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10-29-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By dsaul

The Lyra calipers are made to work with road...

The Lyra calipers are made to work with road levers, so they will work with Sram Rival cable operated brake levers.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-28-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By dsaul

I'm not a composites expert, but I'm pretty sure...

I'm not a composites expert, but I'm pretty sure any metal dropouts have to be specially designed to have the proper bond surface area to be attached to carbon tubes. In other words, they need to be...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By dsaul

None of the options listed by the OP are braze on...

None of the options listed by the OP are braze on mounts. Direct Mount is a different standard used for MTB front derailleurs.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-21-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By dsaul

In addition to being squashed by the clamp, it...

In addition to being squashed by the clamp, it appears that the tube is bowed/bent down as well. It will probably never be perfectly straight or round again, but it will be fine to ride.
10-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By dsaul

This is a single narrow/wide chainring installed...

This is a single narrow/wide chainring installed on an Apex double crankset. It is installed in the outer position with the proper chainring bolts for a single chainring. The 1x11 drivetrain shifts...
10-18-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By dsaul

According to Google Maps, 417 Main Ave,, Clear...

According to Google Maps, 417 Main Ave,, Clear Lake, IA is a Century 21 Real Estate office. The Google Street View of that address also shows a Real Estate office in that location. I looked at the...
10-12-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By dsaul

I build steel bike frames. I can assure you that...

I build steel bike frames. I can assure you that almost all of the bottom brackets in quality welded steel bike frames are made from 4130 tube. Dept. store bikes are made from mild steel or...
10-12-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By dsaul

It's not too hard to find the mechanical...

It's not too hard to find the mechanical properties of 4130 steel. ASM Material Data Sheet (http://asm.matweb.com/search/SpecificMaterial.asp?bassnum=m4130r)

The real question is what kind of...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By dsaul

Shimano currently has flat mount versions of the...

Shimano currently has flat mount versions of the XTR, XT and SLX brake calipers. It is certainly possible to make a flat mount suspension fork, but I'm not aware of any being produced right now.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By dsaul

The problem with IS mounts is that Shimano and...

The problem with IS mounts is that Shimano and SRAM make all of their drop bar hydro brakes in flat mount only. You can still swap them out and use an MTB post mount caliper, but they are starting...
10-08-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By dsaul

Those actually look like stops that are meant to...

Those actually look like stops that are meant to convert a housing guide into a cable stop. You can find some similar ones here https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=46818
Forum: Framebuilders
10-08-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By dsaul

142 Thru axle is the same as 135QR in terms of...

142 Thru axle is the same as 135QR in terms of the spacing between the inside faces of the dropouts. The dropouts just have a 3.5mm recess on each side that makes them 142mm. In terms of the axles,...
10-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By dsaul

The amount of "tension" the chain puts on the...

The amount of "tension" the chain puts on the derailleur cage can have a slight effect on the distance from the upper pulley to the cogs, but that can be corrected with a B-screw adjustment. A slack...
10-01-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By dsaul

Step down ferrules are available for that rear...

Step down ferrules are available for that rear cable loop. https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=62560
09-30-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By dsaul

There is no such thing as a "regular size" seat...

There is no such thing as a "regular size" seat post. The most common sizes vary from about 25.4mm up to 34.9mm in .2mm increments. Measure the internal diameter of the seat tube and buy the...
09-30-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By dsaul

I build bicycles frames as a hobby and, if that...

I build bicycles frames as a hobby and, if that belonged to me or one of my friends, I would weld up the crack and see how long it lasts. The crack is not in a location that would cause a...
09-27-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By dsaul

Bikesdirect frames are made by Kinesis. They...

Bikesdirect frames are made by Kinesis. They make frames for a variety of other brands, as well as making them under their own brand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesis_Industry
09-26-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By dsaul

Brake rotors get hot when you use them,...

Brake rotors get hot when you use them, regardless of the rotor size. This is from the 180 rotor on my mountain bike after a moderate downhill....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By dsaul

The crack probably started at the toe of the weld...

The crack probably started at the toe of the weld at the 3 o'clock position and traveled in a straight line around the stay, which is why it is so far away from the weld at the 6 o'clock position. ...
09-22-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By dsaul

I would go bigger and use a shorter stem. That...

I would go bigger and use a shorter stem. That gives you more toe clearance to the front wheel and gets the front wheel a bit further in front of you for more confidence when descending on bumpy...
09-22-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By dsaul

According to the Shimano Frame Fit...

According to the Shimano Frame Fit specifications, the center to center distance between 11 speed double chainrings is 7.9mm and the center to center distance between 9 speed double chainrings is...
09-18-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By dsaul

BDop Cycling sells replacement freehubs for...

BDop Cycling sells replacement freehubs for Novatec hubs. https://bdopcycling.com/hub-parts/

There is no reason to switch to a 10 speed freehub. You can just put a 1.8mm spacer behind the 10...
09-16-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,328
Posted By dsaul

Trek Emonda SLR9 - $11,999...

Trek Emonda SLR9 - $11,999 https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/%C3%A9monda/%C3%A9monda-slr/%C3%A9monda-slr-9/p/33141/?colorCode=bluedark_red

Honda CRF450R -...
09-16-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By dsaul

They don't sell crank arms separately. You are...

They don't sell crank arms separately. You are better off just buying a complete crankset with the proper length arms. In terms of the bottom bracket, any Shimano 24mm spindle crankset will work,...
09-15-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dsaul

There are very few tubeless rims made with fully...

There are very few tubeless rims made with fully sealed beds that don't require tape to seal them(some Shimano road rims are made this way). All of the DT Swiss tubeless rims, that I have used, have...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By dsaul

I measure if I have the actual tire and wheel on...

