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LAJ 12-09-21 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334791)
The diehards must be busy measuring spoke tensions right now.

I measure spoke tension when I build my wheels. Done right, and stress relieved, it's a one time deal.

BillyD 12-09-21 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334767)
Wheelbuilding getting hammered.

The votes are in, the popular vote must be honored. Let the bicycle wheel fans shine the light and show the way.

Oh wait, I thought I was somewhere else.

genejockey 12-09-21 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22334804)
I missed it. What model Fulcrums are we talking about?

I’ve owned a few sets of Fulcrums and have been very happy.

I'm looking at replacing the Ritchey's old wheels with Fulcrum Racing 4s, rather than building what would be the 3rd wheelset on the original 7400-series Dura Ace hubs. The cost is similar, once you figure in the rims, spokes, nipples, and the tools I don't yet have.

genejockey 12-09-21 05:38 PM

Oh, and the old wheels are 32 spoke, so they're not very aero. Better than all my C&V bikes with their 36-spoke eggbeaters, though!

genejockey 12-09-21 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22334828)
The votes are in, the popular vote must be honored. Let the bicycle wheel fans shine the light and show the way.

Oh wait, I thought I was somewhere else.

One might say the crowd spoke as one.

seedsbelize2 12-09-21 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22334711)
I agree with buying, but someone like seedsbelize will tell you that wheelbuilding is the way to go. Your choice.

I suggested buying.
Try to keep up

badger1 12-09-21 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22334597)
Mrs. GeneJockey's breast cancer diagnosis 17 years ago came in October, so the surgery was in November and all the radiation and chemo was the following year, so we got to spend full out-of-pocket two years in a row.

(BTW, cancer-free since!)

That is fantastic (not the expense; Mrs. GeneJockey's health). Mrs. Badger's was in 2012/13, preceded by thyroid c. in '09. She has since been clear, on the 'c' front. '21 (annus horribilus) brought her yet another little challenge, but she carries on; a trooper if ever there were one.

genejockey 12-09-21 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334792)

I imagine Spain, Portugal, and Italy produce citrus, so the higher numbers there make sense. But what's with all those countries across the Adriatic? And why does Belgium eat consume so much?

seedsbelize2 12-09-21 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22334731)
I have nothing but the greatest respect for seedsbelize and his bicycle-related ideas, but I suspect he has never owned, much less beat the crap out of, a pair of high-quality, factory wheels. I used to build wheels back in the day too. Now it makes very little sense in my opinion.

Many of my bicycle related ideas, including wheel building and riding steel bikes, are directly related to my pay grade.

ls01 12-09-21 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334733)
It's still alive here in some user's hearts.

like heart worm...

seedsbelize2 12-09-21 06:03 PM

Would I ride a soulless plastic bike if I could afford one? ¿Quien sabe?

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22334707)
Meanwhile, the women who danced to it as sexy young things are now old enough to be - and many are - somebody's Gram-ma.

The ladies from Abba are holding up pretty well

https://static.dw.com/image/50207898_403.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 12-09-21 06:16 PM

Wheel build vs buy a set depends on the situation for me. If I find some $100 rims on sale for $40 I'll look for a deal on hubs and pick up some spokes. I also built a couple of front wheels when Campagnolo Record hubs were on sale for $40ish.

If I can find a decent set of wheels cheep, I'll go for them. Thinking about getting another set of these before they disappear. Pretty good wheels for $210. Tubeless + Rim brake + QR is a pretty rare setup these days so it's nice to have some available off the rack.

https://www.ladolcevelo.com/product/...,308345,308337

ls01 12-09-21 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22334831)
I'm looking at replacing the Ritchey's old wheels with Fulcrum Racing 4s, rather than building what would be the 3rd wheelset on the original 7400-series Dura Ace hubs. The cost is similar, once you figure in the rims, spokes, nipples, and the tools I don't yet have.

Better idea yet sell the D/A hubs on evil bay and throw that cash at the fulcrums

ls01 12-09-21 06:33 PM

Alrightyyyyythennnnnn! ITunes account completed thanks to my lovely daughter!
. Now updating the apple t.v.....Why you ask? Because it still wouldn't download the zwift app, but it didn't give me the "no ITunes account excuse either".
so...progress? Eh, who can tell? Missed my ride anyways.

DougRNS 12-09-21 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22334805)
<== Raises hand.

I still love classics from the 70s, 60s, and even 50s … like this timeless classic that’s been getting a lot of play accompanying a recent TV commercial …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_urvud-Oi0

One of the greatest songs of all time, 1959.

gorgeous song. Those 50's vocal groups were special. The vocal group hall of fame used to be, and still might be, in Sharon, PA right by my hometown.

DougRNS 12-09-21 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22334699)
yes, there's a smell, all those products are "flavored" and laced with nicotine. Idiots is correct.

reminds me of this.

Mojo31 12-09-21 06:50 PM

Building anything is overrated. Let someone who is good at it do it, and then pay with a smile.

Most projects cost me more than I would spend to hire it done anyway.

And, some gramma age women can still dance a mean dance.

rjones28 12-09-21 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22334750)
The custom wheelset I had built for the Battaglin went 5000 miles with me at my heaviest on them before they needed any truing at all, not to mention that I'm a rock and pothole magnet. I'll never be able to do that, and certainly not the first time.

The first set of wheels I ever built have remained true and tensioned, even on our rough roads.

But, you should totally get the Fulcrums.

abshipp 12-09-21 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22334785)
Has wheelbuilding jumped the shark??

Not yet. These wheels wouldn't exist if I didn't build them:

650b, 36°, fixed/fixed bolt on 120mm rear; 36° bolt on 100mm front
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bedd8464b.jpg

Also another vote for buying the Fulcrums.

I'm going to be replacing the rims on the Holdsworth. I'm kind of nervous doing the work since they are 20°F/24°R. I've never built anything with that low spoke count before.

rjones28 12-09-21 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334767)
Wheelbuilding getting hammered.

I don't usually get hammered while wheelbuilding.

Trsnrtr 12-09-21 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22334805)
<== Raises hand.

I still love classics from the 70s, 60s, and even 50s … like this timeless classic that’s been getting a lot of play accompanying a recent TV commercial …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_urvud-Oi0

One of the greatest songs of all time, 1959.

Damn, that is smooth. :thumb:

rjones28 12-09-21 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22334791)
The diehards must be busy measuring spoke tensions right now.

Tensioning is more fun down at the shop. They have a fancy DT Swiss tensiometer. I just have the Park TM-1 at home.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9c4c2bda69.png

Velo Vol 12-09-21 07:17 PM

Boomers gonna boomer.

Velo Vol 12-09-21 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22334785)
Has wheelbuilding jumped the shark??

machines/robots > Addiction amateurs


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