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Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By dsaul

Flip it over and measure from the other face of...

Flip it over and measure from the other face of the BB shell. I'd bet that you come up with a different result. BB facing tools don't produce a perfectly perpendicular face and thousandths at the...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By dsaul

I don't see any reason why they can't be welded...

I don't see any reason why they can't be welded together. I found some info from a manufacturer of T45 tubing that recommends A32 filler wire, which is ER80s2 in the US, for welding it. I would use...
09-23-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By dsaul

Remove the fork from the frame and measure the...

Remove the fork from the frame and measure the actual steerer tube OD. The place you are measuring is likely a larger diameter sleeve that goes over the steerer tube and provides a seat for the...
09-22-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By dsaul

They are Wellgo 801 pedals. They were sold as...

They are Wellgo 801 pedals. They were sold as various other brands. They switched from that split plate, because they were prone to breaking. https://en.wellgopedal.com/products_detail_5_429.htm
09-08-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By dsaul

It should work fine. Shimano 11 speed doubles...

It should work fine. Shimano 11 speed doubles actually have more space between the chainrings (7.9mm) than their 8 speed doubles (7.6 - 7.7mm). I've had smoother shifting using a 9 speed chain on...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By dsaul

I purchased an "S" Argon tank from my local...

I purchased an "S" Argon tank from my local welding supplier and take it back for exchange when it gets empty. I think the last time it cost me $48 for an exchange. The S size tank is 154 SCF and...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By dsaul

That is a very nice machine and Primeweld has a...

That is a very nice machine and Primeweld has a pretty good reputation for customer service.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-06-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By dsaul

I've been very happy with my AHP AlphaTIG welder....

I've been very happy with my AHP AlphaTIG welder. The 225 is currently $750 and does AC/DC, hi-frequency pulse, come with a nice foot pedal and runs on either 120 or 240 volts. You'll have to get a...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By dsaul

The 1992 Trek catalog doesn't say what alloy the...

The 1992 Trek catalog doesn't say what alloy the stays are made from, but it doesn't matter that much on a non structural component like this. 5356 filler will work with 7005 and 6061 alloys. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By dsaul

All of the force from braking is concentrated at...

All of the force from braking is concentrated at the front edge of the post mount and that force is very likely to crack the seat stay at the weld joint. The bridge transfers that load to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By dsaul

It would be better to use a "flat mount" on the...

It would be better to use a "flat mount" on the chainstay, since most road and gravel groups come with flat mount calipers. If the builder is still using "post mount" caliper mounts, then a bridge...
08-20-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,087
Posted By dsaul

MicroShift is not owned by SRAM and most of their...

MicroShift is not owned by SRAM and most of their line is Shimano compatible. They make budget priced components that work reliably. Their higher end stuff is similar in weight to higher end...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By dsaul

Never use 4130 filler to weld 4130 bike frames. ...

Never use 4130 filler to weld 4130 bike frames. ER70S2 is fine, but ER312 stainless filler is better. As, mentioned, those mounts should be brazed on and can be removed with heat or ground/filed...
08-12-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By dsaul

Your 700 x 38 tires are most likely 622 x 38,...

Your 700 x 38 tires are most likely 622 x 38, with 622 being the bead seat diameter. A tire with a 635 bead seat diameter will be too large for your rims.
08-09-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By dsaul

That slot should have looked like this from the...

That slot should have looked like this from the start. It looks like the builder filled the hole in the lug with brazing filler material and then made the slot too short.

...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By dsaul

No advantage. Its just a choice that is made for...

No advantage. Its just a choice that is made for aesthetics or the builders desire to use one joining method over another.
07-30-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 788
Posted By dsaul

That was a predictable failure and I'd bet that...

That was a predictable failure and I'd bet that every one of those frames will fail in the same spot. Putting a bend in that section of tube, that is subjected to resisting the force of the shock...
07-25-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By dsaul

What model hub is this? On all of my higher end...

What model hub is this? On all of my higher end Novatec hubs, the freehub body just pulls off after the axle is removed.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-20-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By dsaul

Hit by a car would be my guess. It can't hurt to...

Hit by a car would be my guess. It can't hurt to try to bend it back, since it was free. If you were closer to me, I'd offer to repair it for you. Shipping the frame both ways would cost more than...
07-20-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By dsaul

If you want to do anything more than flat smooth...

If you want to do anything more than flat smooth dirt roads, I find that 20mm higher and 20mm shorter reach make for more confidence inspiring handling in an off road environment. Specifically,...
07-20-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 954
Posted By dsaul

Its a fat bike, lower the tire pressure for more...

Its a fat bike, lower the tire pressure for more comfort.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By dsaul

This is how I made the rotating mount for my...

This is how I made the rotating mount for my frame jig. Two pieces of tube and the smaller tube fits inside the larger one. The larger tube is slotted and a seat clamp style collar is welded on to...
07-05-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By dsaul

Nothing. Rockshox makes a fork named...

Nothing. Rockshox makes a fork named "Judy".
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By dsaul

This is one that I made for someone else. As...

This is one that I made for someone else. As usual, mine is not quite as nice, but it works in much the same way. ...
06-29-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By dsaul

You can buy direct from Schwalbe. Scroll down to...

