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Forum: Framebuilders
03-27-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Thanks Andy, I have come to the same...

Thanks Andy,

I have come to the same conclusion and will find a local bike shop that owns a reamer/facer and will see what they charge for the service.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-27-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Minor update. I have begun making my 3d model and...

Minor update. I have begun making my 3d model and I have researched more about aluminum to wood bonding, and I agree that there seems to be some cause for concern. There seems to be a lot of ways to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,965
Posted By minorhero

I am essentially doing the same thing except I am...

I am essentially doing the same thing except I am building a frame out of wood and heavily leaning on the folks on this forum for advice.

The most important thing I have found thus far is making...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Ah FD, before you said shifter. Ok I...

Ah FD, before you said shifter.

Ok I corrected the seat post, collar, wheelset and FD to compatible options (I think).

And yes, definitely bicycle basics since this is my first frame and...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Ah thank you! this is exactly what I needed help...

Ah thank you! this is exactly what I needed help with. With the seat tube, the stats list as follows: "Dimensions are 31.8mm diameter x 2.25mm/1.3mm/1.6mm wall x 550mm long"

So you mean the 38.1...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

I think our lines of communication are actually...

I think our lines of communication are actually being crossed. I am not attaching the paragon dropouts I linked directly to the frame. I am attaching them to a custom made aluminum dropout I will be...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

I am using the chromo bb because it is 38.1mm in...

I am using the chromo bb because it is 38.1mm in diameter, or 1.5inches and it is a lot easier for me to drill 1.5 inches then 40mm or 41 etc.

I am actually pretty confident about making the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

They will not touch, there will be quite a bit of...

They will not touch, there will be quite a bit of wood between the two, I will keep the seat tube only as long as needed to give me good range with the seat post.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Ok I have spent a couple of days getting a handle...

Ok I have spent a couple of days getting a handle on some terminology as well as looking up some reviews. I think I have a list of components for my build, but I would really like someone to look...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

The consensus seems to be to make the dropouts as...

The consensus seems to be to make the dropouts as needed. It may come to that, but I did online find several vendors selling dropouts in steel and titanium. Nova sells them in aluminum for cheap but...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Bad news that the renovo dropouts are...

Bad news that the renovo dropouts are proprietary. I will have to find a similar product or see if I can buy a pair from them. I doubt my own ability to hand make this part without lots of trial and...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Yes the company renovo has a pretty big web...

Yes the company renovo has a pretty big web presence so they were easy to find. From looking at pictures I decided they were defintiely using a direct mount front derailleur but I am not sure what...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,358
Posted By minorhero

Wooden Bicycle - Need Help Picking Components

Hello all,

I am hobbyist woodworker and casual bike rider (mostly for exercise). On a recent vacation to California I happened to see a store that sold hardwood bicycles. At the time I was not...
08-23-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By minorhero

Looks like I need a different front derailleur....

Looks like I need a different front derailleur. Any suggestions if I can't go the xt route?
08-21-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By minorhero

Got you covered on that one at least: 336070...

Got you covered on that one at least:

336070

336071
08-21-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By minorhero

Front Derailleur Too Big?

Hello all,

I recently purchased a Shimano XT Front Derailleur FD-M761A Bottom Swing for my 2012 Felt Verza City 2. I installed it and have put about 6 hours of adjustment into it and can not get...
08-11-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,043
Posted By minorhero

If you still for whatever reason want to hang on...

If you still for whatever reason want to hang on the wall then you have 2 options.

1) Don't mount on drywall mount on a stud. There is no possible way your apartment does not have studs in your...
08-10-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

Thanks again hybridbkrdr...

Thanks again hybridbkrdr (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/180838-hybridbkrdr) for all the information. I will definitely be checking out those websites as I try to find the right shifters. I am...
08-09-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

why is that? I didn't know there was a difference...

why is that? I didn't know there was a difference in shifters being for flat bar or drop down beyond the look of them, ie they would still pull as much as their counterparts.
08-09-13, 05:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

The research I've done so far says generally that...

The research I've done so far says generally that the front derailleur I purchased should work fine on either my current 8 speed setup or a 10 speed setup. The rear derailleur will "likely" be fine...
08-08-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

Thank you all for your responses, they have been...

