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    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-)
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    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-)
  3. 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.
    ...
  4. 286 and 284 using 12mm standard profile...

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

    =8-)
  5. 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. ...
  6. 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


    As to spacing for gearing - there are published specs:
    ...
  7. 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...
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    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...
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    Had no idea FB was an ASCII artist... =8-)

    Had no idea FB was an ASCII artist...

    =8-)
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  13. Yup...just do your touch up and stress...

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

    =8-)
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    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-)
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    I'm glad I'm half deaf... ...I only hear half...

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

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

    =8-)
  16. Thread: Axle Question

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    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-)
  17. 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-)
  18. 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-)
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    We could use some more details... 700c or 26"...

    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...
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    Modified triplet...not your normal triplet. AEO...

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

    =8-)
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    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.
    ...
  22. 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...
  23. 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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    Advising on the good, the bad and the ugly is...

    Advising on the good, the bad and the ugly is easy.

    Determining what is an intermediate price point - that's your job.

    =8-)
  25. It'll probably be a Bicycle Research...

    It'll probably be a Bicycle Research product...they're still made...keep looking...

    =8-)
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