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Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 650
Posted By dsaul

I have a similar inseam and my saddle height...

I have a similar inseam and my saddle height (680.5 on your drawing) is over 700mm. I won't say how much over, because my position is a bit higher than the standard saddle height formulas would...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 650
Posted By dsaul

I've done several frames with those same tubes...

I've done several frames with those same tubes and slightly ovalizing works well. I've also just rounded the ears with a file and then flattened them slightly to make good contact with the seat tube...
07-25-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By dsaul

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make...

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make the cable housing longer or shorter. Clockwise will make the housing shorter(move the derailleur toward the smaller cogs) and counterclockwise makes...
07-25-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By dsaul

The second example is a correctly oriented...

The second example is a correctly oriented dropout slot for a disc brake fork. It prevents the rotational force from the disc rotor from ejecting the axle from the slot under braking. The first...
07-24-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By dsaul

That is simply an uninformed shop. There is no...

That is simply an uninformed shop. There is no difference in chainring spacing between 10 and 11 speed double cranksets.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By dsaul

A 650mm long 28.6 9-6-9 tube is not intended to...

A 650mm long 28.6 9-6-9 tube is not intended to be a seat tube. That tube is meant to be used for a top tube or down tube. It could be used as a seat tube, as long as you can cut it to length and...
07-20-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By dsaul

10 speed and 11 speed double cranksets have the...

10 speed and 11 speed double cranksets have the same chainring spacing at 7.9mm between the rings. There is effectively no difference between them, aside from the chainline difference with the GRX.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By dsaul

I don't know about other suppliers, but Paragon...

I don't know about other suppliers, but Paragon press fit bottom brackets are all supplied .5mm undersized and need reaming regardless of weld distortion.
07-11-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,920
Posted By dsaul

I watched that and I agree that the BB quality is...

I watched that and I agree that the BB quality is not acceptable in any way. I'm not so sure about his claims that the frame is unsafe to ride. There are plenty of those frames getting ridden hard...
07-10-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,534
Posted By dsaul

As someone who has disc brakes on all the bikes...

As someone who has disc brakes on all the bikes that I currently ride, I can say that you don't need them for fair weather pavement riding.
07-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By dsaul

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It...

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It was laid up in a mold from small sheets of woven carbon and the sheets overlap, leaving lines like that. Some manufacturers will paint those sections...
07-08-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By dsaul

An MTB crankset will work fine. The chain is not...

An MTB crankset will work fine. The chain is not different between road and MTB. The chainline is not an issue. GRX chainline is wider than road anyway.
07-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By dsaul

Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 shifter/derailleur review

I recently built up a super budget gravel bike and decided to try out the Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 levers and rear derailleur for $130 delivered from China. As expected, there was some good and some bad,...
07-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By dsaul

You should not be able to push a GXP crankset all...

You should not be able to push a GXP crankset all the way against the drive side bearing. It should stop when the step in the spindle hits the inside of the non drive side bearing. There should...
07-06-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By dsaul

Stans will eventually turn into...

Stans will eventually turn into "Stanimals"(clumps of hardened latex) inside the tube. In a tubeless tire, its easy to remove them. In a tube, they are never coming out and you will have to trash...
06-28-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By dsaul

That's why you have to set up your bike so that...

That's why you have to set up your bike so that you can ride in the drops. Any time you are in rough terrain or descending, you should have your hands in the drops to get the most leverage on the...
06-23-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By dsaul

I'll second the statement that 148 is boost...

I'll second the statement that 148 is boost spacing and there is almost no chance that a road bike has boost spacing. Your road bike almost certainly has a 142mm thru axle rear spacing.
06-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By dsaul

That depends on what bottom bracket you have. ...

That depends on what bottom bracket you have. The only crankset that I know of that works with an external 30mm bottom bracket if the FSA 386 EVO system.
06-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By dsaul

Most 30mm cranksets are made for press fit frames...

Most 30mm cranksets are made for press fit frames where the bearing are inside the frame. There are 30mm bottom brackets for threaded frames, but the bearings are outside the frame and require a...
06-17-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By dsaul

As long as both shifter and derailleur are Exact...

As long as both shifter and derailleur are Exact Actuation, it will work fine.
06-16-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By dsaul

The spoke bed on the original 340's was too thin...

The spoke bed on the original 340's was too thin and developed cracks around all of the spoke holes. They still have some 18h 340's for sale, but they weigh 385 grams now. ...
06-16-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By dsaul

Meh... In the OP's case, a dremel to cut the...

Meh... In the OP's case, a dremel to cut the slots and a hinged or 2 piece clamp will work fine with no paint loss.
06-16-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By dsaul

Nate Zukas has done this successfully on several...

Nate Zukas has done this successfully on several of his custom frames.

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06-09-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,815
Posted By dsaul

The future is now. Trek has been making bikes...

The future is now. Trek has been making bikes with the integrated DuoTrap sensor in the non-drive chainstay for years. The bikes usually come with a cover plate installed and you have to purchase...
06-06-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By dsaul

That metal ring should not be there. I'm not sure...

That metal ring should not be there. I'm not sure about this spacer you are referring to, there are no spacers on a GXP road install.. I suspact that the thing you are calling a spacer is also part...
06-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By dsaul

In that article, he uses 11 speed components,...

