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bed_bug

Member since Aug 2018 • Last active Oct 2020
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Would you be up for shipping this?

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Same here :)
    Please let me know if the sale falls through,
    Cheers

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Not meaning to derail the sale, but it's worth mentioning for a potential buyer that these have oddball seatpost (24.0), and headset / fork thread sizes.
    The options are to either source an original headset from Germany (there are still some of these around), or use a different headset / fork combination altogether with a bunch of soda can shims between the headset and headtube wall.
    Swapping the fork without using a shim is also possible by marrying the lower Renak (Diamant) headset cups to upper cups of some other makes, and these 'hybrid' headsets are also still available online if you want to avoid the hassle.
    These framesets go for well under 100€ (with matching headsets) on the local classfields here in Germany.
    These are from the GDR, not really Soviet (though these have the same issues), and are made out of gas pipe, which makes them plenty stiff and pretty much indestructible.

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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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    m.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/cannon­dale-track-1992-rahmen-gr-56-bahnrad-bah­nrahmen-pista-fixie/1270388999-217-423
    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

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