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    Default Re: Simple tools

    I like that cable stop holder. I just use a broken foil blade (the square edge fits the slot, and the diameter is small enough for loops) and my trusty piece of bent tubing.


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    Hey all- I've read this thread but have been too distracted to get my photos collected. So here's some of my bits. First are the cable clamps. Second is the water bottle boss alingment brazing jig. I still do the holes freehand but can't stand crooked bosses. Third is the DT gear cable stop jig. I make my own stops and built this jig to match final specs. Fourth is the BB cable guide brazing jig. An example of my over doing things. But it has worked very well for 15? years.

    What is neat about thread is the similar but different nature of the tools. I am proud to say I influenced one that's been shown. But the poster added a change to his iteration, a much better tool resulted. When I redo my version I'll follow his new lead.
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    Default Re: Simple tools

    This is a good post, but, while I can make tools, I don't know how to upload photos into a post the way you guys do.

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    manage attachments, you get a window, upload, and then insert inline.
     

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    Default A trick for small frames with lugs

    When one has a small frame that has the two head lugs touching I like the appreance of flowing head tube points
    with tangent top to bottom shore lines
    I have a 31.7 cut out HT in the tool drawers
    and these pics are of a 36mm HT I did yesterday as I did not have or expect to ever require a 36 mm tricky cut out head tube
    but you never know
    as this punter wanted and asked for a stiff frame with XL tubes.

    So the pictures should tell the story
    and then the rest of the lug shorelines are sweetened to one's taste in the normal ways
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    Default Re: Simple tools

    I just noticed the wiki, and I'm surprised this thread isn't in there yet
     

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    Dazza that's one of those palm-to-forehead things that is so obvious it actually takes someone really smart to figure it out, awesome.
     

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    Default Re: Simple tools

    DT holder for tacking.
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    Default Re: Simple tools

    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    DT holder for tacking.
    I recognize that! got a couple myself.

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    my quickie coupler tool.

    st-bb tool for multiple diameters of st and bb and different bb widths sub assembly tacking tool.

    tubing butt gauge

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    Default Re: Simple tools

    Here's a little thing I made to hold pump pegs, but use it for lots of braze-ons now:
    Pump peg holder.jpg
    This is my rack holding jig. This is actually a rack I built a few days ago and I only use the jig until I braze the first legs onto the base -- in this case, the ones to the brake bolts. Then I pull the jig out of the way to finish the rack.
    Rack jig.jpg
    Holding the lamp bracket was a hassle until I just clamped the vice grips to it and swung the fork with rack in the Park stand until I had the bracket where I wanted it. After it's tacked, I can remove the vice grips and finish brazing.
    Lamp bracket clamp.jpg

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    Default Re: Simple tools

    Heres one I've been meaning to build for a while. It's raining and a holiday so its a good day for it.
    5/8" set collar, 3/4" cold rolled and ten minutes.
     

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    a simple tool or fixture might just be a M5 Caphead and two nuts
    a simple little fun thing yesterday that helped break the toil
    tis a frame for a bloke I raced with 25 years ago

    Cute little casting eh!
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    Default Re: Simple tools

    Quote Originally Posted by bellman View Post
    Heres one I've been meaning to build for a while. It's raining and a holiday so its a good day for it.
    5/8" set collar, 3/4" cold rolled and ten minutes.
    How are you turning that facer? If you're doing it one handed that has a tendency to lead to the faces not actually being flat. Taps and facers should be turned evenly with both handles.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by themanmonkey View Post
    How are you turning that facer? If you're doing it one handed that has a tendency to lead to the faces not actually being flat. Taps and facers should be turned evenly with both handles.
    I'm holding the edge of the facer to the BB with a thumb and forefinger to apply equal pressure, the handle just replaces my finger which is what I used to turn the handle with. It comes out nicely. I dont use the handle to chase with.
     

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    Default Eyelet Holder

    This works on forks and rear dropouts. Pretty self-explanatory.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pereiracycles View Post
    This works on forks and rear dropouts. Pretty self-explanatory.
    seems like it would also work for rack mounts
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricKeller View Post
    seems like it would also work for rack mounts
    Oh yeah, that too.
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    Default Re: Eyelet Holder

    I think this is the first tool I made about four years ago. It's just a little stainless box with stainless wool packed inside and a connector for my purge line. The foil is to block the area that isn't providing coverage. It's rare that I have to use it anymore, though I had to pull out out today to lay down some long lines on some plate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VertigoCycles View Post
    I think this is the first tool I made about four years ago. It's just a little stainless box with stainless wool packed inside and a connector for my purge line. The foil is to block the area that isn't providing coverage. It's rare that I have to use it anymore, though I had to pull out out today to lay down some long lines on some plate.



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    Nice, I have a drawer full of those things at work in various shapes.
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