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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.
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07-17-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
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.
07-12-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
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: 312
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...
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...
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,218
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...
06-19-21, 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, 04:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,107
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...
06-14-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
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: 3,777
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.
06-10-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
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.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-03-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
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: 439
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: 199
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...
05-20-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
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: 275
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.
05-09-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By dsaul

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick...

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick and will probably be thick enough to prevent the post from even fitting in the frame. If you could get it to fit, you would need to make sure you...
05-04-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By dsaul

The taper was never a problem for metal steerer...

The taper was never a problem for metal steerer tubes with star nuts and actually made the cap stronger, while reducing weight. They do pose problem with trying to use them on a carbon steerer with...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

Thanks. I'm not picky about what tubing I...

Thanks.

I'm not picky about what tubing I use for my frames, as long as the butting meets my needs for the main tubes, so I don't remember what exact tubes I used on the steel frame. I ride my...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

I forgot to mention the cable guides. The...

I forgot to mention the cable guides. The downtube has 3d printed guides that bolt on to more bottle bosses welded on the underside of the downtube. After the bottle boss welding, there was no way...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

This is the completed bike. I put it together as...

This is the completed bike. I put it together as inexpensively as possible, using some parts I already had and a Sensah SRX Pro 1 x 11 group and Tektro mechanical disc brakes. The Sensah rear...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

Finished frame pics. As I said earlier, raw...

Finished frame pics. As I said earlier, raw material in 7005 is not available in the US, so I had to use a cutoff from one of the seatstays for a bridge. I would have preferred to have a curved...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

The welding of the rest of the frame went as well...

The welding of the rest of the frame went as well as could be expected for my level of experience in welding aluminum bike frames.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

I decided to weld in the bottle bosses on this...

I decided to weld in the bottle bosses on this frame and that turned out to be a bad decision. I did a test in a scrap piece of tubing and ended up completely melting the boss, because the arc tends...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

I decided to make this frame as an aluminum...

I decided to make this frame as an aluminum version of my steel gravel frame, since I was happy with the handling of that frame and it would be an opportunity to see if the aluminum version would...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By dsaul

7005 Aluminum frame build

As a hobby framebuilder, I like to keep learning new skills and testing myself. I've built around 20 steel frames, starting with a lugged frame and moving to fillet brazing and then TIG welding. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By dsaul

Kris makes his own stays from round tubes. His...

Kris makes his own stays from round tubes. His Flickr feed shows the process that he uses to bend and smash them for clearance. The stays are offset mitered to attach lower on the bottom bracket,...
04-19-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,413
Posted By dsaul

This the frame that I used. I built it myself...

This the frame that I used. I built it myself from 7005 aluminum. ...
04-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,413
Posted By dsaul

I don't have a thread on the build, but I may do...

I don't have a thread on the build, but I may do one in the Framebuilders section on building the frame, since it was the first aluminum frame I've built.

The rest of the bike was built from some...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By dsaul

I got them from McMaster Carr. If you want to...

I got them from McMaster Carr. If you want to use Amazon, search "adjustable handles". There are plenty of options on there. Pay attention to the length of the threaded stud. If they are too...
04-07-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By dsaul

I would use 21mm tape on a 19mm rim.

I would use 21mm tape on a 19mm rim.
04-05-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By dsaul

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just...

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just fine with a 9 speed cassette and 9 speed shifter.
03-29-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,449
Posted By dsaul

130 disc hubs were a rare thing even when 130 was...

130 disc hubs were a rare thing even when 130 was the road standard. I doubt anyone is putting any effort into making them now. If you insist on sticking with QR, I would suggest building a frame...
03-27-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,354
Posted By dsaul

Check out Zenni Optical. They have frameless...

Check out Zenni Optical. They have frameless prescription glasses for very low prices. https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7071?skuId=707121
03-24-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By dsaul

Check out Club Ride. They have a bunch of casual...

Check out Club Ride. They have a bunch of casual riding gear with well thought out pockets and vents. https://www.clubrideapparel.com/
03-20-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By dsaul

It's pretty easy to swap the freehub bodies on...

It's pretty easy to swap the freehub bodies on Novatec hubs. Contact BDop Cycling https://bdopcycling.com/novatec-hub-parts-2/ They should be able to help you get the correct freehub.
03-17-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By dsaul

You should ask Surly, but I would say the answer...

You should ask Surly, but I would say the answer is NO. The axle adapter washers appear to only work with frames that have a slot to slide the axle into. The Disc Trucker has a closed thru axle...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By dsaul

As a test, I put 10 cable stops in my cart and...

As a test, I put 10 cable stops in my cart and the shipping calculator shows $16.12 to ship to NJ. I don't know if they would put them in a padded mailer and send them USPS if you call, but I have...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By dsaul

Oracal 651 is what I use.

Oracal 651 is what I use.
03-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By dsaul

The torque spec on the plastic preload bolt is...

The torque spec on the plastic preload bolt is only .7 to 1.2nm, which is barely finger tight with the plastic tool, so that shouldn't be causing the crankset to bind. If you have to crank it down...
03-03-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By dsaul

Frame sizing is generally listed as the seat tube...

Frame sizing is generally listed as the seat tube length from the center of the bottom bracket to either the center of the top tube or the top of the top tube. On some bikes with a sloping top...
03-02-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,092
Posted By dsaul

I had similar symptoms on my MTB and it turned...

I had similar symptoms on my MTB and it turned out to be the rear thru axle was not tight enough.
02-25-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By dsaul

Do you know anyone with a Cricut type vinyl...

Do you know anyone with a Cricut type vinyl cutter? They could cut you a negative space decal like this one https://anydecals.com/alpinestars-car-decal/ If you were in the US, I would cut them for...
02-24-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By dsaul

Any 1 1/8" EC34(External Cup 34mm) threadless...

Any 1 1/8" EC34(External Cup 34mm) threadless headset will work. Cane Creek 40 series is the best value for the money, but there are plenty of less expensive headsets that will work fine, as well.
02-23-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,876
Posted By dsaul

It doesn't need explanation. You either want to...

It doesn't need explanation. You either want to ride a drop bar bike on surfaces other than pavement or you don't. This topic has been done several times before by other people who felt the need to...
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