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08-12-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By dsaul

Your 700 x 38 tires are most likely 622 x 38,...

Your 700 x 38 tires are most likely 622 x 38, with 622 being the bead seat diameter. A tire with a 635 bead seat diameter will be too large for your rims.
08-09-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By dsaul

That slot should have looked like this from the...

That slot should have looked like this from the start. It looks like the builder filled the hole in the lug with brazing filler material and then made the slot too short.

...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By dsaul

No advantage. Its just a choice that is made for...

No advantage. Its just a choice that is made for aesthetics or the builders desire to use one joining method over another.
07-30-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By dsaul

That was a predictable failure and I'd bet that...

That was a predictable failure and I'd bet that every one of those frames will fail in the same spot. Putting a bend in that section of tube, that is subjected to resisting the force of the shock...
07-25-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By dsaul

What model hub is this? On all of my higher end...

What model hub is this? On all of my higher end Novatec hubs, the freehub body just pulls off after the axle is removed.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-20-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By dsaul

Hit by a car would be my guess. It can't hurt to...

Hit by a car would be my guess. It can't hurt to try to bend it back, since it was free. If you were closer to me, I'd offer to repair it for you. Shipping the frame both ways would cost more than...
07-20-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By dsaul

If you want to do anything more than flat smooth...

If you want to do anything more than flat smooth dirt roads, I find that 20mm higher and 20mm shorter reach make for more confidence inspiring handling in an off road environment. Specifically,...
07-20-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By dsaul

Its a fat bike, lower the tire pressure for more...

Its a fat bike, lower the tire pressure for more comfort.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By dsaul

This is how I made the rotating mount for my...

This is how I made the rotating mount for my frame jig. Two pieces of tube and the smaller tube fits inside the larger one. The larger tube is slotted and a seat clamp style collar is welded on to...
07-05-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By dsaul

Nothing. Rockshox makes a fork named...

Nothing. Rockshox makes a fork named "Judy".
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By dsaul

This is one that I made for someone else. As...

This is one that I made for someone else. As usual, mine is not quite as nice, but it works in much the same way. ...
06-29-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By dsaul

You can buy direct from Schwalbe. Scroll down to...

You can buy direct from Schwalbe. Scroll down to the size you want and click the "buy" button. https://schwalbetires.com/Marathon-Plus-11100756
06-28-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By dsaul

Larger tire on the front can be run at lower...

Larger tire on the front can be run at lower pressure and provide more cushion, in addition to more cornering traction and float over loose sand. Almost all of my bikes have a larger tire on the...
06-28-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By dsaul

Out of those choices, it doesn't matter. Use...

Out of those choices, it doesn't matter. Use whatever you have on hand.
06-22-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By dsaul

Accept the fact that the seatpost will be...

Accept the fact that the seatpost will be destroyed in the removal process. This was the result of my last stuck seatpost removal. It required wrapping a hacksaw blade in cloth and using it to cut...
06-13-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By dsaul

The Strava segment is .37 miles and average grade...

The Strava segment is .37 miles and average grade of 10.5%, although the hill continues at a much shallower grade for a couple more blocks. The steepest part of it is around 18% grade. The fastest...
06-10-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,708
Posted By dsaul

This thread went exactly the way I thought it...

This thread went exactly the way I thought it would.
06-05-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 709
Posted By dsaul

Is the chain routed correctly between the two...

Is the chain routed correctly between the two pulleys on the rear derailleur? It sounds like you have the chain routed in front of (and rubbing on) the little tab on the derailleur cage.
...
06-04-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By dsaul

Freehubs wobble. I don't know if its...

Freehubs wobble. I don't know if its manufacturing tolerances for runout or on purpose to aid in shifting, but they all wobble to some degree.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By dsaul

I doubt that you'll find any 5 spoke mags that...

I doubt that you'll find any 5 spoke mags that fit 4" fat tires. It's just not a thing that there is a market for. I'll repeat my suggestion of the Surly Wednesday...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By dsaul

Page 89 in this document has the specifications...

Page 89 in this document has the specifications you are looking for. It is the 2015-16 Shimano frame fit specifications...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By dsaul

Some pics of the OP's lower head tube cone and...

Some pics of the OP's lower head tube cone and standoff.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/anvil_lower_ht_cone_5a5d612d17c2c468d6eb57746e49e51097e976b0.jpg...
04-28-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,367
Posted By dsaul

Buy the large version of this compression plug,...

Buy the large version of this compression plug, so that the plug extends below the steerer clamp and supports the inside of the steerer. ...
04-27-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,092
Posted By dsaul

People still write checks?

People still write checks?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By dsaul

I got them from here...

I got them from here https://www.ereplacementparts.com/pointer-p-35337.html I had to make some modifications to them, but they were the best option that I could find. The funny thing is that I...
04-11-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,491
Posted By dsaul

****** has a whole section for AITA posts.

****** has a whole section for AITA posts.
04-05-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By dsaul

The diagram is from Shimano's frame fit...

