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10-10-18, 08:34 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

I see all the photos no problem. Are you on a...

I see all the photos no problem. Are you on a MAC? Some on MACs have reported problems seeing the images.

If you use the adapter in the rear then you will need longer bolts. IIRC they were sourced...
04-26-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 209
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Posted By TimothyH

redlude97 Swapping the stock bolt for a hex...

redlude97

Swapping the stock bolt for a hex bolt is a brilliant idea!

The stock bolt is working for now but it is at the edge of its adjustment. Your solution is on my to-do list, probably when...
02-06-18, 02:58 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

I'm very happy with it. Killer looks - MTB...

I'm very happy with it.

Killer looks - MTB guys say, "that thing looks badass." :)

Stellar performance. I can't even begin to push this bike to what it is capable of.

There are a few 1x...
08-28-17, 05:18 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

I'm jealous of the weight! Nice clean lines...

I'm jealous of the weight!

Nice clean lines without a front derailleur.

Mine is no longer that pristine. :cry:
07-26-17, 05:41 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Don't sell yourself short. Thanks for the...

Don't sell yourself short.

Thanks for the kind words and don't think that it wasn't a learning process for me either.

Brakes were the most tedious part of the build. Not difficult, just time...
07-22-17, 07:56 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Hello @halo777...

Hello @halo777 (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=186785)

I don't think you will fit 53 mm tires on this bike, especially on the back.

The fork legs are slightly angled in relation to...
05-23-17, 09:09 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

I would not hesitate with the 29er wheels on this...

I would not hesitate with the 29er wheels on this bike.
05-23-17, 07:40 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

JHwick, here you go. Again, tires are...

JHwick, here you go.

Again, tires are Schwalbe G-One 35 mm which measure 38 mm actual.


Looking at the underside of the chainstays...
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05-22-17, 06:14 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

JHwick I'm 5' 8" and also stuck between a 53...

JHwick

I'm 5' 8" and also stuck between a 53 and 56. I was lucky enough to see a 56 in in the shop and ordered a 53.

40's should be no problem but I'll try to get some photos of the underside...
05-14-17, 06:59 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Shimano doesn't makes Di2 for a triple that I am...

Shimano doesn't makes Di2 for a triple that I am aware of.

The front of this bike will accept a rack. The Niner fork is made for it and user Marcus_Ti has the post-mount brake version of this fork...
04-29-17, 10:04 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

LoL ...

LoL

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vto6ogycfdn267/build.gif?dl=1
04-28-17, 10:05 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Jason and the Gravel Cyclist crew are not easy on...

Jason and the Gravel Cyclist crew are not easy on equipment. Did you ever see video's of JOM descending? Madman.

Some people report pulling drive side spokes out but I think they are mostly MTB...
04-28-17, 06:32 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Lots of people run the wheels and I don't think...

Lots of people run the wheels and I don't think the issue is endemic to this brand or model. American Classic Race 29?er Wheelset Review | Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience...
04-27-17, 10:11 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

This thing is way beyond grabby. It is stuck. ...

This thing is way beyond grabby. It is stuck.



American Classic documentation says to never use a tire lever on these wheels. They repeat it over and over in big red letters and so I am...
04-27-17, 09:17 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

It does not seem like the rim is grabbing the...

It does not seem like the rim is grabbing the bead but that something has bonded the two together like a glue - dust from gravel road aggregate or dried soap from the initial install or something...
04-27-17, 08:00 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

Didn't even enter my mind.

Didn't even enter my mind.
04-27-17, 07:21 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

04-26-17 Ignoring pointless controversies...

04-26-17

Ignoring pointless controversies and straining ahead, tires were converted to tubeless last night.

The bike went into the stand, wheels removed, brake blocks installed, tools and...
04-26-17, 10:44 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

Thanks for the information about your success...

Thanks for the information about your success using pins. Some riders are vehemently against them.




As an idealistic melancholic I've learned the hard way not to expect perfection. There is...
04-26-17, 09:42 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

I've just always used links and never really...

I've just always used links and never really needed to try anything else. The look doesn't bother me and it gets covered with grease and dirt anyway.

Some say that the pins can get tight and bind...
04-25-17, 06:05 PM
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Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

This is probably a good time to post the build...

This is probably a good time to post the build list and mention weight and cost. Here is the final lineup.



Frame/Fork/Headset: Niner RLT 9 RDO size 53
Wheels: American Classic 29" MTB...
04-25-17, 05:15 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Please post about it. I'd love to hear both plans...

Please post about it. I'd love to hear both plans and results. I'm also available to answer any questions such as I might be able. Don't hesitate to reach out.

This build has just a little ways...
04-18-17, 01:04 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

A man after my heart. I feel the same way. Too...

A man after my heart. I feel the same way. Too cushy as well as too sticky but some guys love the stuff.

I have a damaged ulnar nerve and was hoping the extra cushion will help a bit. This is the...
04-18-17, 11:56 AM
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Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-18-17 Battery mount installed and GPS...

04-18-17

Battery mount installed and GPS sensors attached.

There really isn't much to the Ritchie Di2 seatpost battery holder. It basically goes around the battery and gets jammed into the...
04-17-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

07-17-17 Riding Impressions There are...

07-17-17

Riding Impressions

There are still a few thing to be done. I'll post about installing the seatpost battery mount and will likely conclude with converting the tires to tubeless but I...
04-17-17, 05:00 PM
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Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-17-17 Rewrapped the bar. Lizard...

04-17-17

Rewrapped the bar.

