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06-17-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By dsaul

Start here -...

Start here - https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment
06-17-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By dsaul

You will need a cassette tool or an external...

You will need a cassette tool or an external bottom bracket tool, or both depending on the type of lockrings on your hubs.

Instructions here -...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By dsaul

Only 50mm of the seat post is supported and the...

Only 50mm of the seat post is supported and the lower part of your top tube/seat tube joint will be on the thin part of the tube. How big of an issue will depend on how far the seat post extends out...
06-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By dsaul

I tried that Hutchinson kit once and had the same...

I tried that Hutchinson kit once and had the same results. I have since patched many tires using plain old Rema tube patches with Rema glue or Slime glue.
06-13-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By dsaul

If its leaking air from the spoke holes, it is...

If its leaking air from the spoke holes, it is most likely to be from the valve stem. They need to be really tight to seal. If you can easily loosen it with your fingers, its not nearly tight...
06-12-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By dsaul

Universal Cycles has them ...

Universal Cycles has them https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=36409
06-12-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,344
Posted By dsaul

Obviously, you have never tried to ride a road...

Obviously, you have never tried to ride a road bike while wearing a ballistic vest and a belt with 20lbs of gear on it.
06-08-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By dsaul

What kind of help do you need? A new crankset? ...

What kind of help do you need? A new crankset? Just get an 11 speed crankset. It will work fine with your 10 speed group.
06-08-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By dsaul

I'll take a guess and say the new cassette is not...

I'll take a guess and say the new cassette is not in exactly the same position as the old one and the rear derailleur needs to be adjusted. Manufacturing tolerances and differences between brands...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By dsaul

I saw your other thread and I'd say getting 5mm...

I saw your other thread and I'd say getting 5mm per side from an oval chainstay is going to be a big dimple. My experience with dimpling chainstays has been that the stay also bends at the point of...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By dsaul

I am not a professional, so I only build frames...

I am not a professional, so I only build frames for close friends, but I would not expect a tip from a customer. We have already agreed upon a price for the project. I would be happy with getting...
06-07-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By dsaul

I love my Terrene Elwood tires. My riding is...

I love my Terrene Elwood tires. My riding is more biased toward off road, but they roll amazingly well on the road. I am running the "tough" version tubeless, so I don't know how they would perform...
06-06-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By dsaul

There is something small embedded in the tire and...

There is something small embedded in the tire and it punctures the new tubes in the same way that it punctured the old one. Run you finger around the inside of the tire or rub a cotton ball around...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsaul

I don't clear over them. They are fairly thin...

I don't clear over them. They are fairly thin and durable. I have some that have been in regular use for years with no peeling or damage. I think they are Oracal 651, which is rated for 5-8 years...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsaul

It doesn't have to be a vector file. I can do it...

It doesn't have to be a vector file. I can do it from a JPG file as well.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsaul

I have a Cricut and it does a great job of...

I have a Cricut and it does a great job of cutting vinyl decals and paint masks. I'd be happy to cut some for you, if you have a file. If it's an available font, I can do it without a file.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsaul

I've used Custom Shop epoxy primer and some of...

I've used Custom Shop epoxy primer and some of their base/clear coats on a few frames with good results. It's not nearly as durable as powder, though.

Consider your base color when choosing a...
06-05-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By dsaul

Their Ultra shorts are my favorite. I'm glad to...

Their Ultra shorts are my favorite. I'm glad to see that they brought them back.
06-05-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By dsaul

Definitely need some pics of what you are talking...

Definitely need some pics of what you are talking about. Both sides are threaded such that, if they are both turning at the same time, they are both unthreading. This is assuming that this is an...
06-04-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By dsaul

I've found that a lot of hangers don't have a...

I've found that a lot of hangers don't have a long enough b-screw shelf. Modern wide range cassettes make that problem worse. As the b-screw is extended, it rotates the derailleur around the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By dsaul

Your assumption that the shorter fork will...

Your assumption that the shorter fork will slacken the HTA is in error. The shorter fork steepens the angle, so that puts #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) at...
06-03-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By dsaul

The cups should only be connected by a plastic...

The cups should only be connected by a plastic sleeve with some o-rings holding it together. There is no reason why you can't just keep turning the drive side and pull it out.

By the way - GXP...
06-03-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By dsaul

Frame alignment may cause uneven tire wear, but...

Frame alignment may cause uneven tire wear, but would have no effect on the uneven brake track wear.

As to the uneven wear, my guess would be that some type of lubricant got on the non drive...
06-03-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By dsaul

The aluminum stems are not threaded all the way...

The aluminum stems are not threaded all the way to the top, but their brass ones are fully threaded. I would assume it has something to do with making the aluminum ones lighter. The tubes have...
06-03-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By dsaul

The 3mm outboard means that the chainrings are...

The 3mm outboard means that the chainrings are 3mm further out from the centerline of the frame. This is necessary to get the proper chainline for a bike with a "Boost 148" rear end. It also...
06-03-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By dsaul

The WTB aluminum stems are not threaded all the...

The WTB aluminum stems are not threaded all the way to the top, so there is nothing for it to thread on to. The Crank Brothers product description says that it only works on fully threaded presta...
05-31-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By dsaul

The Apex and GX components both use exact...

