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01-14-21, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

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MN Summer 2020
We were on a 50 mile group ride out...
01-14-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Klein came out with a solid yellow in the late...

Klein came out with a solid yellow in the late 90s and I’ve seen them built up with all black components—looks really sharp and helps the yellow look in balance. Might be a great option for you with...
01-14-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Gorgeous stem! Looks like something from the...

Gorgeous stem! Looks like something from the 50s as well?
01-14-21, 09:08 AM
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Views: 347
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Based on this, would you see an accident...

Based on this, would you see an accident resulting in a wrinkled tube as evidence of the steel’s “softness” (“gas pipe”)? I “potholed” a high end 90s NJS track frame and the tubes rippled up...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Oh I’m definitely with all the grumpy old types...

Oh I’m definitely with all the grumpy old types as well but I get all my angst out complaining about how bad other people drive so I can stay positive for the biking brotherhood. ;).
Let us know...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Pogliaghi123–the comments below are assuming you...

Pogliaghi123–the comments below are assuming you go the route of fixing this yourself:
Definitely first checking the angles will greatly help you decide how to best fix it. If its a “frontal...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I love this forum!...a fellow bike owner asks a...

I love this forum!...a fellow bike owner asks a pretty straightforward question and well over half of the responses either answer a different question or second guess the original one!! ;). (Not...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By Sonofamechanic

The angle measures are a better place to start if...

The angle measures are a better place to start if you don’t know exactly how the damage was done (per your original post). I recently straightened a frame with the same appearance of damage but an...
12-23-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 42,875
Posted By Sonofamechanic

iI recently bought one of these and left it at my...

iI recently bought one of these and left it at my in-laws so I’d always have an escape...er, I mean ride...when we visited. I’ve left the build alone (earlier owner swapped out wheels for 700’s) but...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Sorry repechage...I wrote the above and then...

Sorry repechage...I wrote the above and then re-read your note a couple of times till I (finally) saw your whole point was pedal ground clearance. Apologies. Good point. In my experience commuting...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Well I’ll defer to your experience, but the way i...

Well I’ll defer to your experience, but the way i was figuring, it wouldn't affect the bb height to switch between 700c rims—whether they were laced to road hubs or to track hubs (I run 23c tires on...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

you mean using 770c instead (what did they call...

you mean using 770c instead (what did they call them again...27s) or the flat tires? ;)
it was a 700c built frame...it looks old but Behringer built this in the 90s. And, to reiterate a point made...
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Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Absolutely...who would want it to be any other...

Absolutely...who would want it to be any other way? “Conformity” is certainly never a word that springs to mind when reviewing the Bikeforum group.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Waiting for decals. Will give it another “red”...

Waiting for decals. Will give it another “red” coat in some spots (too thin) and then clear coat. Thanks to the forum for all the input, and thanks again to Mattdiano.
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11-30-20, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

Please do!

Please do!
11-30-20, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

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11-30-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL—-the best answer yet!! Totally agree...plus...

LOL—-the best answer yet!! Totally agree...plus with that rattle going on you’ll never notice a squeaky bb or crank ;). Enjoy!
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

UPDATE on the Behringer (will keep it short as...

UPDATE on the Behringer (will keep it short as this is a values forum vs build forum)...
Mattdiano graciously sold and sent me the frame and I immediately torched off the cable stops on the downtube...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

UPDATE on the Behringer (will keep it short as...

UPDATE on the Behringer (will keep it short as this is a values forum vs build forum)...
Mattdiano graciously sold and sent me the frame and I immediately torched off the cable stops on the downtube...
11-28-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 16,284
Posted By Sonofamechanic

! I was following thru to Mauser (brother in law...

! I was following thru to Mauser (brother in law has an older one and my dad gave me a gorgeous Mauser actioned custom 300 (H&H now converted to 300 Remington?...). Anyway thanks for the update!
11-25-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 361,975
Posted By Sonofamechanic

what type of fork will you build it with? I gave...

what type of fork will you build it with? I gave up looking for a correct vintage 1” fork (with enough steerer length...) for my frame and went full carbon>>
11-25-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,532
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Hear, hear! I’m thinking that’s why earlier...

Hear, hear! I’m thinking that’s why earlier generations of retiring trade technicians took on apprentices...so they could kick back a bit and complain when the kid stripped the nut instead of them?
11-25-20, 09:39 AM
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Views: 361,975
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Clean build! Great shade of blue!

Clean build! Great shade of blue!
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Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

...already sourcing the Behringer red :)

...already sourcing the Behringer red :)
11-24-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 16,284
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Oh thank you, thank you....I’m going to show this...

