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jakethesnake

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Jul 2021
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    Thank you! I’ll try the hair spray thing!
    It’ll probably work fine but what puzzles me is why the problems occur when all seem to be in spec. That’s why I figured the beefy max seat lug might be known to cause these issues.

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    A question for someone with Max experience:
    I have a Max frame with max seat lug and set tube. Tube is round and within 27,2 mm spec inner. No damage to the seat lug ears or the binding bolt. I can, however, not get my seat post to stop slipping. I’ve tried multiple posts, binding bolts, carbon paste and all the usual suspects. With the seat post removed I can barely tighten the bolt enough to reduce the gap between the ears. It is like the lug itself is to stiff. I’ve never had this problem on any other steel frame, but again never had a max frame.
    Anyone has any idea what’s going on!?

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    If nothing else works, anyone with a decent drill should be able to drill it out. Can’t picture the axle being anything but aluminum. In lack of drill, put a hack saw to the area between the end cap of hub and inside Of fork leg on the threaded side. Then hammer the axle out. Axles usually get stuck due to bonding between inside of hub and axle, not threads in fork.

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    Could someone shed some light on what’s going on with the head tube on this caad 6?
    I’ve seen some custom geo of later Cannondales but not an extended head tube like this.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/143967677262

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    edco igp!!!

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Hi!
    Im looking for examples of combined bike parking and bike shop / bike repair. Examples in all scales and from all over would be of interest. Googling I only find the huge one in Utrecht https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2019/­08/20/finally-fully-open-utrechts-huge-b­icycle-parking-garage/, but I'm sure I've seen some in Amsterdam at least.

    If you come to think of any it would be highly appreciated!

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    yeah, thanks. people have tried to make hollowgrams fit bsa road frames for 15 years and that's why the mars cycles bike is intriguing. if the frame is really bsa then my experience is that chainline and q factor with hollowgrams and longer spindle is shit, no matter how well your cranks from a different brand has worked in the past.

    seems like frame is pf30 though so never mind: http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/philly­bikeexpo-marscycles/

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    That explains it. Sram bb30 cranks, short or long axle version, have the drive side axle interface recessed in the crank making the chainring overlap the axle towards center of frame. Hollowgrams do not.

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    Have you actually done this? Those spiders are for adjusting chain line in and out depending on cassette position in the rear given that the DS crank is positioned as intended. A BSA30 bb in a threaded frame moves the default position of the chainring mount out some 10 mm. A very dished chainring might set it right but won't affect the Q factor being around 20 mm wider?

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