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Advice on frame stripping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Jan 4. 12 Replies

A request for those who tinker, repair and rehabilitate older bikesI am engaged in a project to strip an aluminium alloy early 2000' MTB frame and turn it into a commuter/utility bike. What methods…Continue

Tags: repair., frames, rebicycle, Recycle

When do I start worrying/shopping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Wassell Apr 4, 2013. 24 Replies

Hi fellow velofolk,Was cleaning my training ride after a wet and gritty morning outing when I noticed something a tad disturbing, a small crack in the spider section of my right hand crank. (See…Continue

Tags: up, cracking, whoops, right, Not

Interesting cycle techie article in the alternative media

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleri Jun 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Found this in “The Conversation” this morning, all about wheels. Some interesting video for the techies and some good links at the end for further reading.…Continue

Tags: design, wheels, Cycle

Wheely bits, some advice please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Wassell May 20, 2012. 7 Replies

My roadie is getting on a bit, its a Alloy/Carbon GIant OCR Zero from the early 00’s with factory standard shimano wheelset and ultegra group set.I have begun to notice that the wheel spokes are…Continue

 

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Will Wassell replied to Michael Fagan's discussion PM should stop bike riding says official doctor
" Perhaps a redefinition of the acronym is required for Prime Ministerial usage? Middle Aged Muppet I Loathe? Member Against Middle ground In Life? Mr. Abbott, My Ill-opinioned Leader? "
Jan 5
Will Wassell replied to Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk's discussion Clayton's Towing
"I applaud Clayton's for their desire to inform the motoring public on what is an important road awareness and safety message. Kudos to those commentators taking a reasonable and measured stance (A rarity but they are there). As for the rest,…"
Jan 5
Nigel replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"Consider the thickness of the tubing before attacking it with a wire brush or dremel. The typical wall thickness on your aluminium frame could be 0.32 to 0.28 or even less on an ultralight frame. Catastrophic failure at even reasonable speeds can…"
Jan 4
Will Wassell replied to Michael Fagan's discussion PM should stop bike riding says official doctor
"D'OE! ( A deer, a female deer?)"
Jan 2
Will Wassell replied to Michael Fagan's discussion PM should stop bike riding says official doctor
"The circus that is Clive Palmer. If any of our current crop needed to spend some time turning the pedals, he is the prime candidate. I hear he does pretty well at spin."
Jan 2
Will Wassell replied to Michael Fagan's discussion PM should stop bike riding says official doctor
"Kangaroos, very dangerous....and extremely tasty."
Jan 2
Will Wassell replied to Michael Fagan's discussion PM should stop bike riding says official doctor
"The question is not whether or not you are paranoid, the question is are you paranoid enough?"
Jan 2
Will Wassell replied to Michael Fagan's discussion PM should stop bike riding says official doctor
"I am not going to take any form of advice from a bloke named "Killer",  I don't care who he's treated or how well qualified he is."
Jan 2
Will Wassell replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"Ah Sir Trevor, Gold. Absolute Gold. I believe i had seen your arty bloke with the wire wheel, i have also seen another using a dremel type tool etching patterns and scenes on painted frames. my goal is far less detailed, I simply want to see how…"
Dec 31, 2014
Bob Moore replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"I reckon Sheldonbrown might be right! We need to keep the economy rolling so take it to a professional stripper:) Corse that starts a whole new thread on who/where is best stripper."
Dec 31, 2014
Sir Trevor the Lesser replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"Took me six months (not full time) to sand a Cro-mo frame to bare metal. First it was therapeutic. Then it became a little tedious, later irritating and after that infuriating. Eventually I developed a form of Tourette's whenever in the…"
Dec 31, 2014
Will Wassell replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"That is the other concern, i have contact that do that sort of work but you kind of don't want to bug them with "Beer Economy" kind of jobs as they are typically running a business, and its tough enough with well paying customers.…"
Dec 31, 2014
Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"I know what you mean by "all care...". Although the work was ok, it took forever! Our initial negotiation for the steel frame bike was "no problems, should have it done in a couple of days" ... It took almost a month to get the…"
Dec 31, 2014
Will Wassell replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"From experience with various methods of blasting with work, I know that most places will generally shy away from blasting aluminium and associated alloys because it is relatively soft. Some places that use a plastic based bead blasting system will…"
Dec 30, 2014
Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"Ive had a steel frame sandblasted and resprayed by a guy in Silverwater for something like $100 (plus paint). This was about 5 years ago. Dont know if you can do the same with Al frames."
Dec 30, 2014
Will Wassell replied to Will Wassell's discussion Advice on frame stripping
"Thanks Lola, I have experimented with such a tool on the fiddly bits and found the little flap discs seem to work quite well also (The wire brush bits seem too ready to fly to bits on anything but the flat areas!). So far the best results seem to be…"
Dec 30, 2014

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Rozelle
Tell us about your bikes
MTB - Raceline Enduro Hardtail
Road - Giant OCR Zero
Focus Planet TR6
About Me:
Just a bloke that likes a ride!

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Thank you Sydney traffic!

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 2:41pm 4 Comments

I don’t know if it was down to it being Friday and everyone being a little chilled out for the weekend. I don’t know if it was because decent human beings in their cars behaving like caring members of a society felt they needed to make up for some of the more boorish (and well publicised, oft discussed) driver behaviour that has come to light.

I don’t know if it was because I radiate sweetness and light as I glide along on my trusty Giant (I kind of doubt it was this, it’s hard to…

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At 9:15am on May 7, 2011, baa baa said…
Hey fella, found just the right bike for you....
http://www.insideline.com/ford/shelby-cruiser-bike-debuts.html

@999 obama pesos its wayyy cheap.
At 10:11am on April 10, 2012, dr bean said…

Hey Will - nice shots from our ride yesterday! I have some that you may like (Martin took them) - how would I get them to you...? (Do we have to be friends, or can he or I just put them on yr wall...)

Cheers,

Michelle

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