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01-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By dsaul

I agree with Marcus Ti on all of the above. The...

I agree with Marcus Ti on all of the above. The only real benefits to T47 are putting the bearings back into the shell and the ability to use a down tube larger than 38mm. For some off road and...
01-25-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By dsaul

I'll try to answer your questions, but I feel...

I'll try to answer your questions, but I feel like your mission of a comfortable, vibration free off-road ride is misguided. Riding a bike off-road is never going to be a comfortable and vibration...
01-25-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By dsaul

As someone who builds steel gravel bike frames as...

As someone who builds steel gravel bike frames as a hobby, I can tell you that anything shorter than 425mm is very difficult to achieve and still have clearance for wide tires and a road crankset. ...
01-25-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By dsaul

If the cassette fits on the hub and the lockring...

If the cassette fits on the hub and the lockring tightens, the hub is not a problem. Without knowing your level of experience with installing and setting up a rear derailleur, its hard to guess at...
01-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 369
Posted By dsaul

I like to tape the spokes together at the...

I like to tape the spokes together at the crossings and then I can remove the old rim and swap in the new one. I put all of the nipples on and then go around and run all of them down the end of the...
01-18-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
Posted By dsaul

I just set up an Apex 1 today with a 40t front...

I just set up an Apex 1 today with a 40t front and 11-42 cassette and I only had to remove 1 pair of links from the chain. I can't imagine fitting a much larger cassette without having to join 2...
01-18-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 471
Posted By dsaul

Is this for a Double chainring setup? If so,...

Is this for a Double chainring setup? If so, there is no need for ramps and/or pins on the small chainring.
01-18-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 560
Posted By dsaul

The gravel events that I ride are always rain or...

The gravel events that I ride are always rain or shine events and most involve at least some singletrack. I made the mistake of using road pedals on my first gravel ride and would never do it again....
01-18-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By dsaul

Switching to 11 speed will cost more than the...

Switching to 11 speed will cost more than the bike initially cost. It's just not worth the expense.

If you have the 4700 GS medium cage rear derailleur, it will work with up to a 34t cassette. ...
01-08-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,060
Posted By dsaul

Do you have a 1x specific chainring? This is...

Do you have a 1x specific chainring? This is what usually happens when someone creates their own 1x drivetrain by using a chainring that was designed for shifting.
01-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By dsaul

If you have the current SRAM Rival 1 crankset, it...

If you have the current SRAM Rival 1 crankset, it has a removeable spider that can be replaced with a SRAM compatible direct mount chainring.
12-30-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By dsaul

Terrene Elwood 650 x 47 are my favorite tire. ...

Terrene Elwood 650 x 47 are my favorite tire. Very low rolling resistance on the road and still provide good traction on dirt.
12-30-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By dsaul

GRX cranksets put the chainrings 2.5mm further...

GRX cranksets put the chainrings 2.5mm further outboard with the proper BB. This is not a square taper crankset.

OP - Sram makes a wide spacing braze on clamp that spaces the front derailleur out...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-26-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By dsaul

If you're planning on hanging it up anyway, bring...

If you're planning on hanging it up anyway, bring it to me and I'll have a go at welding it for you. I'm in South Jersey, so not too far if you're in Philly. I welded a cracked aluminum seat tube...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-24-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By dsaul

I suspect, from the cracks around the seat tube...

I suspect, from the cracks around the seat tube slot, that the seatpost was slightly undersized and doesn't fully support the seat tube at the junction with the seat stays. That allowed the seat...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-23-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By dsaul

It looks like they were made from 7005, so it can...

It looks like they were made from 7005, so it can be welded. I would contact Niner first and see if they will help with a replacement frame.
12-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By dsaul

I doubt that you installed the cups on the wrong...

I doubt that you installed the cups on the wrong side. They are threaded opposite of each other and would have been very difficult to install on the wrong side. If the bearing is wrong, it happened...
12-21-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By dsaul

I just watched your video and that's not supposed...

I just watched your video and that's not supposed to happen. Something is wrong with the non drive side bearing/cup assembly. It looks like someone installed a drive side bearing in the non-drive...
12-21-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By dsaul

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I'm fairly certain that you have forgotten to put the non-drive...
12-19-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By dsaul

Most pedals have a 9/16 spindle thread,...

Most pedals have a 9/16 spindle thread, regardless of their intended use(road/MTB). The smaller 1/2 thread pedals are usually only found on exercise bikes and cheap department store bikes
12-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By dsaul

One of the local Professional Framebuilders was...

One of the local Professional Framebuilders was working on coming up with a full stainless TIG welded frame and decided to go with Titanium instead. Basically the stainless required similar welding...
12-09-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By dsaul

Did you even read the thread or the question he...

Did you even read the thread or the question he was asking me? It has nothing to do with a painted frame.
12-09-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By dsaul

You spray it on a rag and wipe the frame with it....

You spray it on a rag and wipe the frame with it. It just leaves a thin layer of wax behind that can be buffed with a dry cloth after it dries.
12-08-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By dsaul

If I remember correctly , that set screw is just...

If I remember correctly , that set screw is just for the freehub bearing and is not holding the body to the axle. The freehub body should be held on by the axle end cap on the drive side. There...
12-08-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By dsaul

Did you remove the freehub body first? Tapping...

Did you remove the freehub body first? Tapping the axle is going to drive out the bearing from the opposite side, so it's not going to go easy.

