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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    I had a Waterford that did both those things as well as a broken driveside dropout (very delicate looking Henry James dropout) and the driveside chainstay that cracked 3/4 of the way around the tube right behind the bb. Very light, but it didn't matter after it broke. I think I remember you saying "A heavy bike is faster than a broken bike"
    I also thank you for that little tidbit of info that will no doubt be put into use when my girlfriend get her touring bike:) I'll bring some Okie beer if I ever make it out to Flagstaff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    dirt trails, lotsa rocks, jumping some logs, twisty turny stuff
    what is your inseam with cycling shoes? rigid fork or suspention? - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    What do you check on the alignment table, and what are your standards?
    Zank did that picture group on FNL a little while back, and it saved me from ever having too, as he does it exactly like I do {so it MUST be right!} with exactly the same tools. Alignment is my playground. It gets me off, my little game. the seat tube has to be spot on, the center of the axle has to be perfectly in plane with the center of the BB & the ST, and the front triangle I get down to a few thou, less the .25mm in any measurement. - WAY straighter then people. I do not cold set. my over size tubes are not tolerent or allowing of it. I align with tacks. let me know if you have any other questions. Eric, right? - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    powder or paint? local or far-away?

    650b going to survive?

    has it quit snowing there yet?

    thanks for playing.
    1: powder. local for 1-color, Spectrum PW for anything beyond that. wet doesn't hold up to what people do with my bikes. I did it for awhile. they ended up looking like a mile of mud fence. pingers & scrapes all over. maybe if i did a nice lug bike someday....... 2: I sure hope so. I sure like it. you should build one, I bet you would like it. 3: yes, thank God! now it's dusty, but not hot enough for the fishing to really turn on, damn windy, too. 4: Glad to help - good fun! - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    This Smoked Out nonsense has to STOP now!!!
    Garro, I've wanted to replace my Wicked F.C. forever becuase Chris didn't think anyone should ride a bike as big as I asked for!!!!
    I crushed three of his frames racing...your comments ring a bell ;)
    YOU are not helping matter you eff'r. My mtn bike racing days are over becuase my hands can't take the abuse but I still ride dirt
    and love fat tyres very much. Of all the builders in all the bars I'd pick you to build something around a Schwalbe Big Apple 29 x 2.35
    Carry on.
    TT - we have oversize tubing, front shocks, & 29er wheels now! you need to bump up from your Model T. bikes have finally caught up to you! - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    Zank did that picture group on FNL a little while back, and it saved me from ever having too, as he does it exactly like I do {so it MUST be right!} with exactly the same tools. Alignment is my playground. It gets me off, my little game. the seat tube has to be spot on, the center of the axle has to be perfectly in plane with the center of the BB & the ST, and the front triangle I get down to a few thou, less the .25mm in any measurement. - WAY straighter then people. I do not cold set. my over size tubes are not tolerent or allowing of it. I align with tacks. let me know if you have any other questions. Eric, right? - Garro.
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    Hey Steve, just wanted to say hello. Wallace and Ladmo was on KPHO. Used to watch it after school as well. They showed Roger Ramjet which was a funky cartoon.
    When people ask who my heroes are, your name is at the top of my list. I've always admired what you've done. See you in a couple of weeks!
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    650eff yeah. just as soon as i get some other things taken care of, i'm building one asap to redeem myself for the 26r. people like the 26, but you know the sort of ugly i'm referring to. going to worry as much about the rear as the front this time. (it's functionally straight yo)

    so are you using any circle hooks? co-polymer lines? redeye (rockbass) has been the hot thing here lately. aggressive little dudes sharing the waters with smallies. nearly catfish time, need some fish in the freezer.






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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    In saying that they were "welders" doesn't give then adequate credit. they were "metal guys." - you name it. I srarted Brazing because when i started riding there were two kinds of bikes in my world: Mtn bikes, and fillet brazed Mtn bikes. I never had a fillet one until i built my own. I still have those end of day sit back, crack a brew & stare wonderment on how much i like them! - Garro.
    Steve, I know exactly what you mean. I've always like that smooth transition of the tubes. My Schwinn Stingray had that look to it (according to Sheldon Brown they were not brazed but looked like that from their welding technique). Anyway, a Schwinn looked way superior to everyone else's Texas Rangers. When I first got started in mtn biking in 1986 I had a Trek 850. I was riding with guys on fillet brazed Fishers. I just remember feeling kind of 2nd class with my Trek. MM
     

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    So hear is another questions and I hope it doesn't strike to close to home. How do you stay motivated building things you can't ride?

    (You don't have to answer this one if you don't feel like it.)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimbresman View Post
    Hey Steve, just wanted to say hello. Wallace and Ladmo was on KPHO. Used to watch it after school as well. They showed Roger Ramjet which was a funky cartoon.
    When people ask who my heroes are, your name is at the top of my list. I've always admired what you've done. See you in a couple of weeks!
    MM
    Roger Ramjet, he's our man, hero of our nation, for his adventures just be sure & stay tuned to this station! Get ahold of me, Barin - we will be in the White Mtns from the 23rd for a week. meet us! We could meet in Alpine, AZ. - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    redeye (rockbass) has been the hot thing here lately. aggressive little dudes sharing the waters with smallies. nearly catfish time, need some fish in the freezer.
    i'm with ya. ..........if it would just turn into summer. I know those redeyes, caught them in WI. like a crappie/bass. got some greenies the other day. - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    So hear is another questions and I hope it doesn't strike to close to home. How do you stay motivated building things you can't ride?

    (You don't have to answer this one if you don't feel like it.)
    Because bikes are beautiful. I love bikes. why paint elabourate works of art? those are useless for anything other then looking at. I like the interaction. I dig the people. I love metal. why would i stop? At least i'm not in jail in New Hampshire making "live free or die" license plates - now THAT would suck - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    Because bikes are beautiful. I love bikes. why paint elabourate works of art? those are useless for anything other then looking at. I like the interaction. I dig the people. I love metal. why would i stop? At least i'm not in jail in New Hampshire making "live free or die" license plates - now THAT would suck - Garro.
    but i might be if i ever run into anyone who would ask such a fucking stupid question....
     

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    but i might be if i ever run into anyone who would ask such a fucking stupid question....
    thanks for the morning laugh! that's good shit, there. - Garro.
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    When you send frames to the local powdercoater for single color, are the stickers over the top or do you have high temp decals under a powder clear?
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    And thanks for the alignment answer, btw. I saw Zank's mini slide show a few weeks back, and it's cool you guys have similar processes. What do they call that, parallel evolution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    When you send frames to the local powdercoater for single color, are the stickers over the top or do you have high temp decals under a powder clear?
    I put stickers over the top. I agree with B-tragers' idea on this {his old santa Cruz frames} where Mtb's get scratched & you just put on new stickers. with the decals under the clear when you scratch the clear the sticker comes off too, and looks knackered {YRMV}. everyone has the option to bump up to Spectrum Powder if they want painted on logos, I credit them for the local paint job & they deal with Mark & Liz to come up with the look they are after. - Garro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    And thanks for the alignment answer, btw. I saw Zank's mini slide show a few weeks back, and it's cool you guys have similar processes. What do they call that, parallel evolution?
    that's just how you use that particular tool properly. Big props to Joe Bringheli! - Garro.
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