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ElyDave

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m5 frameset is here
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:38:52 pm »
 :)

Build progressing, slowly, too much work. Technical issues

Anyone fitted one of these seats before?
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ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 09:14:31 pm »
Right,

handlebar furniture is on.
Brake calipers mounted (but rear disc brake wheel doesn't fit)
Cranks and BB mounted
Rear mech mounted
Seat mounted

Still to do
run cables
mount front mech (had the wrong attachment to start with, replacement not hear yet)
fettling brakes etc
bar tape and mirror
rear mudguard
get hold of a headrest.
mount seat cushion.

remaining issues
- rear wheel hub width
- boom too long
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woollypigs

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 10:47:09 pm »
Pictures!

ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 09:07:01 pm »
http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/dneilson01/slideshow/M5%20Build

More to follow, but slowly as I'm in a very busy work period and away midweek for the next three weeks.

I think I've got the seat in the right place now (you may notice the wrongly positioned holeslightening of the seat)
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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 12:44:17 pm »
Can't see any photo of the seat specifically - ? Interesting to see the front derailleur post - looks to be very slim and braze-on-mech specific. Also, what cassette is that? I'd be interested to hear in due course how much it weighs. (Sorry to pester and apologies if you've provided all this gen elsewhere - just curious. )

ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 07:07:09 pm »
I couldn't get the seat photos to upload for some reason, will try again.

That's an 11-40 MTB cassette, I'll have a weight somewhere.
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zigzag

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 09:01:32 pm »
http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/dneilson01/slideshow/M5%20Build

More to follow, but slowly as I'm in a very busy work period and away midweek for the next three weeks.

I think I've got the seat in the right place now (you may notice the wrongly positioned holeslightening of the seat)

there should be no problem to spread and realign rear fork-dropouts by 5mm on such a frame. with a couple of tools you can easily do it yourself.

ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 09:07:40 pm »
What tools would it take?
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zigzag

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 09:37:58 pm »
a >20cm long threaded rod (10mm diameter) with a few nuts and washers to spread it in a controlled manner*. then something like this to align the dropouts:



or more professionally with proper tools

*it would need to be spread out to ~150-160mm (a guess!) to prevent it springing back to 130mm

Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 08:56:42 pm »
That seems an unacceptable amount of faffage. How can the spacing be wrong? It should be either road or mtb hub spacing...
It's not made easy to get into recumbents is it?

Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2016, 06:23:27 am »
How far out is the rear dropout width? If the actual width is 132.5 mm, I'd suspect that it may be deliberate - there's a trend these days to do this in steel frames, on the grounds that a 130 mm OLN hub will slip in easily and the skewer will just pull the dropouts together, or the dropouts can just be sprung apart to accept a 135 mm hub without too much of a struggle. It's not an approach that appeals to me but I guess it makes one less option the manufacturer has to worry about!

Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 06:38:59 am »
@ElyDave - I forgot to ask - where did you source those shortened cranks? Were they a purchase from a fellow YACF-er or did you get them done somewhere yourself?  What length are they and are you going that route to avoid hard interference between tyre and crank or for gearing/knee sparing/biomechanical reasons?

ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 07:15:02 am »
They are 130mm, the manufacturer was questioned as all the publicity shots show it disc brakes, but that is apparently deliberate. I can squeeze a 135mm wheel in there, but it's a right bugger
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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 08:00:49 am »
They are 130mm, the manufacturer was questioned as all the publicity shots show it disc brakes, but that is apparently deliberate. I can squeeze a 135mm wheel in there, but it's a right bugger.
Gosh, that's very surprising, especially given the predominance as you say of disc models on the M5 webpage for the M-racer. Looks as though spreading the dropouts will be your best option.

Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 09:06:55 am »
They are 130mm, the manufacturer was questioned as all the publicity shots show it disc brakes, but that is apparently deliberate. I can squeeze a 135mm wheel in there, but it's a right bugger
I've adapted a 135mm hub to 130mm spacing (removed a washer, ground down some of the other bits). However that was for some rim brakes and I'm not sure what would happen with disc brake positioning.