I seriously doubt that the bearings need...
12-07-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By dsaul

Carbon forks and compliance don't go together. ...

Carbon forks and compliance don't go together. Let some air out of your front tire.
12-07-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By dsaul

My understanding is that it will rust the same...

My understanding is that it will rust the same under colored powder coat, if no primer is used. The rust is not enough to cause damage to the metal, but is unattractive under the clear. If a color...
12-07-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By dsaul

It will rust under the clear. It's been tried...

It will rust under the clear. It's been tried many times and it may last a few years before the rust starts, but there will eventually be rust spidering under the clear. It's one of the more common...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By dsaul

It threads into the bottom bracket, which doesn't...

It threads into the bottom bracket, which doesn't really help in this case, since you don't have the tap to repair the Italian threads.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-05-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By dsaul

Those designs are what inspired me to make the...

Those designs are what inspired me to make the Feng Shui adapter. After making the adapter, I can tell you that the design posted for this purpose will be problematic. He has not taken the...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-04-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By dsaul

I actually made an adapter for my Feng Shui that...

I actually made an adapter for my Feng Shui that should work well for the rear brake. I think the other fixture I made will work for the front with a fork mount adapter plate....
12-04-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By dsaul

I haven't had my hands on either shifter, so I...

I haven't had my hands on either shifter, so I can speak as to their quality. I suspect that the GRX 400 shifters are the same as the 4720 with a different hood cover and lever shape. The biggest...
12-04-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By dsaul

I know it sounds crazy, but the 4700 shifters use...

I know it sounds crazy, but the 4700 shifters use the 11 speed cable pull, so any Shimano 11 speed road rear derailleur will work in place of the 4700 rear derailleur. Normal 10 speed derailleurs...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By dsaul

It just wouldn't work, because you still have to...

It just wouldn't work, because you still have to fit a tire between the stays. You can make them as wide as you want at the bottom bracket shell, but they have to become narrow enough to fit a tire...
12-02-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By dsaul

Is it possible you looked at the Tiagra 405...

Is it possible you looked at the Tiagra 405 levers? Those are hideous. The 4720/4725 series levers look like the rest of the Shimano lineup.
11-29-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By dsaul

The two parts at the top of that pic are the...

The two parts at the top of that pic are the headset cups that get pressed into the frame.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-28-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By dsaul

I would not buy that frame. That is more than a...

I would not buy that frame. That is more than a simple dent and no amount of tube rolling or dent repair will make it right again. It also appears to me that the tube is bent, but that may be an...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-28-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By dsaul

That is something that I thought about, but I...

That is something that I thought about, but I didn't want to add that level of complexity to this manual machining project. I will probably be using one piece mounts that have both slots already...
11-27-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By dsaul

Shimano has a Tiagra 2 x 10 speed hydraulic...

Shimano has a Tiagra 2 x 10 speed hydraulic shifter that will do what you want.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By dsaul

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Prototype Flat Mount rear fixture. That means this one will be mine....
11-26-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,454
Posted By dsaul

This appears to be the bottom bracket that you...

This appears to be the bottom bracket that you need for that frame and crankset.
https://www.fsaproshop.com/FSA_PRODUCTS/FSA-Bottom-Brackets/FSA-Bottom-Bracket-Parts_90
11-25-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By dsaul

I put a small amount on the threads at initial...

I put a small amount on the threads at initial installation. If it looks really dirty, I'll clean it and put on some new grease.
11-24-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By dsaul

With cartridge bearing headsets, the bearing...

With cartridge bearing headsets, the bearing inner race rides on the crown race. It doesn't matter if the crown race is split or not, the function is the same. The split ones are certainly easier...
11-24-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,454
Posted By dsaul

The Gamma Drive cranksets use an uncommon 19mm...

The Gamma Drive cranksets use an uncommon 19mm spindle. Cartridge bottom brackets like that are not intended to have just the bearings replaced. The whole bottom bracket should be replaced. They...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-20-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By dsaul

I'm sure someone, possibly Joe at Cobra, will...

I'm sure someone, possibly Joe at Cobra, will step in to fill the void left by Anvil. In the meantime, I'll work on making something and post it here. My work schedule is a little hectic right now,...
11-20-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By dsaul

If the headset does not move freely, that is the...

If the headset does not move freely, that is the problem. When we pedal, the front wheel turns slightly from side to side. It happens naturally and you don't even notice it happens unless your...
11-18-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By dsaul

To answer your questions, as you posed them. ...

To answer your questions, as you posed them.

1 - You can not use an 8 speed cassette with a 9 speed shifter. The amount that the 9 speed shifter will move the rear derailleur and the cassette...
11-17-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By dsaul

Maybe post a picture of the bars you are talking...

Maybe post a picture of the bars you are talking about. My searches show Mary bars are a type of flat bar. I can only find one person selling a drop bar referred to as a Mary style drop bar and...
11-14-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By dsaul

I am also interested in the reason why a 116 link...

I am also interested in the reason why a 116 link chain would be too short on that frame. At 425mm chainstay length, you should not have any problem using a 116 link chain.

My gravel bike has...
11-12-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By dsaul

There is no reason why you can't go with SRAM. ...

There is no reason why you can't go with SRAM. The SRAM Apex crankset with a GXP bottom bracket would be a relatively inexpensive option.

By the way, the 30 in PF30 and BB30 refers to the...
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