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09-26-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
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: 16
Views: 316
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 561
Posted By dsaul

The metal part looks like the front derailleur...

The metal part looks like the front derailleur backing plate that is meant to be attached to the seat tube. It provides a metal surface for the adjusting screw to push against, so it doesn't damage...
09-22-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
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: 200
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...
09-21-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By dsaul

It appears that the drop bar shifters come as a...

It appears that the drop bar shifters come as a set that is intended for 1x use, with the left lever being a brake only. There is an optional left lever with a paddle to operate a dropper post.
...
09-18-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
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...
09-17-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By dsaul

OK. Maybe its not the same as a standard lock...

OK. Maybe its not the same as a standard lock ring. They come in two styles. One has an internal spline pattern that uses a cassette tool and is used for QR and 12mm thru axle hubs. The other uses an...
09-17-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By dsaul

Is it this adapter?...

Is it this adapter? https://www.amazon.com/DT-Swiss-Adapter-Rotors-Brake/dp/B004LGIKUQ

If so, that is the lockring that you use with your centerlock rotors. Just leave the adapter part off.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By dsaul

Both Kris Henry and Tanner W. are working from...

Both Kris Henry and Tanner W. are working from the Arctos design, but I see Kris Henry's changes as improvements and Tanner W.'s as simply a way to make the jig with the methods and materials he has...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By dsaul

First off, Tanner W. admits that his jig is an...

First off, Tanner W. admits that his jig is an inexpensive version of the Arctos jig, but his use of 1/4" plate to support the bottom bracket is a bit flimsy and his short standoffs don't allow much...
09-17-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By dsaul

Don't shave anything off the hanger and please...

Don't shave anything off the hanger and please post some pics when you get to 10 posts. From your description, it would seem that the derailleur is too far inboard, so shaving material off the...
09-16-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
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: 133
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,...
09-16-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By dsaul

I ride my gravel bike on MTB trails on a regular...

I ride my gravel bike on MTB trails on a regular basis. It makes the same old trails that I've been riding for years into a new and challenging experience again. You can't just bomb down descents,...
09-15-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
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...
09-11-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By dsaul

A centering cone is used on the opposite side and...

A centering cone is used on the opposite side and a pilot bushing is used on the side being faced. As seen in the picture on this Park tools page. https://www.parktool.com/product/40-98mm-pilot-764
...
09-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By dsaul

Perhaps that is on purpose to better align the...

Perhaps that is on purpose to better align the pads with the curve of the wheel.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 705
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: 705
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By dsaul

Contact BikesDirect. Another user was having...

Contact BikesDirect. Another user was having difficulty finding a hanger for his Kestrel and was able to get one from BikesDirect.
09-10-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
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...
09-10-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By dsaul

There is only one size crown race for 1 1/8"...

There is only one size crown race for 1 1/8" forks. Never pound on a crown race with the fork legs on a hard surface(learned that lesson the hard way). I hold the fork in my hand and use a section of...
09-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By dsaul

I would think a skewer for a 130mm wheel would...

I would think a skewer for a 130mm wheel would still have enough thread, but here is a skewer for 126mm wheels...
09-08-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By dsaul

You know front and rear skewers are different...

You know front and rear skewers are different lengths, right?
09-08-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By dsaul

That is a 12mm thru axle hub and I assure you...

That is a 12mm thru axle hub and I assure you that it is the current standard for rear thru axle hubs. It looks like you are missing the end cap from the disc side of the axle. None of us really...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By dsaul

The frame part is easy, just use sliding or...

The frame part is easy, just use sliding or rocker dropouts. You could also build it with a 44mm head tube and use an Angleset headset to change the head tube angle a few degrees. In reality, it is...
09-06-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By dsaul

I'm a fan of oval chainrings for climbing,...

I'm a fan of oval chainrings for climbing, because it makes it easier for me to maintain a higher cadence. I have a 34t oval and a 48t round ring on my main gravel bike and that provides a unique...
09-06-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By dsaul

Absolute Black makes a 38t oval chainring for the...

