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06-06-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By busdriver1959

Itíll look ok for a year or so and then moisture...

Itíll look ok for a year or so and then moisture will get under the clear and create rust ďspidersĒ all over the frame. It WILL happen.
05-15-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By busdriver1959

Order the expensive replacement parts. The moment...

Order the expensive replacement parts. The moment they ship, the missing parts will appear.
12-14-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,127
Posted By busdriver1959

Iím one of the few that are with you on this. ...

Iím one of the few that are with you on this. Been using WD-40 as a chain lube for at least 40 years. Works great.
09-11-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By busdriver1959

I believe it was Colnago that pushed the idea...

I believe it was Colnago that pushed the idea that brazeons weaken the tubes where they are attached. Deleting the brazeons saved them a ton of money. They later pushed the idea that straight fork...
08-28-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,641
Posted By busdriver1959

[QUOTE=AlmostTrick;21662951]Of course they do....

[QUOTE=AlmostTrick;21662951]Of course they do. But they weren't cold set with makeshift tools, imprecise measurements and brute force on my garage floor.

Actually, I bend mine on a form I made...
08-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,641
Posted By busdriver1959

Do any of your bikes have curved fork blades? If...

Do any of your bikes have curved fork blades? If so, you should probably pitch them to the curb. Those fork blades came from the supplier as straight blades and were bent (cold set) to their current...
04-23-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By busdriver1959

Iím interested in this because of the aesthetics....

Iím interested in this because of the aesthetics. A too long stem just doesnít look right. While long and short stems perform the same, I would rather buy as short a stem as I can and have about an...
11-29-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,481
Posted By busdriver1959

Iím not sure what I hate more, lawyer lips or...

Iím not sure what I hate more, lawyer lips or thru axles. With the disc brake mounted on the back of the left fork blade, one or the other is necessary. Iím getting ready to build a new fork for my...
06-25-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By busdriver1959

Iíve been riding look pedals/delta cleats since...

Iíve been riding look pedals/delta cleats since the early 80s. Theyíre a little slippery but not hazardous. Just walk carefully.
06-16-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,101
Posted By busdriver1959

Iím not buying the mips hype. We were all born...

Iím not buying the mips hype. We were all born with mips already installed. Itís our scalp. It functions exactly like mips but with even more movement. Until the testers use a dummy head with a layer...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,179
Posted By busdriver1959

If I were you I'd talk to the framebuilder about...

If I were you I'd talk to the framebuilder about brazing on a stainless steel cable stop from Nova Cycle Supply. They have a divers helmet stop that might not look too bad but the hole would need to...
05-13-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By busdriver1959

Nova Cycle Supply has them for less than $3....

Nova Cycle Supply has them for less than $3. Shipping will eat you up though. You could try talking a local framebuilder into adding them to an order or, you could order them allong with a bunch of...
04-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By busdriver1959

They also come in handy when...

They also come in handy when framebuildinghttps://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/ee40276b_2ba7_4ba6_b049_bde6050b92f2_887b24ea77bcb5a086606d41ec88d6b87a51cc47.jpeg
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,388
Posted By busdriver1959

I've had great luck with Duplicolor rattlecan...

I've had great luck with Duplicolor rattlecan paint from the auto parts store. It goes on well and dries quickly. It's a laquer. I also like their self etching primer. I cover all of it with 2...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,410
Posted By busdriver1959

Andrew, I'm interested. I'll PM you. Earl...

Andrew,
I'm interested. I'll PM you.

Earl Glazer
03-05-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By busdriver1959

It looks to be a very low trail design. That...

It looks to be a very low trail design. That means the steering will be very quick. However, when you add a load in the handle bar bag and panniers, the steering slows. The two cancel each other out...
02-27-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By busdriver1959

I use CO2 on other bikes. It's hard to beat a...

