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16 spokes, kerb hopping?

Old 01-15-09, 01:48 AM
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16 spokes, kerb hopping?

Soon I'll have a budget 16 spoke front and 20 spoke rear.
Does that mean absolutely no kerb hopping?
Not even a little?
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Old 01-15-09, 01:58 AM
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Wrong sub-forum.
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Old 01-15-09, 02:11 AM
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im new to this, how/where should i have asked?
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Originally Posted by maxbicyclemax View Post
im new to this, how/where should i have asked?
Over in the kerb (sic) hopping with 16 spokes forum.
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Old 01-15-09, 02:24 AM
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must be too hot here downunder, my brain is just not keeping up.
what does (sic) stand for? i searched the net an found 111 possibilities.
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He's indicating that he thinks there's only one global spelling for the thing at the side of the street.

BTW I'd say hop away, and send pics!
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Old 01-15-09, 05:16 AM
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that's sic, maaaate.



of course you can hop, you just shouldn't be hard on the landings. and lift the back wheel too, rather than smashing it into the kerb.


randochap: curb your impatience. we know it's winter, but summer will be here soon enough, and then you can ride for all of three weeks again. (sn1gger).
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I ride wheels with the same set up (16/20). While I never find the need or desire to curb hop, I've had no problems riding the bike on normal pavement. I'm about 165lbs.
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just check your tension every so often
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I ride some shimano 16spoke front wheel on my work bike. I work in a neighborhood that's mostly cobblestone streets. Plenty of curb hopping, but I'm a dainty 130lbs.
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Originally Posted by maxbicyclemax View Post
must be too hot here downunder, my brain is just not keeping up.
what does (sic) stand for? i searched the net an found 111 possibilities.
'Sexual Information Centre'
'Shetland Islands Council'

It's used in a quote to note that a grammatical error was in the original quote, rather than the fault of the person doing the quoting.

In this case it indicates that the quoter speaks American rather than English.


No. Don't hop either kerbs or curbs with those wheels.
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Old 01-15-09, 08:59 AM
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I might be missing something but on anything other than a short term basis it seems that 'budget' and '16 spokes' don't ever belong in a sentence together.
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Originally Posted by jccaclimber View Post
I might be missing something but on anything other than a short term basis it seems that 'budget' and '16 spokes' don't ever belong in a sentence together.
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I wouldn't hop with a 16 spoke wheel. It can be more than strong enough for riding on pavement, but it is flexible and weak with respect to side loads. If you land it even a little sideways, there's a good chance it will collapse. That's the reason 100 pound BMX racers ride 40 spoke wheels.
BTW "sic" is Latin for "thus" and is inserted to indicate that a misspelling or other error was in the source of the original quote.

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My cousin went kerb hopping on his 16 spoke ride....it didn't end well. My uncle Larry was fishing at the time and grabbed a photo...

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if you're light, under 60kg, then I don't see any problem with it.

your wheels should be strong enough for you that they shouldn't go out of true or round when you hit a pot hole the same height as a curb at speed.
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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
Over in the kerb (sic) hopping with 16 spokes forum.

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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
if you're light, under 60kg, then I don't see any problem with it.

your wheels should be strong enough for you that they shouldn't go out of true or round when you hit a pot hole the same height as a curb at speed.
You either come from the land of giant potholes or teeny kerbs. That or Chicagoland just has some giant kerbs
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I don't hop curbs, but I have little apprehension about bunny hopping over things in the road on my budget 16/20 wheels either. I'm also thankful that I don't weigh 200 lb every time I do, though.
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You either come from the land of giant potholes or teeny kerbs. That or Chicagoland just has some giant kerbs
giant pot holes. 1~3in deep, 4~36in in diameter.
I've hit a 2in deep 12in wide pot hole at 15mph or so and my mavic cosmos 20/24 didn't even budge.
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giant pot holes. 1~3in deep, 4~36in in diameter.
I've hit a 2in deep 12in wide pot hole at 15mph or so and my mavic cosmos 20/24 didn't even budge.
Where do you live? We wouldn't even notice that in Upstate NY.

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Where do you live? We wouldn't even notice that in Upstate NY.

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Since when did you guys start even paving roads?
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Toronto, where if the road does not have a single pot hole, then it must either be unpaved or a bridge
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I like hopping curbs on my daughter's big wheel, it has no spokes and does just fine. That thing is really beast on the down hill. I reccommend you scrub hwatever this spoked wheeled bike that you're talking about and switch to a big wheel. All serious riders have a big wheel, and superman underpants over their shorts.
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Originally Posted by sharkey00 View Post
Since when did you guys start even paving roads?
It's not a matter of when they started, but when they stopped.
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guys guys,
thank you so much,
i feel confused, insulted and enlightened at the same time.
maybe a bit like upsetting the lady when we nearly crashed our bicycles head on, riding over the golden gate br S.F because she ((sic) maybe me being the australian) was riding on the wrong side.
yesterday was 39c today will be 40degrees C things are different down here.
I'll try and spell like Y'all talk in the blockbuster movies.
my brother lives in indiana, maybe I'll ask him
cheers
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