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Forum: BMX
02-13-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By meech151

So at the moment I am without bmx parts of any...

So at the moment I am without bmx parts of any kind because I sent them back to the guy who decided to bail out on this build. Do you happen to know the
measurement from the front center of the...
Forum: BMX
02-13-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By meech151

Canti Placement on BMX

Hey guys, I'm working on finishing up my first BMX frame build. It was originally for someone however they recently bailed on the project
and I'm left finishing it up. I've never built a frame...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-25-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By meech151

Thanks for all the tips. I totally understand...

Thanks for all the tips. I totally understand that many prefer to keep their methods under lock and key and thats a lot of the reason I quit spending my time on forums. I've always received good...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-24-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By meech151

Another quick question. Can anyone recommend...

Another quick question. Can anyone recommend what type of primers and so forth you should use before painting? I know there are epoxy, etching, sandable primers, etc., I imagine you use different...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By meech151

Yeah, it makes perfectly good sense. I kinda...

Yeah, it makes perfectly good sense. I kinda figured it would be like that because the guys that have always painted my frames use expensive equipment. Its another one of those
things where you...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By meech151

Thanks Doug. I would be willing to put a little...

Thanks Doug. I would be willing to put a little more money into a good compressor but since I've never even held a paint gun its kinda hard to spend over $300 on one. Is the
expensive gun gonna...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,766
Posted By meech151

Air Compressor for Painting

Hey guys. Its been a while since I've been to the forum. Can someone tell me what size air compressor would be adequate for painting frames. I'm thinking about starting to paint my own or at least...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-09-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By meech151

Just out of curiosity, where do you live Leech?

Just out of curiosity, where do you live Leech?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-09-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By meech151

Thanks. That thread is great. Who woulda thunk...

Thanks. That thread is great. Who woulda thunk that a bike forum would turn into a free education. I take back all the bad things I have said about computers.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-08-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By meech151

I doubt any of the later model carbon fiber...

I doubt any of the later model carbon fiber frames are gonna ride as stable as the older steel frames you mentioned. Most all of them are just built as tight, light, and stiff as possible. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By meech151

Hey Peterpan, when you make an oven to cure CF do...

Hey Peterpan, when you make an oven to cure CF do you need to have some sort of vent holes in it? Will the fumes combust or anything? I have only played with carbon fiber wet and let it cure through...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,199
Posted By meech151

Yeah, thats what I thought. I believe the rider...

Yeah, thats what I thought. I believe the rider weight limit on S3 is 190 but I would never use on someone over 180 just to play it safe. I am 6'2 and 165 and it feels pretty good to me. The first...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-10, 05:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,199
Posted By meech151

OK, fair enough. So if you exclude Fillet Pro,...

OK, fair enough. So if you exclude Fillet Pro, tig welders can tig it and fillet-brazers can use their brass, was there an intended method for joining these thin- walled tubes by the producers of...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-08-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,199
Posted By meech151

As a new builder I get most all my knowledge...

As a new builder I get most all my knowledge either through trial and error or asking guys like yourself who have more experience. I have built 3-4 frames out of TT S3 luckily without issue yet, I...
09-18-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,629
Posted By meech151

Schweeeet build. I just started checking this...

Schweeeet build. I just started checking this forum out and have been looking at Venice Motor Bikes in order to build a frame and stick a motor in it. Anybody have any experience with them. I was...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,112
Posted By meech151

Not sure how the carbon wrapped steel frame would...

Not sure how the carbon wrapped steel frame would work but experimenting is pretty fun, especially if it works. Building a carbon frame out of scrap frames isn't such a bad idea if you can find the...
09-17-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By meech151

Thanks DaveSSS. That link pretty much covers it...

Thanks DaveSSS. That link pretty much covers it all. Never knew there were so many issues with the new Campy system. I was gonna throw my 10speed front der. on there to try it but I will try to...
09-17-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By meech151

Chorus 11 Shift Lever

A couple months ago I put Chorus 11 on my bike, been using Campy forever and never had a problem. It worked flawlessly for a while but recently my left shifter on occassion feels real tight when...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By meech151

I'm not an expert on frame repair so I am curious...

I'm not an expert on frame repair so I am curious to hear some ideas from others who are more experienced but the first thing I would try is to take it to a shop and see if they can get a BB thread...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By meech151

I believe I am gonna have to modify my jig a bit...

I believe I am gonna have to modify my jig a bit to build that one, but I like it alot.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By meech151

I agree that the way you build it for the...

I agree that the way you build it for the individual rider will affect the aerodynamics but after you get it designed you might as well make it look racey. Correct body positioning is the ticket to...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-10, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By meech151

They didn't put much effort into trying to make...

They didn't put much effort into trying to make it look like a TT bike. Forget the lugs, TTs are supposed to have clean lines and look sleek and aero. Fillet-braze it, use an aero-shaped down tube...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By meech151

I like the dimple idea because its new to me and...

I like the dimple idea because its new to me and seems a very simple fix, and it doesn't ruin the paint, but I always just brazed a little silver around the crown, building up the seat and then recut...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,560
Posted By meech151

Yeah I agree, go 36" x 48" and you'll be happy. ...

Yeah I agree, go 36" x 48" and you'll be happy. Similar to a garage or shop, the extra space you add in will always get used. I always have something on my table whether its a height gauge or...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-30-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By meech151

Plumbers and bicycle framebuilders are in two...