Oh thank you, thank you....I’m going to show this straight off to the wife so she’ll see my 5 guitars ate really not a big deal....;)
11-24-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 16,284
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Lol...now I know who to PM when I need a stock ;).

Lol...now I know who to PM when I need a stock ;).
11-24-20, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Current build: Frame-only Klein Quantum Race purchase...added Taiwan carbon fork...
11-24-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL....a bicycle using a runaway truck lane to...

LOL....a bicycle using a runaway truck lane to stop...that’s hilarious...I hope some trucker was driving past to witness that...would have made his day.
11-23-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

(Sorry....I mean the Shimano Nexus over the...

(Sorry....I mean the Shimano Nexus over the Shimano 3C or SA)
11-23-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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Any reason not to pick the Shimano simply because its...newer?
11-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

....so we all agree!? You can stop with a...

....so we all agree!? You can stop with a coaster brake...we all did it as kids...even if you do leave a black rubber mark on the back concrete verandah of your mate’s house ehich you hope his dad...
11-23-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

...you might have s point with Tim on F v R...

...you might have s point with Tim on F v R stopping power, but his point was inclusive of controllability and we have all had scary F brake experiences....you might not stop shorter every time, but...
11-23-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Tim....I had the same response on my memory of...

Tim....I had the same response on my memory of stopping power....then I remembered I also only weighed about 65 pounds and had a big slick rear tire ;).
11-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

((I’ll factor in keeping a front brake as part of...

((I’ll factor in keeping a front brake as part of the build))
11-22-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Perfect, thanks—that’s the kind of...

Perfect, thanks—that’s the kind of info/experienced input I was looking for. I have an SA and a Shimano Nexus (both bought used) —I’ll open them both up and see which looks to be in better nic.
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11-22-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Great pics! Yep, I had 3 speed hubs back in the...

Great pics! Yep, I had 3 speed hubs back in the day too, but I never put a couple thousand miles on them each year like I ride now so I am trying to see what the forum’s experience with extended use...
11-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Clean lines! Nicely done!

Clean lines! Nicely done!
11-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

I saw the kickbacks out there—do they work well...

I saw the kickbacks out there—do they work well enough for daily use? I have three 3-speed hubs...just trying to use what I have
11-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Is it primarily the (down) hills that have you...

Is it primarily the (down) hills that have you both riding freewheel vs fixie? (I’m over here in flat Minneapolis).
11-22-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,532
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Speaking for 55 year old mechanics...I think you...

Speaking for 55 year old mechanics...I think you just start to let your mind wander too much as you age....if I’m thinking about something stressful while wrenching I tend to over-tighten! Maybe we...
11-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Three speed coaster brake hub on road bike?

Anyone had experience lacing an old Sturmy-Archer 3 speed coaster brake hub into a 700c rim and riding that around as a step between a fixie and a full on derailleur system? Issues: narrow OLD,...
11-22-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,225
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL...now THAT’S the kind of driver response we...

LOL...now THAT’S the kind of driver response we need more of! ;)
11-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Love the prosthetic carbon example, LOL, carbon...

Love the prosthetic carbon example, LOL, carbon fiber is such a game changer for so many things! I was waiting for you to say you had SPD clips epoxied into the base of the prosthetic ;)
11-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sonofamechanic

....not to drag this out, more of an exercise in...

....not to drag this out, more of an exercise in mental engineering...but really there will be almost zero compression on that repair CF and fiberglass. The CF does not extend to the lugs/tube...
11-21-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sonofamechanic

LOL...what CargoDane said...exactly. (We must...

LOL...what CargoDane said...exactly. (We must have posted simultaneously)
11-21-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sonofamechanic

Like that....but in terms of inline compression...

Like that....but in terms of inline compression on the tube ...you stomp down (“hammer” in your words ;) ) on the pedals and really the top tube (in the bigger picture) is just keeping the steerer...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By Sonofamechanic

((Fantastic pic HypnoToad!!))

((Fantastic pic HypnoToad!!))
Forum: Fatbikes
11-21-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By Sonofamechanic

If purely motivated to achieve a simpler bike set...

If purely motivated to achieve a simpler bike set up, are there any recommended IGHs that comes with a coaster brake? 3 speed is sufficient. I have a Rohloff on an old 29er and it works perfectly...
11-21-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,610
Posted By Sonofamechanic

So many opinions!! ;). I offer this only as a...

So many opinions!! ;). I offer this only as a thought—since the top tube is mostly about compression, do you think it would have helped to “pull out” the dent where possible before the patch was put...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sonofamechanic

If you do end up keeping/painting it, SSSink...

If you do end up keeping/painting it, SSSink (.com) lists graphics for Behringer and there are a couple of decal sellers on eBay who will do a custom job for you if you can send a pic. But I agree...
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