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cerro
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GaBa wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 12:07 pm
Has anyone been using LS as a road bike? I.e. having two wheelsets for both road and gravel? If yes, what groupset or gear ratio did you go with?
Yes. 46t chainring with Sram Force AXS, 10-36 for gravel and 10-28 for road :) Really good for road too.

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by Texjur1973

I have an LS on order, and am wondering about non-drive side crankset clearance. Anyone have experience using a 4iii or Stages non-drive crank arm? Any clearance issues? Or would anyone mid posting a picture of the clearance on thier frame? Thank you.

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by sigma

I will post a pic this weekend of the clearance on the frame - the new precision iii is pretty slim so should be no issue. I am using a rotor aldhu with the offroad axle (to better align with the GRX chainline)
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Texjur1973 wrote:I have an LS on order, and am wondering about non-drive side crankset clearance. Anyone have experience using a 4iii or Stages non-drive crank arm? Any clearance issues? Or would anyone mid posting a picture of the clearance on thier frame? Thank you.
I'm running a Stages GRX, loads of room

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by Texjur1973

moonoi wrote:
Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:10 pm
Texjur1973 wrote:I have an LS on order, and am wondering about non-drive side crankset clearance. Anyone have experience using a 4iii or Stages non-drive crank arm? Any clearance issues? Or would anyone mid posting a picture of the clearance on thier frame? Thank you.
I'm running a Stages GRX, loads of room

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Thanks so much. Looks great.

If I could also ask, do you find your rear wheel sits noticeably closer to your rear drive-side chainstay? I'm building mine and have tried multiple tire/wheel combos, and checked dish, and am finding that my tire sits far closer to the drive-side chainstay vs. non drive-side. And on top of that, I'm finding their claimed tire width of 40-43 is at best actual width vs. tire labeled width. So far I'm not finding any tire I'd feel safe riding (so as to avoid rubbing) that's marked more than 38mm, and which inflates to about 40mm. That latter part isn't that big of deal for what I want, but I've never had a bike where the wheel sits in it in what appear to be an asymmetrical manner. Maybe that's intentional - I've asked Factor.

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by kode54

Maybe it depends on internal rim width? I can fit 42mm on my Factor LS on Enve G23 wheels.
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cerro wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:45 pm
GaBa wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 12:07 pm
Has anyone been using LS as a road bike? I.e. having two wheelsets for both road and gravel? If yes, what groupset or gear ratio did you go with?
Yes. 46t chainring with Sram Force AXS, 10-36 for gravel and 10-28 for road :) Really good for road too.
Interested in this one as well. Does the change between wheels/cassettes run well with the chain/RD?

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by Texjur1973

kode54 wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:16 pm
Maybe it depends on internal rim width? I can fit 42mm on my Factor LS on Enve G23 wheels.
I'm betting the internal width has an effect. Which is understandable. Right now, I'm mostly concerned about how the gaps are different on each side of a wheel I know is properly dished and true. Do you see a difference in your frame on each side at the chain-stays by the bottom bracket? Thanks!

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by kode54

The DS is about 3.5mm while the NDS is 5mm gap. Never noticed the difference, but now that you pointed it out...there is a different gap. My wheel is dished correctly.
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tjoerd wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:20 pm
cerro wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:45 pm
GaBa wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 12:07 pm
Has anyone been using LS as a road bike? I.e. having two wheelsets for both road and gravel? If yes, what groupset or gear ratio did you go with?
Yes. 46t chainring with Sram Force AXS, 10-36 for gravel and 10-28 for road :) Really good for road too.
Interested in this one as well. Does the change between wheels/cassettes run well with the chain/RD?
Yes, no problems, needed to screw a little on the b-tension on the derailleur just.

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cerro wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:48 am
tjoerd wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:20 pm
cerro wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:45 pm
GaBa wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 12:07 pm
Has anyone been using LS as a road bike? I.e. having two wheelsets for both road and gravel? If yes, what groupset or gear ratio did you go with?
Yes. 46t chainring with Sram Force AXS, 10-36 for gravel and 10-28 for road :) Really good for road too.
Interested in this one as well. Does the change between wheels/cassettes run well with the chain/RD?
Yes, no problems, needed to screw a little on the b-tension on the derailleur just.
Thanks for the info!

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by rolfo

Gary71 wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 11:43 pm
Does anyone have an recomendation for a T47A BB that doesn't nessarily say ceramic ?
Preferably for a 30mm spindle
Any solutions found? Indeed not ceramic and for a dub axle. The ceramic speed is a bit over my budget.

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rolfo wrote:
Gary71 wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 11:43 pm
Does anyone have an recomendation for a T47A BB that doesn't nessarily say ceramic ?
Preferably for a 30mm spindle
Any solutions found? Indeed not ceramic and for a dub axle. The ceramic speed is a bit over my budget.
The T47A is same for the Ostro. I wnt with a Hambini BB.
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by gwerziou

I think you can use a regular T47 and some spacers on the drive side, I heard somewhere recently, I think on a CyclingTips podcast.
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by rolfo

gwerziou wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:37 pm
I think you can use a regular T47 and some spacers on the drive side, I heard somewhere recently, I think on a CyclingTips podcast.
Ok, thanks.

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