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Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 1,209
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The frame/fork are done, or all but the paint is...

The frame/fork are done, or all but the paint is done. Since this is for no person i won't deal with paint until it's worth my while. I might play with this later in the summer... For now the sanding...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ed gives good advice. I'll add that yes, brazing...

Ed gives good advice. I'll add that yes, brazing adjacent to another joint with the same or a lower melt point of it's filler can be challenging. Part of the skill is reducing this.

I will braze...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-27-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,396
Posted By Wiel

Threadcutters come in more styles and forms....

Threadcutters come in more styles and forms. VAR169 is a reamer/ threadcutter that goes all the way through the bottombracket. French can be changed to Italian (35 to 36mm) not the other way .
...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
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
03-13-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By KPacenti

Tom, Yes, the picture with the ruler is the...

Tom,

Yes, the picture with the ruler is the BB I am selling.

The chainstay ports in my BB shell are 8*, but they are each also set 1.5mm wider than the RH shell (RH = 15.5mm / PCD = 17mm). The...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By guy153

A follow-up with a couple more pictures showing...

A follow-up with a couple more pictures showing the use of the laser:

Step 1: get it all nice and level. Note that the laser line has to pass through the centre of the rear axle as well as the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By guy153

New jig design

So far seems to be working quite well. The design-goals here were to have something quite small that would go on the top of the table; be nice and solid to hold everything still; and have independent...
02-18-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,002
Posted By downtube42

I'd check before embarking on a tour. Other...

I'd check before embarking on a tour.

Other than that, unless the wheel had a history of issues, then only if out of true.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,087
Posted By guy153

Here in UK it's a bit cheaper than Columbus, and...

Here in UK it's a bit cheaper than Columbus, and those two choices are pretty much the only butted frame tubes easily available.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-30-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Fork Crowns

Recently I was motivated to go through my stash of fork crowns. The first photo is of the 1" steerer ones and #2 is of the 1.125" ones. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By curbtender

You might try an automotive paintless dent...

You might try an automotive paintless dent removal. I've watched those guys get dents out in pretty tight places. Seattube may have enough room to work with.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Cynikal

The Allotec A17-1 is a flat crown and has a 42 mm...

The Allotec A17-1 is a flat crown and has a 42 mm inside width.

https://framebuildersupply.com/collections/fork-crowns/products/1-fork-crown-flat-with-long-inner-tang-42mm-inside-width
Forum: Framebuilders
01-24-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By bulgie

But you said TIG, is that still the plan? You...

But you said TIG, is that still the plan? You can't weld over a brazed sleeve. If your weld gets good penetration, you'll have a brass volcano coming up through your weld puddle. Makes the weld...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By Tandem Tom

McMaster Carr!

Ordered some 1/2" tubing today. I usually pick it up but it was not available locally. The salesman said it would be transferred to the Cleveland warehouse for pickup Monday.
He calls back 39...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-25-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By dsaul

I let my 7005 gravel bike frame age for 6 weeks...

I let my 7005 gravel bike frame age for 6 weeks before building it up and riding it. I've been riding it for over a year with no problems. I wouldn't worry as much about a brake tab.

I have a...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,924
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, I think this thread got too far off track,...

Okay, I think this thread got too far off track, so I'm closing it.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,924
Posted By unterhausen

I just deleted a long rant about shimano that was...

I just deleted a long rant about shimano that was full of misspelled obscenities. Just spell the ******g obscenities correctly and the forum software will take care of it. They don't pay me at all,...
12-14-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By gearbasher

Some people have too much time on their hands!

Here's a project for the daring bike mechanic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_bwKW6V1lw
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"! ...

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1000/img_20211208_102539_b0d9ac94bb6fe1c9036d848bf2d0101477dfdc80.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By unterhausen

What everyone calls bronze is actually brass, so...

What everyone calls bronze is actually brass, so I'm calling it brass again. Or LFB. Not sure who decided it was bronze.
From wiki (you can find other sources) "Brass is composed of copper and zinc,...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-29-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By squirtdad

think OP was muttering bad words about mitering :)

think OP was muttering bad words about mitering :)
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,229
Posted By guy153

Yes but facts are facts. They don't care if you...

Yes but facts are facts. They don't care if you call them "metallurgy" or not. They're still true. Your post was good advice but a legitimate quibble was raised: steel frames don't go soft in use.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-19-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By Doug Fattic

If I was building a frame that was going to use a...

If I was building a frame that was going to use a 7 sp internally geared hub, I'd use long slot horizontal dropouts. Ceeway in England has some nice ones (N65). I wouldn't use vertical dropouts like...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-22-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,442
Posted By Devin Rickey

I thought I might throw this up as well. Built...

I thought I might throw this up as well. Built at home from 8020 and mostly parts from McMaster Carr. Cones came from The Chop Shop. A few waterjet parts, a couple of lathe bits that I was able to...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 285,451
Posted By pcconsult

https://bikeforums.net/g/album/22823399

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By KPacenti

Rivendell Lugs - 50% Off

The market has spoken.

