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02-09-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,037
Posted By mrrabbit

I'd swear Dale Saso, (http://www.sasobike.com)...

I'd swear Dale Saso, (http://www.sasobike.com) has the exact same lathe or very similar one - with an external threading adaptor / kit.

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02-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mrrabbit

Head to a local CNC shop. They can make one for...

Head to a local CNC shop. They can make one for you using 6000 series aluminum. It won't have a o-ring, but it'll work.

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02-07-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,037
Posted By mrrabbit

1. My 1984 Minoura dishing tool. 2. My 1984...

1. My 1984 Minoura dishing tool.
2. My 1984 Zefal HPX 4 frame pump.

=8-)
01-06-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By mrrabbit

It's built to Shimano specs, it's Shimano. ...

It's built to Shimano specs, it's Shimano.

If it's not, it's not.

You should crawl through and F-16 some time...your head would spin.

=8-)
12-31-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By mrrabbit

Can be attempted ONLY if the rim joint has NOT...

Can be attempted ONLY if the rim joint has NOT been comprised as hinted by the quoted poster.

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12-31-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By mrrabbit

Often happens when they are lose, clamped in...

Often happens when they are lose, clamped in misaligned dropouts.

So check the dropout alignment when you get a chance.

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12-18-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By mrrabbit

Accuracy is a function of the builder, not the...

Accuracy is a function of the builder, not the spoke length calculator. The results are only as good as the measurements YOU put into it.

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12-14-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By mrrabbit

That's looks to my like screw bit travel before...

That's looks to my like screw bit travel before final set and drill occurs.

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12-12-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,414
Posted By mrrabbit

Carbon Kevlar nipples? =8-|

Carbon Kevlar nipples?

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12-12-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,414
Posted By mrrabbit

Exactly....alloy nipples seize up, no matter how...

Exactly....alloy nipples seize up, no matter how much anti-seize or grease is used. Let 'em sit long enough in between trues...they'll sieze up.

Stick with brass.

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12-12-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,414
Posted By mrrabbit

Not necessary if the spoke ends penetrate the...

Not necessary if the spoke ends penetrate the inner wall for about 2mm.

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12-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By mrrabbit

You watch, someone will try to regurgitate the...

You watch, someone will try to regurgitate the 20" wheel road bike and call it something else . . .

Somene will try to regurgitate the recumbent and call it something else . . .

Someone will...
12-11-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By mrrabbit

These things are invented for one purpose: ...

These things are invented for one purpose:

For an "enterprising" marketing guy in a "company" to create and advertise a "new" niche in the market to "ride" to the top for a quick "high margin"...
12-06-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By mrrabbit

For a three piece steel hub, if the flanges come...

For a three piece steel hub, if the flanges come loose, that's a manufacturing defect, not a spoke tension problem.

For loose ball bearing alloy hubs, the races are cups pressed in.

And they...
12-05-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By mrrabbit

Gap calipers . . . . . . so long as sidewall...

Gap calipers . . .

. . . so long as sidewall thickness is .5 mm or more, there's some life left.

Most rims start at 1.4 to 1.6mm

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12-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By mrrabbit

Nice to see someone has a clue... =8-)

Nice to see someone has a clue...

=8-)
12-05-20, 12:32 PM
12-04-20, 04:04 PM
12-04-20, 04:01 PM
12-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By mrrabbit

Wheels By Fleming Bicycle Wheels - mrrabbit.net...

Wheels By Fleming Bicycle Wheels - mrrabbit.net (http://www.mrrabbit.net/wheelsbyfleming.php)

Spreadsheet for spoke calculation, and a command line .exe program is available.

=8-)

Your spoke...
12-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By mrrabbit

Also available from online vendors in Germany for...

Also available from online vendors in Germany for about 2.25 each after shipping.

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11-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By mrrabbit

Pretty much all systems need a sacrificial weak...

Pretty much all systems need a sacrificial weak point that is focused for routine maintenance with cheap easily replaced parts to protect the whole.

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11-30-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By mrrabbit

. . . I . . . well . . . . . . let's see . ....

. . . I . . .
well . . .
. . . let's see . . . um . . .
Gee golly gosh . . .

I really don't know . . . i think the first word starts with a "b" . . .

. . . second word, something to do with...
11-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By mrrabbit

You're doing it wrong. The only time you...

You're doing it wrong.

The only time you loosen is to RESET and START OVER.

1. Loosen - tap with a plastic or rubber mallet to ensure the wheel is reset - i.e. has serious slack or play.
2. ...
11-21-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By mrrabbit

The best stainless steel spokes to date are still...

The best stainless steel spokes to date are still DT Swiss.

But again...when are people going to discuss stress relieving?

Even with the Holy Grail of Spokes....if you don't stress...
11-14-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By mrrabbit

Stress Relieving =8-|

Stress Relieving

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11-11-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By mrrabbit

You're using 7.0mm spoke elbows on thin steel...

