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10-08-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By dsaul

Detaching the cable at the derailleur and...

Detaching the cable at the derailleur and re-installing it at the shifter would be the first thing I would try. You only need to push the cable out far enough to be able to re-seat the head in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By dsaul

Those dropouts were made in the USA, but that...

Those dropouts were made in the USA, but that hole was made by the builder. It looks like a Di2 sized port, but it should work fine with a cable housing ferrule butted against it. There are shifter...
09-23-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By dsaul

As someone who builds his own frames, I have the...

As someone who builds his own frames, I have the opportunity to build something, ride it and make adjustments on the next frame. My current frame has a 70.5 degree head tube angle with a long...
09-22-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By dsaul

They are usually fairly tight. Lube the o-ring...

They are usually fairly tight. Lube the o-ring and slide it on the steerer, then wipe the lube off the steerer. It also helps to make sure there is no sharp edge on the cut end of the steerer.
09-22-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By dsaul

Totally normal. When pedaling forward, the...

Totally normal. When pedaling forward, the derailleur pulleys align the chain with the selected cog. When pedaling backward, the top run of chain has nothing to keep it aligned with the selected...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-19-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By dsaul

I use this attachment that I made for my frame...

I use this attachment that I made for my frame fixture. The dummy tire can be replaced with a flat plate to hold the stays in position. Its a bit fiddly to get it positioned just right, but it...
09-18-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By dsaul

Yes, they do. I prefer them, because the...

Yes, they do. I prefer them, because the derailleur mounts securely to it and then acts just like a band clamp FD.
09-18-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By dsaul

This ^^^ I'm currently using an 11/34...

This ^^^

I'm currently using an 11/34 cassette on my road bike with Shimano 10 speed road shifters and a Deore 9 speed MTB rear derailleur.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By dsaul

Depending on the size of the chainstays/seat...

Depending on the size of the chainstays/seat stays you use, Paragon makes these pieces to weld onto flat dropouts. The cone shaped end makes it easy to weld to the stay at an angle. They make them...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-12-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By dsaul

142 x 12 is the standard for thru axle rear. ...

142 x 12 is the standard for thru axle rear. Anything wider is considered "boost" or "boost plus" or one of the fatbike standards.

The first version, of the dropouts you linked, is going to be...
09-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By dsaul

Stop in to Lowe's or Home Depot and pick up a...

Stop in to Lowe's or Home Depot and pick up a roll of Ram Board. Tape it down along the path to the bathroom. We use it on remodeling jobs to prevent floor damage during construction.
09-05-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By dsaul

All 1 1/8" forks use the same crown race...

All 1 1/8" forks use the same crown race measurement of 30.015mm(nominal). You can order any 1 1/8" threadless headset and it will work with the fork. The frame is a different story, because the...
09-01-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By dsaul

I come from a mountain biking background, so all...

I come from a mountain biking background, so all of those skills are second nature to me. Most of the organized events in my area include some singletrack trails and some of it can be quite...
08-28-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By dsaul

I don't see any headset cups on that head tube.

I don't see any headset cups on that head tube.
08-26-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By dsaul

Did you change the shifter cables? Does the bike...

Did you change the shifter cables? Does the bike have internal routing? The problem you describe is what happens when internal cables cross over each other inside the frame. When the front...
08-26-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By dsaul

Just flip the adapter around so the 160 arrow is...

Just flip the adapter around so the 160 arrow is pointing up. The external lockring tool is the same as an external bottom bracket tool. The internal lockring tool is the same as a cassette...
08-24-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,094
Posted By dsaul

There is no profit to be made from purchasing...

There is no profit to be made from purchasing parts at retail prices and building a complete bike, no matter how unique it may be. Any shop with wholesale accounts will be paying far less than...
08-22-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By dsaul

You can run an 1/8" chain on 3/32...

You can run an 1/8" chain on 3/32 cogs/chainrings, but not the other way around. 1/8" = 4/32", so it would be too big for the 3/32" chain to fit on it.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By dsaul

I've never seen a QR clamp that worked as well as...

I've never seen a QR clamp that worked as well as a bolt on clamp. They always seem to allow the seatpost to slip. I just don't see a need for a QR clamp on anything but a rental bike. I would...
08-10-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By dsaul

Pre-bled brakes generally need to have the hose...

Pre-bled brakes generally need to have the hose shortened to fit whatever frame you put them on. Shimano includes an extra hose barb and compression ring, so you can cut the hose to the proper...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By dsaul

I have a set of those dropouts that have been...