I measure if I have the actual tire and wheel on hand. Otherwise, I find that the Bead Seat Diameter + 2x tire width in millimeters is pretty close for the diameter of the tire/wheel. For a 650b x...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By dsaul

I noticed that frame has rocker dropouts, do you...

I noticed that frame has rocker dropouts, do you have them adjusted all the way back? It looks like you could get a few more millimeters per side from more dimpling, but not enough to get a 42 in...
09-10-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By dsaul

Not compatible. 10 speed road and mountain...

Not compatible. 10 speed road and mountain components use different cable pull amounts. A 9 speed Deore rear derailleur will be compatible with that shifter and will shift all 10 speeds despite the...
09-02-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By dsaul

Welcome to proprietary parts. That bike is...

Welcome to proprietary parts. That bike is listed as having Giant's D-Fuse seatpost, which is "D" shaped for compliance. The only thing you can replace it with is another Giant D-Fuse seatpost.
09-01-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By dsaul

It looks like the star nut is not set deep enough...

It looks like the star nut is not set deep enough in the steerer tube. The top cap could be hitting the top of the star nut and not allowing you to preload the bearings. It could also be that the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By dsaul

It is fairly common for chainstays to crack from...

It is fairly common for chainstays to crack from water pooling in the stay and then freezing. From your description of hammering the crack closed, it sounds like your crack was bulged out, which is a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By dsaul

What crankset? All SRAM road cranksets( except...

What crankset? All SRAM road cranksets( except for the special Wide Axle Rival S522) are made to fit a 68mm bottom bracket with no spacers. They will not fit in a 73mm bottom bracket. Don't worry...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By dsaul

The original Paragon's were way undersized and...

The original Paragon's were way undersized and reaming them was a chore. The current ones are not as undersized, but the reamer still takes a good amount out.

I recently built 2 frames with...
08-23-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By dsaul

Doesn't seem to make sense to try to use the rear...

Doesn't seem to make sense to try to use the rear shifter, if the the 11 speed one still works. Nothing in the 11 speed drive train, except maybe the crankset, will be compatible with the 9 speed...
08-19-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,056
Posted By dsaul

Another in a long line of "what I like is great...

Another in a long line of "what I like is great and everything else is crap" posts.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-19-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,164
Posted By dsaul

This is how I lay out my chainstays. It doesn't...

This is how I lay out my chainstays. It doesn't require a complicated drawing. I just lay out a centerline with a representation of the bottom bracket and the rear axle location and then put in all...
08-18-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By dsaul

The Di2 GRX levers are the only ones that got the...

The Di2 GRX levers are the only ones that got the higher brake pivot location. That alone may be a good enough reason to spend the extra money.
08-16-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,723
Posted By dsaul

You are correct that the spokes are loaded from...

You are correct that the spokes are loaded from resisting the forward momentum of the bike and rider, but I don't believe the loading is the same as a disc brake, where the load is directly pulling...
08-16-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,723
Posted By dsaul

Maybe the spoke bed is not thick enough to...

Maybe the spoke bed is not thick enough to prevent the nipples from pulling out of the rim under braking.

With a rim brake, the spokes are not loaded during braking, since you are stopping the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-14-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,164
Posted By dsaul

I make a lot of small frames, so it happens to me...

I make a lot of small frames, so it happens to me all the time. A couple of the smaller frames had around 25mm of butt left on the top tube, at the at the seat tube joint.
08-12-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,371
Posted By dsaul

Always carry a tube or be within range of someone...

Always carry a tube or be within range of someone you can call to pick you up if the sealant and plugs fail. Sealant doesn't spray out when the tire is flat. You just unseat the bead and pour any...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,164
Posted By dsaul

I have a similar inseam and my saddle height...

I have a similar inseam and my saddle height (680.5 on your drawing) is over 700mm. I won't say how much over, because my position is a bit higher than the standard saddle height formulas would...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,164
Posted By dsaul

I've done several frames with those same tubes...

I've done several frames with those same tubes and slightly ovalizing works well. I've also just rounded the ears with a file and then flattened them slightly to make good contact with the seat tube...
08-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By dsaul

BDop Cycling has what you need. I have ordered...

BDop Cycling has what you need. I have ordered from them numerous times without issue. They ship from China, but I have always received my parts within a week. https://bdopcycling.com/hub-parts/
07-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By dsaul

Those huge cassettes on 1x bikes are heavy. I'm...

Those huge cassettes on 1x bikes are heavy. I'm guessing most of that extra weight is in the rear wheel.
07-25-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By dsaul

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make...

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make the cable housing longer or shorter. Clockwise will make the housing shorter(move the derailleur toward the smaller cogs) and counterclockwise makes...
07-25-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By dsaul

The second example is a correctly oriented...

The second example is a correctly oriented dropout slot for a disc brake fork. It prevents the rotational force from the disc rotor from ejecting the axle from the slot under braking. The first...
07-24-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By dsaul

That is simply an uninformed shop. There is no...

That is simply an uninformed shop. There is no difference in chainring spacing between 10 and 11 speed double cranksets.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By dsaul

A 650mm long 28.6 9-6-9 tube is not intended to...

A 650mm long 28.6 9-6-9 tube is not intended to be a seat tube. That tube is meant to be used for a top tube or down tube. It could be used as a seat tube, as long as you can cut it to length and...
07-20-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By dsaul

10 speed and 11 speed double cranksets have the...

10 speed and 11 speed double cranksets have the same chainring spacing at 7.9mm between the rings. There is effectively no difference between them, aside from the chainline difference with the GRX.
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