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07-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,092
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....
07-05-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By mrrabbit

You should change your sig: "Your Daily Dose...

You should change your sig:

"Your Daily Dose - Common Sense Rx"

=8-)
07-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By mrrabbit

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) cause of broken nipples is spokes that are too short.

Nipples are fasteners, not spoke extenders.

A properly built wheel...
05-31-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By mrrabbit

Do a stress relief cycle...see if any more break....

Do a stress relief cycle...see if any more break.

=8-|
05-30-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By mrrabbit

People seem to have a hard time understanding...

People seem to have a hard time understanding that the stress relieving process has multiple benefits:

1. Early on, it assists with spoke setting.
2. Near finishing point, reveals if more work...
05-28-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 640
Posted By mrrabbit

There are three levels for polish for stainless...

There are three levels for polish for stainless steel spokes:

no polish
semi-polished
polished

CN and Wheelsmith by default do polished.

But I've had CN do semi-polish for me in the past.
05-23-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By mrrabbit

If the hubs are pure french....there's a slight...

If the hubs are pure french....there's a slight possibility they might be 13 balls rear (Maillard Helicomatic), much smaller (3/16 or 5/32) than the ball bearings we see for the typically 10 front...
09-09-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,675
Posted By mrrabbit

What's really important here is that you have an...

What's really important here is that you have an assembly by which to keep the meter calibrated.

As general rule of thumb for modern day alloy rims:

Single wall = 90 to 95 kgf
Double wall = 95...
09-03-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By mrrabbit

There's science and engineering... ...then...

There's science and engineering...

...then there's application.

Spoke calculator should simply provide a calculated length result.

Because a DT Swiss double butted 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 will...
09-03-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,808
Posted By mrrabbit

Wow...just wow... 1. Most alloy rims are...

Wow...just wow...


1. Most alloy rims are rated for 90kgf to 110kgf tension AFTER a proper stress relieving cycle has been done.

2. Select makes and models can survive 110kgf to 130kgf.

3....
05-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By mrrabbit

At a minimum...when a wheel is done: 1. Ends...

At a minimum...when a wheel is done:

1. Ends of the spokes must penetrate the thickness of the inner wall of the rim.
2. Come up to about 1.5mm below the screwdriver slot of the nipple.

That's...
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