Lizard Skin DSP... I don't know...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/04gn4va5fdcbq4m/niner.rlt9rdo.04-17-17.002.sm.jpg?dl=1
04-17-17, 11:22 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

04-17-17 Sized down the chain Two links...

04-17-17

Sized down the chain

Two links were removed from the previously sized chain for a total of three links removed from a brand new chain. This is how it looks cross chained small/small,...
04-17-17, 08:01 AM
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Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Yep, problem solved. IIRC you are pretty...

Yep, problem solved.

IIRC you are pretty scrupulous about cable routing?

We gotta build each other up with knowledge.


-Tim-
04-17-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Thanks. Yes, looked this morning and it...

Thanks.

Yes, looked this morning and it rubs.


-Tim-
04-16-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

...continued from previous post. A chain was...

...continued from previous post.

A chain was sized by using the "big-big plus two" method. It was run around the big front ring and the big rear sprocket but instead of adding two links I added...
04-16-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By TimothyH

04-16-17 Di2 firmware updated, chain...

04-16-17

Di2 firmware updated, chain installed and first test ride.

The bike was connected to the SM-BCR2 charger and that in turn connected to a PC via USB. After pouring a fresh cup of...
04-16-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Weighed it for the first time just now. The...

Weighed it for the first time just now.

The factory Five Star build I saw at the LBS sat right at 20 lb ready to ride and with ENVE AR 4.5 wheels.

This build is 19.3 lb including pedals, cages...
04-16-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-16-17 Di2 is functional I tend to...

04-16-17

Di2 is functional

I tend to obsess over cabling around the head tube and stem. Today was no exception and lots of time was spent making sure hoses and wires were appropriately routed...
04-16-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

...continued from previous post. All four...

...continued from previous post.

All four wires were now exposed at the bottom bracket and Junction B was attached. The junction fit neatly into the bottom bracket hatch. Securing the cover over...
04-16-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-15-17 Di2 Wiring Started Di2...

04-15-17

Di2 Wiring Started

Di2 components are surprisingly small and light. I was expecting heavy cables and a battery as large as a seatpost but that isn't the case. Even so, installation...
04-15-17, 12:02 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

Miscellany ...

Miscellany

https://www.dropbox.com/s/unvkhgy7drp83yv/04-14-17.brake.hose.001.sm.jpg?dl=1
04-14-17, 06:59 AM
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Posted By TimothyH

So am I :)

So am I :)
04-13-17, 09:04 PM
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Posted By TimothyH

Nothing to apologize about. The advice is...

Nothing to apologize about. The advice is appreciated more than you know.

I had to look up Luer Lock AKA slip tip.

High vacuum grease... Yikes! That stuff is expensive.

Experimenting, I...
04-13-17, 08:29 PM
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Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Nice. Thanks for the photo! I was at Lowes...

Nice. Thanks for the photo!

I was at Lowes today and picked up a bag of plastic cable tiedowns in the electrical aisle. These were too brittle and cracked but they have others made of nylon which...
04-13-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-13-17 Front brake re-bleed and rear...

04-13-17

Front brake re-bleed and rear hydraulic fluid success

The front brake was bled yet again, if only for the practice and this time with excellent results. I let the caliper hang, turning...
04-12-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

I have brakes! Actually just a front brake but...

I have brakes! Actually just a front brake but still.

It has about an inch of travel and I'm not sure if I should be unhappy about that or if it is normal but it is light years away from where it...
04-12-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-12-17 Brake Fluid Fail Working with...

04-12-17

Brake Fluid Fail

Working with the brakes has been the most time consuming aspect of this build so far. Shimano documentation leaves out many steps in the bleed process and the...
04-11-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Did you ever see the movie Runway Train with John...

Did you ever see the movie Runway Train with John Voigt?

I love the line where he says, "You don't know what you can do, what you can't!"



-Tim-
04-11-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Yeah, find out what they used to fix the...

Yeah, find out what they used to fix the hydraulic line to the mount if you can.

Do you think an autobody shop would have plugs?

I'm thinking of doing something like the ANT+ remote control...
04-11-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-11-17 Front brake hose was installed and...

04-11-17

Front brake hose was installed and the GPS/Junction A mount was mocked up.

The front brake plumbing installed much smoother given the lessons learned when installing the hose to the...
04-10-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Interesting. I saw the shaking in your video and...

Interesting. I saw the shaking in your video and haven't experienced any of that.

This will be my third Barfly Road 4 Max and I've used them with GPS, Light & Motion Urban series lights and a...
04-10-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-10-17 Di2 components were ordered ...

04-10-17

Di2 components were ordered

There is a surprising lack of beginner information about Di2 and most websites approach the topic under the assumption that the reader is intimately...
04-08-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Mystery solved. The fittings are 5/16". ...

Mystery solved.

The fittings are 5/16".

More Shimano parts substitution.


-Tim-
04-07-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Sure enough, the 8 mm Shimano hydraulic fitting...

Sure enough, the 8 mm Shimano hydraulic fitting is not actually 8 mm. It felt like it was going to strip when I tightened it.

This is extremely sloppy. I've little patience for garbage like this....
04-07-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

04-07-17 Rear brake plumbing was installed. ...

04-07-17

Rear brake plumbing was installed.

Internal routing and hydraulic brake plumbing are new to me and little to no instructions come with the Niner frame. The primary source of...
04-07-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 47,161
Posted By TimothyH

Sometimes you just gotta break the rules.

Sometimes you just gotta break the rules.
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