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09-26-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By dsaul

That can be easily replaced with a new Rivnut. ...

That can be easily replaced with a new Rivnut. Find a shop with a Rivnut tool or purchase a cheap tool to install a new one. It was probably an M5 sized insert.
09-18-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By dsaul

After around 20 years of wearing Camelback packs,...

After around 20 years of wearing Camelback packs, I purchased an USWE pack on the recommendation of a friend. The USWE is so much more comfortable that I will never wear another Camelback again. ...
09-07-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By dsaul

Screenshot of the page. ...

Screenshot of the page.
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09-06-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By dsaul

SRAM makes a "wide spacing" front derailleur...

SRAM makes a "wide spacing" front derailleur clamp that moves the derailleur over 2.5mm. It's a little pricey, but it was designed to work with their "wide spacing" cranksets, which was their version...
09-02-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By dsaul

It's not just Canada. They stopped allowing...

It's not just Canada. They stopped allowing International sales of their products to the US, as well. The idea seems to be to preventing European online retailers from undercutting the prices of...
08-28-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,020
Posted By dsaul

Yes. It is exactly like "double tap" with the...

Yes. It is exactly like "double tap" with the brake lever doing the shifting. Apparently Sensah was started by some former SRAM engineers, Shimano gets away with using the lever for downshifts,...
08-27-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,020
Posted By dsaul

Agreed. Having the brake lever act as a shifter...

Agreed. Having the brake lever act as a shifter is a horrible idea, but I guess they had to avoid some SRAM patents.

After over a year and several thousand miles, the shift lockout function no...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,102
Posted By dsaul

Those are similar to an annular cutter, except...

Those are similar to an annular cutter, except they don't have chip clearing flutes on the sides. They work better in thicker walled tubing. They tend to catch and tear thin walled bike tubing.
08-22-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By dsaul

FSA Adventure bars are my favorite. I have them...

FSA Adventure bars are my favorite. I have them on both of my gravel bikes and I even put them on my road bike, because I prefer the hand position over regular drop bars. ...
08-21-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By dsaul

Nice. Drew makes some beautiful parts. His...

Nice. Drew makes some beautiful parts. His frames are pretty nice, too.
08-19-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,922
Posted By dsaul

Some of us enjoy the challenge of being...

Some of us enjoy the challenge of being "underbiked". It's not for you. Move on.
08-16-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By dsaul

That is not a crack in the fork. It is just what...

That is not a crack in the fork. It is just what normally happens when two materials that expand and contract at different rates are joined together. The paint cracks at the joining line.
08-16-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By dsaul

A bike shop owner can't figure out what headset...

A bike shop owner can't figure out what headset to use in a frame? From the picture, I'd guess that is a 44mm head tube so any ZS44 headset for a 28.6 steerer will work for a straight 28.6 steerer...
08-10-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By dsaul

The spacing is the same as bottle cage mounts. ...

The spacing is the same as bottle cage mounts. For top tube use, there are two "standards" for how far the first bolt is placed from the head tube, roughly 75mm and 100mm, but that won't matter for...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By dsaul

This is how I did it before I had real tubing...

This is how I did it before I had real tubing benders and I still use them for more gentle bends. It is 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood with a 45 degree angle routed on one edge and then glued and screwed...
08-07-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,716
Posted By dsaul

I have two gravel bikes. One with 650 x 47 tires...

I have two gravel bikes. One with 650 x 47 tires and the other with 700 x 40 tires. If the ride is anything other than smooth gravel roads, I pick the 650 x 47 bike every time.
08-04-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By dsaul

Did you change the freehub body to an XD driver? ...

Did you change the freehub body to an XD driver? The XX1 cassette requires an XD driver freehub body, where the old cassette fits on a standard Shimano compatible freehub body. They are not...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By dsaul

395-400mm Axle to Crown is standard on almost all...

395-400mm Axle to Crown is standard on almost all current gravel and CX forks. It's best to design your frame so that it doesn't need a custom fork to maintain its geometry.
08-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By dsaul

I'll second that this is normal behavior. The...

I'll second that this is normal behavior. The system is not designed to be pedaled backwards. The rear derailleur controls the lower run of chain and guides it onto the selected cog when pedaling...
07-29-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By dsaul

Standard SRAM GXP bottom brackets have a 24mm...

Standard SRAM GXP bottom brackets have a 24mm hole on the drive side and a 22mm hole on the non drive side. The OP's tandem has those on opposite sides of the frame for the Captain.

The OP might...
07-28-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By dsaul

It's not the horror show that people keep...

It's not the horror show that people keep perpetuating on here. It could cause some more wear than without cross chaining, but you will probably never notice it. I use the big/big combo all the...
07-28-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By dsaul

That sounds like a tight or binding headset. ...

That sounds like a tight or binding headset. When everything is right, the front wheel turns slightly back and forth as you pedal and it self corrects. When the headset is binding or too tight, the...
07-21-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,186
Posted By dsaul

It is definitely a scam site. The address listed...

It is definitely a scam site. The address listed is a residential neighborhood in Ireland and the house number doesn't even exist on that street. The phone number in the "contact us" information is...
07-21-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By dsaul

Tighten the "b" screw to move the jockey wheels...

Tighten the "b" screw to move the jockey wheels further from the cassette.
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07-17-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By dsaul

My bike with 700 x 42 tires would be jarring at...

My bike with 700 x 42 tires would be jarring at 35psi too. That's why I ride it with 30psi rear and 26psi front. Tire pressure has far more to do with ride quality than frame material.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-16-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By dsaul

Your best bet is to go with straight gauge .035"...