Though these lugs are unique and incredibly rare, the asking price of $150 per set, is clearly not something the market will bear. With that in mind, I've reduced the price...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-11-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 285,451
Posted By ShaunJohnson

I shared my first frame...

I shared my first frame (https://www.bikeforums.net/11675374-post92.html) in this thread back in 2010. I thought I would share my second that I completed this summer:

...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By GrayJay

Mock-up the joint with tubes in the lugs an...

Mock-up the joint with tubes in the lugs an measure the angle of the protruding tubes. Most lugs will have a bit of slop in the fit to the tube so it is not exactly a high-precision measurement.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By unterhausen

Process pics: 1st is where I have bent the socket...

Process pics: 1st is where I have bent the socket out. There is a pretty big gap between the socket and stay on the inside. If you are using a typical bench vise with metal jaws, I would use soft...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,210
Posted By shelgame

A little more progress... Chain stays...

A little more progress...

Chain stays fitted.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51415390630_80bcfc0336_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/gp/146396513@N07/Y8372f)

Cleaned up the donor top tubes....
08-20-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Wulf

I had my frame bead blasted. If you do this,...

I had my frame bead blasted. If you do this, make sure you get the primer on within a day. Rust works quick.
I used an automotive etching primer. 3 coats with sanding in between. I used small...
08-19-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,084
Posted By SurferRosa

^ Edited. And thanks for the heads up. He is...

^ Edited. And thanks for the heads up. He is witty. I enjoyed this one:

https://youtu.be/UB0eRYHtpYo.
08-19-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,084
Posted By sdn40

I use gasoline and a paintbrush. I also eat eggs,...

I use gasoline and a paintbrush. I also eat eggs, red meat, and cut the tags off my pillows.
Forum: Foo
08-15-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,868
Posted By Cyclist0105

Perhaps because the 12-odd billion cars on the...

Perhaps because the 12-odd billion cars on the planet need gas. Big oil did the math, and as long as electric cars tether their owners to 400-500 mile maximum distances, the greatest portion of those...
08-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,458
Posted By genejockey

I have frames from flexy (SL) to MAX, and I love...

I have frames from flexy (SL) to MAX, and I love them all. They encourage different riding styles - the MAX begs me to stand on the pedals, whereas the SL is cushy and just not 'crisp'. The MAX is...
Forum: Foo
08-13-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,868
Posted By Cyclist0105

Working for Schlumberger I can say that until...

Working for Schlumberger I can say that until elecrical vehicles has acres of charging every 100 miles on every interstate, state highway, and Farm to Market roadway to charge said 100-million...
08-07-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By JohnDThompson

I have a Bicycle Research CT-2 you can have for...

I have a Bicycle Research CT-2 you can have for US$10, shipped:
08-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By IPassGas

+1 for the bikehubstore and the owner.

+1 for the bikehubstore and the owner.
08-05-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By nlerner

The Campy rep’s excuses for the performance of...

The Campy rep’s excuses for the performance of the Croce d’Aune components are pretty lame.
08-05-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1989) LeMond TSX

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...
08-04-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By GhostRider62

I get more miles out of GP5000 than GP4000 but to...

I get more miles out of GP5000 than GP4000 but to compare apples to apples, you also have to realize the GP5000 is narrower. A 28 mm GP5000 is the same size as a 25mm GP 4000

I am getting around...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
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...
07-31-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By JohnDThompson

I could use one of those in my garden, to deal...

I could use one of those in my garden, to deal with all the rodents enjoying my vegetables.
07-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,300
Posted By davethelefty

An update tonight -- Canyon is going to replace...

An update tonight -- Canyon is going to replace my fork, as they see "no external forces or incorrect assembly that could have caused this" steerer tube crack. That's the good news. Now the...
07-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By alcjphil

Shimano 10 speed cassettes require a 1 mm spacer...

Shimano 10 speed cassettes require a 1 mm spacer be installed before you install the cogs. SRAM 10 speed cassettes do not require this spacer. Is it possible that you have one of these thin 1 mm...
07-27-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By cxwrench

No need to check that, it's not possible.

No need to check that, it's not possible.
07-25-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By indofulioh

Evapo-Rust has been the best product Iíve found...

Evapo-Rust has been the best product Iíve found for rust removal. Submerge the rust for at least a couple hours for best results. Repeat as needed or increase submerge time.

RJ the bike guy on...
07-25-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By oneclick

OK, here's the list of common methods and their...

OK, here's the list of common methods and their characteristics:

Vinegar (ph ~3) - not much effect of either rust or steel, pretty much harmless to humans
Citric acid (ph ~2.5) - will remove rust...
07-24-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By sced

Evaporust works amazingly well

Evaporust works amazingly well
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,256
Posted By NextDIYikeproj

drying is always a challenge. When you paint...

drying is always a challenge. When you paint several objects and you donít want over spray places to hang from are always needed. The laundry room is a bittoo much of dust for my satisfaction though...
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