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07-08-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
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: 125
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: 281
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: 12
Views: 463
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: 230
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: 4
Views: 224
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: 230
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: 230
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: 12
Views: 463
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: 24
Views: 267
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: 4
Views: 112
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: 193
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: 230
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: 163
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: 233
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: 233
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: 262
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: 123
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: 617
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: 224
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: 617
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: 263
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: 281
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: 441
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: 354
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: 441
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: 354
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: 354
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: 354
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: 1,590
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: 313
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: 313
Posted By dsaul

Spray a gloss clear over it.

Spray a gloss clear over it.
06-24-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
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: 328
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: 204
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: 348
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: 379
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: 402
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: 221
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...
06-19-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By dsaul

Yes, and that's the point. Installing the 73mm...

Yes, and that's the point. Installing the 73mm bottom bracket in a 68mm shell moves the chain line in by 2.5mm. The spacer puts it back where it should be.
06-19-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By dsaul

In order to install a 73mm bottom bracket in a...

In order to install a 73mm bottom bracket in a 68mm shell, you need a 2.5mm spacer on the drive side. Without the spacer, the spindle will be off center
06-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By dsaul

That depends on what bottom bracket you have. ...

That depends on what bottom bracket you have. The only crankset that I know of that works with an external 30mm bottom bracket if the FSA 386 EVO system.
06-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By dsaul

Most 30mm cranksets are made for press fit frames...

Most 30mm cranksets are made for press fit frames where the bearing are inside the frame. There are 30mm bottom brackets for threaded frames, but the bearings are outside the frame and require a...
06-17-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By dsaul

This^^^ And if you don't get the cable out of...

This^^^ And if you don't get the cable out of the shifter before it breaks completely, you will probably be buying a new shifter.
06-17-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By dsaul

As long as both shifter and derailleur are Exact...

As long as both shifter and derailleur are Exact Actuation, it will work fine.
06-16-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By dsaul

The spoke bed on the original 340's was too thin...

The spoke bed on the original 340's was too thin and developed cracks around all of the spoke holes. They still have some 18h 340's for sale, but they weigh 385 grams now. ...
06-16-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By dsaul

Meh... In the OP's case, a dremel to cut the...

Meh... In the OP's case, a dremel to cut the slots and a hinged or 2 piece clamp will work fine with no paint loss.
06-16-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By dsaul

Nate Zukas has done this successfully on several...

Nate Zukas has done this successfully on several of his custom frames.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/zukas_seat_tube_bc95b5ee38f3f682984b9f4b2a56f08d0a8250e4.jpg
06-15-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By dsaul

Pictures would help us greatly, but you need at...

Pictures would help us greatly, but you need at least 10 posts to be allowed to add pictures.

What you are describing sounds like a suspension seatpost that has come apart because the...
06-15-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By dsaul

You're gonna want to cut that slot in the seat...

You're gonna want to cut that slot in the seat tube, not the down tube:). That method has been used successfully by some frame builders, who braze a clamp onto the slot. If you can find the proper...
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