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Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By wsteve464

Due to my confusion about the different tubing...

Due to my confusion about the different tubing names I started googling :)

Not sure how accurate this website is but according to them. . . "Columbus Cromor was designed in the 1990s and used...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By wsteve464

What are the Nova tubes made of? I have used...

What are the Nova tubes made of?

I have used the Nova tubes for silver lugged, brass lugged and fillet and have had no problems.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,304
Posted By wsteve464

I have used rattlecan primer and rattlecan paint...

I have used rattlecan primer and rattlecan paint with a 2k clear coat over the top. It looks pretty good the top coat is nice and shiny.
07-04-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By wsteve464

Get a helicoil insert installed

Get a helicoil insert installed
07-04-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By wsteve464

Since the Di2 is an electrical system the FD gets...

Since the Di2 is an electrical system the FD gets a signal from the shifter then the charging thing in the handle bars. For the problem to have happened so quickly it sounds like an electrical...
07-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By wsteve464

Since it is only money :) go Di2

Since it is only money :) go Di2
07-01-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By wsteve464

I had a Fitbit for 2 years with no trouble gave...

I had a Fitbit for 2 years with no trouble gave it to a friend and it is still going. I switched to a withings watch for the analog hands as I could not see the face of the Fitbit in the sun.

As...
07-01-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By wsteve464

If you have the budget and are somewhat...

If you have the budget and are somewhat mechanical, think about going Shimano mtb Di2 I did and don't want to use anything else. You can use climbing shifters so no need for new brakes. You can use...
06-30-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By wsteve464

Can’t post a pic as I don’t have one anymore but,...

Can’t post a pic as I don’t have one anymore but, Yakima make an elongated u for their roof racks that the front wheel sits in. Yakima wheel fork mount plenty on eBay $25-35
06-29-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By wsteve464

Check to make sure the rotor is not warped before...

Check to make sure the rotor is not warped before adjusting.
06-26-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By wsteve464

According to the bike24.com site it would appear...

According to the bike24.com site it would appear you hav ethe right one.

Description of DT Swiss Conversion Kit for 240s/350 RW Disc Brake to 10x135mm Thru Bolt - HWGXXX0006560SSymbolic picture...
06-22-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By wsteve464

Take a look at this. Put this in Google Dom...

Take a look at this. Put this in Google Dom Gorilla Clip - Huge Bike Frame Adapter, Fit Dom Gorilla Cage, it will take you to Amazon or ebay.
05-29-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,557
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: 1,078
Views: 144,044
Posted By wsteve464

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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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: 1,102
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: 188
Views: 31,027
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: 685
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: 24
Views: 1,140
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: 24
Views: 1,140
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: 1,350
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: 1,350
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: 808
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: 1,683
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: 584
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: 25
Views: 2,312
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: 422
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: 585
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: 422
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: 32
Views: 3,086
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: 478
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: 3,193
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: 702
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: 1,644
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: 1,130
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: 2,227
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: 1,184
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: 643
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: 370
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: 793
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: 898
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: 769
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: 429
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: 898
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: 1,628
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: 1,111
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: 627
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: 1,560
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: 1,078
Views: 144,044
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: 1,310
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...
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