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05-29-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By wsteve464

When I was about 270lbs I got back into biking :)...

When I was about 270lbs I got back into biking :) Knowing nothing about bikes other than I wanted a MTB of some type I started looking around and found a year end sale on an full suspension Intense...
05-28-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,592
Posted By wsteve464

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GO Pro outtake. View across Hansen Dam, LA County from a couple of days ago....
05-27-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By wsteve464

Been awhile since I used metallic pads, they were...

Been awhile since I used metallic pads, they were way too noisy they did worked well enough, went back to generic non-metallic pads.
05-27-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,656
Posted By wsteve464

Paragon Machine makes 15mm hex/allen combo head...

Paragon Machine makes 15mm hex/allen combo head through axles. They also sell a 15 mm titanium wrench.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By wsteve464

Google Bicycle frame builders Portland there are...

Google Bicycle frame builders Portland there are quite a number of reputable builders in your area. Take the frame to one of them to see if it is possible to replace the head tube.
05-20-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By wsteve464

I drill a pilot hole with a 1/8th bit as close to...

I drill a pilot hole with a 1/8th bit as close to center as i can then I enlarge the hole with a Dremel and a pionted carbide bit. That way you can adjust the hole position if the pilot hole is not...
05-19-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By wsteve464

You don't need to buy the rivnut tool. It can be...

You don't need to buy the rivnut tool. It can be compressed using a bolt and nut, Thread the nut up the bolt, thread the bolt well into the rivnut and tighten the nut against the rivnut while holding...
05-19-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By wsteve464

https://www.outsideonline.com/2311816/carbon-fiber...

https://www.outsideonline.com/2311816/carbon-fiber-bike-accidents-lawsuits

From reviewing this article it appears older carbon frames may have issues occasionally and the broken forks appear to be...
05-18-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By wsteve464

Below is a link to a Zinn article about carbon...

Below is a link to a Zinn article about carbon forks with a discussion from True Temper about how they test their carbon forks.
...
05-18-19, 07:08 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By wsteve464

Can you tack the HT lug to the headtube then...

Can you tack the HT lug to the headtube then bend? Then remove and clean up when done bending
05-18-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By wsteve464

Trail Donkey Flaanimal 4.0 $975 or 4.1 $1375....

Trail Donkey Flaanimal 4.0 $975 or 4.1 $1375. There are some recent pics of a built Flanimal on here I think in the Gravel ride pics.
I second the Wheels thread together BB adapter, about $100.

...
05-17-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By wsteve464

Is this close to what you are looking for, 180mm...

Is this close to what you are looking for, 180mm 2x on ebay Just take off the little ring.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sram-Chainsets-Apex-White-2-2-Gxp-180-5339-180Mm/163013643632
...
05-15-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
Posted By wsteve464

I am single no local family, I do have a dog :). ...

I am single no local family, I do have a dog :). When I retired in Feb 2016 I was at 270 lbs over the next 8 months i dropped 60 lbs. I attribute it to mostly riding my bikes and less to cutting...
05-14-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By wsteve464

Did the fork come with a crown race? If so do you...

Did the fork come with a crown race? If so do you know which size, there are 2, I can't recall the names but they are only a few dollars each.

If you are still haveing trouble buy a dial caliper,...
05-13-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By wsteve464

Does the hub jam if you put it back the way it...

Does the hub jam if you put it back the way it was without the tensioner?

Could be an alignment problem in the tensioner.
05-13-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By wsteve464

It looks like you have a 44mm head tube at the...

It looks like you have a 44mm head tube at the bottom end, can't see the top. Cane Creek among others make adapters to fit 1 1/8 straight steerers into the 44mm head tube. Google search for adapter...
05-12-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,059
Posted By wsteve464

My opinion is yes if you like to DIY. an older...

My opinion is yes if you like to DIY. an older hardtail would have a longer top tube and a decent one probably wouldn't set you back over $1000. Leaving you $1000 for the conversion to drop bars....
05-10-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By wsteve464

You may want to take a closer look. The more...

You may want to take a closer look. The more modern cassettes have teeth of varying profiles/sizes to aid shifting.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By wsteve464

If you use lugs and silver braze it you could...

If you use lugs and silver braze it you could build a frame without a jig, you have surface tables, get some Paragon tubing blocks a dial indicator and once aligned drill the lugs/tubing and pin it....
05-02-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By wsteve464

I ignore them until I want to use them, then...

I ignore them until I want to use them, then install sealant and ride, no racing though.
05-02-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By wsteve464

Mounted my Terreno Mix on a WTB tubless rim with...

Mounted my Terreno Mix on a WTB tubless rim with no problem. A set of tire levers and make sure the tire bead goes into the center depression in the rim as it is mounted.

If you are worried about...
04-30-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By wsteve464

I have had the Vittoria Terreno Mix 700x40 for a...

I have had the Vittoria Terreno Mix 700x40 for a couple of weeks and am happy with them so far, 50/50 dirt pavement. No problems mounting them sealed right up after the sealant was installed. As you...
04-28-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By wsteve464

It depends where you ride. I was getting a flat...

It depends where you ride. I was getting a flat about 1 in 2 rides due to goat heads on the street or in the dirt, one ride I had 3 flats when I ran tubes one was a piece of glass the others were...
04-28-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By wsteve464

I was in the 230 lb range and rode Panaracer SK...

