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  1. Thread: Spoke elbow angle

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    Gotta learn how to do it sooner or later. ...

    Gotta learn how to do it sooner or later.

    Reason I ask is because I was thinking that tightening the spokes would straighten it out. However, that might put undue stress on the spoke so I wanted...
  2. Oops. I thought a cross was the total number of...

    Oops. I thought a cross was the total number of times in a wheel that a spoke crosses another.

    I think it's 3 cross.
  3. Thread: Spoke elbow angle

    by WK95
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    Spoke elbow angle

    While trying to replace a spoke on my wheel, I noticed that the elbow angle on my new Wheelsmith SS-14 spokes is greater than the elbow angle on my current spokes. Will I need to bend the elbow on...
  4. The R450 rims take take a total of 36 spokes and...

    The R450 rims take take a total of 36 spokes and are crossed 9 times on each side. The spokes are 304 stainless steel Wheelsmith SS-14 2mm diameter and 296mm length. Hub is a Formula RB-32 for the...
  5. Yeah, dish is the word I think.

    Yeah, dish is the word I think.
  6. Recommended spoke tension for Alex R450 rims in rear wheels?

    Alex Rims does not respond to email inquiries regarding recommended tensions. Does anyone know what's a good tension?

    Park Tool lists recommended tensions for various rims but not for Alex Rims...
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    Check my geometry please

    Hello all,

    I've finally decided to try out frame building. My goal is to build a lugged steel bike I can be proud of riding. The geometry is designed to be reasonably aggressive and suitable for...
  8. Correction: Company is RockWest Composites.

    Correction: Company is RockWest Composites.
  9. Carbon Fiber Tubes for Bicycle fraem building?

    I'm new to frame building and something caught my eye. Rockwell composites sells unidirectional carbon tubing.

    I know that carbon bikes can be built with molds and layering sheets of carbon...
  10. Carbon Fiber Tubes for Bicycle fraem building?

    I'm new to frame building and something caught my eye. Rockwell composites sells unidirectional carbon tubing.

    I know that carbon bikes can be built with molds and layering sheets of carbon fiber...
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    prathmann, my mistake. I meant "On the other...

    prathmann, my mistake.

    I meant "On the other hand, it's against the rules to ride on pathways. Thus, there should also be an official rule against jogging or walking on BIKE LANES".
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    Central Park: Joggers in bike Lane

    Surely, I'm not the only one who gets annoyed at the joggers who run in the bike lane. In some times and areas when there is car traffic also moving through, I have to take the bike lane. However,...
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    If you're talking about Thailand, you may mean...

    If you're talking about Thailand, you may mean beautiful men...
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    While it's not dating, some Asian companies are...

    While it's not dating, some Asian companies are rumored to hire white guys when investors come to visit because having a white guy around is apparently a big thing in some companies. I guess it's...
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    A black guy from the skin color.

    A black guy from the skin color.
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    Poll: Don't spend $2000 on a beginner bike. If...

    Don't spend $2000 on a beginner bike.

    If anything, you should spend $1000 on a bike and $1000 or less on a power meter and some accessories. A powermeter does more to make you a good cyclist than...
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    What's the bike equivalent of a Prius and a...

    What's the bike equivalent of a Prius and a Batmobile?
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    I don't expect Shimano to decline much when SRAM...

    I don't expect Shimano to decline much when SRAM and Campy mostly cater to the mid and upper end only while Shimano also offers lower end offerings that I'm sure are a popular choice on quality entry...
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    Glass in tire punctured tube.

    While riding, I suddenlky heard a hissing sound which turned out to be a air leak. I found a 2x2x5 or so piece of glass stuck into the tire which likely also stabbed the the tube causing a puncture....
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    What about this? Save Up to 60% Off Motobecane...

    What about this? Save Up to 60% Off Motobecane Cyclocross Bikes - Fantom Cross Outlaw

    It has disk brakes which would be nice for commuting when it is raining or even snowing. More braking power is...
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    Of course there are many asses. When you are...

    Of course there are many asses. When you are group riding or racing and drafting behind someone, you're bound to see plenty of asses.
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    A simple test is to manually measure your resting...

    A simple test is to manually measure your resting heart rate. Just put two finges to your neck or wrist and measure the pulse. While looking at a clock, count how many tiems you feel a beat in 1...
  23. Thanks. I'll try to ride with them but 23 mph...

    Thanks. I'll try to ride with them but 23 mph might be too fast for me. I see they have their routes posted so I'll just follow those routes and try to average 21 mph to see if I cna keep up with...
  24. I'm in the very eastern section of Queens. It's...

    I'm in the very eastern section of Queens. It's 17.7 miles from with this route I made Bayside to Prospect Park - A bike ride in NYC, NY and that's while trying to stick to bike lanes. And with all...
  25. Clubs or other cycling groups active in Eastern Queens, NY?

    I know plenty of clubs active in the city and in Brooklyn but don't know many clubs that actively have rides starting in or near the far Eastern Queens (Bayside) area. I'm looking for a...
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