Type: Posts; User: Bill Kapaun; Keyword(s):
A 29'r rim will be wider than a "road" rim, since they are designed for "fat" mountain bike tires.
The rear hub is spaced for 135mm instead of 130mm road spacing.
If you have friction shifters, you have the ability to trim the RDER to keep it centered regarding the chain.
I think you'll be OK, but it'll be just a little "fussier" to prevent chain rub.
Also, what "might" seem correct when measuring statically, may be different with your butt on the saddle and actually pedaling.
When setting up a RDER, I get things pretty well dialed in on the...
That's an option-
Calculate the difference one more cross would make up and then do your rim search.
That can make up from about 1.5 to 8mm, depending on what you currently have-
You want to look at the "profile" of the bearing races on the cones.
Keep in mind, the "other" axle is probably different.
Look on the end to see if it has the internal threads for a HG lock ring.
Anodizing is a process used on aluminum.
Spokes are steel, either stainless or plated. If plated, you're probably stuck with ugly spokes.
If you have an anvil, block of wood & hammer, you should be able to make it "less disgusting".
Kind of depends on what patches you are using.
If you have a cheap patch kit that's akin to pasting bricks to the tube, you probably will have bad luck.
If you have something like REMA patches, (I...
Use a 13mm on the small flats
You might compare tis to some other large chain rings.
Many have "odd" teeth to assist in shifting.
Do the "broken" teeth appear to be in a specific sequence around the ring? Every nth tooth?
Pics would be more than useful.
Even a bike brand might help.
I'm guessing Maillard Heliomatic???
I built a set of wheels using Sun Rims M13 II's with 15-16 gauge DB spokes on the front & NDS rear, 14-15 DB on DS & low end Shimano hubs.
These replaced my factory hybrid rims. (same tires)
Doctor- How come my head hurts when I bang it on the wall?
Most of that is probably tire, not wheel.
Use a zip tie or similar with the end pointing close to the rim as a pointer.
Spin the wheel and observe the rim for hop/wobble etc.
Look at the tire to...
That can vary depending on the rider & terrain conditions etc.
I'm an old guy with emphysema.
I basically have to "spin" lower gears at a narrow cadence range (80-85 RPM) so I don't "gas out"
Just take care of yourself first-
I was laid up for 4 months whenI broke my tib & fib Oct. 25, 2012.
Celebrated my 1 year anniversary being back on the bike last Thur.
4 hours after posting you already have a different set of wheels!
Having the spokes properly tensioned ASAP will go a LONG way in making the wheels last.
That MIGHT have been the problem.
You didn't mention cable housing, unless that's what you mean by "outer cable".
Maybe it's compressing enough to affect the down shifts?
Are the housing ends cut "square"?