I was in the 230 lb range and rode Panaracer SK in 37mm at 30-35 lbs front and rear. Now at 220 ish I have some vittoria terreno mix 40mm that I run at the same psi. I have no problems with them,...
04-23-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By wsteve464

You can search her Amazon purchases by year in...

You can search her Amazon purchases by year in her account under Orders.
04-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By wsteve464

Maybe this will help ...

Maybe this will help


https://www.manualslib.com/products/Waters-Fitness-Tsunami-Elite-3556066.html
04-20-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By wsteve464

I bought Slime tubes in the hopes it would stop...

I bought Slime tubes in the hopes it would stop my rash of goathead flats, no luck. I have been using Truckers Cream in a tubeless set up with no goathead flats, it even sealed a small sidewall cut,...
04-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By wsteve464

Road levers work with mtb derailleurs, its what I...

Road levers work with mtb derailleurs, its what I use. You do however as far as I know, have to match F&R derailleurs mtb to mtb.
04-15-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By wsteve464

Dewalt makes wrap around safety glasses with a...

Dewalt makes wrap around safety glasses with a bifocal in the bottom
...
04-15-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By wsteve464

Try Amazon with prime ...

Try Amazon with prime


https://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Line-Race-Saddle/dp/B01KVSI3ZY?th=1&psc=1
04-14-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By wsteve464

Any mtb Sram or Shimano crank with the matched...

Any mtb Sram or Shimano crank with the matched bottom bracket will work, at least it does on my 2016 model, the green one. It came with a 2 x 11 and since buying I have upgraded to a Wheels manuf BB...
04-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By wsteve464

Nice looking bike, only thing it needs is their...

Nice looking bike, only thing it needs is their shock in the seatstays to smooth out the trail.

Unfortunately I don't have a spare $10K at the moment :)
04-06-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By wsteve464

According to an April 3 facebook post and...

According to an April 3 facebook post and comments by Salsa, Salsa couldn't "offically" announce a recall until the CSPC approved it and they have been shut down. However this did not stop Salsa...
04-04-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By wsteve464

I run a 10-42 Sram on a couple of bikes and if I...

I run a 10-42 Sram on a couple of bikes and if I recall correctly the B screw was pretty close to all the way in.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-03-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By wsteve464

If you do keep it the way it is put some clear...

If you do keep it the way it is put some clear nail polish on the bulge to cover the crack in the paint and keep water out.
04-01-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,592
Posted By wsteve464

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

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Decided to get my Salsa going again after riding my steel framed bikes for the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By wsteve464

Pull the seat post and bolt assy and file/grind...

Pull the seat post and bolt assy and file/grind the gap to increase clearance between the 2 sides of the seat tube. It looks like the ears and tube have stretched possibly from over-tightening in...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By wsteve464

I have ground some down and no problems, put the...

I have ground some down and no problems, put the helicoil all the way in and grind from the back side
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By wsteve464

10 x 1 mm Helicoil Kit, tap, drill and 10 inserts...

10 x 1 mm Helicoil Kit, tap, drill and 10 inserts $25.50 on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Thread-Repair-Stainless-Insert-Helicoil/dp/B06Y5H77T4

No paint burning, removal no glue to come loose do...
03-21-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By wsteve464

Another option is to buy some self sticking...

Another option is to buy some self sticking velcro and extend the one you have.
03-21-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By wsteve464

From the JandD website under commuting gear, they...

From the JandD website under commuting gear, they also have 2 cheaper versions.

https://www.jandd.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamCat=3&iLevel=2&subcat=53Leg Band Industrial w/GripperProduct...
03-19-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By wsteve464

Wear this under your regular shirt only $8.00 ea....

Wear this under your regular shirt only $8.00 ea. SPF 50+

I bought one to try and the sleeves were almost too long.
...
03-14-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,310
Posted By wsteve464

I am running a Di2 805 RD with a Sram 10-42...

I am running a Di2 805 RD with a Sram 10-42 cassette and Sram MTB cranks 38/24 had no problems with installation, no adjustment needed
(except maybe the B screw) just hooked it all up and rode it,...
03-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By wsteve464

From looking at the pics and what OP said the...

From looking at the pics and what OP said the rear connector is at the rear caliper for some reason and the black thing at the bars that goes to the rear lks to be an inline adjuster for the RD.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By wsteve464

McMaster has steel tubing , not 4130 though, for...

McMaster has steel tubing , not 4130 though, for half the price of 4130 at Aircraft Spruce.
https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-metal-tubing
03-11-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,592
Posted By wsteve464

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A rare green and cloudy day, Tujunga Wash basin So Cal...
03-10-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By wsteve464

Looking at the brake lines at the front of the...

Looking at the brake lines at the front of the bike it looks like it has the Sram inline quick connects. If so and the lines are long enough you should be able to unscrew the two halves of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By wsteve464

Not sure what kind of belt sander you are...

Not sure what kind of belt sander you are referring to but I use one similar to this

https://www.amazon.com/Bandfile-Sander-Degree-Swivel-Comes/dp/B005XFUTC6

Takes 1/2 inch belts in a variety...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-07-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By wsteve464

Sounds like you are going to do a temporary paint...

Sounds like you are going to do a temporary paint job until you figure out what color you want from a pro?
If that is the case go to the local Do it Center Home Depot Lowes whatever and get the...
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