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07-29-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
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: 403
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: 231
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: 984
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: 272
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.
...
07-17-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
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: 378
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: 170
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: 242
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: 488
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: 362
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: 278
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: 247
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: 153
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: 313
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: 143
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: 313
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: 313
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: 691
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: 281
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: 284
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: 356
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: 230
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: 772
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: 772
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: 3,220
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: 1,099
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: 3,220
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: 1,099
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: 441
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: 396
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...
06-16-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,108
Posted By dsaul

On a thru axle fork, with the axle installed, the...

On a thru axle fork, with the axle installed, the worst that could happen is chipped paint. That warning goes back to the days of QR forks with open dropouts that could be bent from hammering on a...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By dsaul

If you look closely at the mess of black paint on...

If you look closely at the mess of black paint on that bridge, you can see what appears to be a horizontal split running most of the way through the back of the bridge. I suspect that there is a...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-14-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By dsaul

It's not pretty, but it wouldn't bother me from a...

It's not pretty, but it wouldn't bother me from a safety standpoint. I've seen much worse welds on BMX frames that survived some pretty brutal treatment.
06-14-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By dsaul

Loosen the little nut on top, so air can flow...

Loosen the little nut on top, so air can flow into it and put one of these adapters on it. ...
06-14-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By dsaul

Yes, but Stan's works down to -20F. Orange Seal...

Yes, but Stan's works down to -20F. Orange Seal makes a SubZero version of their sealant that also works down to -20F. https://shop.orangeseal.com/products/subzero-sealant
06-13-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,788
Posted By dsaul

One of the many reasons the UCI should stay out...

One of the many reasons the UCI should stay out of Gravel. No good can come from it.
06-11-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By dsaul

Hutchinson makes that tire in a non-tubeless...

Hutchinson makes that tire in a non-tubeless version also. Are you certain yours say "tubeless ready" on the tire?
06-10-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By dsaul

Soma has one that will work. It has a bit more...

Soma has one that will work. It has a bit more rake, but that shouldn't be a huge problem. 1 1/8" steerer and QR dropouts make it kind of a Unicorn in the current tapered steerer/thru axle market. ...
06-09-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By dsaul

The only acceptable color for a tire is Black.

The only acceptable color for a tire is Black.
06-09-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By dsaul

I've been using regular Rema patches inside my...

I've been using regular Rema patches inside my tubeless tires for years. I wouldn't use them for a structural repair, but they work great to cover the holes that required a plug. Any tire that has...
06-05-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By dsaul

Google "chordal action"

Google "chordal action"
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By dsaul

Building bike frames is an expensive...

Building bike frames is an expensive business/hobby and making your own fixtures can save money, while also satisfying the desire to make your own things that brought some of us to framebuilding in...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By dsaul

Building a frame to fit two 700c wheelsets is the...

Building a frame to fit two 700c wheelsets is the same as building a frame to fit a one wheelset with the largest size tire you plan to run. The frame has no effect on whether you have to adjust the...
05-25-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By dsaul

Are you saying that you pried the clamp open to...

Are you saying that you pried the clamp open to get it on the bar? Of course that's why it broke. I'm amazed that it didn't break when you pried it open.
05-22-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By dsaul

On a full suspension bike of that age, I'm...

On a full suspension bike of that age, I'm guessing some suspension bushings/bearings are worn out.

Otherwise, rattling is usually from the cassette when someone forgets to put on a spacer behind...
05-21-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By dsaul

The GX 2x11 is X-actuation and won't work with...

The GX 2x11 is X-actuation and won't work with the Exact Actuation Apex 1 shifters. The GX 2x10 rear derailleur is Exact Actuation and will work fine with the Apex 1 shifter, but it only has a max...
05-20-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By dsaul

You can always just use a cotter pin in place of...

You can always just use a cotter pin in place of the bolt. I have the Tektro MD-C550 brakes on one of my bikes, which is the OEM version of the TRP Spyre brakes. The main difference between them is...
05-19-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By dsaul

If you have a friend with a 3d printer, you could...

If you have a friend with a 3d printer, you could make some plastic inserts to pop into the fork.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By dsaul

Given that it appears to be off by a similar...

Given that it appears to be off by a similar amount at the chain and seat stays, I would put it in my frame jig and pull both dropouts toward the non-drive side. If that doesn't center the rim, I...
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