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07-12-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
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: 332
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: 643
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: 1,070
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: 431
Posted By mrrabbit

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

You should change your sig:

"Your Daily Dose - Common Sense Rx"

=8-)
07-05-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,070
Posted By mrrabbit

One of the big problems shops are having right...

One of the big problems shops are having right now is parts sourcing. Your average distributor abandoned Taiwan a decade ago, putting all their sourcing to China - just to save a penny. Now that...
07-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,070
Posted By mrrabbit

There are many shops now where all the folks in...

There are many shops now where all the folks in it are simply sales people. Some of those are mechanics as owners who just want to only work on really really high revenue stuff, else it is trying to...
07-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,070
Posted By mrrabbit

For the bikes we ride... ...there is no such...

For the bikes we ride...

...there is no such thing as a no dish or zero dish wheel.

=8-|

As to the OP, this is not a big job. Wonder what else is going on...

=8-|
07-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By mrrabbit

How did you check the front and rear wheel dish? ...

How did you check the front and rear wheel dish?

=8-)

Also, spray some water on the ground. Force the bike to ride in a straight line - hold - ride through the water, continue for about 15-20...
07-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,705
Posted By mrrabbit

First tool for any bike shop work area... ...

First tool for any bike shop work area...

...bench vise.

Lost count of how many times I've said that to countless people....

=8-)
07-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
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...
07-01-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,016
Posted By mrrabbit

Assuming the rim joint is not in the affected...

Assuming the rim joint is not in the affected area...

I use an English wood vise.

1. Two 1/4" inch thick and 1" inch wide vertical strips of wood on the inside - spread out.
2. A 1 x 2 x 3...
06-12-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By mrrabbit

1. The knee over pedal axle is overblown, don't...

1. The knee over pedal axle is overblown, don't get too hung up over it. There are upsides AND downsides to behind, over and forward positions. You can research it.

However...

2. You want...
06-10-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By mrrabbit

Get the wheel trued... ..also I hope that is...

Get the wheel trued...

..also I hope that is a proper extended length stem, cause if not, that's a disaster waiting to happen. Also confirms that the bike is a little too small for you.

=8-|
06-07-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By mrrabbit

That's how 90% of my builds go, head in, elbows...

That's how 90% of my builds go, head in, elbows out - outside pulling spokes.

=8-)
06-07-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By mrrabbit

I'd be more worried about heat disease. Go...

I'd be more worried about heat disease.

Go see a doctor dude.

=8-|
06-05-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By mrrabbit

1. Stop using heavy duty tubes, heavy duty tubes...

1. Stop using heavy duty tubes, heavy duty tubes ain't. Waste of money.

Either . . .

2. Use a tire that had a kevlar barrier built into the tread (think Vittoria Rubino Pro) for example along...
06-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By mrrabbit

It's about the material and material treatment. ...

It's about the material and material treatment.

Some can be heated up and wiggled, the dents pop out on their own.
Some can be approached as you noted.
Some can be patched and welded with...
06-03-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By mrrabbit

I think you pretty much covered the range of...

I think you pretty much covered the range of possible costs and type of work.

=8-|
06-03-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By mrrabbit

If you do try to get it fixed, use a master...

If you do try to get it fixed, use a master framebuilder who also does paint like most do.

They'll likely heat up the general area, twist, bend, manipulate the frame area until most of it pops...
06-03-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By mrrabbit

Like I said, place a rim flat, with a view of the...

Like I said, place a rim flat, with a view of the valve stem.

Check the 2nd holes to the right and the left.

That hole determines which way you twist the hub after the first quarter set of...
06-02-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By mrrabbit

The super thin DT Swiss tape that is wrapped on...

The super thin DT Swiss tape that is wrapped on 3-4 layers seems to be a favorite among my customers.

That's what I tend to see when I do rebuilds for them.

=8-)
06-02-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By mrrabbit

Depending upon keyhole. If I lay rim flat on...

Depending upon keyhole.

If I lay rim flat on a table, with valve stem opposite of me, away from me where I can clearly see it:

If second hole to the left of valve stem hole is lower (closer to...
06-02-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By mrrabbit

I'd offer the exact wheel that you'd need, but...

I'd offer the exact wheel that you'd need, but UPS and USPS have jacked up their shipping costs because of the rioting stuff...

...for now, use this document as a reference to build your own:
...
05-31-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
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: 437
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...
05-29-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By mrrabbit

Park your bike in the flowers next time....THEN...

Park your bike in the flowers next time....THEN take a picture.

=8-)
05-29-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By mrrabbit

This! =8-)

This!

=8-)
05-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,567
Posted By mrrabbit

Wonder how much lead, mercury and other toxic...