I use CO2 on other bikes. It's hard to beat a Silca even though they didn't work all that well. The best part is that some riders out there wouldn't know what it is!
02-27-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By busdriver1959

If you really want to do it right, lose the pump...

If you really want to do it right, lose the pump clip on the top tube and find a Silca Impero with a Campy head to fit there.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-02-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,484
Posted By busdriver1959

I've tried lots of different fixtures for holding...

I've tried lots of different fixtures for holding small bits in place for brazing. So far, bent spokes seem to work best for me. You might want to give it a try with the BB cable guides. That's a...
12-30-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By busdriver1959

A typical raw 1 inch crown measures just under...

A typical raw 1 inch crown measures just under 29mm before cutting. The job goes much faster with less wear on the expensive tool if some of that material is removed first. It sounds like somebody...
12-02-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By busdriver1959

How old are the brake pads and how has the bike...

How old are the brake pads and how has the bike been stored? I live where itís hot and have found that storing a bike in the hot attic can leave me with braking that is incediibly bad after a...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,929
Posted By busdriver1959

Looks like only one photo loaded. Hereís the...

Looks like only one photo loaded. Hereís the other. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a209be38_11c2_47ab_a971_09f763d42396_d43f5e008747895424f6ebca9d24f52ea9648061.jpeg
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,929
Posted By busdriver1959

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8140474b_d24d_46cb_aede_aa45f918ef94_3d385e538ac7e0cc65e9a2c0aee60da1273fe99d.jpeg
I used a DOS road shell from Nova (68mm) with the...
10-29-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 18,716
Posted By busdriver1959

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eb2c720d_1767_4f8d_a59d_f148d45415af_888af6d063b77726c508343f25b4fadca265a46a.jpeg
1x cross/gravel bike. A combination of Columbus...
10-29-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By busdriver1959

The biggest issue with a new carbon fork will be...

The biggest issue with a new carbon fork will be maintaining the axle to crown distance. It shouldnít be too hard to find a road carbon fork with the correct a to c but you want to pay attention to...
09-10-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By busdriver1959

Also, if you use the Spraymax 2k, get a good...

Also, if you use the Spraymax 2k, get a good filter mask. There’s some nasty stuff in there that you don’t want to breathe
09-10-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By busdriver1959

I’ve done a number of bikes with laquer based...

I’ve done a number of bikes with laquer based automotive paint out of a rattlecan from the autoparts store. I then put on two or three coats of the Spraymax 2k mentioned above. The result is a very...
09-09-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By busdriver1959

I would avoid going back to the LBS that declared...

I would avoid going back to the LBS that declared the bike trashed without a good inspection. The bike is steel, not carbon(plastic). It’s far more durable than a plastic bike and if bent, can be...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-18, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,605
Posted By busdriver1959

Look at Nova Cycle Supply for the braze ons you...

Look at Nova Cycle Supply for the braze ons you will need for the project.
I have one bike with the derailleur guides on top of the bottom bracket along with integrated shifters. I’ve had no...
08-05-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By busdriver1959

[QUOTE=79pmooney;20488782]Those B52s are a little...

[QUOTE=79pmooney;20488782]Those B52s are a little like my workhorse fix gear (going since 1976). Everything on it has been replaced at least 5 times, including frames.

Ben

IĒd be willing to bet...
08-05-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By busdriver1959

The only ones flying now are the H models built...

The only ones flying now are the H models built in 1961 and 1962. The Gs could still be out there but they fell victim to one of those treaties with Russia. They were cut into pieces and left to lay...
08-04-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By busdriver1959

The B-52s that are flying today are 56-57 years...

The B-52s that are flying today are 56-57 years old. They are mostly aluminum. If youíve ever watched the wing flap around in turbulence youíd guess that they are under a lot more stress than any...
07-06-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,279
Posted By busdriver1959

How do we define frame size? If it’s by seat...

How do we define frame size? If it’s by seat tube length, the more traditional method, the bike is a 55:5 and is probably too small. If we define it by toptube length, some like this better, the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By busdriver1959

By the time you get a builder to do the work and...

