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Old 08-14-2019, 08:52 AM
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Awesome

And it begs the question, what is your least favorite step in the frame building process?
Machining the fork crown race....I don't know what it is but I don't like doing it. It's not hard or risky or time consuming. I guess maybe it's boring? But it's 5 minutes a bike at the most and I seem to live through it every time.

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Old 08-14-2019, 12:42 PM
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Machining the fork crown race....I don't know what it is but I don't like doing it. It's not hard or risky or time consuming. I guess maybe it's boring? But it's 5 minutes a bike at the most and I seem to live through it every time.

dave
Phew! Happy it's not sanding fillets.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:11 PM
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Dave, this bike looks awesome and I can't wait to see it painted.

I'm interested to see the provision for flat mount discs on here. Are you planning on using hydraulic brakes, or will they be mechanical? I am also wondering if this is the reason for not having stainless on the front? (the forces from hydraulic brakes on the thin walled stainless)
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:00 PM
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Dave, this bike looks awesome and I can't wait to see it painted.

I'm interested to see the provision for flat mount discs on here. Are you planning on using hydraulic brakes, or will they be mechanical? I am also wondering if this is the reason for not having stainless on the front? (the forces from hydraulic brakes on the thin walled stainless)
Thank you for the questions - which bike are you speaking of?

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Old 08-22-2019, 02:07 PM
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Oh yes, that would be useful information wouldn't it.

I'm talking about the JK special, which is stainless in the rear. I know you did not have a production model with stainless flat mount discs. I am wondering if this has changed, and if you are planning to do the same for a stainless fork?

ie: a full stainless onesto with flat mount discs and thru axles.
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:47 PM
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Oh yes, that would be useful information wouldn't it.

I'm talking about the JK special, which is stainless in the rear. I know you did not have a production model with stainless flat mount discs. I am wondering if this has changed, and if you are planning to do the same for a stainless fork?

ie: a full stainless onesto with flat mount discs and thru axles.
Cool -

The bike you are asking about is a custom (they all are in fact) and the customer wanted the rear end to be raw and shiny like an old school road bike....and he also wanted disc brakes.

This is no problem in the rear (flat mount and 12 mm TA) but it is an issue on the fork. I don't feel confident that the stainless blades are up to the task of giving a lifetime of service while supporting a disc brake.....and I'm currently limited on hos much rake I can build a disc fork with. That is why this frame has a steel fork.

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Old 08-23-2019, 03:11 AM
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Really helpful, and interesting, thank you.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:55 AM
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Stainless Onesto head tube.

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Old 09-03-2019, 02:27 PM
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^^^Beautiful^^^
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:12 AM
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Dave just keeps killing it - I recently sold my Kirk CX/gravel ride and I am going to miss admiring the curve of the seat stays!
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:43 PM
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JB knows how to lay down the color and the box pin stripes. This one is a favorite.

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Old 09-11-2019, 01:08 PM
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:30 PM
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JB knows how to lay down the color and the box pin stripes. This one is a favorite



awesome color Dave,but the fillet on that Terraplane is pretty darn impressive too!

Scott
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Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM
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Here’s a bit of a different #TBT. In about 1990 I was working for Serotta and I took the Reynolds 753 certification test. After passing the test I just had to build myself a fancy lugged 753 frameset. It was an after hours project and I spent countless hours cutting and shaping the stainless lugs. I built them into the frame and was very pleased with the end result. I’d only been building for two years and this build pushed and stretched my skills.

When the frame was done I brought it into the paint shop and no one there was excited to try and mask off the curvy stainless lugs. So it went onto a hook with the idea of painting it “soon”. That was nearly 30 years ago and apparently it’s time. I’m going to have my partner Joe Bell paint it for me and then it’s getting built up with a period correct Mavic Starfish crank group. When done it will be ready for some vintage Hero rides.

Sometimes it takes a while to finish up a project. Three decades is a long time.

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Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Whoa, that's amazing. I think my favorite is how the tips of the seat stay caps swirl each other.
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