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Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By reddog3

I have sleeved the socketed dropouts to...

I have sleeved the socketed dropouts to accommodate the smaller seat stays. It makes the walls of the sockets look a bit thick (fat shoreline), but not really noticeable. I've also run the sleeves...
07-08-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By reddog3

It's the transition area from square to oval...

It's the transition area from square to oval shape- common on Cervelo road frames.
07-03-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By reddog3

Sourcing spokes is no problem. Typical J-bend for...

Sourcing spokes is no problem. Typical J-bend for this hub. A couple simple hub and ERD measurements plugged into a spoke length calculator will give you the length.


You didn't mention your...
06-30-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By reddog3

Try Performance Bikes, or Nashbar. I've bought...

Try Performance Bikes, or Nashbar. I've bought several in 38cm. It's the only place I've found them.
06-22-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By reddog3

Since the "Nature Boy" is a single speed, and...

Since the "Nature Boy" is a single speed, and disc, I'd check two things first. Make sure you have some "slack" in your chain, and it's not the brake rubbing.


Beyond that check the BB...
06-03-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By reddog3

Why not use the compatible Force shifter? ...

Why not use the compatible Force shifter?


https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=25182&category=2975
Forum: Framebuilders
06-01-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By reddog3

To eliminate any confusion- Torch and File, and...

To eliminate any confusion- Torch and File, and Framebuilders Supply are two different companies.
05-26-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,190
Posted By reddog3

SRAM/Truvative bottom brackets are supplied with...

SRAM/Truvative bottom brackets are supplied with 2- 2.5mm spacers, and 1- 1.0mm spacer. To install a road crank (Rival, Force, Red, etc.) you DO NOT use the spacers. Spacers are employed when fitting...
05-18-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By reddog3

I just hope no one goes out and chases their...

I just hope no one goes out and chases their sparkplug threads with this "common" size. It's close to 14mmx1.25 but not interchangeable. We haven't used fractional size sparkplug threads since the...
05-18-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By reddog3

I'm thinking the OP is more confused than before...

I'm thinking the OP is more confused than before with this bit of info.


A bb shell is just that, only a shell. It is a bottom bracket if it includes bearings suitable for a specific crank...
04-19-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By reddog3

Remove the adaptor sleeve (24 to 22mm) using...

Remove the adaptor sleeve (24 to 22mm) using whatever method you choose without damaging the crank spindle. Replace the BB with one using a 22m id bearing specifically for GXP cranks, not a sleeved...
04-08-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By reddog3

I wouldn't waste the time, energy, and the bucks...

I wouldn't waste the time, energy, and the bucks for "test spokes." The result may not tell you anything, or be as close to perfect as what you seek.


Not all spokes of the same called length are...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,394
Posted By reddog3

This one is new and not sure of the availability....

This one is new and not sure of the availability. It's from Llewellyn and may be available from Nova.


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5655/30777973921_4752e2a692_b.jpg
02-09-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,165
Posted By reddog3

You might take a look at Sick Bike Parts...

You might take a look at Sick Bike Parts (http://www.sickbikeparts.com/) . They have freewheel adapters for jackshafts- freewheel adapted cranks. sprocket and cog adapters, etc. You might find what...
02-06-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,635
Posted By reddog3

Levi Strauss... cuz they don't look like I...

Levi Strauss... cuz they don't look like I borrowed my wife's yoga pants.
01-27-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By reddog3

Well... actually they do....

Well... actually they do. https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=76068&category=740


Why not build it now? Hub- $60, Rim- $60-100, Spokes and nipples- $40, Labor- $50-75....
12-22-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
Posted By reddog3

Here's some name plates, but for 4600. Don't know...

Here's some name plates, but for 4600. Don't know if it fits your needs or not. https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=31583&category=771
12-21-16, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By reddog3

Bottom bracket height has nothing to do with...

Bottom bracket height has nothing to do with reaching the ground while at a stop. Why? Because we don't remain seated.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-16, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,678
Posted By reddog3

If I were tempted to build using CF I'd research...

If I were tempted to build using CF I'd research everything I could find regarding Crumpton. Over on the now defunct "Framebuilder's Collective" Nick Crumpton un-selfishly shared some of his...
12-07-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By reddog3

No torque number is going to be adequate to keep...

No torque number is going to be adequate to keep the ears from breaking off that clamp. That is just one poorly engineered clamp, and the cantilever from the clamp to the spindle makes it more likely...
11-15-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By reddog3

I'm not familiar with C'dale eccentric BB's but...

I'm not familiar with C'dale eccentric BB's but it appears that the Wheels MFG unit is not an OEM part. All the Cannondale ecentrics I've seen use a different clamping method. That shell as produced...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-02-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By reddog3

Modern lugs have a generous inside radius at the...

Modern lugs have a generous inside radius at the tube to tube junction- supposedly to facilitate filler flow to insure a good bond at the tube miters. The fit you see is common, especially on short...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,913
Posted By reddog3

Silly question: Right now my frame is designed to...

Silly question: Right now my frame is designed to have 425mm chainstays. In order to have 130mm between the dropouts my CS-CS angle currently measures 8,05. However, the BB shell I want to get is...
09-05-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,095
Posted By reddog3

Best bike transport system I've seen is a "1-up"...

Best bike transport system I've seen is a "1-up" rack plugged into a hitch receiver.
08-19-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,718
Views: 1,089,334
Posted By reddog3

More pics here- Harvey?s Project Right 29...

