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Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:11 pm
by Vallron
The front derailleur tab on the Scott Foil is constructed of Carbon Fiber. What is the recommended torque for securing a braze on derailleur to the Carbon Fiber tab ?

Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:11 pm
by Weenie

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:03 pm
by Renderdog
35 in-lbs

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:58 am
by Vallron
Renderdog wrote:35 in-lbs


Thank You. :thumbup:

35 in-lbs equates to 3.95 Newton Meters [N*m]

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:15 am
by Vallron
I have been in contact with Scott and here is what they recommend :

In their own words.

Shimano recommend for example 5-7 NM.

I would think 5Nm is enough at Foil. You can put some red carbon grease at the Carbon surface from the FD Hanger at the frame do avoid that the FD will twist during shifting. Please note it`s necessary to use the Carbon Washer which is included to all Frame sets.

I would recommend you to start with 3-4 Nm and would also put some blue Loctide at the thread.

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:45 am
by bura
In many places where CF and alloy parts are fixed together ,manufacturers give a torque of not more than 5NM to tighten parts.
Around stem face plates and carbon bars as well as carbon forks and stem fixing points. No different when clamping CF seat posts .
Always safe to treat bolts teeth with Loctite threadlocker.
So 5NM will be a very good figure for tighten your FD and use Loctite here as Vallron suggested.

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:47 pm
by Vallron
Scott Foil seat post installation. Which type of carbon paste would be best suited for the job to help prevent seat post slippage, etc ?

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:11 pm
by kya
Don't know if it's the best, but I used Finish Line's fiber grip and torqued only to 10NM. I have not had any issues with seatpost slippage on my Foil.

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:05 pm
by kampiakseli
I washed the the Carbon paste of and lubricated the locking mechanism. That kept the post on its position.

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:12 pm
by project3
Since this is a general thread about Scott foil. Anyone knows can we use 25mm tires especially on the front?

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:21 am
by drchull
Yep, no problem with HED C2+25C tires.

Re: Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:14 am
by project3
Thanks

Re: Scott Foil Question

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:27 pm
by Zigmeister
Vallron wrote:Scott Foil seat post installation. Which type of carbon paste would be best suited for the job to help prevent seat post slippage, etc ?


I used Park Tools carbon paste on my post. Lubed the other bits a little with white lightning toensure they slide easily.

Torque to about 8nm Max. It starts to make weird creaking noises above that, never had it slip. I know they say 12nm. But seems like the bolt or frame would snap.

Re: Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:52 pm
by Vallron
Thanks a lot folks for the informative answers. Very helpful and much appreciated.

Re: Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:38 pm
by yeagermeister
Like others said, the key to stopping the seatpost slippage is greasing the surfaces in between compression bolt for the post.

Re: Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:15 pm
by Vallron
Scott Bikes recommend the use of special carbon grease of Scott, Syntace, Ritchey, or Motorex, for use on seatposts, stems and headset assembly.

Motorex Carbon Grease : http://motorexbicycle.com/mb/prod_detail.asp?id=25

Unique carbon assembly compound designed only for carbon bicycles. The compound is friction grease that is ideal for carbon/carbon or carbon/metal connections like seat posts. The unique feature of the MOTOREX CARBON GREASE is that it contains no particulates. Most friction greases have grit or particles to add friction. These particles will attack and compromise a carbon structure over time. The MOTOREX CARBON GREASE will not harm the carbon components or frames.

Re: Scott Foil Questions - General Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:15 pm
by Weenie