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08-29-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By biff

Hey guys, Thanks for the...

Hey guys,

Thanks for the compliments/critique. This frame is/was a test platform for a couple of different things:

-First use of stainless lugs - and bending them to conform to the semi-odd...
07-26-06, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By biff

WK, I put a pair of those Specialties TA Alize on...

WK, I put a pair of those Specialties TA Alize on a frame (that blue one that you like actually) w/ phil hubs/bb - they work just fine.
07-03-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By biff

An '03 Volpe was my first real bike. ...

An '03 Volpe was my first real bike.

Although I think borrachobandito's comment was pretty crass, it does carry some weight.

Every single component except for the deraillers (with major...
06-27-06, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By biff

I've seen chronic HS problems being caused by a...

I've seen chronic HS problems being caused by a crack in the steerer. You may want to check it - especially if the threaded portion of your fork is long enough to go past where your stem grips the...
06-24-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By biff

Glad this thread came up.... I just...

Glad this thread came up....

I just destroyed the bearings in one of the Chromo's last night. I extremely hard on bike components, and have a tendency to break everything. I like the whole...
06-12-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By biff

+1'd. I use the Hozan equivalent. Best...

+1'd. I use the Hozan equivalent.

Best tool for the job? ONLY tool for the job.
06-06-06, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By biff

Yeah, I have to second deedub's 'too hot'...

Yeah, I have to second deedub's 'too hot' message.

For some reason at UBI, they teach you to brass braze with a REALLY hot flame. And maybe I wasn't paying attention, but it seemed like they...
06-02-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By biff

Shameless plug...

Shameless plug (http://www.myspace.com/moyercycles).
05-24-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By biff

Moots' welds make me weak in the knees.

Moots' welds make me weak in the knees.
05-23-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By biff

Excellent WK! Glad you dig them. My old...

Excellent WK! Glad you dig them.

My old hosting company went bankrupt months ago....it was only a matter of time before they turned the server off.

Kenneth Alan...
05-14-06, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By biff

Acutally, high flange is better with a radial due...

Acutally, high flange is better with a radial due to there being more material around each spoke hole.

WK - I'd go with a Miche. High flange option, decent quality, and a good price.
05-14-06, 04:02 AM
05-01-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,728
Posted By biff

My gloves have a 'Made in England' thing sewn...

My gloves have a 'Made in England' thing sewn into it. The hat does not, but the care instruction paper that came with it says 'Handmade in England'.

I'm not sure why they don't put that on...
04-30-06, 08:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,728
Posted By biff

Rapha has a US store...but when I went to their...

Rapha has a US store...but when I went to their website, it was cheaper to get it shipped from England (This may not be the case now). The US store also didn't carry the crit gloves that I wanted. ...
04-30-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,709
Posted By biff

WHAT?!?! Amateur at best? The guy doesn't use...

WHAT?!?! Amateur at best? The guy doesn't use decals! 95% of stuff you see there is entirely paint. Whatever you can dream up, he can paint it. I urge you to take a closer look at his gallery. ...
04-30-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,728
Posted By biff

I bought their crit gloves + epic hat. I'm...

I bought their crit gloves + epic hat. I'm currently putting them through hell. I'll give 'em another month of heavy use before I evaluate (already at 2 months), and let you guys know.

So far,...
04-28-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 6,328
Posted By biff

Biff was a nickname given to me when I was in the...

Biff was a nickname given to me when I was in the Navy. We were sitting around maneuvering (http://home.att.net/~jeff1_satobserve/photo17.htm) on a midwatch - bored as usual because the reactor...
04-28-06, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By biff

He's talking about turning the headtube down...

He's talking about turning the headtube down (making the HT shorter) a mm or two on each side. You can also do this with a headtube facer instead of a lathe. Unless your fork is only a couple of mm...
04-26-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By biff

Sounds like a plan. I'll have WK call in the...

Sounds like a plan. I'll have WK call in the boats.
04-25-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By biff

It kinda looks like the seattube is pulling away...

It kinda looks like the seattube is pulling away from the lug. If that's the case, then you'd be spending WAY more than you paid for it to have it repaired. Are you sure you're using the right...
04-25-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By biff

That would be a pretty easy fix. File off...

That would be a pretty easy fix.

File off old one, sand off paint, braze new one on, file slot, repaint and done.

Edit: wait - is that lug damaged too?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By biff

No. Please do not try this. It would be...

No. Please do not try this. It would be extremely unsafe...if it even got out of the driveway.

Brass and silver have about 50-60ksi.
03-25-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By biff

Spectrum Powder works has some vids...

Spectrum Powder works has some vids (http://spectrumpowderworks.com/SPWMovies.php) online. That kinda gives you an idea of what it would involve.