More pics here-


Harvey?s Project Right 29 | English Cycles (http://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/harveys-project-right-29/)
07-02-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,982
Posted By reddog3

It's not the drop bars I hate- but the...

It's not the drop bars I hate- but the positioning of the brake levers with the normal "brifter" setup. Therefore I convert everything to bullhorns.


For shifters it's DA bar ends. Brake levers...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By reddog3

Since you have headset cups on hand, the easiest...

Since you have headset cups on hand, the easiest way to determine size would be to measure for insertion size.


Typically 1 1/8 external cups have an insertion size of 34mm. Select your tubing...
02-02-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,146
Posted By reddog3

And, if you have the "hidden bolt" crank you need...

And, if you have the "hidden bolt" crank you need a spacer to separate the rings behind the crank arms.
01-31-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By reddog3

"Loading 60lbs of baby?" A kid that big should...

"Loading 60lbs of baby?" A kid that big should have their own bike!
01-08-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By reddog3

Peter White Cycles is another source of info and...

Peter White Cycles is another source of info and bolts for T-A cranks.
12-07-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By reddog3

There have been just enough info provided to make...

There have been just enough info provided to make the issue totally confusing. If indeed the plastic cup is on the drive side and is a right hand thread, the only thing that comes to mind is that the...
12-02-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By reddog3

The GXP cranks have different spindle diameters...

The GXP cranks have different spindle diameters on each end. 24mm on the DS, and 22 on the NDS with a bearing ID to match. If the bearing ID is too big on the NDS, possible the previous owner...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By reddog3

When you buy raw fiberglass or carbon fiber cloth...

When you buy raw fiberglass or carbon fiber cloth it is commonly referred to as fabric. The OP got his terminology right.
11-13-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By reddog3

Sorry for not completing my thoughts- The 9sp...

Sorry for not completing my thoughts- The 9sp chain is just fine on the 10sp front ring.
11-13-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By reddog3

I've put out many bikes swapping out the 50 for a...

I've put out many bikes swapping out the 50 for a 46t, and keeping the 34 tooth inner. I use the Shimano CX70 which gives the better shift of
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Forum: Framebuilders
11-05-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By reddog3

I fear you may not be able to mount a caliper on...

I fear you may not be able to mount a caliper on those forks without going to a bigger rotor, mostly because of the offset of the axle slot. You will most like have spoke interference with the...
10-27-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By reddog3

If you can't make the Oryx brakes work, you may...

If you can't make the Oryx brakes work, you may not be any happier with mini-Vs. Oryx cantis work just fine. Use a good pad, and like any low profile cantilever, run the straddle wire as short as...
10-14-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,521
Posted By reddog3

You didn't mention the surface conditions of the...

You didn't mention the surface conditions of the loop you ride, but maybe the following will give you something to look for. It doesn't take much "slowing down" to lose 4 minutes in a 52 mile loop.
...
10-11-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By reddog3

"OCT" has nothing to do with chainring...

"OCT" has nothing to do with chainring compatibility. OCT (Open Core Technology) is the crankarm design. In your case the important number is 110 bolt circle diameter (BCD). Rival cranks will accept...
10-09-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By reddog3

Just build the wheel. Less expensive hubs are...

Just build the wheel. Less expensive hubs are available. Woodman and Surly are $100 or less. Pauls are available for $144 and Whites at $175.
10-05-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,274
Posted By reddog3

I can't imagine that you'd experience brake rub,...

I can't imagine that you'd experience brake rub, on discs especially, without hearing it. How about narrowing it down by making the same climb with the brakes backed off. Unhook the cables and try...
09-26-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,875
Posted By reddog3

Still have his license plate #, and possibly a...

Still have his license plate #, and possibly a witness or two? Go after him. Really. He should probably not be on the road. I see it all the time. We can't let these drivers run around blind to...
09-26-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 13,115
Posted By reddog3

Just the title of this thread points to the...

Just the title of this thread points to the author as being a close-minded old curmudgeon. I believe this to be true if you read his comments about "bents" and disc brakes just to name two.

I'm...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,621
Posted By reddog3

If you want vertical slots just do it. You have a...

If you want vertical slots just do it. You have a couple options-

Nova supplies a MTB dropout of the same style which has the same socket size. The CS to SS angle is less but since you like...
09-23-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By reddog3

You'd get more exercise by walking around the...

You'd get more exercise by walking around the block.
08-28-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By reddog3

Completely normal. The bearing grease is...

Completely normal. The bearing grease is different from the white grease. It's a packaging thing. The upside is you can use the excess grease for assembly.
08-27-15, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By reddog3

First off- I don't know squat about suspension...

First off- I don't know squat about suspension forks nor do I have any experience with them. Just trying to think logically.

I realized these may be a thru axle type, so I'm not sure how one...
08-27-15, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By reddog3

"Better" in what regard? Value? Weight?...

"Better" in what regard? Value? Weight? Stiffness" Fit, etc? Apex and Gossamer are both lower end offerings in either line deigned to do one thing- provide a link from the pedal to the spindle, and...
08-27-15, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By reddog3

Sounds as if something is causing binding when...

Sounds as if something is causing binding when the wheel is installed. First thing I'd check is locknut spacing. Too long or too short which either spreads or compresses the fork legs.
08-17-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By reddog3

No matter how well fitting the press and adaptors...

No matter how well fitting the press and adaptors are there is no way to guarantee that the bearings are properly seated. The press system simply won't provide the feel. You could really reef on it...
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