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Forum: Framebuilders
12-07-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By dsaul

That was my thought, as well. It looks too far...

That was my thought, as well. It looks too far away from the guide to have dripped off while brazing on the guides. Someone tried to cover a serial number or fill a crack or gouge in the shell.
12-06-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By dsaul

I use the original Orange Seal. I tried the...

I use the original Orange Seal. I tried the Endurance formula and didn't like it as much as the original, because it didn't seal punctures as well for me.
12-04-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By dsaul

Yes. You need this adapter. ...

Yes. You need this adapter. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-21-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By dsaul

They still have the +2mm versions of the QR dummy...

They still have the +2mm versions of the QR dummy axles. They are listed as just 120,130 and 135, but they have the extra 2mm of length. The ones without the extra length are listed as "exact".
11-17-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By dsaul

Throw them away and buy new ones that don't have...

Throw them away and buy new ones that don't have paste in them.
11-15-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By dsaul

Yes. You need to make sure you order a front...

Yes. You need to make sure you order a front specific adapter, since the bolt hole spacing is different for front and rear flat mount.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-14-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By dsaul

I use seat collars like that to make some of my...

I use seat collars like that to make some of my MTB seat tubes to fit dropper posts or to make a seat tube out of a tube intended for a different purpose. I sometimes use a tube intended to be a bent...
11-14-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By dsaul

Order some of these in the Kevlar compound. ...

Order some of these in the Kevlar compound. https://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0&c=2&p=105&tb=001 You will not be disappointed. They improved the braking performance on my TRP Spyre brakes by a...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-11-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 278,957
Posted By dsaul

He said it was "build from my design", so it...

He said it was "build from my design", so it probably was built by Waltly Titanium.
11-07-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By dsaul

Every time I mount a tubeless tire, it loses air...

Every time I mount a tubeless tire, it loses air until I ride it the first time. I suspect that it needs to be ridden to distribute the sealant around the bead seat area to seal all the small leaks.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By dsaul

Anyone that is making curved top tube frames with...

Anyone that is making curved top tube frames with a constant curve is using a tubing roller. The most common one one is this Harbor Freight roller...
11-03-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By dsaul

Andy is usually correct on these things, so I'll...

Andy is usually correct on these things, so I'll assume he was tired when he posted, but an 1 1/8" headset cup is generally 34mm. The head tube material is generally 33.9mm ID and needs to be reamed...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-01-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By dsaul

Oracal 651 is quite durable for decals. I use it...

Oracal 651 is quite durable for decals. I use it for the decals on my frames and never had one come off. No need for any clear coat and it makes it easy to replace them if one gets damaged.
10-31-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By dsaul

The 11/34 cassette is designed to fit on an...

The 11/34 cassette is designed to fit on an 8/9/10 speed freehub body, the same as most Shimano MTB 11 speed cassettes. Road cassettes with less than a 34t largest cog will not fit on a 8/9/10 speed...
10-30-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By dsaul

SRAM makes a "wide spacing" braze on clamp that...

SRAM makes a "wide spacing" braze on clamp that moves the front derailluer out 2.5mm. It is a bit pricey for a braze on clamp, but it does what you need. I have used them a few times to adapt road...
10-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By dsaul

The type of brake has nothing to do with the type...

The type of brake has nothing to do with the type of axle the wheel uses. There are Quick Release and Thru Axle versions of disc brake hubs. The type of axle your frame and fork requires is what...
10-26-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By dsaul

The bearing the OP's bike is not pressed in. It...

The bearing the OP's bike is not pressed in. It was a cartridge bearing that was locked into place by corrosion and had to be forced out. This is not uncommon for lower headset bearings on bikes...
10-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By dsaul

I hope you don't live somewhere that has hills.

I hope you don't live somewhere that has hills.
10-21-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By dsaul

That is a clamping wedge style stem and there...

That is a clamping wedge style stem and there should be a bolt in that round hole behind the Z that loosens the clamp. That black thing is probably a cover over a socket head cap screw....
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By dsaul

Just roll up a small piece of paper, insert it...

Just roll up a small piece of paper, insert it into the hole and let it unroll to fit the hole. I do the same with head tubes and bottom brackets when I paint a frame.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By dsaul

Besides 27.2, there are only 2 other sizes of...

Besides 27.2, there are only 2 other sizes of dropper posts, 30.9 and 31.6. The tubes for the 30.9 post are 33.5-33.7 at the top and 32.7 at the bottom bracket. The 31.6 post fits in a 34.9 seat...
10-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By dsaul

Most of them probably don't want to deal with the...

Most of them probably don't want to deal with the complaints from the weight weenies that will complain if the bike they receive is 10 grams heavier than the advertised weight.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By dsaul

I'll bet that you've never reamed a Paragon head...

I'll bet that you've never reamed a Paragon head tube with that method. .5mm doesn't seem like much, but it would be an eternity to remove with emery cloth. Its a bit of work even with a sharp Park...
10-07-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By dsaul

I would fix it by extending those slots in the...

I would fix it by extending those slots in the plate a little more, but I have a shop with machine tools. Some careful work with a dremel would get it done. You can't go too far or you'll run into...
10-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By dsaul

It is either welded to the shell before the shell...

