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    Default Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Before I build myself a tool, and never use it due to the inertia of fear that Iíll screw it up.

    Anyone in the Metro Boston or North Shore area wanna dimple some chainstays for me? I need to gain about 6mm of clearance total on some straight stays.
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Royal H Cycles came thru.

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    That's a really, really good looking bike frame.
     

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Now send it off to VeloColour!
     

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Lawnmower die or did the dimpling project take top priority?

    And agree with @soupless, fantastic looking frame.
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Nice bike! Classic Boston stuff. I tried to do that at home once (in that bike's hometown of Belmont, MA, in fact). It was a Prestige frame and I totally roached the chainstays. Live and learn.
     

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    I'd love to do it on the stays of my Merlin but I'm scarred I'd trash them in the process...
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Now send it off to VeloColour!


    The dimpling actually left the paint intact, the spots missing are from tyre rub after a loosening QR on a long climb and on the outside from chain drop. There might be some other mods to the frame, if so itíll probably get repainted at Hot Tubes.
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    Nice bike! Classic Boston stuff. I tried to do that at home once (in that bike's hometown of Belmont, MA, in fact). It was a Prestige frame and I totally roached the chainstays. Live and learn.
    Ahh cool, this is actually Clint Paige’s old bike, speaking of Belmont.
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    Lawnmower die or did the dimpling project take top priority?

    And agree with @soupless, fantastic looking frame.
    It’s an electric motor, even with an extra battery I only have 1.5 hours of mowing before it needs a recharge. Time to play with bikes as the battery is recharging and all that.
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by guido View Post
    I'd love to do it on the stays of my Merlin but I'm scarred I'd trash them in the process...
    I ruined a Ti frame doing that. Followed all instructions but still a crack appeared. Ti is not steel when cold worked.
    I'm sure the Ti builders will do better (or maybe won't do it at all).
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    I ruined a Ti frame doing that. Followed all instructions but still a crack appeared. Ti is not steel when cold worked.
    I'm sure the Ti builders will do better (or maybe won't do it at all).


    I was nervous about doing this with steel, definitely wouldnít do it with TI. Iíve seen way to many cracked ti frames.
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    I totally agree! I just have to be contented with 26c RH tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy Arthur View Post
    Ahh cool, this is actually Clint Paigeís old bike, speaking of Belmont.
    That's great. No wonder it looks so nice. I used to talk to Clint pretty regularly when I was in Boston, he was a good guy. He's still there, right? And like every right-thinking person, I'm a big John Allis fan. We lived just back over the hill on Belmont Street so we could make it to the 6:30 fixed gear rides every morning without too much angst.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    That's great. No wonder it looks so nice. I used to talk to Clint pretty regularly when I was in Boston, he was a good guy. He's still there, right? And like every right-thinking person, I'm a big John Allis fan. We lived just back over the hill on Belmont Street so we could make it to the 6:30 fixed gear rides every morning without too much angst.
    Yup Clint and Peter are still running the show. Though Clint was supposed to retire a few years ago. John was doing great last I heard, retired up north
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    Mostly done with the build, may make a few minor changes.
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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Excellent.

    Good prioritization with electrical on the mower and mechanical on the bike!

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    That looks amazing.
     

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy Arthur View Post


    Mostly done with the build, may make a few minor changes.
    Really tasteful build there. Nice work.

    What is that crank-TA? Have not seen that before.
     

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    Default Re: Dimpling the chainstays on a built bike.

    WOW, that looks fantastic!
     

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