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05-09-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By dsaul

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick...

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick and will probably be thick enough to prevent the post from even fitting in the frame. If you could get it to fit, you would need to make sure you...
05-04-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By dsaul

The taper was never a problem for metal steerer...

The taper was never a problem for metal steerer tubes with star nuts and actually made the cap stronger, while reducing weight. They do pose problem with trying to use them on a carbon steerer with...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

Thanks. I'm not picky about what tubing I...

Thanks.

I'm not picky about what tubing I use for my frames, as long as the butting meets my needs for the main tubes, so I don't remember what exact tubes I used on the steel frame. I ride my...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

I forgot to mention the cable guides. The...

I forgot to mention the cable guides. The downtube has 3d printed guides that bolt on to more bottle bosses welded on the underside of the downtube. After the bottle boss welding, there was no way...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

This is the completed bike. I put it together as...

This is the completed bike. I put it together as inexpensively as possible, using some parts I already had and a Sensah SRX Pro 1 x 11 group and Tektro mechanical disc brakes. The Sensah rear...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

Finished frame pics. As I said earlier, raw...

Finished frame pics. As I said earlier, raw material in 7005 is not available in the US, so I had to use a cutoff from one of the seatstays for a bridge. I would have preferred to have a curved...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

The welding of the rest of the frame went as well...

The welding of the rest of the frame went as well as could be expected for my level of experience in welding aluminum bike frames.
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Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

I decided to weld in the bottle bosses on this...

I decided to weld in the bottle bosses on this frame and that turned out to be a bad decision. I did a test in a scrap piece of tubing and ended up completely melting the boss, because the arc tends...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

I decided to make this frame as an aluminum...

I decided to make this frame as an aluminum version of my steel gravel frame, since I was happy with the handling of that frame and it would be an opportunity to see if the aluminum version would...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

7005 Aluminum frame build

As a hobby framebuilder, I like to keep learning new skills and testing myself. I've built around 20 steel frames, starting with a lugged frame and moving to fillet brazing and then TIG welding. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By dsaul

Kris makes his own stays from round tubes. His...

Kris makes his own stays from round tubes. His Flickr feed shows the process that he uses to bend and smash them for clearance. The stays are offset mitered to attach lower on the bottom bracket,...
04-19-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,427
Posted By dsaul

This the frame that I used. I built it myself...

This the frame that I used. I built it myself from 7005 aluminum. ...
04-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,427
Posted By dsaul

I don't have a thread on the build, but I may do...

I don't have a thread on the build, but I may do one in the Framebuilders section on building the frame, since it was the first aluminum frame I've built.

The rest of the bike was built from some...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By dsaul

I got them from McMaster Carr. If you want to...

I got them from McMaster Carr. If you want to use Amazon, search "adjustable handles". There are plenty of options on there. Pay attention to the length of the threaded stud. If they are too...
04-07-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By dsaul

I would use 21mm tape on a 19mm rim.

I would use 21mm tape on a 19mm rim.
04-05-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By dsaul

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just...

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just fine with a 9 speed cassette and 9 speed shifter.
03-29-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,216
Posted By dsaul

130 disc hubs were a rare thing even when 130 was...

130 disc hubs were a rare thing even when 130 was the road standard. I doubt anyone is putting any effort into making them now. If you insist on sticking with QR, I would suggest building a frame...
03-27-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,793
Posted By dsaul

Check out Zenni Optical. They have frameless...

Check out Zenni Optical. They have frameless prescription glasses for very low prices. https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7071?skuId=707121
03-24-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,760
Posted By dsaul

Check out Club Ride. They have a bunch of casual...

Check out Club Ride. They have a bunch of casual riding gear with well thought out pockets and vents. https://www.clubrideapparel.com/
03-20-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By dsaul

It's pretty easy to swap the freehub bodies on...

It's pretty easy to swap the freehub bodies on Novatec hubs. Contact BDop Cycling https://bdopcycling.com/novatec-hub-parts-2/ They should be able to help you get the correct freehub.
03-17-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By dsaul

You should ask Surly, but I would say the answer...

You should ask Surly, but I would say the answer is NO. The axle adapter washers appear to only work with frames that have a slot to slide the axle into. The Disc Trucker has a closed thru axle...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By dsaul

As a test, I put 10 cable stops in my cart and...

As a test, I put 10 cable stops in my cart and the shipping calculator shows $16.12 to ship to NJ. I don't know if they would put them in a padded mailer and send them USPS if you call, but I have...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By dsaul

Oracal 651 is what I use.

Oracal 651 is what I use.
03-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By dsaul

The torque spec on the plastic preload bolt is...

The torque spec on the plastic preload bolt is only .7 to 1.2nm, which is barely finger tight with the plastic tool, so that shouldn't be causing the crankset to bind. If you have to crank it down...
03-03-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By dsaul

Frame sizing is generally listed as the seat tube...

Frame sizing is generally listed as the seat tube length from the center of the bottom bracket to either the center of the top tube or the top of the top tube. On some bikes with a sloping top...
03-02-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 985
Posted By dsaul

I had similar symptoms on my MTB and it turned...

I had similar symptoms on my MTB and it turned out to be the rear thru axle was not tight enough.
02-25-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By dsaul

Do you know anyone with a Cricut type vinyl...