Wonder how much lead, mercury and other toxic heavy metals are used in this cheap stuff.

Kinda like when Congress mandated CFL's so all the American manufacturers of CFLs in China could help China...
05-28-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 636
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.
05-27-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By mrrabbit

Pretty much agree with everyone else... ...

Pretty much agree with everyone else...

replace the pads
clean the rims, no sanding needed in most cases.
check the cable, housing and straddles

I am a fan of cleaning posts on all type of...
05-27-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By mrrabbit

Single wall or double wall rims - and based on...

Single wall or double wall rims - and based on this answer...

Using cheap rubber rim strips? Or cloth/fiber rim strips?

Also, are the 1/4" tears dead center underneath or off a little to one...
05-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By mrrabbit

Just answered this question in a post only two...

Just answered this question in a post only two days ago...

http://www.mrrabbit.net/docs/freewheel_hub_dimension_A_OLD_sizing.pdf

And yes, if you convert an existing 5 speed hub, you'll need to...
05-23-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
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...
05-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By mrrabbit

I make my own tips using those cheap standard...

I make my own tips using those cheap standard screwdriver bit from the buckets at checkout counters. Only need a center tip that is 1.5mm long.
05-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By mrrabbit

Do you know what 622 x ## means? =8-)

Do you know what 622 x ## means?

=8-)
05-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By mrrabbit

No tone or perfect fourths is even necessary -...

No tone or perfect fourths is even necessary - same for a cup of tea and or a chat with the ship's captain.

Simply spin the wheel - spokes that flare out are loose in comparison to the rest,...
05-22-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By mrrabbit

Request a complete thorough true. 1. ...

Request a complete thorough true.

1. Balance tension on each side of wheel - variance of no more than 2 reading indicators on a Park Tool tensionmeter.
2. 100 - 110 KGF front disc side and rear...
05-22-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By mrrabbit

Immerse in a small tub of lightweight oil...

Immerse in a small tub of lightweight oil overnight.

Install on a hub...don't tighten.

Use a small hammer to tap lightly from several directions...

See if it loosens and spins.

=8-|
05-22-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By mrrabbit

...and they completely ignored the importance of...

...and they completely ignored the importance of stress relieving.

My Tomasinni is using DT Swiss 15g spokes from 1978 that are now on their 4th wheels set - 100,000 plus miles on these spokes so...
05-22-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By mrrabbit

Why does this feel like another wheel house...

Why does this feel like another wheel house promotion thread?

=8-|
05-19-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By mrrabbit

Rear hub spacing is waaaaaay off. ...

Rear hub spacing is waaaaaay off.

http://www.mrrabbit.net/docs/freewheel_hub_dimension_A_OLD_sizing.pdf

Has been posted here before....

Get the distance from the drive side locknut to end of...
05-19-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,285
Posted By mrrabbit

At this rate, won't be long before bike shops...

At this rate, won't be long before bike shops start selling straight jackets...

...for the person wheel balancing for:

1. wheel magnet for speedometer
2. wheel reflector
3. "rad" rim tape
4....
05-18-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,285
Posted By mrrabbit

Slow day at Bikeforums.net. First world...

Slow day at Bikeforums.net.

First world problems too...

=8-|
02-08-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,305
Posted By mrrabbit

DOH...missed that it was a resurrected thread. ...

DOH...missed that it was a resurrected thread.

=8-(

Don't recommended doing it BUT if you must:

http://www.mrrabbit.net/docs/freewheel_hub_dimension_A_OLD_sizing.pdf

See row for 8 speed.
02-06-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By mrrabbit

Effective Rim Diameter for the DT Swiss 533d 700c...

Effective Rim Diameter for the DT Swiss 533d 700c is:

599mm when aiming for the bottom of the screwdriver flat of a 12mm standard profile nipple.

Pretty good rim for the price.

=8-)
02-03-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,313
Posted By mrrabbit

First off... The primary cause of broken M9...

First off...

The primary cause of broken M9 / M10 / 3/8 axles is - misaligned dropouts.

A bent or broken axle is simply the observable symptom.

So when you take the bike back to the shop,...
01-29-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By mrrabbit

Stress relieving anyone? =8-)

Stress relieving anyone?

=8-)
01-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By mrrabbit

DT Swiss measures from center to end All...

DT Swiss measures from center to end

All others that I know of measure from inside to end.

For 14g (2.0mm) spokes - it is about a .5mm diff.

So it's basically something only to be concerned...
09-19-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By mrrabbit

I import the DDT32s. For brake pads, Kool...

I import the DDT32s.

For brake pads, Kool Stop actually has a line that are super narrow, can be used for road, hybrid, mtb setups with v-brakes.

The DDT32s are essentially downhill rims with a...
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