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    Fly 29er Ti Frameset

    Hello all!

    Ordered a Fly 29er Ti frameset over the weekend and just got it this morning. My plan was to move all the parts from my Trek X-Caliber (frame is too big) and try to sell the Trek frameset on CL or something. I have the Trek set up as a 1x10 so the Fly will be set up as the same. I did get a new BB and Stylo 1.1 SS crankset.

    Expected the frame to have a straight 1 1/8" headtube and an older 9mm fork (from the picture and description) but was pleasantly surprised to get the tapered headtube and 15mm Maxle Lite Reba RL.

    I just need to find out if there is an adapter 'cause I don't want to buy a new hub/wheel.

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    Unless the hub manufacturer offers a bearing conversion kit, I dont think there's an adapter.

    The 15mm dropouts aren't open, so you'd have to bend your fork open and muscle it in. Then youd have to fabricate a bushing to take up the play between 9mm and 15mm axles. Not to mention a 9mm skewer probably wont reach either.

    Best option is to try to find a bearing conversion kit. If none exists, then you can try to measure and source proper bearings yourself, and get some spacers to keep the hub centered on the axle, which will then fall off and get lost every time you remove the wheel.

    Good luck and let me know if you find anything.
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    Thanks for the reply. I do see that some manufacturers do have end cap adapters but wasn't sure if DT Swiss had them for my wheel. I might just pick up some new wheels for the build.
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    Time to go tubeless? Tapered headtube and thru axle Reba along with the Ti frame, very cool...must resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    Time to go tubeless? Tapered headtube and thru axle Reba along with the Ti frame, very cool...must resist!
    Haha, I've been tubeless for 3 years now. It is really awesome. Only had one flat on the trail that I needed to add air after the sealant worked its magic. Tons of smaller holes that take care of themselves.

    I went tubeless after I got two flats on one ride. Rear and then front. That sucked.
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    Re: Fly 29er Ti Frameset



    Waiting on a front wheel to cut the steerer.
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    Fly 29er Ti Frameset-firstrideti.jpg

    Finished the build and finally had the chance to take it out for a ride.

    Just waiting on a 12mm hex key to change the rear wheel out to 135mm.

    It's fast, it's smooth...it doesn't make me miss riding a full suspension bike.

    The only downside is that the small frame doesn't allow easy access to the water bottle. I'm going to have to use the shorter ones for the seat tube cage.

    It weighs about 26 lbs on the bathroom scale. The tires are probably the heaviest part of the bike. Nothing else was overboard for weight savings. I bought a Race Face Turbine wheelset for pretty cheap. It says you need a tubeless conversion but I used the stock rim strip and Stans valves (leftover from road bike conversion) and it works great.
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    Great looking bike. Congrats man.
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    Thanks!

    FYI, I got my rear wheel installed with 2.35 Hans Dampf and they just fit. That's probably the max tire size in the rear.
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    Re: Fly 29er Ti Frameset



    Decal delete.
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