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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-18-09, 01:57 PM   #1
Charles Ramsey
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how to build a zero dish wheel

Here is a photo of a zero dish wheel that I built and put 20000 miles on. http://share.ovi.com/media/currentre...resident.10016 The wheel was loaded with 165 pounds through out the 20000 miles there were no broken spokes on this wheel. It uses 8 cogs with nine cog spacing on a cassette made for 7 cogs. Here is one way to modify a cog to place it 1.78 mm closer to the spokes http://share.ovi.com/media/currentre...resident.10053 the splines have been cut deaper to allow it to fit on the cassette like this http://share.ovi.com/media/currentre...resident.10054 My new wheel uses a shimano spline brake hub this hub moves the bearing out 5 mm on the spline side putting less stress on the axle. http://share.ovi.com/media/currentre...resident.10062 this best shimano hub for clydesdales is the 6 bolt brake hub it moves the bearing out 10 mm placing even less stress on the axle. The new wheel also uses DT alpine spokes http://share.ovi.com/media/currentre...resident.10049 This wheel survived being hit by a truck http://share.ovi.com/media/currentre...resident.10069 there was no detectable deformation of the spokes or the hub I replaced the rim and have put an additional 5000 miles on this wheel.
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