My guess is that you'll need $400 dollars for a...
03-24-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,888
Posted By biff

uhh...roger that.

uhh...roger that.
03-24-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,888
Posted By biff

FYI: Rivendell outsources all kinds of stuff to...

FYI: Rivendell outsources all kinds of stuff to factories in Japan. So much for keeping it local....
03-24-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,736
Posted By biff

You don't need it. Just use one of these...

You don't need it. Just use one of these (http://parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=50&item=HW%2D2).

As for the point of this thread....if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at...
03-23-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By biff

Aluminum is like that though....unless you smooth...

Aluminum is like that though....unless you smooth them down like Cannondale does.
03-22-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,939
Posted By biff

Wow....they have an AWESOME...

Wow....they have an AWESOME (http://www.feltracing.com/06/warranty.html) warranty too.

You get what you pay for.
03-19-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By biff

man...i was just watching an episode. best...tv...

man...i was just watching an episode. best...tv show....ever.
03-18-06, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 150,147
Posted By biff

skelly wins. game over.

skelly wins. game over.
03-16-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By biff

I went through 3 pasela tg's. First one died...

I went through 3 pasela tg's. First one died from forming a giant bulge in the sidewall (while on tour - had a spare with me). Much like r-dub, second and third died horrible flat deaths, where I...
03-14-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 150,147
Posted By biff

Oh man....nice ascii skillz.

Oh man....nice ascii skillz.
03-14-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By biff

Just another way to do seatstays. No big deal.

Just another way to do seatstays. No big deal.
03-13-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By biff

Those Kozmo bags are really freakin' orange. ...

Those Kozmo bags are really freakin' orange.

Congrats, you have a relic of the late 90's. Be proud.
03-11-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 150,147
Posted By biff

+1'd.

+1'd.
03-11-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,150
Posted By biff

Agreed. Those are hot. What are they?

Agreed. Those are hot. What are they?
Forum: Foo
03-10-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,700
Posted By biff

Real Ale, Full Moon Pale

Real Ale, Full Moon Pale
03-10-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By biff

This one?...

This one? (http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/139826960.html)

http://www.onechick.com/smog/uploaded_images/nutsmissingbike-713713.jpg
03-10-06, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 150,147
Posted By biff

Why you gotta be hatin' on public transit man?

Why you gotta be hatin' on public transit man?
03-08-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By biff

I know some framebuilders get stuff made at...

I know some framebuilders get stuff made at SSSink (http://www.sssink.com/). Never used them myself.
03-08-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By biff

Nope, didn't get it - but then again, I don't...

Nope, didn't get it - but then again, I don't live on the east coast.

Got my gloves yesterday (http://flickr.com/photos/56231071@N00/109748136/).
03-06-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By biff

I'll keep you guys posted. I ordered them in...

I'll keep you guys posted.

I ordered them in late Feb - they were offering free shipping plus 20% off if you signed someone up for their mail list.

I ordered those criterium gloves...
03-06-06, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By biff

I just bought some Rapha's...

I just bought some Rapha's (http://rapha.cc/index.php?page=42) because I'm tired of replacing $30 dollar gloves every 4 months.

Prolly another week until they get here - but when they do - I'll...
03-05-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By biff

It looks bent as well (from the reflection). I...

It looks bent as well (from the reflection). I would retire that thing ASAP.
03-04-06, 11:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,562
Posted By biff

More pics...

More pics (http://www.clockworkbikes.com/NAHBS.html).
03-03-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,841
Posted By biff

No. It's illegal for a reason: kids have died...

No. It's illegal for a reason: kids have died doing that. Just take the lane. Screw that gutter of a bike lane (on both sides). Your safety is worth more than anyone's convenience.
03-03-06, 08:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,841
Posted By biff

Was this on Guad? Always take the lane on...

Was this on Guad? Always take the lane on Guad....North OR South. Incredibly awful design. It's a cyclist death trap.
03-02-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By biff

There are some classic B+W photos at the CR pic...

There are some classic B+W photos at the CR pic of the day (http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17). *Some* of them are large enough to be printed.
03-01-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,028
Posted By biff

I have built about a dozen wheels using Linseed...

I have built about a dozen wheels using Linseed oil. No problems.

Loctite is not an initial solution - it's a last resort.

Use steel chainring bolts. Lube up the threads + chainring/spider...
03-01-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By biff

shhh shhh sshhh dayyyum. ALLEYMATH BIKE RACE...

shhh shhh sshhh dayyyum.

ALLEYMATH BIKE RACE
when: Saturday, March 4th
where: Lamar Ped Bridge
time: 9pm
what you need: A pen/marker/etc and a bike. No cargo space needed.
ends at: Spider...
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