Plumbers and bicycle framebuilders are in two very different categories. We have to remember that all of us are bicycle enthusiast and therefore we want the best for ourselves like everybody else...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-30-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By meech151

I would think that any custom frame builder...

I would think that any custom frame builder should be able to do all 3 of those things, I do it on every frame. The first 2 skills you mention are useless if the tubes aren't stuck together right. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

Most everything I find in a lathe or milling...

Most everything I find in a lathe or milling machine is made oversees and the few American companies I have found all seem to have the larger equipment. What are some domestic companies that make...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

Yeah, you have mentioned you have a good name...

Yeah, you have mentioned you have a good name picked out in a previous thread. I am curious what it is. I promise I won't steel it if you tell me but someone else might. I already have a name and...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

I think when i get the carbon fiber facility...

I think when i get the carbon fiber facility finished I will try to hire Peterpan1, he seems to know carbon pretty well. Arkansas just got the lottery last year and as soon as I win it Mountain Home...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

Yeah, I have virtually zero machining experience....

Yeah, I have virtually zero machining experience. I grew up in a sheet metal shop but that quite a bit different. I just started welding a little over 3 yrs ago but I have had some good teachers...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

Would a larger, heavier duty 3 in 1 increase work...

Would a larger, heavier duty 3 in 1 increase work capability by much or are they all just capable of light duty projects?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

I take it the 3 in 1 machines are capable of...

I take it the 3 in 1 machines are capable of handling the average frame building projects, for example mitering, making seatposts and dropouts, various jigs, etc. Are there limits to any of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,572
Posted By meech151

Are the little 3 in 1 mill/drill/lathe combos...

Are the little 3 in 1 mill/drill/lathe combos worthwhile? I was recently looking at some of the Smithy and Grizzly combos but was unsure of their quality since they are fairly cheap. Alot of what I...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-10, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By meech151

My scientific knowledge of these things is...

My scientific knowledge of these things is practically nil however I have heard that that carbon and aluminum don't work well together but it makes me curious about all those frames that use to have...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By meech151

Working with carbon, can you sand down the uneven...

Working with carbon, can you sand down the uneven spots provided you have enough wall thickness without weakening the structure? Also, I have heard you can melt out the polystyrene mold with acetone...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,866
Posted By meech151

I was told that 1 1/2" would be sufficient but I...

I was told that 1 1/2" would be sufficient but I had more than that because on the top tube I went past the braze-on cable stops and on the down tube I had to cut it shorter in order for it all to...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,866
Posted By meech151

Just curious as to why it is so hard to get...

Just curious as to why it is so hard to get welding gas in the UK? There seems to be a fair number of frame builders from that area.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-22-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,866
Posted By meech151

I just got done building my first frame with...

I just got done building my first frame with steel and carbon. Wasn't quite as easy as I thought but its together. I basically made a whole steel frame and cut the center section out of the top and...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-22-10, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By meech151

I just got done cleaning up a fork with that...

I just got done cleaning up a fork with that Aircraft Stripper and it worked pretty good however the guys at the paint store said the same as Six Jours, its "bad stuff!" Don't breath it, get it on...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-17-10, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By meech151

How did the first frame turn out? Personally,...

How did the first frame turn out? Personally, after playing with carbon fiber I find welding or fillet brazing much easier however building a carbon frame is more interesting to me. I just finished...
06-13-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By meech151

Thanks. I checked out the American Classic site...

Thanks. I checked out the American Classic site and they look good. http://meechcustombikes.blogspot.com
06-13-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By meech151

650B wheelset

Anyone know where to get a set of 650B mountain bike wheels? They don't have to be super-light, just a quality set of wheels. Thx.
Forum: Touring
06-07-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By meech151

Touring frame advice needed

My name is Dimitri Harris and I normally post in the frame builders forum as I am a framebuilder who builds mainly cross frames, I don't know much about touring frames other than they need to be...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By meech151

All these years and I have been misspelling the...

All these years and I have been misspelling the word "rivet." So much for winning that 3rd grade spelling B in Mrs. Bush's class. Man she was hot. With a name like Mrs. Bush you can only imagine.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By meech151

Thanks for all the info. I think I will start...

Thanks for all the info. I think I will start with the DP-420 and adjust if needed but will also look into the rivot nut options as well.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By meech151

Did you secure yours with the rivot gun and how...

Did you secure yours with the rivot gun and how does it implant the h2o boss? It doesn't have to be a special rivot gun? Do you think the Scotch-Weld epoxy will hold?
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By meech151

Water bottle bosses on carbon frames

I am working on my first frame with carbon tubes and obviously won't be brazing the water bottle bosses in. I have planned all along to epoxy them in with 3M DP420 epoxy weld. Do you know if this...
05-16-10, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By meech151

No, I know the chainrings won't do anything for...

No, I know the chainrings won't do anything for clearance, the clearance is gonna have to come from the BB or a different Q-factor. I just want to make sure that the bike will shift correctly if you...
05-16-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By meech151

I am trying to help a customer solve a problem....

I am trying to help a customer solve a problem. He bought a cross frame from me and the 11-speed compact crankset that he bought is nearly touching the chainstays. The standard Campy crankset fits...
05-16-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By meech151

11-speed chainrings

Can you bolt Campy 11-speed chainrings onto a 10-speed crank and it function properly? I know they will fit, and I know it voids the warranty, but I was wondering if it will work well or if there...
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