Your best bet is to go with straight gauge .035" 4130 tubes. It's not worth saving the few grams that a butted tube will save and you will get reliable bends with the proper equipment.
07-16-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By dsaul

I thought they were all dual pull now, but I...

I thought they were all dual pull now, but I can't tell from the pictures or the dealer instructions, where to route the cable for the top pull.
07-14-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By dsaul

I would be interested in knowing what shifter you...

I would be interested in knowing what shifter you plan to use with that derailleur, since the Tiagra 4700 and GRX 400 would work. Otherwise, the answer is "No", that derailleur will not correctly...
07-12-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By dsaul

The X10 has additional chamfering on the outer...

The X10 has additional chamfering on the outer plates, which requires more machining time and is probably responsible for the lighter weight. Otherwise, its the same as all bicycle components, the...
07-12-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By dsaul

They aren't that hard to find. Here is a whole...

They aren't that hard to find. Here is a whole page of them https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=5479 If you were near me, I'd give you a pair, since I have several pairs...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By dsaul

Not everyone likes curved fork blades, so the...

Not everyone likes curved fork blades, so the market for that "vintage" look is pretty small. Some people want their new bike to look modern and Enve makes carbon forks, so it makes sense to use...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By dsaul

Bilenky in Philly can do Ti repairs.

Bilenky in Philly can do Ti repairs.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By dsaul

That distance is not as important as SRAM makes...

That distance is not as important as SRAM makes it sound. There are plenty of SRAM derailleurs mounted to Shimano spec. derailleur hangers that work just fine. I'm not sure what you mean by "do you...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By dsaul

That can certainly be done, but laser sintered 3d...

That can certainly be done, but laser sintered 3d metal parts are still very expensive to produce.
07-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By dsaul

If those truly are the inside measurements, the...

If those truly are the inside measurements, the front is "boost" spacing and the rear is close to being "super boost" spacing. The front being "boost" isn't super unusual, the rear is not normal for...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By dsaul

They are cut from hot rolled steel. The surface...

They are cut from hot rolled steel. The surface of the steel is covered with "mill scale" from rolling the steel into sheets. It is easily removed by soaking the parts in vinegar for about 24hrs.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By dsaul

Laser cut gravel yokes

My personal preference for riding "Gravel" bikes on MTB trails, and other places that are not smooth gravel roads, has led me to use increasingly wider/higher volume tires on my gravel bikes. This...
07-06-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By dsaul

I know everyone seems to love Gravel King SK's,...

I know everyone seems to love Gravel King SK's, so they must be OK in the 700 version, but my experience with the 650 x 48 was less than stellar. They performed well off road, but on any pavement...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By dsaul

Looks like chipped paint to me. Clean it and...

Looks like chipped paint to me. Clean it and apply some rubber grip tape or helicopter tape to prevent future damage.
06-30-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By dsaul

After looking at the original chainrings in this...

After looking at the original chainrings in this listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/124717858486?hash=item1d09c37eb6:g:tTwAAOSwWCtgmPvC It is clear that the original has an offset mounting hole...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By dsaul

The powder coater will handle any masking with a...

The powder coater will handle any masking with a method that will withstand the heat of curing the powder. My powder coater has an assortment of silicone plugs for bottle bosses, heat resistant tape...
06-28-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By dsaul

The Shimano website lists a BR-R785 Post Mount...

The Shimano website lists a BR-R785 Post Mount caliper in the Ultegra components group. The groupsets probably come with the flat mount calipers, but they can be swapped out for the post mount...
06-25-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By dsaul

I build bike frames and that is definitely an...

I build bike frames and that is definitely an aluminum frame. As for welding it, if it were mine, I would weld it and make sure I had a long enough seat post in the future. I have personally welded...
06-25-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By dsaul

If it is steel, it can be repaired. Even without...

If it is steel, it can be repaired. Even without a picture, I can almost guarantee it was caused by your seatpost not being inserted far enough into the frame.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,891
Posted By dsaul

It's very powerful software and can do almost...

It's very powerful software and can do almost anything that Fusion360 or Solidworks can do. It's nothing like Sketchup or Blender or any of the other beginner friendly programs. Joko Engineering on...
06-23-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,521
Posted By dsaul

I don't have the Lux and maybe that one is...

I don't have the Lux and maybe that one is better. Mine has the plastic striker and nothing is touching the outer ring. I'm proficient enough with design and engineering principles to be able to...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,891
Posted By dsaul

FreeCad is what I use for 3d modeling and now for...

FreeCad is what I use for 3d modeling and now for 2d sketches for the plasma table. It has the ability to export models and sketches in a large number of different formats, so you could surely...
06-20-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,521
Posted By dsaul

I don't know what the best bell is, but the Knog...

I don't know what the best bell is, but the Knog Oi is one of the worst I've ever wasted money on. It looks cool and I really wanted it to be good, but it was awful. It sounded great when it was...
06-19-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By dsaul

A properly set up drivetrain should be able to...

A properly set up drivetrain should be able to use the big/big combo without causing damage to the derailleur. I have used that combo many times on my SRAM equipped bikes with no problem. If the...
06-16-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By dsaul

It will work, but the upper jockey wheel will be...

It will work, but the upper jockey wheel will be too far away from the large cog for ideal shifting. The bigger issue is that the GRX 10 speed derailleur is designed with 11 speed cable pull, so (as...
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