Thank you all for your responses, they have been very helpful in trying to figure this out. Thank you as well hybridbkrdr (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/180838-hybridbkrdr) for a very detailed...
08-06-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By minorhero

Chances are nothing you can work with at home...

Chances are nothing you can work with at home will be as good as the paint you see on modern bikes. Some bikes are powder coated which is of course the most durable. You could get the frame powder...
08-06-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

Could I use SRAM shifters with Shimano...

Could I use SRAM shifters with Shimano derailleurs or do they not mix?
08-06-13, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,195
Posted By minorhero

I literally just had a hitch installed on my 2010...

I literally just had a hitch installed on my 2010 Subaru Forester by u-haul last month. It cost 180 dollars fully installed. 30 dollars for the install itself was not bad.

The cheapest solution...
08-06-13, 04:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

I already had the LBS look at it, it was doing...

I already had the LBS look at it, it was doing this at purchase as well. Believe me, this is a problem intrinsic to the bike. More then a couple of people online have reported the same thing. No big...
08-05-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

No I definitely do want to be able to change...

No I definitely do want to be able to change gears. I just also don't want there to be a rubbing chain.
08-05-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

I probably could avoid it if I did switch the...

I probably could avoid it if I did switch the front gear (chainring?) more often. I would prefer not to have to do that though. I change it sometimes when going downhill or when going up a very steep...
08-05-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

Sorry I should have been more precise. I hear...

Sorry I should have been more precise. I hear rubbing when the front gear is in the middle on 2, and the back gear is either at 1 or 2 or 7 or 8. I always hear rubbing when on these settings. It is...
08-05-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

Currently I get some chain rubbing the front...

Currently I get some chain rubbing the front derailleur at the high and low ends of my gear ranges. At first I thought this was just because I didn't have things adjusted correctly. But reading...
08-05-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By minorhero

Having been looking at a lot of bikes recently...

Having been looking at a lot of bikes recently that come with fenders and a rack I can say that there are modern bikes that have a thin frame like yours. If you want to make it look more modern you...
08-05-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,967
Posted By minorhero

Trying to get a handle on derailleur quality levels and upgrades

Hello all,

I am a beginer and generally thinking of upgrading my bike (more for kicks then because of any real need). My bike is a 2012 Felt Verza City 2 and frankly it does me just fine. But when...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By minorhero

Thinking of building a bike

Thinking of building a bike. I have some experience with this sort of thing. For fun I restore old wood working machines. My question is if I can save money and end up with a better bike by building...
07-31-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

Oh I'm not going to be waiting till thanksgiving....

Oh I'm not going to be waiting till thanksgiving. I will buy a bike in the next week or so. Its not like this is the only bike store there is.

I agree that I don't "need" disc brakes. But I also...
07-31-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

It wasn't exactly 700 it was somewhere in the...

It wasn't exactly 700 it was somewhere in the 700s... I want to say closer to 770 or some such. I honestly didn't pay close attention there because it was outside the range I wanted to be at. Yes its...
07-31-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

I did like the Dew Plus more then the 7.2 but...

I did like the Dew Plus more then the 7.2 but really the gap between them didn't feel too far apart to my inexperienced eye. I would have gone for the Dew Plus if I could have talked them down a bit...
07-31-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

I appreciate all the responses and it does look...

I appreciate all the responses and it does look like I could upgrade my bike a lot cheaper then I thought.

That being said, I am still definitely going to buy a new bike. Today I went and test...
07-30-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

The derailers are a problem sadly. I thought the...

The derailers are a problem sadly. I thought the bike just needed to be adjusted. But in reading reviews of my bike online the consensus is that the 800 has sloppy gear shifting and that certainly...
07-30-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

Sounds like the consensus is to go with solid...

Sounds like the consensus is to go with solid forks then. Now that that issue is out of the way I can focus on which brand of bike etc. I know the kona dew gets a lot of good press but I can't get...
07-29-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By minorhero

Suspend the forks or keep them hard - beginner question

Hello world,

I am getting ready to buy a new bike and I wanted to know some opinions on whether I should buy a bike that has suspension on the front tire or none at all.

Currently I am riding a...
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