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Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By 8aaron8

It works just as expected. Really easy to...

It works just as expected. Really easy to loosen, file and swing back to make sure the brake boss fits the blade. Also, unlike the flat mount front adapter, the post mount gives plenty of torch...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By 8aaron8

Having used these BB shells several times I must...

Having used these BB shells several times I must say I don't think there exists a nicer, better suited shell for modern frame building.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By 8aaron8

I will add if you decide to do Nickel plating it...

I will add if you decide to do Nickel plating it is highly recommended to shoot a clear coat over the top to not only protect it from being rubbed off but also slow the effects of UV discoloration. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By 8aaron8

Search for bevel protractor, it'll make the angle...

Search for bevel protractor, it'll make the angle between tubes easy to measure.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,002
Posted By 8aaron8

I would add that, in my experience, the steeper...

I would add that, in my experience, the steeper seat tube angle plays a large role in comfort as it is pushing the riders weight over the front of the bike potentially increasing the stress on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-22-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By 8aaron8

The new flat mount version is intriguing. Maybe...

The new flat mount version is intriguing. Maybe I missed that you were wanting to go that route, I definitely used the version in conjunction with an ISO tab.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By 8aaron8

Very strange, it wasn't more than a year ago that...

Very strange, it wasn't more than a year ago that I got the correct ones from him, 12mm TA Son SL. Anyhow, basically the threading starts immediately on the Son dropouts which works just fine with...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By 8aaron8

Those are basically the same dropouts most carry...

Those are basically the same dropouts most carry and they do work. The rough I.D. of the fork blade tips is 14mm. Torch and File also carries a set that are labeled incorrectly. They state the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By 8aaron8

For what it's worth you can get 55mm of rake...

For what it's worth you can get 55mm of rake using the pre-raked 45 Reynolds 631 fork blades given the dropout choice. The plug style dropouts make it rather easy as they are quite long, less so...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By 8aaron8

I have built a couple of lugged gravel bikes. ...

I have built a couple of lugged gravel bikes. Unterhausen is correct that you will likely need to bend the chainstay ports outward to accommodate wider tires. If you build the fork yourself there a...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,836
Posted By 8aaron8

You might be aware, but the seat lug in this...

You might be aware, but the seat lug in this photo is not part of the set, rather it belongs to the Columbus MS (multi-shaped) tubeset. Nice to see the original BB shell.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-26-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By 8aaron8

Long ago I had good success with cheap Home Depot...

Long ago I had good success with cheap Home Depot guns and a 20-gallon 2hp compressor like Nessism mentioned. Today I use a 60-gallon 5-hp compressor, it states that at 40lbs of pressure it puts out...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By 8aaron8

My understanding is he took a job building custom...

My understanding is he took a job building custom motorcycles for one of the big players in that industry.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By 8aaron8

As a small builder the cost of tooling up is...

As a small builder the cost of tooling up is often prohibitive as you don't know how many orders you will actually see of the newest standard. Maybe someone asks for for "X" and you figure okay this...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By 8aaron8

Money must be made! It does get tiring and the...

Money must be made! It does get tiring and the pace seems to have quickened as of late in terms of "innovation." I don't mean to sound cynical, ultimately we all get to choose what we want to buy...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By 8aaron8

I've purchased a lot of paint and I can say I...

I've purchased a lot of paint and I can say I understand the frustration. My local paint shop seems better stocked in terms of chip books than others I've been to. I've been to some shops where they...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,318
Posted By 8aaron8

Very cool, what a clever idea with the aluminum...

Very cool, what a clever idea with the aluminum extrusion to add saddle setback and TT length. Maybe one day I will try my hand at making one of these, thank you for sharing.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,735
Posted By 8aaron8

I have built a couple flat mount steel forks now,...

I have built a couple flat mount steel forks now, the oldest being about 2 years old. I personally haven't used standard road fork blades because of their wall thickness, though I really want to try...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-26-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By 8aaron8

Jon Tellarico bought it a couple years ago from...

Jon Tellarico bought it a couple years ago from Lon and there was a slow transition from Lon's ownership to Jon's. Last time I went to Nova Lon was completely out of the picture and Jon was in...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By 8aaron8

The rings serve as a reinforcement for the...

The rings serve as a reinforcement for the headset. If you were to cut past the top ring you risk the headtube cracking over time. Could you get the 58 and run a longer stem or bars with more reach?
09-03-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By 8aaron8

Different STA, same measurments numbers?

In order to maintain the same balance over the bike, yes you should maintain the same setback value. Regardless of the seat tube angle, the bb shell is in the parallel to the ground and your...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By 8aaron8

I sent you a pm.

I sent you a pm.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-28-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By 8aaron8

Apply it to where the boss meets the...

Apply it to where the boss meets the reinforcement, you can then pull the silver to the edges of the reinforcement plate. Be careful not to overflow this joint as those reinforcement plates are hard...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-23-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By 8aaron8

Doug's question is very important regarding the...

Doug's question is very important regarding the force. Another tactic that can help with alleviating the twist is how you braze the top tube, specifically the tt/ht joint. Depending on which way...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By 8aaron8

Usually bench centers similar to this photo ...

