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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-25-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By mrrabbit
You don't need 300.00 to 400.00 hub sets to build...

You don't need 300.00 to 400.00 hub sets to build a quality set of wheels. Go ahead and save there with Ultegra/Sora/Tiagra or your after market Formula/Joytech/Chosen equivalents.

Put the money...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-25-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By mrrabbit
Fluid lubricants...shake 'em. Usually takes care...

Fluid lubricants...shake 'em. Usually takes care of that problem.

Buckets of grease where the particulate and oil have separated? Use that strong arm of yours for a good 5 minutes to stir that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-15, 11:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,490
Posted By mrrabbit
Just been super duper ultra busy...miss you guys...

Just been super duper ultra busy...miss you guys too.

=8)

I'm lucky if I can get 1-2 posts in per month...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,490
Posted By mrrabbit
As already mentioned by many, double butted...

As already mentioned by many, double butted spokes should be fine.

But also, stress relieving is important for any wheel build - which Drew touched upon earlier....


=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-14-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By mrrabbit
Some rim manufacturers put a premium on straight...

Some rim manufacturers put a premium on straight joints - some don't - and is true for both low and high end rims.

In most cases - you still have functional rim - it's an eyesore in most cases.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-14-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By mrrabbit
286 and 284 using 12mm standard profile...

286 and 284 using 12mm standard profile nipples...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-14-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By mrrabbit
Nipples are nipples...they are not spoke...

Nipples are nipples...they are not spoke extenders. If the ends of the spokes do not penetrate the full thickness of the rim seat - those ends become stress risers where the barrel meets the head. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-04-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By mrrabbit
When working out spoke lengths, one thing to keep...

When working out spoke lengths, one thing to keep in mind is:

Technical Information - Nipple and Thread Behavior and ERD - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCXFKN9JvCQ)


As to spacing...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-27-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,387
Posted By mrrabbit
The end cap construction looks alot like those...

The end cap construction looks alot like those used by Novatech (Taiwan / China) and Formula (Taiwan).

Doubt it is of Chosen (Taiwan) construction.

I would contact "bikehubstore.com" as the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-27-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,611
Posted By mrrabbit
I'll summarize everyone's initial responses in...

I'll summarize everyone's initial responses in two words:

"Ego Inflation"

:)


...but to be honest, as some hinted already, much better chance of getting what you want as you get to spec the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-28-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By mrrabbit
Had no idea FB was an ASCII artist... =8-)

Had no idea FB was an ASCII artist...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-28-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By mrrabbit
You're overlooking something in all likelihood......

You're overlooking something in all likelihood...

...typically rear hubs with a hidden flat cone are worked or adjusted from one side - usually the NDS side - with the DS cone getting locked...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-27-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By mrrabbit
If you want to work quick, dishing tool. ...

If you want to work quick, dishing tool.

...and make your own nipple driver using the .69 bits at the hardware counter bucket.


If you want to ensure consistent tension on the non-drive side...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-27-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By mrrabbit
Open Pros are light weight racing...

Open Pros are light weight racing clinchers...they're not commuter rims built to last.

If quick-response / acceleration is what you want - enjoy. But expect to replace every 20-30k...whether it's...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-27-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,741
Posted By mrrabbit
Yup...just do your touch up and stress...

Yup...just do your touch up and stress relieving...and be done with it...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-13-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,189
Posted By mrrabbit
Single ended Park's - 15mm and 17mm and a 17mm...

Single ended Park's - 15mm and 17mm and a 17mm box wrench will cover most rear Shimano / Shimano Compatible hubs.

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By mrrabbit
I'm glad I'm half deaf... ...I only hear...

I'm glad I'm half deaf...

...I only hear half the things that drive you guys nuts.

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By mrrabbit
It's not a hollow axle hub per-se for quick...

It's not a hollow axle hub per-se for quick releases...it's a drilled axle. A feature...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,568
Posted By mrrabbit
Just search against my name for hub specs... ...

Just search against my name for hub specs...

...you'll see plenty of write-ups on how to get the standard spec you need when converting a hub.

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-03-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By mrrabbit
How about taking the entire bike to the LBS...and...

How about taking the entire bike to the LBS...and save everyone here AND there the guess work as to all the issues you are having with your bike. I'm betting you have more than one issue...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-02-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By mrrabbit
We could use some more details... 700c or...

We could use some more details...

700c or 26"

Box profile? Aero profile? Low profile aero (30mm or less) or Deep profile aero (in excess of 30mm)?

Hole many holes / spokes

Current...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By mrrabbit
Modified triplet...not your normal triplet. AEO...

Modified triplet...not your normal triplet. AEO has the details...

=8-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-14, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By mrrabbit
1. One person suggested offset rim. Worth...

1. One person suggested offset rim. Worth looking into...

2. FB and others brought up stress relieving. It's important - can make the difference between NDS spokes breaking and NOT breaking.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-30-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By mrrabbit
622-15 to 622-17 in small print on rim label and...

622-15 to 622-17 in small print on rim label and in published online rim specs. (You can get away with 622-14 and 622-18 in many cases as well...)

Hub in new wheel just needs to be 8/9/10 speed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-26-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By mrrabbit
Nope... ...but I do occasionally ride...

Nope...

...but I do occasionally ride Caltran's - and my wheels show up everywere - even in San Francisco...and people do lots of "weird" things with 'em. :D

=8-)
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