I have a set of those dropouts that have been sitting in a drawer for years for the same reason. There is not enough area for a fillet and now that I've switched to TIG, nobody wants QR dropouts...
08-10-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By dsaul

The amount that the bottom bracket height will...

The amount that the bottom bracket height will change by half the difference in the tire diameter. The other half is at the top of the wheel, where it doesn't effect the bottom bracket height.
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Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By dsaul

According to Shimano, the center of the hanger...

According to Shimano, the center of the hanger mount hole should be 4-10mm behind the center of the axle for road and 6-10mm behind the axle for MTB.

Have you considered offset mitering the stay...
08-04-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By dsaul

I've done some SRAM GXP ones by prying out the...

I've done some SRAM GXP ones by prying out the seals, flushing and re-greasing. That was only in an emergency to get me going again until I could purchase a new one. It was never as smooth as new,...
08-01-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By dsaul

McMaster has assortments. ...

McMaster has assortments.

https://www.mcmaster.com/metric-screw-assortments
07-19-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By dsaul

A regular inner tube patch on the inside of the...

A regular inner tube patch on the inside of the tire should work for a screw hole. I regularly patch holes in my tubeless tires with Rema patches. These are holes that required a plug or two to get...
07-07-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,567
Posted By dsaul

If the wheel doesn't click on another bike, its...

If the wheel doesn't click on another bike, its not the wheel. Do you have a magnet for a speedometer on this wheel? The click increasing with speed makes it seem like something on the wheel is...
07-05-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By dsaul

It goes on the inside of the stay, so that rim...

It goes on the inside of the stay, so that rim won't effect it.
07-02-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By dsaul

I find that the method of holding the brakes and...

I find that the method of holding the brakes and tightening the caliper doesn't work very well unless you are really careful in tightening the bolts in small increments. Tightening one, while the...
07-02-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By dsaul

Semi integrated means that it has bearing cups...

Semi integrated means that it has bearing cups that press into the frame with a small lip that rests on the top and bottom of the head tube, the cups do not protrude like a normal external cup...
06-29-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,037
Posted By dsaul

It depends on how high the spacer extends above...

It depends on how high the spacer extends above the stem. Carbon steerer tubes need to be fully supported by the expander, in the area where the stem clamps the steerer. If the steerer extends far...
06-24-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By dsaul

The cable may not be completely broken, but it...

The cable may not be completely broken, but it sounds like a few strands are broken inside the shifter. You should probably take it to the shop and hope they can fish out the cable without leaving...
06-24-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dsaul

Do a google search for "cable fixing plate" ...

Do a google search for "cable fixing plate" Amazon has dozens of them listed. Find one that looks like yours.
06-12-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,353
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.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,224
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,411
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.
06-04-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
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: 13
Views: 6,114
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: 23
Views: 880
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...
05-29-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
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.
05-16-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
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: 17
Views: 2,824
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: 17
Views: 2,824
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...
05-05-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,680
Posted By dsaul

Another Triples are better than Doubles thread....

Another Triples are better than Doubles thread. Awesome! :crash:
05-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By dsaul

Aside from the current issue of a rounded out...

Aside from the current issue of a rounded out bolt, you may have a bad/disintegrated lower headset bearing. Lower bearings see a lot of grit from dirty water being sprayed into the bearing and...
04-26-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By dsaul

What shifter and what series Tiagra and Dura Ace...

What shifter and what series Tiagra and Dura Ace are you using? Tiagra 4700 is 10 speed, but uses the same cable pull as 11 speed road components. If the Dura Ace derailleur is also 10 speed, the...
04-23-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By dsaul

There are three possible thread pitches for a...

There are three possible thread pitches for a 12mm rear thru axle. 12 x 1, 12 x 1.5 and 12 x 1.75. There are also varying lengths based on what standard the frame manufacturer used. All "boost"...
04-03-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By dsaul

It would be much cheaper and easier to change...

It would be much cheaper and easier to change that 18t sprocket to a 20t to get lower gearing.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By dsaul

I've built frames with tubes from a number of...

I've built frames with tubes from a number of different tubing manufacturers. Some of it was non heat treated chromoly and some was heat treated "super steels". I couldn't tell any difference in...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 232,995
Posted By dsaul

Its been a while since I posted any of my builds....

Its been a while since I posted any of my builds. This is my personal gravel bike. 650b wheels with clearance for 50mm tires. I carried over some of the forward geometry from my MTB bikes by...
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