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10-28-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By mrrabbit

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

You bought the wrong hub.

Period.

=8-|
10-27-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
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?

=8-|
10-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By mrrabbit

Your tension meter is out of calibration. ...

Your tension meter is out of calibration.

=8-|
10-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By mrrabbit

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

You don't need the spoke head washers.

=8-|
10-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
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: 13
Views: 502
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: 13
Views: 502
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.

=8-|

Picture of the hub please...

=8-|
10-13-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
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.

=8-|
10-10-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
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.

=8-|
10-07-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
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: 588
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...

=8-|
10-06-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By mrrabbit

Google much? Have you tried NOT quitting...

Google much?

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

=8-|
10-06-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 904
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: 219
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: 531
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.

=8-|
10-06-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By mrrabbit

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

There's nothing to fix here. . .

=8-|
10-04-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
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.

=8-|
09-24-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,054
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: 1,054
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: 323
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: 464
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: 970
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: 1,312
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: 685
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: 1,312
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: 1,312
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: 1,312
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: 970
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: 76
Views: 4,323
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: 443
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: 2,368
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: 645
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: 461
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: 576
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: 687
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: 56
Views: 2,532
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: 649
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: 649
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: 649
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: 576
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: 267
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: 576
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: 336
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: 1,089
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: 578
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: 921
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: 578
Posted By mrrabbit

This! =8-)

This!

=8-)
05-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,839
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: 818
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: 505
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...
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