In that article, he uses 11 speed components, which are not compatible with your 10 speed shifters. Shimano is conservative with their max cassette cog ratings and it probably does shift an 11/40...
06-02-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By dsaul

As I said in the other thread, Loctite 609 is...

As I said in the other thread, Loctite 609 is made for this purpose and I have used it with success on one of my own bikes. ...
05-31-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By dsaul

The GRX will definitely work without changing the...

The GRX will definitely work without changing the bottom bracket, but you may need to change the front derailleur because the chainrings are 2.5mm further out. The FSA is supposed to work with the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By dsaul

Probably a combination of the tube shortening...

Probably a combination of the tube shortening from being heated and the bending slightly from the fillets around the brake mounts pulling the tube in that direction. My miters always open up sightly...
05-24-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By dsaul

100 x 9mm is QR The rear has an option for 135...

100 x 9mm is QR
The rear has an option for 135 x 10mm, which is also QR

The print on the left side of the page specifies that they are convertible between QR and thru axle.
"Easily convertible...
05-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By dsaul

The proper welding process for repairing this is...

The proper welding process for repairing this is TIG. If done correctly, there will be minimal paint loss and no damage to the brass attaching it to the stay. That said, it won't fix the design...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By dsaul

With that fixture, it needs a spacer between the...

With that fixture, it needs a spacer between the fixture and the dropout face to get the mounts in the right place relative to the dropout face.
05-22-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By dsaul

OK. I remember that thread. The GXP bottom...

OK. I remember that thread. The GXP bottom bracket does not require any spacers for that frame with the Apex crankset. I know spacers come with the bottom bracket, but they are for use with a MTB...
05-18-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By dsaul

The Deore M591 9 speed MTB rear derailleur will...

The Deore M591 9 speed MTB rear derailleur will get you up to a 34t cog in the rear. They work fine with 10 speed road shifters.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-15-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By dsaul

I looked at those Columbus flat mount stays and...

I looked at those Columbus flat mount stays and decided to stay away from them. They basically lock you into a single spot that your dropout can attach and be the proper distance from the brake...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-15-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By dsaul

I have the same frame in Black. It is one of the...

I have the same frame in Black. It is one of the MTB frames that Nashbar was selling as their own brand for $99. I'm pretty sure that it came with decals in the box, but I never put them on the...
05-10-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By dsaul

You just have a poorly adjusted bike. I have...

You just have a poorly adjusted bike. I have bikes with 10 and 11 speed groups on them and they shift flawlessly. I've ridden them in dirt for thousands of miles with no need for adjustments.
05-06-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By dsaul

Salsa sells that bike complete with Sora shifters...

Salsa sells that bike complete with Sora shifters and an Alivio Trekking front derailleur. I found that Shimano has a line of Trekking components that seem to be MTB components(with a "T" added to...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-05-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By dsaul

The same dropouts will be used for all of them...

The same dropouts will be used for all of them and they have a 3.5mm deep slot for the end cap, so the spacing between the inside faces of the frame components will always be 7mm less than the space...
05-04-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By dsaul

The cog spacing is exactly the same, so the...

The cog spacing is exactly the same, so the height of the cassette is the same. If you are referring to the interface with the freehub body, the MTB cassette has a 1.85mm shorter interface to allow...
05-04-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By dsaul

My 9 speed Deore MTB derailleur doesn't care that...

My 9 speed Deore MTB derailleur doesn't care that I run 10 speed chain through it, so I doubt the 7900 will care about 9 speed chain. Seriously though, there was nothing special about the 7900...
05-03-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By dsaul

My understanding of the OP was that he was just...

My understanding of the OP was that he was just replacing the rear derailleur and keeping everything else the same.
05-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By dsaul

If the rear derailleurs have the same pull ratio...

If the rear derailleurs have the same pull ratio of 1.7, the only way to change the number of gears it shifts is to change the amount of cable the shifter pulls with each shift. The cogs are closer...
05-03-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By dsaul

Yeah, this is the first time I've ever heard...

Yeah, this is the first time I've ever heard someone say a Shimano hub was not serviceable. They have stuck with the cup and cone bearings, even with the change to thru axles.
05-03-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By dsaul

My understanding is that Shimano pull ratio...

My understanding is that Shimano pull ratio remained the same for road components through 10 speed, so the 7900 rear derailleur should work with the 6500 shifter. There were some oddball Dura Ace...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By dsaul

You're not the only one. I've seen questions...

You're not the only one. I've seen questions regarding brake mount locations being different because of the different width (they are the same, measured from the dropout face). I've also seen...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By dsaul

Explanation of 135QR and 142TA dropouts

It seems that some people, who haven't built frames with them, misunderstand the difference between 135QR and 142TA dropouts. In order to help explain how the dropouts are attached to the stays in...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-02-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By dsaul

I really wish people would understand that the...

I really wish people would understand that the inside of the dropout face is in the same place with 135 and 142. The only difference is that the 142 thru axle dropouts have a 3.5mm recess on each...
05-02-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By dsaul

I'll add a second vote for Przewalski shorts. I...

I'll add a second vote for Przewalski shorts. I own several pairs of them and they are as good as shorts that I paid 3x as much for. Mine have the 3d pad, so I can't speak for their newer 4d pad.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By dsaul

I know this is a bit off topic but, what problems...

I know this is a bit off topic but, what problems are you having? This is how I attach my 3/4" stays to the dropouts. I know you are not welding, but you could still braze a plug into the end of...
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