You're using 7.0mm spoke elbows on thin steel flanges.

You'll need to use 1-2 spoke head washers on each when lacing up the wheel.

Then make sure you properly stress relieve the wheels when...
10-28-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By mrrabbit

You bought the wrong hub. Period. =8-|

You bought the wrong hub.

Period.

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10-27-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By mrrabbit

A tube that's trying to communicate to you your...

A tube that's trying to communicate to you your poor tube installation skills?

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10-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By mrrabbit

Your tension meter is out of calibration. ...

Your tension meter is out of calibration.

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10-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By mrrabbit

You don't need the spoke head washers. =8-|

You don't need the spoke head washers.

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10-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By mrrabbit

I love it when people say stuff like this - and...

I love it when people say stuff like this - and I'm staring at 400 rims in my inventory that are going like hot cakes as we speak . . . literally that's all I get from shops I serve:

"We need more...
10-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mrrabbit

Your rear hub is this one: Chosen Co.,...

Your rear hub is this one:

Chosen Co., Ltd:::HUBS?Disc brake?wheel set (http://www.chosenhubs.com/products_detail.php?id=42)

Front hub is probably an M9 version of this:

Chosen Co.,...
10-14-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mrrabbit

As I stated, I'm a Chosen importer. Their SCB...

As I stated, I'm a Chosen importer. Their SCB hubs are made in Taiwan and use Taiwan/Japanese bearings.

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Picture of the hub please...

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10-13-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By mrrabbit

Upload a photo of the hub. (Chosen...

Upload a photo of the hub.

(Chosen importer...)

Chosen's cartridge bearing hubs are Taiwan with Taiwan/Japanese bearings.

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10-10-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By mrrabbit

Sounds to me like you aligned your derailleur...

Sounds to me like you aligned your derailleur hanger to an improperly dished wheel.

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10-07-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By mrrabbit

It will crack where the seattube meets the bottom...

It will crack where the seattube meets the bottom bracket lug.

It's made in Mexico....the cracking issue at the BB applies to 850, 1000, 1500, 2000 and sadly, 3000 modelos after 1981.

While the...
10-07-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By mrrabbit

Is the wheel properly dished? Cause if not,...

Is the wheel properly dished?

Cause if not, you have the wheel installed at an angle to the centerline...

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10-06-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By mrrabbit

Google much? Have you tried NOT quitting...

Google much?

Have you tried NOT quitting beyond the first page of results?

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10-06-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By mrrabbit

Before you even start . . . You must...

Before you even start . . .

You must determine two things:

1. Is it a Made in Italy or Made in Mexico bike - OR - is it pre-1981 or post 1981.
2. What Modelo is it? 800? 850? 1000? 1500?...
10-06-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mrrabbit

1. No super lights or light weights . . . middle...

1. No super lights or light weights . . . middle weights on up. You want inner wall thicknesses of 2.2mm or higher.
2. Washers are NOT hole fillers - they are head / elbow spacers.
3. The...
10-06-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mrrabbit

Bent cage . . . been in a side-swipe type...

Bent cage . . . been in a side-swipe type accident . . . and someone tried to bend it back . . . a little too far.

Repairable by the way.

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10-06-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By mrrabbit

There's nothing to fix here. . . =8-|

There's nothing to fix here. . .

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10-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By mrrabbit

It has probably always been like that...just that...

It has probably always been like that...just that due to pad adjust, you wore down the 80% below it so that it's now more pronounced.

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09-24-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,402
Posted By mrrabbit

Open Pro for size and weight. TB14 for...

Open Pro for size and weight.

TB14 for classic look . . . but they'll be a little wide as they're roughly same at Mavic MA3 touring rims.

=8-)
09-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,402
Posted By mrrabbit

Mavic GEL series from the 80s and 90s do not have...

Mavic GEL series from the 80s and 90s do not have wear indicators.

What's really shocking about the OP photos is that it doesn't appear super light double butted spokes were used.

They appear...
07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By mrrabbit

No it is NOT! Effective Rim Diameter is the...

No it is NOT!

Effective Rim Diameter is the distance from the end of one spoke to the end of the other spoke at 180 degrees in and already built and functional bicycle wheel.

...hence why many...
07-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By mrrabbit

It's not world wide, it's China . . . because all...

It's not world wide, it's China . . . because all your distributors got greedy and moved all their sourcing to China, abandoning Taiwan a decade ago.

Those same distributors are now trying to roll...
07-05-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By mrrabbit

Grab a very long piece of dental floss or...

Grab a very long piece of dental floss or string....

Wrap it around the front head tube high and tie at symmetrical locations at the rear dropouts.

Wrap it around the front head tube low and...
07-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By mrrabbit

2 Kinds of dish for 99.9999% of the bicycles we...

2 Kinds of dish for 99.9999% of the bicycles we ride:

1. Adjective dish (appearance) caused by dual flanged hubs.
2. Verb dish (action) which is a TECHNICAL requirement for building ALL wheels....
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