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    Re: Frank's LWB project

    Thanks LongRider - I don't know how I missed that.
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    Re: Frank's LWB project

    Great looking frame, Frank. and nice welds. Is that SS?
  3. Re: Update To My Roundtube ChroMo Warrior -- BIG PIX

    Looking very good.
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    Re: Hardware Heaven...

    The also have a store in Atlanta. I bought my first pulleys from them, and went down and picked them up, which saved on shipping, but the cost of gas finally made that a bit silly. Also have stores...
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    Excellent. The frugal man's Cruzbike Silvio

    Excellent. The frugal man's Cruzbike Silvio
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    Re: happy boy

    I'm liking it. My wife has expressed an interest in a trike, but doesn't want anything too low (bad knees) and doesn't like the look of those "old people" trikes lol. It probably wouldnt take much to...
  7. Re: More unweldium discovered in Benfleet workshop.

    Excellent suggestion on having your brother give you a few lessons. When I was first starting out, I tried to find a reasonably priced welding course at my local high schools or junior colleges, and...
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    Re: Welding Instruction Video?

    I love ChuckE's videos, but they are not necessarily the best videos for beginners for one reason - you can't see the puddle in any of the ones I recall watching. If you are going to make good...
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    Re: High Roller Progress

    Where are you welding? You probably need to get more light on the weld puddle to see it. Some people shine a strong halogen on the weld area. Make sure you aren't getting light coming in behind your...
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    Re: Advise on potential wooden build

    Not having a place to weld certainly makes it hard to do a steel frame. That said, I have always found that the cost of the metal in the frame is pretty minimal, compared to the rest of the parts,...
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    Re: New Atomic Zombie Flag . . Love it!

    Nice job. That flag looks great. Sweet matching Karmann Ghia too.
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    Re: FWD Low(ish) Racer

    That looks like a great bike. It looks like what would happen if a Zox mated with a Tomohawk. Great job.
  13. Re: More unweldium discovered in Benfleet workshop.

    It happens to all of us from time to time. Good job tracking it down.
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    Re: Cold Weld/Jb Weld/Epoxy weld

    I wouldn't. Why not build it out of wood?
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    Re: Idler Pulley: Steel or Plastic? Flat or V?

    I have always used Nylon V-Type pulleys. Metal pulleys are noisy, unless you are talking about the ones with a sprocket inside.
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    Re: Is bike building worth it?

    One thing about getting your money back on commercial bikes - Always buy used, and always look for good deals. I don't buy new bicycles, because if you want to sell it you will most likely only get...
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    Re: Is bike building worth it?

    I agree. Unless you are good at scrounging parts, already have a lot of tools such as welders, and don't mind lower end stuff from cast off bikes, you probably can't build a high quality bike cheaper...
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    Re: Another welder question!

    I've said this before here, but it bears repeating for new members. I agree that 120V is adequate for what we do, IF THE 120V LINE IS A GOOD ONE. I put that statement in all caps because when I first...
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    Re: Silly Questions Sunday.

    Interestingly, I don't feel unsafe riding my 700mm wheeled road bike, unless I haven't ridden it in awhile. Perhaps its because my legs are not high in the air on the upright, or maybe just a false...
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    Re: Silly Questions Sunday.

    emma - there was a long thread on BROL a few years ago about some of the older guys falling on their high rollers and fracturing hips. I posted something about it long ago here, as well. One of them...
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    Re: Silly Questions Sunday.

    I would second the 24" wheel version of the high roller, as Bacchetta did with the 24" Corsa. The tire choices are a bit more limited in 24, however.

    I am also a bit vertically challenged with a...
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    Re: PERFECT kingpin angles

    Nice idea. When you first start the cut, how do you keep the hole saw from banging or chattering on the square tube too much?
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    Re: Another welder question!

    Have fun with that little pocket welder, Hogosha. I know FreddyTK really loves it. We'll be looking forward to some weld pictures. While you are testing it, be sure and weld something with some mass,...
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    Re: Pics of my spirit

    Lookin good. Nice shop.
  25. Thread: Noob to SMAW

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    Re: Noob to SMAW

    stormbird - Ha ha. Same here. The amperage pointer inside my old Thunderbolt is not quite invisible, but its close. Whatever they painted it with has long since disappeared, but you can sort of...
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