You can buy direct from Schwalbe. Scroll down to the size you want and click the "buy" button. https://schwalbetires.com/Marathon-Plus-11100756
06-28-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By dsaul

Larger tire on the front can be run at lower...

Larger tire on the front can be run at lower pressure and provide more cushion, in addition to more cornering traction and float over loose sand. Almost all of my bikes have a larger tire on the...
06-28-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By dsaul

Out of those choices, it doesn't matter. Use...

Out of those choices, it doesn't matter. Use whatever you have on hand.
06-22-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By dsaul

Accept the fact that the seatpost will be...

Accept the fact that the seatpost will be destroyed in the removal process. This was the result of my last stuck seatpost removal. It required wrapping a hacksaw blade in cloth and using it to cut...
06-13-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By dsaul

The Strava segment is .37 miles and average grade...

The Strava segment is .37 miles and average grade of 10.5%, although the hill continues at a much shallower grade for a couple more blocks. The steepest part of it is around 18% grade. The fastest...
06-10-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,870
Posted By dsaul

This thread went exactly the way I thought it...

This thread went exactly the way I thought it would.
06-05-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 733
Posted By dsaul

Is the chain routed correctly between the two...

Is the chain routed correctly between the two pulleys on the rear derailleur? It sounds like you have the chain routed in front of (and rubbing on) the little tab on the derailleur cage.
...
06-04-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By dsaul

Freehubs wobble. I don't know if its...

Freehubs wobble. I don't know if its manufacturing tolerances for runout or on purpose to aid in shifting, but they all wobble to some degree.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By dsaul

I doubt that you'll find any 5 spoke mags that...

I doubt that you'll find any 5 spoke mags that fit 4" fat tires. It's just not a thing that there is a market for. I'll repeat my suggestion of the Surly Wednesday...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By dsaul

Page 89 in this document has the specifications...

Page 89 in this document has the specifications you are looking for. It is the 2015-16 Shimano frame fit specifications...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By dsaul

Some pics of the OP's lower head tube cone and...

Some pics of the OP's lower head tube cone and standoff.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/anvil_lower_ht_cone_5a5d612d17c2c468d6eb57746e49e51097e976b0.jpg...
04-28-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,496
Posted By dsaul

Buy the large version of this compression plug,...

Buy the large version of this compression plug, so that the plug extends below the steerer clamp and supports the inside of the steerer. ...
04-27-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,110
Posted By dsaul

People still write checks?

People still write checks?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-21-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By dsaul

I got them from here...

I got them from here https://www.ereplacementparts.com/pointer-p-35337.html I had to make some modifications to them, but they were the best option that I could find. The funny thing is that I...
04-11-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,569
Posted By dsaul

****** has a whole section for AITA posts.

****** has a whole section for AITA posts.
04-05-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By dsaul

The diagram is from Shimano's frame fit...

The diagram is from Shimano's frame fit specifications. In order for that XT rear derailleur to work properly, the derailleur hanger mounting hole centerline should be 6-10mm behind the axle...
04-02-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By dsaul

The chain may be catching on the shift ramps/pins...

The chain may be catching on the shift ramps/pins of the large chainring. You really should not be using the small/small combination. Don't back pedal, bicycle drivetrains are designed for forward...
03-31-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By dsaul

That's plenty of clearance. I've got a few...

That's plenty of clearance. I've got a few frames with less than that and never had a problem.
03-26-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,012
Posted By dsaul

In my experience, TL(tubeless) tires have a...

In my experience, TL(tubeless) tires have a sealed sidewall that doesn't require sealant. TR(tubeless ready) tires have a porous sidewall that requires a tube or sealant to seal the sidewall. ...
03-16-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By dsaul

Terrene Elwood(tough version) is the best rolling...

Terrene Elwood(tough version) is the best rolling gravel tire I have ridden and far superior to the Gravelking SK, in my experience. They don't have the chunky knobs of the Nano, but I find that...
03-14-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By dsaul

I've done it many times with a Rema tube patch. ...

I've done it many times with a Rema tube patch. Clean the inside of the tire really well and glue on a tube patch. It only works if the hole isn't large enough for the patch to be pushed out...
03-09-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By dsaul

I build bicycle frames and they all get protected...

I build bicycle frames and they all get protected inside with Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector, which is very similar to Frame Saver. The frames sit in the stand overnight to dry and he excess...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By dsaul

That is neither a crack nor a paint adhesion...

That is neither a crack nor a paint adhesion issue. That was clearly abraded by something. Do you have a saddle bag or frame bag that is mounted in that location.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-24-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By dsaul

It's a very common place for lugged frames like...

It's a very common place for lugged frames like that to crack. It won't be a catastrophic failure even if it breaks off completely, so I'd ride it till it breaks. There is no effective method of...
02-21-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By dsaul

That has clearly been welded or someone used some...

That has clearly been welded or someone used some Alumiweld rods with a torch to fill in something. This was not a manufacturing defect or caused by corrosion. Possibly bent in a crash and cracked...
02-19-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By dsaul

The correct routing of the chain is shown on the...

The correct routing of the chain is shown on the left , incorrect on the right. The chain should not touch the piece in the middle.
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