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Forum: Road Cycling 12-14-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina
OP, no FACTORY is going to sell you ONE frame....

OP, no FACTORY is going to sell you ONE frame. Stuff is made to order. Order 50 or 100 or so and you're good to go.

The "factories" on the interwebs selling single frames are Trading Companies,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-08-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Bob Dopolina
I've done this in a pinch. Install the wheel...

I've done this in a pinch.

Install the wheel but remove the der.

Get a large adjustable wrench and clamp it on the hanger.

Align the wrench so it is in line with the seat stay

Bend,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-30-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Bob Dopolina
This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-30-16, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Bob Dopolina
You can buy plugs for the holes. Check with your...

You can buy plugs for the holes. Check with your LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Bob Dopolina
It's for D12.

It's for D12.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina
Your 8spd wheel won't accept ANY 11spd parts.

Your 8spd wheel won't accept ANY 11spd parts.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,937
Posted By Bob Dopolina
This. 12k was a Chinese knock off thing a...

This.

12k was a Chinese knock off thing a few years ago. Pricing seems about right.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bob Dopolina
OP, you're clearly not going to be happy until...

OP, you're clearly not going to be happy until someone tells you what you want to hear.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Bob Dopolina
Sram has been tightening it's supply chain which...

Sram has been tightening it's supply chain which includes the UK grey market sources. Shimano is doing the same this.

Welcome to the future.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 12:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bob Dopolina
This. Seriously. Look elsewhere. It is...

This.

Seriously. Look elsewhere. It is highly unlikely that this is the cause of the wobble.

As I said, the "patch" you showed looks, at worst, like they covered over an internal cable mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-14-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bob Dopolina
A few things to consider: First, that...

A few things to consider:

First, that doesn't look like a crash repair. Top tube damage from frontal impacts are UNDERNEATH the top tubes and down tubes. This is under the clearcoat and the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-14-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bob Dopolina
This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bob Dopolina
This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Bob Dopolina
This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,926
Posted By Bob Dopolina
Shenzhen is in China. Not that it matters....

Shenzhen is in China.

Not that it matters. Just an FYI.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,926
Posted By Bob Dopolina
As of 2 model years ago, no. But that was 2 years...

As of 2 model years ago, no. But that was 2 years ago, so who knows now.

I was more thinking of the various eBay, Alibaba and consumer direct salers that can be found on the interwebs. Those are...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Bob Dopolina
That's about the extrusion tool/vendor. Small...

That's about the extrusion tool/vendor. Small variations in wall thickness (as in tenths of a mm) lead to rims that require uneven tension to make them round and true.

We've encountered similar...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 15,926
Posted By Bob Dopolina
First off, you will only be looking at Chinese...

First off, you will only be looking at Chinese made frames. To the best of my knowledge there are no Taiwanese carbon vendors doing consumer direct sales.

There are plenty of Chinese Trading...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Bob Dopolina
A new brand called Gousseau is about to release...

A new brand called Gousseau is about to release the Jante-RT. 30mm high with 18.4 internal. Welded seam. 460g.

Check with Psimet.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Bob Dopolina
That's a pretty good idea if the frame were steel...

That's a pretty good idea if the frame were steel but it's not; It's an aluminum frame, bending it again will just hasten failure.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Bob Dopolina
It's alloy. Do NOT try to bend it back. Keep...

It's alloy. Do NOT try to bend it back.

Keep an eye on it. If it starts to crack do not use.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-05-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By Bob Dopolina
I don't have hard counts but when I was training...

I don't have hard counts but when I was training for 7-10 day stage races it involved A LOT of volume.

It got to the point where I didn't even warm up until after the first hour and most of my...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,043
Posted By Bob Dopolina
You need a chainring with the correct teeth...

You need a chainring with the correct teeth profiles and built in offset to maximize chainline. You also may need chainring bolts that are short enough for one ring.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Bob Dopolina
The earlier version of F482SB was designed for...

The earlier version of F482SB was designed for 8/9/10 Shimano and 10/11 Campagnolo.

When Shimano went to 11spd all hubs had to be redesigned to accomodate the longer freehub body.

For the last...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-21-16, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Bob Dopolina
Easy? No. Easier? Perhaps. Take everything...

Easy? No. Easier? Perhaps.

Take everything off, including the inner cables but leave the cable HOUSING running through the frame. So: Inner cables, tape, pull the housings out of the bars, undo...
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