The diagram is from Shimano's frame fit specifications. In order for that XT rear derailleur to work properly, the derailleur hanger mounting hole centerline should be 6-10mm behind the axle...
04-02-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By dsaul

The chain may be catching on the shift ramps/pins...

The chain may be catching on the shift ramps/pins of the large chainring. You really should not be using the small/small combination. Don't back pedal, bicycle drivetrains are designed for forward...
03-31-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By dsaul

That's plenty of clearance. I've got a few...

That's plenty of clearance. I've got a few frames with less than that and never had a problem.
03-26-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,282
Posted By dsaul

In my experience, TL(tubeless) tires have a...

In my experience, TL(tubeless) tires have a sealed sidewall that doesn't require sealant. TR(tubeless ready) tires have a porous sidewall that requires a tube or sealant to seal the sidewall. ...
03-16-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By dsaul

Terrene Elwood(tough version) is the best rolling...

Terrene Elwood(tough version) is the best rolling gravel tire I have ridden and far superior to the Gravelking SK, in my experience. They don't have the chunky knobs of the Nano, but I find that...
03-14-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By dsaul

I've done it many times with a Rema tube patch. ...

I've done it many times with a Rema tube patch. Clean the inside of the tire really well and glue on a tube patch. It only works if the hole isn't large enough for the patch to be pushed out...
03-09-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By dsaul

I build bicycle frames and they all get protected...

I build bicycle frames and they all get protected inside with Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector, which is very similar to Frame Saver. The frames sit in the stand overnight to dry and he excess...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By dsaul

That is neither a crack nor a paint adhesion...

That is neither a crack nor a paint adhesion issue. That was clearly abraded by something. Do you have a saddle bag or frame bag that is mounted in that location.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-24-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By dsaul

It's a very common place for lugged frames like...

It's a very common place for lugged frames like that to crack. It won't be a catastrophic failure even if it breaks off completely, so I'd ride it till it breaks. There is no effective method of...
02-21-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By dsaul

That has clearly been welded or someone used some...

That has clearly been welded or someone used some Alumiweld rods with a torch to fill in something. This was not a manufacturing defect or caused by corrosion. Possibly bent in a crash and cracked...
02-19-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By dsaul

The correct routing of the chain is shown on the...

The correct routing of the chain is shown on the left , incorrect on the right. The chain should not touch the piece in the middle.
...
02-18-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By dsaul

Get a Road ID. https://www.roadid.com/

Get a Road ID. https://www.roadid.com/
02-14-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By dsaul

The longer rake moves the axle forward and that...

The longer rake moves the axle forward and that moves the tire contact point closer to the steering axis, which results in less trail and faster steering response.

A longer rake fork does the...
02-14-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By dsaul

With a a 72.5 degree HTA and a 43mm rake with...

With a a 72.5 degree HTA and a 43mm rake with 28mm tires you will have 60mm of mechanical trail and 18mm wheel flop. With at 50mm rake on that same bike, you will have 53mm of mechanical trail and...
02-13-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,211
Posted By dsaul

Tektro MD-C550 is the OEM version of the TRP...

Tektro MD-C550 is the OEM version of the TRP Spyre brake. They can be found for a significantly lower price than the Spyres and they are functionally the same brake. The only difference I can find,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By dsaul

Good luck getting the entire thing hot enough to...

Good luck getting the entire thing hot enough to pull the steerer out of the crown. Destructive removal of the existing steerer is the easiest option. Re-using a steerer is foolish, when a new one...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By dsaul

+1 on using a seatpost as a guide. I have a 27.2...

+1 on using a seatpost as a guide. I have a 27.2 post on my bench that is used only for checking seat tubes when reaming them.
01-21-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By dsaul

The twitchy thing is a myth perpetuated by...

The twitchy thing is a myth perpetuated by cycling magazines and forums. If the bike fits you properly with a 60mm stem, it will ride just fine. I build bicycle frames as a hobby and I design most...
01-19-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By dsaul

Any time that happens to me, I know the sealant...

Any time that happens to me, I know the sealant has dried out in that tire.
01-18-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By dsaul

Get some disc shims and make the two wheelsets...

Get some disc shims and make the two wheelsets match. Set up the brakes with the wheelset that has the rotor closest to the frame/fork and shim the rotor on the other wheelset to match. You can get...
01-14-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By dsaul

It's not chainline or cross chaining and its not...

It's not chainline or cross chaining and its not related to the bike being 1x. The only thing that would make the pedals move when you push the bike forward is the freehub. I assume that the bike...
01-12-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By dsaul

Some 10 speed cassettes come with a 1mm spacer...

Some 10 speed cassettes come with a 1mm spacer for use on 8/9/10 speed hubs. On an 11 speed hub, you need the 1.85 + the 1mm spacer to use the same 10 speed cassette.
01-08-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By dsaul

Paragon Machine Works...

Paragon Machine Works https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/skewers-for-12-mm-polydrops.html and DT Swiss make the best thru axles with adjustable handles.

Thru axles are not as easy as just...
01-04-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By dsaul

That is for making a through axle frame work on a...

That is for making a through axle frame work on a Minoura trainer.
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