Usually bench centers similar to this photo
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Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,037
Posted By 8aaron8

A few years ago I looked into a 3/4" 3x4' cast...

A few years ago I looked into a 3/4" 3x4' cast mic6 aluminum plate. I was going to build a table for it and got a quote from TCI Aluminum in Hayward, CA. They quoted me $492 for the plate which...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By 8aaron8

Indeed, I like to also use clamps to hold down...

Indeed, I like to also use clamps to hold down the tangs while I do the prying.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,263
Posted By 8aaron8

Can I ask where this bike came from (state wise)?...

Can I ask where this bike came from (state wise)? I had someone bring me this exact frame with similar damage asking how much it would cost to replace the tubes and repaint. If memory serves the...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-17-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By 8aaron8

Nicola Cycles

Nicola Cycles
Forum: Framebuilders
11-25-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,269
Posted By 8aaron8

Metallic silver would be my choice.

Metallic silver would be my choice.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-25-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,269
Posted By 8aaron8

If you have one of those fluid writer pens...

If you have one of those fluid writer pens (kemper) and a steady hand you can sharpen up those edges. Looks like you laid a nice coat of clear down in those photos!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,269
Posted By 8aaron8

Nice tape job. I find the 3m auto paint to be...

Nice tape job. I find the 3m auto paint to be the best, it cuts relatively easy with a sharp blade and comes in many widths for doing contours. Assuming your first color had enough time to flash it...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,598
Posted By 8aaron8

If at all possible see if the paint store will...

If at all possible see if the paint store will sell you the color coat in 1/2 pints. That's usually the smallest amount I have ever been able to purchase. That will be more than enough for one...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By 8aaron8

If you are using non stainless steel then brass...

If you are using non stainless steel then brass is the way to go for sure. If the caps or stays are stainless you can also use a lower percentage silver rod such as 35% or 45% because the melting...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,418
Posted By 8aaron8

Nice job, it's always satisfying completing a...

Nice job, it's always satisfying completing a bike, I imagine doing it x3 is that much better!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,693
Posted By 8aaron8

I use Alex Meade's free standing fixture. I...

I use Alex Meade's free standing fixture. I create the design in bikecad then draw it full size on drafting paper. He makes really nice tooling, I highly suggest taking a look at his stuff. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 335,885
Posted By 8aaron8

Still looks great, with what sounds like a lot of...

Still looks great, with what sounds like a lot of time out on the road.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-18, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,843
Posted By 8aaron8

I'm having a real bad case of tool envy here

I'm having a real bad case of tool envy here
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,519
Posted By 8aaron8

This will be fun to watch come together

This will be fun to watch come together
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,057
Posted By 8aaron8

Gilco is profiled, fluted on the outside. You...

Gilco is profiled, fluted on the outside. You would know it immediately.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,230
Posted By 8aaron8

He was in California until a few years ago, now...

He was in California until a few years ago, now he is in Florida. He is known mostly for his refinish work, i.e. repaints. He does great work at a very reasonable cost and usually responds to...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,281
Posted By 8aaron8

My version of the modern classic, soon to be...

My version of the modern classic, soon to be hanging a full DA 9000 group
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Forum: Framebuilders
11-19-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,239
Posted By 8aaron8

Andy Newlands of Strawberry Cycles posted some...

Andy Newlands of Strawberry Cycles posted some information on his sight regarding 921 and silver brazing. I talked to a Reynolds rep. at NAHBS in Sacramento, CA earlier this year and he told me that...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,871
Posted By 8aaron8

My thoughts exactly, $700 is essentially the...

My thoughts exactly, $700 is essentially the framebuilder building for free on his behalf. Stock tubesets do a fine enough job that many people wouldn't know the difference in ride characteristics...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-26-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By 8aaron8

In addition to the above comments, I'm thinking...

In addition to the above comments, I'm thinking about the fit. With the seat tube moved up so far you are bringing your entire body forward of the cranks, which will greatly increase the weight over...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By 8aaron8

I should clarify that I don't have a lathe and...

I should clarify that I don't have a lathe and often don't have access to one, so usually I use my dynafile to bring the tubes O.D. down to size. That seems to work much faster than a file and I can...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-13-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By 8aaron8

The general rule of thumb is to use 1/8" size up...

The general rule of thumb is to use 1/8" size up with a .058 wall thickness from the tube you're trying to sleeve. For example if you are making a seat lug with a 28.6 seat and top tube you need to...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,107
Posted By 8aaron8

+1 on the above. Stiffness in a frame is a...

+1 on the above. Stiffness in a frame is a personal decision for everyone. A rider's weight and power are a few considerations to look at when building a frame. In my case, at 130lbs on a good...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-01-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,107
Posted By 8aaron8

The tubes themselves play a big part. Larger...

The tubes themselves play a big part. Larger diameter tubes are going to produce a more stiff frame. Round rather than oval chainstays, short chainstays, larger diameter seat stays, oversized...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,657
Posted By 8aaron8

Yeah I'm sure your right, maybe they can throw a...

Yeah I'm sure your right, maybe they can throw a discount set my way ;)
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