Would spreading the rear void the frame warranty? If I were you I'd be very leery of doing it on a new and very expensive frame. I'd try bodging the hub first.
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Arellcat

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 09:16:13 am »
Looks as though spreading the dropouts will be your best option.
Unless you want to spring for a Chris King, or go searching for a Novatec, 130mm disc hubs are in very short supply.  Not even Hope is doing them.  I would look at modifying a hub first.  But remember that on the left-hand side, the distance from the hub axle end to the face of the disc mount is fairly critical, so you might not be able to shave the requisite 2.5mm off that end.

And if you spread the frame, remember that it's not just the dropouts that you think about, because you need to ensure the disc mount is reasonably well aligned as well.  I'd probably spread the frame to 132.5mm, not 135mm.  My Lightning was built as 132.5mm and I can fit my Hope hub in there quite straightforwardly.

Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2016, 09:52:00 am »
Yes, the disc aspect complicates things. I'm really surprised by this, since I'd had the impression that M5s were pretty well thought out. My impression is that it's a design that's stood the test of time and is well regarded. I'm wondering if it's a case of the original design having been for caliper brakes on 130 mm OLN hubs and when the disc option came along, all they did was add the necessary caliper mounting tabs?

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2016, 11:01:55 am »
Should have bought a CHR. :facepalm:

ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2016, 12:52:57 pm »
I've already tried removing spacer on NDS of the wheel, but that gave other probs with disc alignment.  May have another look at drive side, but couldn't see much opportunity there and no spacers.  Was looking at a NOvatec hub, but that's 32H vs the current wheel being 36H, so options as I see it are (in no order of preference
1- cold setting
2 - revert to caliper braked rear
3- get new pair of wheels built up with novatec hubs, sell existing
4- sell rear wheel alone, get new rear wheel.

Perhaps I should start a referendum on it
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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2016, 04:15:21 pm »
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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2016, 06:57:16 pm »
@ElyDave - a bit presumptious of me to opine when (a) it's not my bike and (b) I don't have it in front of me, but ... trying to imagine myself in your shoes, I think my first step would be to try and discuss it with Bram Moens - it's something which surely must have come up before and the very least I'd expect is some kind of feedback/advice as to how safe a homemade cold reset would be. I've not done it on a 'bent frame but I have done it on a standard 531 upright and it's pretty straightforward, along the lines Zigzag has set out. The M5 frame is a lot more beefy than a standard rear triangle though and I'd 'talk it through' with Bram first. But going to 135 mm at the back would be the optimum if it can be done, I'd say.

If getting it to 135 mm isn't a practical proposition by cold resetting, I'd say the next best option is to switch to a caliper rim brake and change the wheel. Going to 130 mm gives you the benefit of a 'normal' size of hub and standard brake. The rear brake on a 'bent, in my (admittedly limited) experience doesn't need to be super-powerful - I know I have to be careful not to grab a handful on my disc-braked Furai because it'll lock the rear and try to swap ends given half a chance.

I'm saying this of course, in ignorance of whatever componentry you've already got and it's easy to talk when it's not your budget :facepalm:

ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2016, 07:24:17 am »
Not speaking out of turn at all Pedro, there is far more experience of doing this out there than I have and it is all valuable.  A conversation with Bram may be a good idea, when I can get the time to start it - work being very busy at the moment.

I'll get there.
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ElyDave

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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 11:12:40 pm »
By e-mail, to paraphrase

It's no problem, you'll need to get it to 140-145 and it won't affect warranty.
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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2016, 01:02:35 pm »
I am amazed that carbon stays can be re-set like that since the material is basically resin and fibre rather than crystalline. Is there a confirmation in the literature somewhere to confirm that works OK? Otherwise, I would be tempted to go for the rim brake option. The wheel will be slightly less strong having more dish at 130mm but there is a huge choice of hubs, rims, and complete wheels to choose from compared to the options with 135. I built my Encore with 135mm hubs (Schlitter provide shims to allow either width to be used) because they are less dished and that limits my options for lightweight hubs quite dramatically but I am still using rim brakes because they are lighter, cheaper and less faff - pros and cons all round.
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Re: m5 frameset is here
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2016, 01:07:29 pm »
The frame in question is not carbon.