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07-13-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By dsaul

Change to a bolt on seat post clamp. Quick...

Change to a bolt on seat post clamp. Quick release clamps are awful.
07-13-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By dsaul

I don't

I don't
07-13-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By dsaul

The piece in the lower left of this picture is...

The piece in the lower left of this picture is what I use for bottom bracket mounting. I only use English threaded bottom brackets(because press fit is crap), so my personal jig has cups that only...
07-13-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dsaul

I like the Podium bottles, but the fact that...

I like the Podium bottles, but the fact that stuff gets down in the valve is a downfall of the design. It kind of defeats the purpose of the Podium valves, if I have to pop off a valve cover with my...
07-12-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By dsaul

Is this actually a thru axle bike, or are you...

Is this actually a thru axle bike, or are you just using that term for the quick release skewer? If it is a thru axle wheel, one or both of the end caps could be loose. A loose end cap can cause...
07-12-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By dsaul

On some Shimano shifters, you can remove the gear...

On some Shimano shifters, you can remove the gear indicator and replace it with a cover like this https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-XT-M8000-Shift-Window-Cap-Bolt
07-11-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By dsaul

I watched that and I agree that the BB quality is...

I watched that and I agree that the BB quality is not acceptable in any way. I'm not so sure about his claims that the frame is unsafe to ride. There are plenty of those frames getting ridden hard...
07-10-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,780
Posted By dsaul

As someone who has disc brakes on all the bikes...

As someone who has disc brakes on all the bikes that I currently ride, I can say that you don't need them for fair weather pavement riding.
07-09-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By dsaul

Does it happen if you stand and pedal? A...

Does it happen if you stand and pedal? A clicking seatpost or saddle rail can sound like its coming from the drivetrain, but it will only happen when pedaling seated.
07-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By dsaul

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It...

That frame was not constructed from tubes. It was laid up in a mold from small sheets of woven carbon and the sheets overlap, leaving lines like that. Some manufacturers will paint those sections...
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By dsaul

I measured the total cable pulled at the rear...

I measured the total cable pulled at the rear derailleur and averaged it over 10 shifts(11 cogs) and came up with roughly 3.1mm per shift, which is the same as SRAM Exact Actuation. I haven't had...
07-08-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By dsaul

I'm fairly sure they are SRAM compatible, but I...

I'm fairly sure they are SRAM compatible, but I don't know if it is Exact Actuation or X-actuation. I may test that if I get time.
07-08-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By dsaul

An MTB crankset will work fine. The chain is not...

An MTB crankset will work fine. The chain is not different between road and MTB. The chainline is not an issue. GRX chainline is wider than road anyway.
07-07-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By dsaul

None of this makes any sense. What holes are you...

None of this makes any sense. What holes are you trying to mount where? The holes that mount to the frame are 51mm apart and are located where the Shimano name is written on the adapter. The holes...
07-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By dsaul

The NX crankset will work fine with the GXP...

The NX crankset will work fine with the GXP bottom bracket and the 2 included spacers. The rear derailleur will not care what crankset you use, as long as it is a single chainring.

Given the Q...
07-06-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By dsaul

Yup. This was just a quick drawing to illustrate...

Yup. This was just a quick drawing to illustrate the part. The real one will have a threaded side and a countersunk bolt side.
07-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By dsaul

Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 shifter/derailleur review

I recently built up a super budget gravel bike and decided to try out the Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 levers and rear derailleur for $130 delivered from China. As expected, there was some good and some bad,...
07-06-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By dsaul

I suspect it looked more like this, with one on...

I suspect it looked more like this, with one on each side of the post.
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07-06-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By dsaul

Send me a PM with the measurements and an address...

Send me a PM with the measurements and an address to send the parrt.
07-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By dsaul

You should not be able to push a GXP crankset all...

You should not be able to push a GXP crankset all the way against the drive side bearing. It should stop when the step in the spindle hits the inside of the non drive side bearing. There should...
07-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By dsaul

If they are squealing and not stopping very well,...

If they are squealing and not stopping very well, that is an indicator that the rotors have been contaminated with some type of oil. Try cleaning the rotors with some acetone or brake cleaner and...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By dsaul

Check out Nate Zukas. Home Page...

Check out Nate Zukas. Home Page (http://zukascycles.com/Home_Page.php)
07-06-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By dsaul

Stans will eventually turn into...

Stans will eventually turn into "Stanimals"(clumps of hardened latex) inside the tube. In a tubeless tire, its easy to remove them. In a tube, they are never coming out and you will have to trash...
07-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By dsaul

I could make one for you, provided that you are...

I could make one for you, provided that you are in the US for shipping purposes. I would need you to take some accurate measurements of the diameter of the hole, diameter of the seatpost, overall...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By dsaul

Sliding or Rocker dropouts would be my preference...

Sliding or Rocker dropouts would be my preference over an eccentric BB. Sliders and rockers have their issues too, but the Paragon sliders are the best in terms of preventing slipping of the insert....
07-04-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By dsaul

This is only true with road cassettes. All...

