Systems is pretty nice to...

G-Flex epoxy from West Systems is pretty nice to use for many small projects. It has better elasticity (less brittle) than the standard laminating resin but somewhat lower overall bonding strength....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,519
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Yes, I'm familiar with the UV effects on the West...

Yes, I'm familiar with the UV effects on the West System epoxies...I have done lots of work on fiberglass boats over the years. I will be using polyU on at least the carbon lugs. I'll take a look at...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,519
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Nice work there! I'm 4 days into my build....

Nice work there!
I'm 4 days into my build. Carbon wrapping completed. Sanding & filing now.
I still haven't decided on a finish. I like the look of your finish. Can you specify what you used and...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-14-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Yes, that's how the kit comes. I've just received...

Yes, that's how the kit comes. I've just received mine this past weekend. I've setup my jig on a 2'x4' flat board and fitted the balsa blocks to the BB & HT with thickened epoxy (I'm using West...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By TornadoCAN99

OK, just got response from BBS. They recommend...

OK, just got response from BBS. They recommend performing initial setup at 130mm, then after the first glass stabilization of the frame, when re-configuring the jig from horizontal to vertical prior...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Thanks. Actually, I am a bit compromised in my...

Thanks. Actually, I am a bit compromised in my currect working environment. I'm in a condo and doing the build in a small solarium room with no real pwer tool accessibility. If needed, I could just...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Thanks...yes I'm aware of them. I have emailed...

Thanks...yes I'm aware of them. I have emailed the BBS Studio address and I'm sure they will advise soon...but there's lots of knowledge here too that will be nice to learn from.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By TornadoCAN99

So the issue I have is the jig provides for 120...

So the issue I have is the jig provides for 120 or 130 mm OLD using different configurations of the provided spaces. I can't just add another spacer to achieve 135 mm between the dropout inner...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Please Define 135 OLD?

I'm starting my first build using a kit from Bamboo Bike Studio. I'm setting up the jig now and after watching their video, they show how to set jib for 120 or 130 OLD. Where exactly does this...
01-07-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Yes...the bike proved ride-able for the...

Yes...the bike proved ride-able for the intervening months. Was able to put my usual 40 miles per week on it with my commute. No noticeable changei n the shape of the ding, no noticeable ride feel...
01-04-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By TornadoCAN99

So just to update...the frame was delayed and...

So just to update...the frame was delayed and then the wrong size was sent...had to be re-ordered etc...a few months more to wait...finally got it and the shop had all the components swapped over...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-04-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Bamboo/Carbon Build Question

Hi,
I will be doing my 1st frame build with a kit from BambooBikeStudio. This uses carbon tow wrapped lugs. The kit supplies a vinyl stretch tape for wrapping/compressing the epoxy saturated carbon...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I had studded tires on my hybrid commuter last...

I had studded tires on my hybrid commuter last year. We rarely get snow that lasts on the ground more than a day, but I've had frost/ice on the pavement in the mornings that is a concern. The tires...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-20-12, 02:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,519
Posted By TornadoCAN99

The video show them using JB Weld (5 min...

The video show them using JB Weld (5 min thickened epoxy) as the tacking glue. I'd prefer to use proper West System epoxy with a thickener. But it seems the tack up stuff isn't really supposed to...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-20-12, 02:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,519
Posted By TornadoCAN99

That is a really nice looking bikje despite...

That is a really nice looking bikje despite mismatch! I love the burnished look of the bamboo and the look of the joints. Did you varnish the frame?

Just watch out for PANDAS! :roflmao2:
Forum: Framebuilders
10-19-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,519
Posted By TornadoCAN99

My BBS kits is being prep'd. Any tips or...

My BBS kits is being prep'd.

Any tips or things I should watch out for during the home-build I'll be doing? I went through their video's once so far. I'm a bit concenred of the Balsa butt...
10-19-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,943
Posted By TornadoCAN99

OK...LBS replaced the spring in the rear brake...

OK...LBS replaced the spring in the rear brake caliper...said it was bent out of shape. Also rec's replacing the pads but didn't have in stock today. Sound is not gone. After I did the tire change, I...
10-17-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,943
Posted By TornadoCAN99

My suspicion is some grit between pad &...

My suspicion is some grit between pad & disc...maybe now embedded in pad material. Does this ever happen? I'll see what checks I can make and take it in to a shop if no joy.

Thanks,
Mike.
10-17-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,943
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Ticking Sound from Rear Disc Brakes

Had my first wet/sandy grit ride last week and no probs with the brakes (8 month old Shimano hydraulic discs...not sure on model). Sprayed the bike down afterwards o remove grime and loads of sand....
Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,306
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Had my Spot Brand ACME bike with 11spd Alfine IGH...

Had my Spot Brand ACME bike with 11spd Alfine IGH & CarbonBelt Drive now for 8 months. First IGH for me. Few months into it I had persistent delayed shifts and/or sudden shifts under load. Severtal...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,519
Posted By TornadoCAN99

How are you guys bonding the metal components to...

How are you guys bonding the metal components to the bamboo? I work with glass/epoxy for high performance sail boats and am bamboo Bike frame curious. Was hoping to one day attend the B.BikeStudio...
08-10-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,500
Posted By TornadoCAN99

I've had lots of success freeing stuck muffler...

I've had lots of success freeing stuck muffler sections of rust-belt winter driven cars using propane torch heat. If the frame & post are steel that could work here. If you decide it's time to trash...
08-10-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By TornadoCAN99

With autobody dent repairs, there is a technique...

With autobody dent repairs, there is a technique that uses a small hole drilled into the dent, then a tool is inserted/expanded and pulled to pop the dent out. Hole is then filled/repainted. That...
08-09-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Very odd. Sure there's no other mark on the...

Very odd. Sure there's no other mark on the opposite side of the tube? The grip marks seem to be the wrong direction for something like a pair of slip-jaw grips...should be 90 degrees to what's...
08-09-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By TornadoCAN99

It is an Alu frame, so kinda vulnerable to...

It is an Alu frame, so kinda vulnerable to crushing along the tubes. The section there is kinda like a bloated triangle, not circular and only the top side is affected. Section still seems stiff and...
08-09-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By TornadoCAN99

Yes...I was concerned that's what they'd...

Yes...I was concerned that's what they'd state...it was refreshing to see their response.

Once all it taken care of I will return to this thread and post the shop name as a kudos...

There is no...
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