The Apex and GX components both use exact actuation and should work fine together. The chainline of the GX 2x crankset and the Deore 2x are similar enough that the GX FD should work fine with the...
05-29-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By dsaul

Your LBS mechanic friend should have been able to...

Your LBS mechanic friend should have been able to figure out that your freehub is probably the thing that is skipping.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-28-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
Posted By dsaul

Rattlecad is free. Design your frame there and...

Rattlecad is free. Design your frame there and pull all of the measurements you need from the multiple drawings it creates.

Where did you obtain the center to center measurements? I design my...
05-28-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By dsaul

This stuff will work fine. ...

This stuff will work fine. ...
05-28-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By dsaul

I'm not sure which FSA 46t chainring you need,...

I'm not sure which FSA 46t chainring you need, but both of these are in stock.

https://www.amazon.com/FSA-Super-Chainring-110x46t-Black/dp/B007HVGCP2...
05-24-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By dsaul

The Force shifters are "Exact Actuation" and the...

The Force shifters are "Exact Actuation" and the NX derailleur is "X Actuation", so they won't work together. 10 or 11 speed doesn't matter, it just has to be "Exact Actuation"

Any RD on this...
05-23-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By dsaul

That is correct. Shimano !0 and 11 speed road and...

That is correct. Shimano !0 and 11 speed road and MTB shifters and derailleurs are not cross compatible. None of them will work with any other outside of its intended use(road/MTB) and speed(10/11). ...
05-23-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By dsaul

If you are using Shimano 10 speed road shifters,...

If you are using Shimano 10 speed road shifters, a Shimano 9 speed MTB derailleur will work fine and I don't think any of them have clutches. 10 speed road and 9 speed MTB have the same cable pull,...
05-21-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By dsaul

GXP threaded bottom brackets don't use preload...

GXP threaded bottom brackets don't use preload adjusters or wave washers. Those are only used on press fit bottom brackets. If you have a normal Force 1 crankset, the spindle should measure around...
05-20-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By dsaul

SRAM GXP bottom brackets with road cranksets in a...

SRAM GXP bottom brackets with road cranksets in a 68mm bottom bracket shell needs no spacers. The Bikesdirect website specs are not super clear, but it appears that they may have used a "wide axle"...
05-20-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By dsaul

Chainline doesn't effect the width of the...

Chainline doesn't effect the width of the crankarms. Look for Q-factor as an indicator of more width between the arms. I think the GRX only has about a 5mm wider Q factor than the road cranks, so...
05-20-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By dsaul

I don't remember what year your shock is, but a...

I don't remember what year your shock is, but a search for "Xfusion o2 seal kit" returns plenty of results. https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=59970

Watch the video...
05-16-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By dsaul

I have the ability and equipment to repair that,...

I have the ability and equipment to repair that, but given the value of the frame, I would just leave it alone and ride it. If it cracks in the future, I would repair it at that point. Just think...
05-16-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By dsaul

The White Industries G30 crankset will work with...

The White Industries G30 crankset will work with that frame and get you the gearing you want. Otherwise, I think you may be stuck with an MTB crankset. SRAM makes a few 2x MTB cranksets with 42/28...
05-15-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By dsaul

To answer your original questions. 1-yes ...

To answer your original questions.

1-yes
2-it doesn't have to be brand specific
3-the same caliper is used for front and rear

You didn't ask, but I agree that your chosen crankset will...
05-14-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By dsaul

Your aluminum fork had a tapered piece added to...

Your aluminum fork had a tapered piece added to the crown race seat in order for it to have a cleaner looking transition to the head tube, which appears to be a 44mm head tube. The new fork does not...
05-14-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By dsaul

SRAM 10 speed uses the same "Exact Actuation"...

SRAM 10 speed uses the same "Exact Actuation" pull for both MTB and Road, so any SRAM 10 speed shifter will work with that derailleur. SRAM has all of the components that use Exact Actuation listed...
05-13-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By dsaul

I agree that it is probably a bad air seal and...

I agree that it is probably a bad air seal and air is leaking out of the air chamber and into the rest of the shock. When you stop riding, some of the air makes its way back into the air chamber. ...
05-10-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By dsaul

Those are likely to be too long out of production...

Those are likely to be too long out of production to find any exact replacements. You may find something here. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-09-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By dsaul

I normally put 5 bosses in the down tube. Two...

I normally put 5 bosses in the down tube. Two for a water bottle and three for bolt on cable guides. As mentioned, you want to consider how much seat post insertion you need before putting extra...
05-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By dsaul

The fact that the original takes a 6mm hex key is...

The fact that the original takes a 6mm hex key is a clue that it should be an M8 socket head cap screw.
05-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,196
Posted By dsaul

We are responding to the person who resurrected...

We are responding to the person who resurrected the thread in post #18 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18)
Forum: Framebuilders
05-08-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By dsaul

I would use something like this surface prep tool...

I would use something like this surface prep tool with a 2" scotch brite pad. https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-25778-Inch-Surface-Prep/dp/B004FELNAI
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By dsaul

Yeah, probably a scotch brite pad on a rotary...

Yeah, probably a scotch brite pad on a rotary tool.
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