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10-23-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By dsaul

I hope you don't live somewhere that has hills.

I hope you don't live somewhere that has hills.
10-21-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dsaul

That is a clamping wedge style stem and there...

That is a clamping wedge style stem and there should be a bolt in that round hole behind the Z that loosens the clamp. That black thing is probably a cover over a socket head cap screw....
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By dsaul

Just roll up a small piece of paper, insert it...

Just roll up a small piece of paper, insert it into the hole and let it unroll to fit the hole. I do the same with head tubes and bottom brackets when I paint a frame.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By dsaul

Besides 27.2, there are only 2 other sizes of...

Besides 27.2, there are only 2 other sizes of dropper posts, 30.9 and 31.6. The tubes for the 30.9 post are 33.5-33.7 at the top and 32.7 at the bottom bracket. The 31.6 post fits in a 34.9 seat...
10-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 575
Posted By dsaul

Most of them probably don't want to deal with the...

Most of them probably don't want to deal with the complaints from the weight weenies that will complain if the bike they receive is 10 grams heavier than the advertised weight.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By dsaul

I'll bet that you've never reamed a Paragon head...

I'll bet that you've never reamed a Paragon head tube with that method. .5mm doesn't seem like much, but it would be an eternity to remove with emery cloth. Its a bit of work even with a sharp Park...
10-07-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By dsaul

I would fix it by extending those slots in the...

I would fix it by extending those slots in the plate a little more, but I have a shop with machine tools. Some careful work with a dremel would get it done. You can't go too far or you'll run into...
10-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By dsaul

It is either welded to the shell before the shell...

It is either welded to the shell before the shell gets bonded into the frame or its bonded onto the shell with epoxy.
10-05-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By dsaul

Those are usually welded on.

Those are usually welded on.
10-05-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By dsaul

I use a Pedro's plastic tire lever.

I use a Pedro's plastic tire lever.
10-03-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,127
Posted By dsaul

Moisture is already in your frame, in the form of...

Moisture is already in your frame, in the form of air. Do you want it trapped in there or do you want it to have a way out?
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By dsaul

I measured the Paragon head tube that I have and...

I measured the Paragon head tube that I have and both ends were exactly 43.5mm ID.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-03-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By dsaul

I don't remember the exact measurement, but...

I don't remember the exact measurement, but Paragon 44mm head tubes are the smallest ID of any that I've used. I think I have one in my shop that I can measure later today. Some of the straight...
09-28-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By dsaul

According to the tech info at Ritchey, that is a...

According to the tech info at Ritchey, that is a 26.4 crown race seat. Have you ever installed a crown race before? They usually require a good deal of force to drive them onto the seat. Its not...
09-26-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
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: 472
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: 195
Posted By dsaul

Screenshot of the page. ...

Screenshot of the page.
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09-06-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
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: 771
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: 21,562
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: 21,562
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: 1,609
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: 386
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: 495
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: 5,758
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: 1,255
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: 197
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: 570
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: 41
Views: 2,105
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: 1,805
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: 254
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: 1,063
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: 308
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: 262
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: 661
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: 369
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: 1,306
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: 434
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: 824
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: 27
Views: 1,608
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: 332
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: 356
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: 687
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: 597
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: 9
Views: 854
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: 573
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: 300
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: 771
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: 167
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: 771
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.
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