Do you know anyone with a Cricut type vinyl cutter? They could cut you a negative space decal like this one https://anydecals.com/alpinestars-car-decal/ If you were in the US, I would cut them for...
02-24-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By dsaul

Any 1 1/8" EC34(External Cup 34mm) threadless...

Any 1 1/8" EC34(External Cup 34mm) threadless headset will work. Cane Creek 40 series is the best value for the money, but there are plenty of less expensive headsets that will work fine, as well.
02-23-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,563
Posted By dsaul

It doesn't need explanation. You either want to...

It doesn't need explanation. You either want to ride a drop bar bike on surfaces other than pavement or you don't. This topic has been done several times before by other people who felt the need to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-23-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By dsaul

If I were to use an alignment table, it would be...

If I were to use an alignment table, it would be the head tube type like Andrew shows. The important things to me are the head tube, seat tube and dropouts being aligned with each other. I don't...
02-22-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By dsaul

I checked. They get hot! ...

I checked. They get hot!

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02-22-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By dsaul

Blue loctite on rotor bolts. I try to keep...

Blue loctite on rotor bolts. I try to keep petroleum products away from my brakes, as much as possible.
02-21-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By dsaul

Performance got them from Wellgo and had them...

Performance got them from Wellgo and had them branded with the Forte brand. They are Wellgo WPD-95B pedals. Performance still has them listed under the Wellgo brand, but they seem to be sold out at...
02-20-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By dsaul

Just put a regular Rema round tube patch on the...

Just put a regular Rema round tube patch on the inside of the tire. I do that for similar holes in all of my tubeless tires and it has never failed.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By dsaul

Definitely bent from a frontal impact, so the...

Definitely bent from a frontal impact, so the head tube angle is steeper than intended. I wouldn't have any concerns with riding it, just keep an eye on that unsupported cable routing hole in the...
02-08-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By dsaul

It sounds like its new cassette time. If a new...

It sounds like its new cassette time. If a new chain skips on a old cassette, the cassette is worn and needs to be replaced. The problem goes away on the bigger cogs, because there are more teeth...
02-06-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By dsaul

Your freehub will work fine with a 10 speed or...

Your freehub will work fine with a 10 speed or even 11 speed(MTB) cassette.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-05-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,168
Posted By dsaul

I'd say that shell has not been faced. It was...

I'd say that shell has not been faced. It was probably just masked by whatever plug they stick in there before painting. Facing will make the shell perpendicular to the threads. The ovalization is...
02-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By dsaul

You can use a 9 speed chain on your 8 speed...

You can use a 9 speed chain on your 8 speed drivetrain, if you must have stainless, though I'm not sure that meets your goal of longevity.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,168
Posted By dsaul

I think what most of us are saying is that this...

I think what most of us are saying is that this is a case where "close" is good enough and a tool to measure the level of precision is not really necessary. If it is not right, the only fix is to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-03-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,168
Posted By dsaul

Bottom bracket shells are generally pre-threaded...

Bottom bracket shells are generally pre-threaded and most likely single point threaded on a lathe, not tapped. The joining process causes the shell to shrink in the areas where other tubes are...
02-03-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 39,351
Posted By dsaul

Your first point is what is confusing to some...

Your first point is what is confusing to some people, as the shifter does not technically use the same pull ratio as 11 speed. It actually pulls a different amount of cable than an 11 speed shifter,...
01-30-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By dsaul

I've never had a problem with whatever I buy from...

I've never had a problem with whatever I buy from the "electrical supplies" section of the hardware store or home improvement store.
01-30-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By dsaul

That is an early version of Shimano's direct...

That is an early version of Shimano's direct mount design. My research indicates that the M950/952 cranksets used the same interface, but the chainring is not quite as thick at the interface, so...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By dsaul

I also use spring clamps and/or magnets to hold...

I also use spring clamps and/or magnets to hold the top tube in place. Magnets work fine for TIG(except for causing some arc wander), but the heat from a torch will de-magnetize them.
01-27-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By dsaul

No spacers should be used with a GXP bottom...

No spacers should be used with a GXP bottom bracket on a 73mm shell with an MTB crankset. The space on the drive side is normal and doesn't affect the operation of the crankset. The GXP system...
01-23-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,472
Posted By dsaul

Don't waste your time, you'll just end up...

Don't waste your time, you'll just end up frustrated. He has his own unique ideas about frame design and bike fit and really just wants to educate those of us who don't understand.
01-23-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By dsaul

No adapter is needed. Take off the IS adapter...

No adapter is needed. Take off the IS adapter and bolt the caliper directly onto the post mounts on the fork. 160mm is the standard for MTB forks, so you don't need an adapter unless you go with a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-16-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,979
Posted By dsaul

You can use the Furick cups with a 1/16 tungsten,...

You can use the Furick cups with a 1/16 tungsten, even though he doesn't recommend it. I ran 3/32 for a while, because I was switching back and forth between steel and aluminum and I didn't want to...
01-13-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By dsaul

The Halford's website claims a lifetime frame...

The Halford's website claims a lifetime frame warranty on the Carrera frames that I looked at. It can't hurt to ask about warranty replacement of the cracked frame.
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