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Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Cynikal

The tube miter engine in RattleCad does this for...

The tube miter engine in RattleCad does this for you. I've been happy with it so far.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By Cynikal

I keep checking back to see if someone tried the...

I keep checking back to see if someone tried the explosive method. I want photos.
03-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,058
Posted By Cynikal

Before brazing and paint but still pretty....

Before brazing and paint but still pretty....
02-23-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,873
Posted By Cynikal

I used to cut an old road tube and cover the...

I used to cut an old road tube and cover the chain with it. It worked really well.
02-20-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By Cynikal

Just bought the needed tubing for my latest build...

Just bought the needed tubing for my latest build from Framebuilding Supply. I also use Nova as well because they are local to me and have recently just switched hands and I'd like to see them...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,247
Posted By Cynikal

I was out working on the new project last night...

I was out working on the new project last night and took some photos of a couple of other little tools I've made.

The fork blade gauge is really simple but very handy.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Cynikal

It sure looks like a traditional front impact...

It sure looks like a traditional front impact that was made worse by the unsupported internal routing hole (that is in the worst possible locations btw).
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 267,087
Posted By Cynikal

Starting a new build. In a few months it will...

Starting a new build. In a few months it will hopefully be a 650b rando style build.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Cynikal

Hey Aaron, I'm Chris. We met at the last local...

Hey Aaron, I'm Chris. We met at the last local NAHBS. I had also taken Tim's class.
02-04-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Cynikal

I have an 85 Cresta that has been fantastic. They...

I have an 85 Cresta that has been fantastic. They really are nicely made and ride well. Unfortunately, mine will be for sale as I'm running out of room and have several similar bikes.
02-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,114
Posted By Cynikal

I love that fork crown. I have a set of Spirit...

I love that fork crown. I have a set of Spirit for lugs waiting in the wings to go with it.
02-02-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,114
Posted By Cynikal

I'm currently working on frames #3 and #4. #3 is...

I'm currently working on frames #3 and #4. #3 is a standard tube rando 650 frame and #4 will be a disk off road touring frame (both 700c and 650b). I'll get some photos to post.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-25-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By Cynikal

I think for a hobbyist doing a couple of frames a...

I think for a hobbyist doing a couple of frames a year this could be a solution. If I didn't have my Bringheli I'd be thinking about something like this. I'm happy to see that the cones they sell...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,412
Posted By Cynikal

New update today. Some good news. Hello...

New update today. Some good news.


Hello all - Just a quick update. We have successfully taken ownership of Nova!! We are so very excited. Unfortunately we are still battling the credit card...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,412
Posted By Cynikal

The statement below is currently on their...

The statement below is currently on their homepage. Sounding like good news. Nova Cycles is projected to be up and running on January 12th 2021 with new ownership.We are looking forward to serving...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-16-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,412
Posted By Cynikal

They are going through a rough ownership...

They are going through a rough ownership transition currently. This is the last update from them on Facebook.

Nova Cycles has been doing business since the 70’s and takes great pride in that....
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Cynikal

Racks - Tubing Bender Question

I'm going to start building racks this year and Santa is bringing me a rigid 400 series bender (I've clearly been a good boy). I'm trying to decide on what size bender to get. My primary question...
11-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By Cynikal

I've made several of these with spokes and cable...

I've made several of these with spokes and cable stop braze-ons. They are perfectly strong. To the OP, nice thinking on using a brass nut.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-26-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,227
Posted By Cynikal

I'm glad to see that Nova is back up as well. ...

I'm glad to see that Nova is back up as well. When I saw that their site was down I got a little worried. As I understand it, they have are in the process of relocating (again) and have to move by...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,343
Posted By Cynikal

For stays, I would focus on the tire and crank...

For stays, I would focus on the tire and crank interaction not the butting profile. For example, if you want to fit a 50mm tire (or fender) with a double crank coupled with a short chainstay you...
10-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Cynikal

Here is a photo of mine. I got your PM, thanks...

Here is a photo of mine. I got your PM, thanks by the way. Was having trouble posting a photo in the PM so I'm posting it here. ...
10-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Cynikal

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking...

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking to sell. It is currently complete with a nice set of 27" wheels ( 36 hole Shimano 600 laced to Sun CR-18's) and an indexed 8 speed build. The frame...
10-02-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Cynikal

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking...