By the time you get a builder to do the work and add new paint for the fork, it’s going to be pretty expensive. A custom stem can put the bars right where you want them. Might be less expensive.
07-05-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By busdriver1959

It wouldn’t be that hard to fix really. Cut the...

It wouldn’t be that hard to fix really. Cut the old tube out as close as possible to the lugs and then go at it with an adjustable reamer or die grinder, or both. When you have the proper slip fit,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,634
Posted By busdriver1959

Itís a good bit of work but I grind and file the...

Itís a good bit of work but I grind and file the lip away when I have one in a seat lug. I think itís worth the extra effort.
06-22-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,914
Posted By busdriver1959

I just measured the side plates on my 8, 9, 10,...

I just measured the side plates on my 8, 9, 10, and 11 speed chains. They vary a little by brand but are all very close to the same thickness. Itís the bushings between the plates are what vary in...
05-13-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,047
Posted By busdriver1959

What really matters are the three contact points,...

What really matters are the three contact points, pedals, saddle and bars. Assuming the crankarms are a reasonable length, can you get the saddle to the proper position in relation to the bottom...
04-20-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,600
Posted By busdriver1959

Gugie-Love the brass Reynolds ďstickersĒ! Any...

Gugie-Love the brass Reynolds ďstickersĒ! Any chance youíll do a thread detailing the process?
04-20-18, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By busdriver1959

If you can get on and off of it without pain, the...

If you can get on and off of it without pain, the seat height and setback feel good and you can comfortably reach the bars at the end of a long ride, it fits.
The relationship of the three contact...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By busdriver1959

To the OP- it might be a good idea to google...

To the OP- it might be a good idea to google ďcyclingís effect on ParkinsonísĒ. Turns out that cycling at a ďfast cadenceĒ, (normal cadence for us) has a positive effect on the patientís symptoms....
03-06-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By busdriver1959

If I remember correctly from the first post about...

If I remember correctly from the first post about these brifters, they are first generation or very early generation. If so, the detents were very light by design. Rebuilding them wonít change...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By busdriver1959

Google "campagnolo interface with frame". That'll...

Google "campagnolo interface with frame". That'll get you to their chart that gives the info based on front chainring size.
02-15-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By busdriver1959

Late to this thread but Iím out in Germantown and...

Late to this thread but Iím out in Germantown and have a 650 wheelset up in the attic if you need to do a test fit. The rear is probably 126 but Iíll need to check it if youíre interested.
02-13-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,747
Posted By busdriver1959

Iíve spent the last week trying to think of a...

Iíve spent the last week trying to think of a reason that it wouldnít work but I canít.
It sure is a pretty crown.
02-13-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,747
Posted By busdriver1959

Thatís the best part of learning to build these...

Thatís the best part of learning to build these things. It makes no difference at whatís ďout thereĒ. Grab your hacksaw, files and torch and you have a stem of any dimension you want.
02-05-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,747
Posted By busdriver1959

Thanks. Didnít see it there before.

Thanks. Didnít see it there before.
02-05-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,747
Posted By busdriver1959

Iíve never seen that fork crown before. I...

Iíve never seen that fork crown before. I havenít seen it offered at the supply sources I buy from. Could you find out where your teacher orders them? Thanks.
02-05-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,376
Posted By busdriver1959

I'm with you on the myth of short chainstays. The...

I'm with you on the myth of short chainstays. The only thing they do for me is let the back tire break loose and fishtail when I'm really stomping out of the saddle. That does nothing to move the...
01-05-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,408
Posted By busdriver1959

Yep, not vintage. It's coming up on 2 years old....

Yep, not vintage. It's coming up on 2 years old. I'd stayed away from S3 because I'd heard that S3 was a throwaway tubeset. As in, use it for one season and throw it away. I'm thinking that may not...
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