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Member since Aug 2018 • Last active Jun 2020
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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Also interested if the sale doesn't happen

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I'm in the market for these levers, but would need them posted..
    Let me know if you change your mind

  • in Frame Builders
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    Right, I see now.
    Thanks for pointing this out!
    I'll then do more research on the jig designs if I ever decide to go with the kit.
    Having to source the extrusion separately it may as well make sense to build something else entirely.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Hey @scarlet, have you had the chance to use the jig already? What profile did you end up with?
    I'm in two minds about sourcing the materials by myself and machining the parts at the local artsy space, or skipping this step altogether and getting the complete jig to begin with, learning basic machining later on if the whole framebuilding thing takes off.
    When it comes to buying a jig, price is too steep most of the times for me, but 100€ is really hard to beat in that regard, but also a little suspicious :/
    I read through the instructable a couple of times and didn't notice anything fundamentally wrong, but I've no clue.
    Do you have any feedback regarding that one? I'm looking for something to get a feel for it really, moving on to a more legit jig if I find this one limiting after having brazed a few frames.
    Any input would be helpful, cheers!

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    Having it advertised here and elsewhere at the same time is against the forum rules :/

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    In case of splitting - what did you have in mind for the frameset?

  • in Frame Builders
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    Alright, thanks..
    Kind of pity to leave it as it is as I want to build it up nicely :)
    But probably it's not such a big deal

  • in Frame Builders
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    Hi everyone,
    Please correct me if starting a new thread for this is not the best idea.
    I didn't find a more appropriate one, however.

    There is a vintage Reynolds 531 frame with a tad too tight seat tube and a seat lug anomaly that is pictured below.
    It takes 26.8 post, which is resistant (but possible to convince with a bit of effort) to slide up and down freely.
    I'm planning to address it with a flex hone and the electric screwdriver (although the seat tube is clean inside).
    It also exhibits, however, a gap between the pointy seat lug bit and the seatpost (even fully inserted and tightened).
    I was trying to bend it back into shape with the help of the adjustable spanner, but with little to no success.
    I'd prefer to fix it myself if possible, but also wouldn't mind paying a framebuilder a visit if it's not.
    Is this issue uncommon at all? Maybe I'm being too dramatic and shouldn't bother. I wonder if the frame was built this way or if something has happened to it though.
    The bike is intended as an everyday commute, however, and I'm a bit concerned about rainwater getting into the tube through the gap or muck accumulating in the area.

    Any help / advice is greatly appreciated,

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Amazing, thanks for the info @jppegs!
    Now knowing the name of the builder more search results show up.
    Good luck with the sale!