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06-13-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By silversmith

Well said. I'm a vegan with no trouble...

Well said.

I'm a vegan with no trouble feeling weak or rundown. In fact I just one a forty mile road race this week against some of my co-workers half my age.
06-13-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By silversmith

I picked up a Campagnolo Veloce double crank and...

I picked up a Campagnolo Veloce double crank and BB on sale for 60 bucks for the pair.

The Campy BB is super smooth, but I doubt that I gained much in performance over the stock crankset.

The...
06-12-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By silversmith

Bossman, It's the first, but I'm planning on...

Bossman,

It's the first, but I'm planning on another build this next winter.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/wetsand.jpg

What is really cool is that I was only able to do...
06-12-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By silversmith

Thanks, Cyclotoine. I always liked fastback ...

Thanks, Cyclotoine. I always liked fastback seatstays. Though it was a bit of a pain to miter.

I'd like to thank Velonomad for inspiring me to craft my own frame, fork and wheelset.
06-12-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By silversmith

That's exactly what I'm doing with my build. I'm...

That's exactly what I'm doing with my build. I'm calling it a new classic, lugged steel with silver brazing.

I'm a couple of weeks from completion.
...
06-09-07, 06:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,638
Posted By silversmith

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/DSCF0001.jpg

I've been involved in farming for over a quarter century. I've raised poultry,hogs and cattle. Though I've never been involved in...
05-29-07, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By silversmith

Is it possible that its not all the bikes fault...

Is it possible that its not all the bikes fault and you are just getting to be a more "vintage" rider?

(I'm, as Pastor Bob says, "ascending" towards 50.)
05-27-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,615
Posted By silversmith

completato!

completato!
05-21-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,783
Posted By silversmith

I'm glad I learned to put on my dark googles when...

I'm glad I learned to put on my dark googles when looking at Scooper's bikes!

Wow!



I'm looking at those, and the fork crowns, too!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-07, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By silversmith

Any of the steel bikes at Wallmart. 1018 is...

Any of the steel bikes at Wallmart.

1018 is just plain carbon steel. It would be found on only the cheapest bikes.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,554
Posted By silversmith

Grand Prix wasn't ever 531 to my knowledge. ...

Grand Prix wasn't ever 531 to my knowledge.

Mine is hi-ten. Later ones maybe 501 or 502

Try classic and vintage (my normal haunt) and someone will help out.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By silversmith

I went with lugs because I knew I could pin the...

I went with lugs because I knew I could pin the joints and not have to build or buy a jig. But I saw a fillet brazed stem the other day that I truly covet. That might be my next project.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By silversmith

Kurt, I've ordered from Nova and found their...

Kurt,

I've ordered from Nova and found their shipping to be quick: http://www.novacycles.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=35_58_303

I've also had good service from http://www.henryjames.com/
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-07, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By silversmith

Indeed. I got my angles lined up and pinned the...

Indeed. I got my angles lined up and pinned the joints with finishing nails. I had to tweak the rear triangle ever so slightly. Other than that the frame came out of the brazing in good alignment.
...
05-13-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,597
Posted By silversmith

We might both be right. The oft-posted "Sunset...

We might both be right. The oft-posted "Sunset for Suntour" article says this:
05-13-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,597
Posted By silversmith

Suntour was the confederation of several...

Suntour was the confederation of several manufacturers. Oddly enough Sakae Ringyo eventually bought the Suntour name from Maeda Industries.

I can only speak for the two Sakae's I've seen. The...
05-13-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,597
Posted By silversmith

The SR stood for Sakae Ringyo. They are best...

The SR stood for Sakae Ringyo. They are best known for their components.

In the 80's they made some nice lugged steel bikes.

They also made a lugged aluminum bike that is both lighter and...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By silversmith

You'll be fine! Stay away from the super...

You'll be fine!

Stay away from the super light stuff -- and not just because your bigger, but because its more forgiving of the torch.

I started with a Dedachiai Zerotre set from Joe Bringheli....
05-12-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 209,427
Posted By silversmith

I've got a couple of Fujis. The mystery one is...

I've got a couple of Fujis. The mystery one is by far my favorite ride:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/DSCF0001-2.jpg
05-11-07, 11:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,785
Posted By silversmith

Get under the hood and give it a good blast of...

Get under the hood and give it a good blast of compressed air.

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<envy mode on>Stan's chrome nearly blinds me! He ought to warn people when he posts pics.</envy mode>
05-11-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By silversmith

All bright and shiny...and set to the correct...

All bright and shiny...and set to the correct angle, too!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/DSCF0001-6.jpg

The frame has its share of paint chips but he stays were by far the...
05-11-07, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By silversmith

Yes! I alreadymade the repair. It was too...

Yes!

I alreadymade the repair. It was too dark when I finished for good pictures.

The bridge was silvered in so I heated it accross the bridge and inserted a bolt. It just took a little twist...
05-11-07, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By silversmith

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/DSCF0001-5.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/DSCF0002-2.jpg

Now I'll have something racey to ride on those short rides when...
05-11-07, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By silversmith

Schwinn Tempo frame restoration

I stopped into my favorite LBS today shopping for some parts for the frame I'm building. The owner and I have gotten along great the last few years and we often talk "shop" when traffic is slow.
...
05-11-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By silversmith

True! And it sounds like my story. I'm even...