Absolute Black makes a 38t oval chainring for the Apex1 crankset. https://absoluteblack.cc/sram-apex-1-oval-chainrings-38t-premium/
09-05-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By dsaul

I have patched the inside of many tubeless tires...

I have patched the inside of many tubeless tires with regular tube patches and glue. As mentioned above, you just have to clean the area well before patching. I clean off the old sealant and wipe...
09-04-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By dsaul

If you want to match your position on the new...

If you want to match your position on the new bike, you must start with setting the saddle at the same height and setback from the bottom bracket. Measure the distance from the saddle tip(assuming...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-04-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By dsaul

From the pictures on their awful website, it...

From the pictures on their awful website, it looks like a standard derailleur hanger in the rear and a braze on type mount in the front.
09-04-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By dsaul

I agree with Andrew that there is little to no...

I agree with Andrew that there is little to no chance that a GT needs an Italian threaded bottom bracket.
09-03-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By dsaul

As 8aaron8 said, the saddle setback and height in...

As 8aaron8 said, the saddle setback and height in relation to the BB should be the same regardless of the STA. If both frames have the same top tube length, using the same length stem will cause the...
09-02-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
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, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By dsaul

I've been using Pedro's X-Dry lube and it works...

I've been using Pedro's X-Dry lube and it works pretty well. I've tried numerous other wet, dry and wax lubes and this is my current favorite. I apply it before each ride and it has some type of wax...
09-01-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
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...
08-31-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By dsaul

The Apex 1 is an Exact Actuation system, so any...

The Apex 1 is an Exact Actuation system, so any other Exact Actuation rear derailleur will work. The GX 2x10 version will work with that shifter. Forget that it is listed as a 10 speed derailleur,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By dsaul

The math just doesn't work on that. A standard...

The math just doesn't work on that. A standard head tube for a 1" steerer has a 30mm internal diameter. An 1 1/8" steerer tube is 28.6mm, which leaves a difference of 1.4mm. Divide that 1.4mm by 2...
08-28-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By dsaul

The Gravelking tire tested was the file tread...

The Gravelking tire tested was the file tread version, not the SK. My only experience with the SK tires was in 650 x 48 and they were OK off road, but they were absolutely the slowest rolling tires...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By dsaul

It started out as a 3/4" round tube and I dimple...

It started out as a 3/4" round tube and I dimple it into a "D" shape on an arbor press. In this case, I was smashing a 19mm round tube into an 11mm wide "D" shape and there is a fairly sharp bend at...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By dsaul

According to my calculations from the freehub...

According to my calculations from the freehub body specs in that same SRAM document, the "ideal" chainlines are as follows:

130 OLD 10 speed freehub - 44.7mm
130 OLD 11 speed freehub - 43.8mm...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
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...
08-26-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By dsaul

Does it have to be a 50? I love my 650 x 47...

Does it have to be a 50? I love my 650 x 47 Terrene Elwoods. They roll really well and still have plenty of traction for the rough stuff. I use the Tough version. ...
08-25-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By dsaul

The UN55 is interchangeable with the UN25. You...

The UN55 is interchangeable with the UN25. You just need to make sure you get the Italian version and not the more common English version.
08-25-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By dsaul

The tire bead only needs to be in the center...

The tire bead only needs to be in the center channel to allow you to get it on the rim. For inflating, it is better to have it on the bead seat, but that is not very easy to do by hand. I put the...
08-25-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By dsaul

That is an Italian bottom bracket. There seems...

That is an Italian bottom bracket. There seems to be a shortage of 70 x 110 square taper bottom brackets at the moment, as most retailers list them as out of stock. Universal Cycles has a Shimano...
08-24-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By dsaul

https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/answer-m...

https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/answer-manitou/manitou-1-elastomer-refresh-kit.html
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
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...
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