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Old 04-19-22, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Custom fork? NoComs didn't come with disc brakes, or am I wrong? Badass bike there.
No, it's a standard NoCom fork, if saying that isn't an oxymoron.. All of the NoComs I know of have a disc brake in front. That said, it's uncommon in almost every aspect. It has 80mm between dropouts, it's assymetrical (the missing 20 mm are on the chain side,) it has no rake, and the crown is very short. The dropouts are closed to avoid having the brake pull the wheel out of the fork during hard braking, and the disc caliper is mounted on the bottom, not rear, of the fork. Below shows more details. This was taken after I repaired a few cracks, since buying a replacement was just not possible. The repairs have held up for 5 years, so I think I'm good!


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Old 04-19-22, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by grant40 View Post
R.I.C.E = Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement. You are thinking of Rice Rocket, which is actually racist. When I am talking about how disk wheel covers are bad, I am only talking about the plastic and cardboard things that people put on for looks only. This excluses bike polo, in which they do actually serve a purpose.
Actually, plastic spoke covers work pretty well and don't weigh much more, if any, than carbon. Covering the spokes gives a lenticular wheel, which actually outperforms a flat disk in a lot of real-world circumstances. Now, if you're talking about those bolt-on covers for BMX wheels, then yeah...
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Old 04-19-22, 08:25 PM
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I was thinking of trying to make a set of covers for a rear wheel just for something to try. I ride a lot on a circuit where I used to participate in a time-trial, and although it is no longer being held, I still time myself around it now and then, so it would be interesting to see if covers for the rear helped with the time around the circuit at all.
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Old 04-19-22, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
I was thinking of trying to make a set of covers for a rear wheel just for something to try. I ride a lot on a circuit where I used to participate in a time-trial, and although it is no longer being held, I still time myself around it now and then, so it would be interesting to see if covers for the rear helped with the time around the circuit at all.
they certainly should by cutting down on rear wheel turbulence and associated drag.
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Old 04-20-22, 10:48 AM
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Old 04-20-22, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Actually, plastic spoke covers work pretty well and don't weigh much more, if any, than carbon. Covering the spokes gives a lenticular wheel, which actually outperforms a flat disk in a lot of real-world circumstances. Now, if you're talking about those bolt-on covers for BMX wheels, then yeah...
I am talking about the bolt on BMX wheels and the stuff people make and zip tie on to their spokes. It is only good for polo.
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Old 04-20-22, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
I love reading all the time that 28 or 32 mm tires are always faster. If so, why don't we see them at TT road or Pro races on the road
Sweeping generalizations are ALWAYS a bad idea.
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Old 04-20-22, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Sweeping generalizations are ALWAYS a bad idea.
I see what you did there...
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Old 04-21-22, 03:28 PM
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Old 04-21-22, 03:36 PM
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That's one f'd up saddle position.
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Old 04-21-22, 03:47 PM
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That's one f'd up saddle position.
Maybe the owner wanted the stem and saddle to be paralell?
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Old 04-21-22, 06:23 PM
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I like the mirrored spoke covers, though...
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Old 04-22-22, 05:00 PM
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Old 04-25-22, 05:37 PM
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My only experience with disk wheels was picking one up that was on display at REI co-op in the '90s.

It was HEAVY.
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Old 06-16-22, 11:10 AM
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Disk. This older disk is actually quite heavy. Not very practical imo
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Old 06-17-22, 02:31 PM
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John Tomacs old bikes had discs, so did Deadly Nedly's



Several of my track bikes have disc wheels



One of my old track bikes that belongs now to WallytheWhale had an aluminum honeycomb core disc

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Old 06-17-22, 02:37 PM
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I'm not sneaking up on anybody with this set-up.
Shouldn't that be one fewer car?
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