True! And it sounds like my story. I'm even doing repairs on old frames now!
05-11-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By silversmith

Pastor Bob is right. The nicest people on two...

Pastor Bob is right. The nicest people on two wheels frequent this forum.
05-10-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,449
Posted By silversmith

Many thanks.

Many thanks.
05-10-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,449
Posted By silversmith

I've just acquired a Schwinn Tempo frame from my...

I've just acquired a Schwinn Tempo frame from my friend at the LBS.

He thought the frame was the same as the Prelude.

It certainly looks like these Preludes.
Same lugging, Columbus Tenax...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-10-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By silversmith

The BB and lugs are Long Shin from Nova. I'd...

The BB and lugs are Long Shin from Nova. I'd definitely order them again. They came very nicely finished.
05-09-07, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,666
Posted By silversmith

Great photography, too! Looks like a magazine...

Great photography, too! Looks like a magazine cover.
05-09-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,666
Posted By silversmith

Still got a ways to go but... ...

Still got a ways to go but...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/seatlugdone.jpg
05-09-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By silversmith

>Araya's w Sanshin hubs came from the S/A on a...

>Araya's w Sanshin hubs came from the S/A on a $14 world sport. the freewheel is even useable.

I've been very pleased with the sets of Sansin hubs that I used.
05-09-07, 12:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,666
Posted By silversmith

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/topbb.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/bbdone.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By silversmith

Helpful forum!

From Velonomad to Nessism to the the good Doctor Deltron (and many in beween) this forum has been a big help to me building my first frame.

I used a mapp gas torch with 56% silver solder wire and...
05-03-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By silversmith

I've also had trouble with Banana Brain. ...

I've also had trouble with Banana Brain.

I've gottena couple of nice things from them and had a couple of things go wrong when they shipped the wrong item or when they took SIX weeks to ship.
...
05-02-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 25,924
Posted By silversmith

My two Valite framed Fujis are a delight.

My two Valite framed Fujis are a delight.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By silversmith

Nessism, Indeed! It was just out of the...

Nessism,

Indeed!

It was just out of the soak when I snapped the pics. I left it in overnight.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By silversmith

My frame is together enough that I stuck a seat...

My frame is together enough that I stuck a seat postin it, cleched the steerer with both hands,,,,,and rolled wildly out of control acros my driveway.

Yeah!

Lots of cleaning up to do yet. I...
04-18-07, 11:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,185
Posted By silversmith

Sammy, Get a Road Morph. I love mine. I...

Sammy,

Get a Road Morph.

I love mine. I can use it in the same fashion as my shop pump. The morph even has a pressure gauge.

I'm pretty solid, but those other mini pumps leave me feeling...
04-16-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By silversmith

The pedals are fantastic! These are going on...

The pedals are fantastic!

These are going on the light touring frame I'm building:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/xcpro.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
04-14-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By silversmith

That small uplift of the top headtube lug doesn't...

That small uplift of the top headtube lug doesn't compromise the build. Those lugs have lots of area to secure them to the tubing even if there is a bubble or a few in the brazing.

I collect...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-07, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By silversmith

LOL! I ordered them yesterday! With any...

LOL!

I ordered them yesterday!

With any luck they'll make it here Friday along with the stainless drops from Henry James.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By silversmith

56 silver paste solder?

Anyone ever preload their lugged joints with 56 paste silver solder?

I have several ounces of 56 (and even some 65) on hand for the silversmithing I do.

It comes in syringes like these:
...
04-11-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By silversmith

I thought you were kidding but I counted! I...

I thought you were kidding but I counted!

I suppose it would work. The chain ring, really a chromed disk, fits into a standard ashtabula crank.
04-10-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By silversmith

It'll make a fixie Lance couldn't crank. It must...

It'll make a fixie Lance couldn't crank. It must have 70 teeth.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-10-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By silversmith

Dave, thanks for the rundown. Since I'm...

Dave, thanks for the rundown.

Since I'm fortunate to be doing this for pleasure my time is all joy, my costs are purely financial.





No, and I certainly don't begrudge you that. I've...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-10-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By silversmith

As a complete NEWB, I'm wondering what would...

As a complete NEWB, I'm wondering what would your minimal component list be?

I'm trying (hard)to keep my build under 250 using Zerotre tubing, Henry James drops, and Long Shen BB & Lugs.

I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-07, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By silversmith

Yes, I'm looking at these lugs thinking I need...

Yes, I'm looking at these lugs thinking I need something else.

Ouch.


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/martinheldt/headlugs.jpg
04-09-07, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By silversmith

Schwinn XR-7, Dumpster dive

I could barely pick this one up. It must have a cast iron flywheel (fully chromed, natch)

But this one was irresistable. Nary a scratch on it and only 104 miles on the odometer.

It's got...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By silversmith

OK, I've looked at the top and bottom lugs. I can...

OK, I've looked at the top and bottom lugs. I can see Nessism's point.

Nova has sets for 38 bucks, but I don't really need another seat tube. They've got a stamped set for 13, but they are OS.
...
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