I have a 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I'm looking to sell. It is currently complete with a nice set of 27" wheels ( 36 hole Shimano 600 laced to Sun CR-18's) and an indexed 8 speed build. Might be...
09-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Cynikal

So so tempting

So so tempting
09-14-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By Cynikal

Ha! I think I actually have a set of these in my...

Ha! I think I actually have a set of these in my parts bin. They were too weird not to pick up.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-11-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By Cynikal

Before you settle on a trike you should ride one....

Before you settle on a trike you should ride one. I personally hate them because they are difficult to ride on a standard street with a crown. I have a longjohn style cargo bike and the streering...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,435
Posted By Cynikal

If you listen to the Cobra Framebuilding podcast,...

If you listen to the Cobra Framebuilding podcast, Paul did one where he goes into the motos in detail. Pretty cool stuff.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-30-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,435
Posted By Cynikal

If you haven't already, watch Paul Brodie's last...

If you haven't already, watch Paul Brodie's last video. While he is using power tools he does a good job of showing how to carve the initial grove to start the radius. Of course he makes it look...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,435
Posted By Cynikal

Butt checkers are fairly easy to build. Here is...

Butt checkers are fairly easy to build. Here is the one that I built.
...
08-12-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,918
Posted By Cynikal

You can also look for the few modern bikes that...

You can also look for the few modern bikes that are built with a vintage aesthetic. I have a lugged Raleigh Record Ace frame with a first gen SRAM Rival kit (silver levers). Looks vintage but with...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Cynikal

I'm getting this third hand so take it as such. ...

I'm getting this third hand so take it as such. Lon sold to someone but is still there for the transition. Sounds like they are restocking most parts but also starting some in-house production. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,343
Posted By Cynikal

The first question is what has your frame builder...

The first question is what has your frame builder said about this and what tube set (or tube mix) are they recommending? Getting this off the internet is a little like walking in to the kitchen of a...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-26-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,247
Posted By Cynikal

Homemade Tools

As I move through the process of building my first few frames, I'm spending much time making tools to make this easier. I'm seeking some inspiration for how others solve similar issues. I'll start...
06-19-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,366
Posted By Cynikal

Ritchey?

Ritchey?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Cynikal

Nice to see all the local folks here.

Nice to see all the local folks here.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By Cynikal

I think you are missing an opportunity here. Why...

I think you are missing an opportunity here. Why not install the internals of a pump into the seattube with an external hose. Just loosen the seat binder bolt and use the seat to pump.
05-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By Cynikal

Please don't move the Sacramento. Some of us like...

Please don't move the Sacramento. Some of us like it here.


But seriously, depending on where his internship is, I would be thinking about bike security. If he is working Downtown make sure he...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,010
Posted By Cynikal

With boost, the BB shell is wider, thus the...

With boost, the BB shell is wider, thus the spindle, so you avoid the crank conflicts with the stays. This with the wider rear end allows for additional tire clearance.

I've been in the same...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,010
Posted By Cynikal

That bike makes it look easy because it has boost...

That bike makes it look easy because it has boost spacing.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,714
Posted By Cynikal

Probably important to note that he is not using...

Probably important to note that he is not using 56% silver for this. Read through the notes on the instagram post. He mentions what he uses.
08-30-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,897
Posted By Cynikal

Nothing remotely C&V about mine. Still actively...

Nothing remotely C&V about mine. Still actively raced and ridden hard. 05 Poprad (OX Plat)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/8950144573_7793a76ec0_h.jpg
06-04-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 3,502,367
Posted By Cynikal

Here is mine. Also doubles as my race bike. 05...

Here is mine. Also doubles as my race bike. 05 Poprad recently powdercoated.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/8950144573_7793a76ec0_h.jpg
08-21-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 850,396
Posted By Cynikal

Funny you happen to be posting about Crestas. ...

Funny you happen to be posting about Crestas. Just took a photo of mine. Mine is an 85 and clearly not in touring mode.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,389
Posted By Cynikal

Why remove the old paint. I bet that the primer...

Why remove the old paint. I bet that the primer on the bike is better than what you can do at home. Just rough it up and use it as a primer.
04-04-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 850,396
Posted By Cynikal

Here is the before and after. 85 Nishiki cresta...

Here is the before and after. 85 Nishiki cresta touring frame. I pull this out of our local co-op. The stem and bar are temporary. The only addition I'v made since the picture was a silver...
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