This is only true with road cassettes. All Shimano 11 speed MTB cassettes fit on an 8/9/10 speed freehub body, as well as all SRAM 11 and 12 speed MTB cassettes that start with an 11 tooth cog.
07-03-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By dsaul

Pretty much any SRAM 11 or 12 speed MTB cassette...

Pretty much any SRAM 11 or 12 speed MTB cassette that starts with an 11 tooth small cog will fit on a 10 speed freehub body. Anything that starts with a 10 tooth cog will require an XD driver...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By dsaul

Parent tube is the uncut tube. Horizontal doesn't...

Parent tube is the uncut tube. Horizontal doesn't matter. You need the angular relationship between the two tubes. Most frame design programs will give you those angles.(I use RattleCad) Offset is...
07-01-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By dsaul

I used one on a mountain bike that I built for a...

I used one on a mountain bike that I built for a friends child. It seemed to be a very good quality fork. There is a guy at Bikerumor that just did a review of one of their forks. ...
07-01-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By dsaul

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/50064323573_cbd020642d_c_049004eba8d972cda769735e97a1bc705e442cbb.jpg
This is how I position my hand when riding on the hoods. ...
06-29-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By dsaul

Online metals ...

Online metals https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/stainless-steel-round-tube
06-28-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By dsaul

That's why you have to set up your bike so that...

That's why you have to set up your bike so that you can ride in the drops. Any time you are in rough terrain or descending, you should have your hands in the drops to get the most leverage on the...
06-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By dsaul

Brake rotor rubbing? The front rotor on my bike...

Brake rotor rubbing? The front rotor on my bike will scrape the pads when I stand and throw the bike from side to side while pedaling. The fork flexes just enough to allow the rotor to hit the pad...
06-27-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By dsaul

Try Gravelmap. ...

Try Gravelmap. https://gravelmap.com/#10.16/40.7141/-74.7926
Forum: Framebuilders
06-26-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By dsaul

It attaches with a set screw. This is an...

It attaches with a set screw. This is an in-process shot of the fixture, while I was making it. ...
06-26-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By dsaul

Its a $14 derailleur, buy two so you can have a...

Its a $14 derailleur, buy two so you can have a working one after you destroy the first one.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By dsaul

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/668x800/50036674671_a0d214ea39_c_56ab4bd2bfb8495460c301ab8ea09d08169f9d55.jpg
I made this one for another builder, because I don't use these...
06-26-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By dsaul

You can't remove those mounts from the...

You can't remove those mounts from the derailleur. The derailleur was designed to work with the mounts in place, removing it will put the pivot in the wrong location
06-25-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By dsaul

What you are seeing in the top picture is not a...

What you are seeing in the top picture is not a claw hanger. It is just a stamped steel part of the derailleur that is meant to emulate a direct mount derailleur. That derailleur is meant to be...
06-25-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By dsaul

I don't know what the website was trying to...

I don't know what the website was trying to demonstrate with those pictures, but both of those derailleurs are properly installed. Perhaps they were trying to demonstrate that the claw hanger...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-25-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By dsaul

I don't think anyone is picturing this correctly....

I don't think anyone is picturing this correctly. If I understand correctly, the stay is a 25mm high oval and the dropout is a 16mm high flat plate. There is nothing that can be made on a...
06-24-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By dsaul

That's how base/clear paints work. The base...

That's how base/clear paints work. The base color is flat and the clear provides the gloss. I wouldn't try it with a rattlecan clear, because the results will not be great or durable. Best results...
06-24-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By dsaul

Spray a gloss clear over it.

Spray a gloss clear over it.
06-24-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By dsaul

That looks exactly like Marque Diamond pattern...

That looks exactly like Marque Diamond pattern tacky tape. I have it on two bikes, but it appears that they don't make it any more. It is no longer on Amazon and the Marque website doesn't list it...
06-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By dsaul

This ^^^ You have to make sure the tire bead is...

This ^^^ You have to make sure the tire bead is down in the center channel all the way around and the tire will usually go on without tire levers. I've had people bring them to me because they...
06-23-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dsaul

I'll second the statement that 148 is boost...

I'll second the statement that 148 is boost spacing and there is almost no chance that a road bike has boost spacing. Your road bike almost certainly has a 142mm thru axle rear spacing.
06-22-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By dsaul

They are M15 bolts, but I don't know the thread...

They are M15 bolts, but I don't know the thread pitch. M15 is not a commonly available bolt size, so I doubt you will find one. You may be able to find a 15mm thru axle in the right thread pitch...
06-21-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By dsaul

I'm not sure why they are on pre order, maybe...

I'm not sure why they are on pre order, maybe it's a new version. One of my friends has been using the original for a couple of years
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By dsaul

I've never tried removing it myself. I just take...

I've never tried removing it myself. I just take them to my powder coater and he sticks them in a tank of stripper.
06-21-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By dsaul

I'm surprised you got two years out of it. I use...

I'm surprised you got two years out of it. I use the same gauge and get about a year before they clog up with sealant. I've tried numerous methods of cleaning, but nothing worked. I try to...
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