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01-19-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By dsaul

I would bet that all of the Shimano front...

I would bet that all of the Shimano front derailleurs, that include that stabilizing bolt, have it in the same place. That bolt doesn't hold the derailleur on, it just resists the tendency for it to...
01-19-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 210
Posted By dsaul

I have tubeless tires on every bike I own. Some...

I have tubeless tires on every bike I own. Some of them inflate easier than others, but I wouldn't even try to inflate one with a floor pump. I use a compressor and remove the valve core to get the...
01-17-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,793
Posted By dsaul

They don't have a clutch. The thing that looks...

They don't have a clutch. The thing that looks like a clutch is just a spring tension adjustment. There is a part that bumps out in front of the dial that points to the "min, med, max" lettering. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-16-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
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...
01-14-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By dsaul

The feel of the rx810 is different and the brake...

The feel of the rx810 is different and the brake lever is not as slippery, but the braking will be the same as the rs685. The only GRX levers that got the higher brake pivot location were the Di2...
01-13-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
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.
01-13-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dsaul

Perhaps you have the V2 version of the pedals...

Perhaps you have the V2 version of the pedals that use bushings instead of bearings. https://www.dmrbikes.com/files/technical/V8v2ServiceGuide.pdf
01-13-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By dsaul

7005 frames can be welded and aged at room...

7005 frames can be welded and aged at room temperature for a month or so to recover most of its original strength. 6061 requires post weld heat treatment to return it to anywhere near its original...
01-13-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By dsaul

It is most likely 6061 aluminum and can't be...

It is most likely 6061 aluminum and can't be safely welded without post weld heat treatment. There is no cost effective method of doing that, so it is usually time to get a new frame, if they crack.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-12-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By dsaul

I got mine through a seller on DotMed. I made it...

I got mine through a seller on DotMed. I made it clear in my communication that it would be used for a torch and not for medical use. There are plenty of listings, but this was the first reasonably...
01-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By dsaul

You first have to determine what version of OSBB...

You first have to determine what version of OSBB you have. They made one that was 61mm wide with plastic cups and another that was just BB30 with a different name. After that, you just need to find...
01-12-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By dsaul

A GRX should work or you could use a SRAM wide...

A GRX should work or you could use a SRAM wide spacing clamp on mount with any braze on style road FD. I have successfully used the SRAM wide spacing mount with a SRAM Rival front derailleur and a...
01-10-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By dsaul

That head tube and fork probably requires an...

That head tube and fork probably requires an IS42/28.6 - ISS52/40 headset. IS42(mm) is the upper bearing outer diameter/28.6(mm) is the size of the top of the steerer tube. - IS52(mm) is the lower...
01-10-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By dsaul

As has already been said in post #2, the spindle...

As has already been said in post #2, the spindle of the BB30 crankset is not long enough to work with an external bearing like the Kogel or Raceface bottom brackets. Those bottom brackets work with...
01-08-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By dsaul

According to the Schwalbe website, they are just...

According to the Schwalbe website, they are just out of stock. The cheaper version is still available. https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/g-one-allround
01-07-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By dsaul

Clearly, if a suitable crown race can be found...

Clearly, if a suitable crown race can be found for $3, that is the way to go. However, crown races aren't all interchangeable and King uses an 36 degree bearing, where most others use a 45 degree...
01-07-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By dsaul

I don't know your level of experience with such...

I don't know your level of experience with such things, but it can be done safely. I don't know if the race is hardened, so the method of removing material will depend on that. I would do it on my...
01-06-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 891
Posted By dsaul

Don't alter the fork. Crown races are cheap...

Don't alter the fork. Crown races are cheap compared to forks and easily replaced if you screw it up.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-04-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By dsaul

1" threaded forks for 27" wheels are still...

1" threaded forks for 27" wheels are still available new. I don't know what kind of quality you are looking for, but this fork is available in a number of steerer tube lengths. ...
01-03-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By dsaul

I've been happy with my Przewalski shorts from...

I've been happy with my Przewalski shorts from Amazon. I've only had them a year, so I can't say how durable they are, but they are as comfortable as shorts that I paid 3x as much for. I have a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-01-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By dsaul

I just don't see the purpose of the drawing. I...

I just don't see the purpose of the drawing. I clamp the steerer in the fixture, set the dummy axle at the desired ATC length and offset, put the dropouts on the dummy axle and then connect the two...
12-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By dsaul

It's normal.

It's normal.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By dsaul

Mostly because they are gravel or MTB frames and...

Mostly because they are gravel or MTB frames and the full length housing keeps dirt and water out of the housing. Partly because I was hit by a car and the exposed cable, on the downtube of my road...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By dsaul

Aside from aesthetics, I can't think of any good...

Aside from aesthetics, I can't think of any good reason for internal routing. All of my frames are built for full length housing, run externally. I have not noticed any shifting performance issues...
12-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By dsaul

I use 160 front and rear, but I could probably...

I use 160 front and rear, but I could probably get away with a 140 rear. If you ride anywhere with long downhill technical sections, you will be glad for larger rotors.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By dsaul

I should have specified that I was talking about...

