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06-13-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,218
Posted By roadcrankr

Looks too neat to me. Sort of a gimmick and not...

Looks too neat to me. Sort of a gimmick and not bright enough. I thought it contained a hidden tracking device!
They improved the Vitagen one I recommended earlier. (Bought mine two years ago.)...
06-13-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,218
Posted By chaadster

The rechargeable Specialized Flux 850, while...

The rechargeable Specialized Flux 850, while overkill for your lumen requirements, does have a sleek, trim, offset mount that allows the lamp to be placed centerline on the bike, above, below, or out...
06-13-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,218
Posted By roadcrankr

I use a Victagen VTG10 bought on Amazon. They run...

I use a Victagen VTG10 bought on Amazon. They run about forty bucks.
It uses a USB-C charging port for the integrated battery. Weighs about six ounces.
Flashing mode lasts about two hours or so. On...
06-13-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,218
Posted By Troul

i've not came across much high lumen output &...

i've not came across much high lumen output & narrow focused lights with a single beam, shallow body & slim housing that uses a tethered battery design. Hence the reference to MS. They have a few...
06-13-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,218
Posted By znomit

Some of the B&M dynamo lights have a classic...

Some of the B&M dynamo lights have a classic look. If you're a year around commuter they might make sense.
eg https://www.bumm.de/en/products/dynamo-scheinwerfer/produkt/1786ctsndi.html?
03-17-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By 79pmooney

Run the calcs twice, once with one scenario on...

Run the calcs twice, once with one scenario on both sides, then the other. Radial, number of spokes doesn't matter so run it with more.
03-17-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I build a lot with straight pull and rely almost...

I build a lot with straight pull and rely almost exclusively on this calculator. https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/?fbclid=IwAR08vjWTaHTru5KFn6-0V12yqgeYEJ80VeDZ9woe0lHSqE3KT8fJx3NpcxM Note that...
03-17-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've used this DT calculator for many years with...

I've used this DT calculator for many years with good results. While I don't usually build radially spoked wheels this calculator does have a "straight pull" hub option (as well as nipple options)....
06-15-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By cxwrench

Wow, an entire dozen? I promise they would have...

Wow, an entire dozen? I promise they would have been better if you'd had some way to judge tension. I've built close to 2000 and use one on every wheel I build or true.
06-14-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By etherhuffer

A recent convert to SuperLube grease for wheel...

A recent convert to SuperLube grease for wheel bearings. I had been using blue marine bearing grease, but the SuperLube seems better after using both. Hint. Go to eBay or Amazon and get 2 or 3 of the...
06-14-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By cxwrench

You can buy tools made for stamping rings and...

You can buy tools made for stamping rings and such (18k, 24k, etc) that are custom. Brad Copeland has one that crimps his name. I think they're only about $150.00.

...
06-07-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By Camilo

I have a gallon can of carb cleaner with a basket...

I have a gallon can of carb cleaner with a basket in which objects to be cleaned are put and soaked in the gallon of liquid. I think this gallon must be at least 15 years old, because it's been at...
06-07-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By scottfsmith

OK the verdict is in .. chain ring bolts! It was...

OK the verdict is in .. chain ring bolts! It was completely silent up all the hills. Thanks Clyde it would have taken me a long time to get to that point at the rate I was going.
06-05-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,062
Posted By JoeTBM

You said the hanger appears straight but has it...

You said the hanger appears straight but has it been checked (and adjusted) with an derailleur alignment tool? This would be my first step in this case, I find you cannot depend on a visual of the...
06-04-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By t2p

Do spokes or nipples 'go bad' ? obviously...

Do spokes or nipples 'go bad' ?

obviously spokes can break and nipples can fail at the threads - but is it possible the tech is not truing the wheel ideally (or properly) and using the correct...
06-03-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By Iride01

The common Chain checkers only measure between...

The common Chain checkers only measure between the opposite sides of the two rollers. And that really doesn't matter as much since they'll "float" into place as they engage the cog. Shimano and a few...
06-03-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By cxwrench

Use a ruler to measure chain wear. I promise that...

Use a ruler to measure chain wear. I promise that you haven't put any measurable wear on that chain in a week.
06-01-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By soyabean

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I...

When I fix a bikes that have seized adjusters, I simply re-do the cable at the derailler, and I am always spot on with perfect shifting, without need to touch an adjuster, working or seized.

In...
05-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By 79pmooney

Another big fan of boat trailer grease (often...

Another big fan of boat trailer grease (often known as marine grease). One reason for greasing threads is that, when greased, the torque you apply to the wrench and bolt head is what the threads...
04-18-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Something as simple as the end of the FDER cable...

Something as simple as the end of the FDER cable or shoelace "flicking" the crank**********?
04-18-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Rolla

Cover the whole rim with stickers. When you're...

Cover the whole rim with stickers. When you're done obsessing truing the wheel, take them off.
04-12-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By cpach

Shimano is one of the only contenders for...

Shimano is one of the only contenders for mid/high end cup and cone, and there's not really a drastically compelling reason to look elsewhere.
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Use any mid/high end Shimano hubs that match...
04-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By theblackbullet

My favorite wheelset in this area are Novatec...

My favorite wheelset in this area are Novatec D411SB-CL D412SB-CL hubs laced to DT R460DB rims.
The hubs come in 28 hole, and I personally like the cartridge bearings and centerlock rotor mount. I...
04-11-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By jimc101

For parts, you need new spec stuff, that is going...

For parts, you need new spec stuff, that is going to be full retail price, Shimano, Hope, Bitex/Novatec, take your pick on price/availability, Shimano do have the disadvantage of being cup and cone...
04-10-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By hrdknox1

I used Novatec hubs, they were good. Most...

I used Novatec hubs, they were good. Most recently I am using Powerway hubs, they are also good. I use straight pull hubs because I like the lace pattern and ease of putting on the spokes. Go to...
06-25-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,399
Posted By Rick

I have never purchased rims for my wheel builds...

I have never purchased rims for my wheel builds that are cheap. .0394/1mm Is an absurdly large amount for a rim to be out on a finished wheel. I use dial indicators because they make the work easier...
05-11-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,779
Posted By cxwrench

Depends on the rim but I'd want to see 80-100 kgf.

Depends on the rim but I'd want to see 80-100 kgf.
12-12-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,353
Posted By tcs

The UK faced some lean years during and after...

The UK faced some lean years during and after WWII. The contemporary official, from the factory instructions for maintaining Sturmey-Archer hubs suggested cyclists lacking purpose made lubricants use...
03-10-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,225
Posted By dbg

Go ahead and try. The folly of it will sink in...

Go ahead and try. The folly of it will sink in eventually but you'll have had good brain exercise while you're figuring it out.
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