It is either welded to the shell before the shell gets bonded into the frame or its bonded onto the shell with epoxy.
10-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By dsaul

Those are usually welded on.

Those are usually welded on.
10-05-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By dsaul

I use a Pedro's plastic tire lever.

I use a Pedro's plastic tire lever.
10-03-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,306
Posted By dsaul

Moisture is already in your frame, in the form of...

Moisture is already in your frame, in the form of air. Do you want it trapped in there or do you want it to have a way out?
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By dsaul

I measured the Paragon head tube that I have and...

I measured the Paragon head tube that I have and both ends were exactly 43.5mm ID.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By dsaul

I don't remember the exact measurement, but...

I don't remember the exact measurement, but Paragon 44mm head tubes are the smallest ID of any that I've used. I think I have one in my shop that I can measure later today. Some of the straight...
09-28-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By dsaul

According to the tech info at Ritchey, that is a...

According to the tech info at Ritchey, that is a 26.4 crown race seat. Have you ever installed a crown race before? They usually require a good deal of force to drive them onto the seat. Its not...
09-26-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By dsaul

That can be easily replaced with a new Rivnut. ...

That can be easily replaced with a new Rivnut. Find a shop with a Rivnut tool or purchase a cheap tool to install a new one. It was probably an M5 sized insert.
09-18-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By dsaul

After around 20 years of wearing Camelback packs,...

After around 20 years of wearing Camelback packs, I purchased an USWE pack on the recommendation of a friend. The USWE is so much more comfortable that I will never wear another Camelback again. ...
09-07-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By dsaul

Screenshot of the page. ...

Screenshot of the page.
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09-06-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By dsaul

SRAM makes a "wide spacing" front derailleur...

SRAM makes a "wide spacing" front derailleur clamp that moves the derailleur over 2.5mm. It's a little pricey, but it was designed to work with their "wide spacing" cranksets, which was their version...
09-02-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By dsaul

It's not just Canada. They stopped allowing...

It's not just Canada. They stopped allowing International sales of their products to the US, as well. The idea seems to be to preventing European online retailers from undercutting the prices of...
08-28-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,615
Posted By dsaul

Yes. It is exactly like "double tap" with the...

Yes. It is exactly like "double tap" with the brake lever doing the shifting. Apparently Sensah was started by some former SRAM engineers, Shimano gets away with using the lever for downshifts,...
08-27-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,615
Posted By dsaul

Agreed. Having the brake lever act as a shifter...

Agreed. Having the brake lever act as a shifter is a horrible idea, but I guess they had to avoid some SRAM patents.

After over a year and several thousand miles, the shift lockout function no...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By dsaul

Those are similar to an annular cutter, except...

Those are similar to an annular cutter, except they don't have chip clearing flutes on the sides. They work better in thicker walled tubing. They tend to catch and tear thin walled bike tubing.
08-22-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By dsaul

FSA Adventure bars are my favorite. I have them...

FSA Adventure bars are my favorite. I have them on both of my gravel bikes and I even put them on my road bike, because I prefer the hand position over regular drop bars. ...
08-21-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By dsaul

Nice. Drew makes some beautiful parts. His...

Nice. Drew makes some beautiful parts. His frames are pretty nice, too.
08-19-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,307
Posted By dsaul

Some of us enjoy the challenge of being...

Some of us enjoy the challenge of being "underbiked". It's not for you. Move on.
08-16-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By dsaul

That is not a crack in the fork. It is just what...

That is not a crack in the fork. It is just what normally happens when two materials that expand and contract at different rates are joined together. The paint cracks at the joining line.
08-16-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By dsaul

A bike shop owner can't figure out what headset...

A bike shop owner can't figure out what headset to use in a frame? From the picture, I'd guess that is a 44mm head tube so any ZS44 headset for a 28.6 steerer will work for a straight 28.6 steerer...
08-10-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By dsaul

The spacing is the same as bottle cage mounts. ...

The spacing is the same as bottle cage mounts. For top tube use, there are two "standards" for how far the first bolt is placed from the head tube, roughly 75mm and 100mm, but that won't matter for...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,952
Posted By dsaul

This is how I did it before I had real tubing...

This is how I did it before I had real tubing benders and I still use them for more gentle bends. It is 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood with a 45 degree angle routed on one edge and then glued and screwed...
08-07-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By dsaul

I have two gravel bikes. One with 650 x 47 tires...

I have two gravel bikes. One with 650 x 47 tires and the other with 700 x 40 tires. If the ride is anything other than smooth gravel roads, I pick the 650 x 47 bike every time.
08-04-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By dsaul

Did you change the freehub body to an XD driver? ...

Did you change the freehub body to an XD driver? The XX1 cassette requires an XD driver freehub body, where the old cassette fits on a standard Shimano compatible freehub body. They are not...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By dsaul

395-400mm Axle to Crown is standard on almost all...

395-400mm Axle to Crown is standard on almost all current gravel and CX forks. It's best to design your frame so that it doesn't need a custom fork to maintain its geometry.
08-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By dsaul

I'll second that this is normal behavior. The...

I'll second that this is normal behavior. The system is not designed to be pedaled backwards. The rear derailleur controls the lower run of chain and guides it onto the selected cog when pedaling...
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