I should have specified that I was talking about experimenting with stem lengths on an already built bike. Not many people have the opportunity to experiment by making frames with different front...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By dsaul

You could probably put a zero (0) mm stem on that...

You could probably put a zero (0) mm stem on that bike and it wouldn't be what people refer to as "twitchy". It would definitely feel weird to you, because the bars would be way closer to you and...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By dsaul

I always enjoy the, often quoted, bicycling...

I always enjoy the, often quoted, bicycling publications that claim you can approximate the feel of steering with a short stem by gripping the bars close to the stem. Um..no..that only shows that...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By dsaul

I wouldn't call either of those "twitchy" The...

I wouldn't call either of those "twitchy" The custom bike will have more tendency for the front wheel to "wander" or, steer based on pedaling input, on very low speed climbs. My current gravel bike...
12-28-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By dsaul

Brompton frames are made with a mixture of fillet...

Brompton frames are made with a mixture of fillet brazed joints and brazed lugs. In terms of strength, fillet brazing and TIG both produce a joint that is stronger than the parent tubes, when done...
12-27-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By dsaul

No. The valve stem has a rubber piece on the end...

No. The valve stem has a rubber piece on the end that goes inside the tire and can't be installed from the outside.

If you mean the valve core, then you can unscrew that and replace it from the...
12-27-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By dsaul

Bromptons are made from chromoly steel. They are...

Bromptons are made from chromoly steel. They are brazed because that's just how Brompton has chosen to join them. Chromoly, 4130, 531, 631, 853 and all of the other supersteel alloys used in bicycle...
12-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By dsaul

Those FSA preload bolts seem to fall out pretty...

Those FSA preload bolts seem to fall out pretty often. They have several different ones, but this one is probably the correct one for your crankset. ...
12-26-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By dsaul

As someone who builds bicycle frames, I would not...

As someone who builds bicycle frames, I would not be able to make that frame take a 135mm hub without also replacing the stays. Placing the dropouts at 135 spacing puts them outside of the current...
12-25-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,269
Posted By dsaul

I have used Dawn dish soap in water with a stiff...

I have used Dawn dish soap in water with a stiff bristled brush. Use the brush to scrub the suds from the soapy water into the carpet and blot it with an old towel. That method has not failed me...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-24-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By dsaul

The metalgeek one is not that hard to use. You...

The metalgeek one is not that hard to use. You set the dimensions to mm and input the tube size for the cut tube first, tube wall thickness, uncut tube size, angle of the cut and any offset you may...
12-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By dsaul

It's a Promax. ...

It's a Promax. https://www.promaxcomponents.com/product/sp-1-seatpost/
12-24-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By dsaul

I just go with Oracal 651 decals over the powder...

I just go with Oracal 651 decals over the powder on my frames. Post some pics when it's done. I'm curious to see how it goes.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 948
Posted By dsaul

That sort of damage is typically caused by a...

That sort of damage is typically caused by a significant frontal impact. It's not likely that a garage door coming down on the bars would cause that type of damage. It will probably never be...
12-22-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By dsaul

You may want to check with your powder coater on...

You may want to check with your powder coater on that. They will be the one that has to apply the decal between the partial cure of the base coat and the application of the clear coat. I know my...
12-22-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By dsaul

GRX 400 uses the 11 speed cable pull, like the...

GRX 400 uses the 11 speed cable pull, like the Tiagra 4700 components, so it won't work with older 10 speed rear derailleurs. It is designed to shift 10 cogs with an 11 speed rear derailleur. If...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-20-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By dsaul

This is probably the best low budget welding...

This is probably the best low budget welding table out there. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200712274_200712274
12-20-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By dsaul

Microshift is good stuff and probably better than...

Microshift is good stuff and probably better than Altus/Tourney level components. I've had their Arsis 2x10 system on my road bike for several years with no problems.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-20-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By dsaul

I've also never brazed anything on a table. Park...

I've also never brazed anything on a table. Park stand or bench vise are my brazing locations.
12-20-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By dsaul

Nope. If its in the seat stay, there is not...

Nope. If its in the seat stay, there is not likely to be a vent hole large enough to get the piece out of the frame.
12-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By dsaul

Rivnuts can be drilled out and replaced, provided...

Rivnuts can be drilled out and replaced, provided that they are still secure and not spinning. The chances are almost 100% that the back side of the rivnut will fall into the frame tube and rattle...
12-20-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By dsaul

As mentioned, the adapter goes the other way...

As mentioned, the adapter goes the other way around, with the higher post in the front. Those CPS washers are probably not necessary. I haven't used any of those since the original Avid calipers...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-18-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By dsaul

The frame stack height is for the frame only. ...

The frame stack height is for the frame only. That measurement is to help you compare frames and headset stack heights vary between manufacturers.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-17-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By dsaul

I'm not a fan of the flat mount, but its where...

I'm not a fan of the flat mount, but its where the industry is going. The rear calipers are a pain to mount and adjust, because the bolts go in from underneath the chainstay. The front is a better...
12-17-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By dsaul

These are modern oval rings. The one on the...

These are modern oval rings. The one on the gravel bike is from USAmade, but I have it clocked to match the Absolute Black oval ring on my road bike. I tried it with the USAmade clocking and...
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