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03-13-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By Bob Dopolina

They are. The problem is that they are...

They are.

The problem is that they are actually expensive for us to make due to how many machining steps are involved. Also, when we make them, we need to make A LOT so it is a considerable...
03-12-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I don't know who Aican is, but our BDop Offset...

I don't know who Aican is, but our BDop Offset Holders are our design. We own the tooling.

FYI - if you can't find another solution, our design adds 7mmm of reach and come in Silver or Black.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Bob Dopolina

The tire is not 'unraveling'. That is impossible...

The tire is not 'unraveling'. That is impossible due to how tires are constructed.

What you are seeing is the threads from the breaker strip. It is the piece that wraps around the tire bead to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,658
Posted By Bob Dopolina

A few things: 1. The Taiwan Dollar is at near...

A few things:
1. The Taiwan Dollar is at near historic highs. This adds about 15% before the bike even gets on the boat.
2. Shipping is screwed. Turnaround times for containers have become weeks,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,228
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Once a shipment enters Customs, it disappears...

Once a shipment enters Customs, it disappears from tracking until it is cleared.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Bob Dopolina

2021 Taiwan Manufacturing and Price increases

Just thought I'd throw this out there.

The first thing to note is the likelihood that there will be pricing increases across the board on goods made in Taiwan. This is due to the incredibly strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I'm not sure what happened to you but it must...

I'm not sure what happened to you but it must have been tragic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Please show us on the doll where reality touched...

Please show us on the doll where reality touched you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

So wait, are you now calling me "scummy?" ...

So wait, are you now calling me "scummy?"

Having the audacity to ask a customer ANY BASIC QUESTIONS is somehow displaying dishonest, underhanded behavior?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

We are well aware of the multiplier. It factors...

We are well aware of the multiplier. It factors into most claims. However, if you want to understand our thought process, it goes like this:
Scenario A
1. Customer buys a wheel somewhere. They use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

A few things: 1. We already said we were going...

A few things:
1. We already said we were going to replace the failed part. This was never in question.
2. These questions are invaluable. It is our way of monitoring the performance of the products...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You have no clue. 1. Never attacked anyone....

You have no clue.

1. Never attacked anyone. I asked how the part was installed. Please explain how that is an attack.
2. No redirect of any kind (this is delusional). I tried to confirm the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Sorry, wrong on all counts. 1. I was kidding...

Sorry, wrong on all counts.

1. I was kidding about the hammer but we do need to check a few things to make sure it was installed right (so a replacement won't fail again).
2. The counterfeit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Worst. Customer. Evar!

Well, I suspect this will get ugly at some point.

We deal with a wide variety of customers in terms of their technical knowledge. Since we sell a lot of small parts, this really does come into...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,148
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yes, I just hand drill them myself with my trusty...

Yes, I just hand drill them myself with my trusty Dremel. I can't remember what size the bit is (I've used the same one for years). A 1mm hole certainly would be a good start (but you could start...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,148
Posted By Bob Dopolina

That's could also be a flow issue. Depending...

That's could also be a flow issue.

Depending on how they fold or end the prepreg at that lip, it can be difficult to get a good flow to the very edge of the rim. This can be caused by drifting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,148
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I'd really like to see a photo of the failure. ...

I'd really like to see a photo of the failure.

And +1 on drain holes. I live in a tropical climate so I have always put drain holes on all my carbon rims. It's never been an issue.
10-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Thanks for the shout out, however, we are located...

Thanks for the shout out, however, we are located in Taiwan, not China.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,423
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I had no idea your influence reached back to...

I had no idea your influence reached back to 1985.

I go tired of telling people, "No, I don't golf." because of the obvious tan lines.

It was always no gloves for training unless there was...
09-21-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yes. We supply Sapim in the OE.

Yes. We supply Sapim in the OE.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,947
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Isn't it strange how such a small thing can...

Isn't it strange how such a small thing can become such an annoyance?

We stopped selling our Valvinators as the part was $1.99USD but the shipping was $15.00USD. It was fine if they were part of a...
Replies: 2,768
Views: 390,871
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yes, we make a 4-Bolt and 5-Bolt version of the...

Yes, we make a 4-Bolt and 5-Bolt version of the adapter. It goes 110BCD to 144BCD with space for Sram and Quark PM electronics.
09-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Bob Dopolina

We do. As long as there is other stuff in...

We do.

As long as there is other stuff in the box the shipping cost makes sense. To ship just one rim is a bit pricey.

Hit us up at our customerservice@bdopcycling.com email if you want to...
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Did you get this sorted? We have the...

Did you get this sorted?

We have the freehub and we can also supply Sapim Race spokes. Just email us at customerservice@bdopcycling.com and we can sort it out for you.
09-20-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I see you managed to get this sorted yourself....

I see you managed to get this sorted yourself. The 10/11 freehubs have a black spacer at the back for 10spd set ups. If you slide it off, you are not 11spd.

Glad to see you still riding the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You actually think I paid any attention to what...

You actually think I paid any attention to what you ride. You flatter yourself. I have no interest in engaging you in anything related to manufacturing. I mean how can one compare decades of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

No. They wouldn't. See if you can spot the...

No. They wouldn't.

See if you can spot the differences:

1. Spain and the Basque region:
- Currently governed by the same government
- Same currency, economy, laws, police and military

2....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,066
Posted By Bob Dopolina

It's not going by ship. Unless you ordered a...

It's not going by ship. Unless you ordered a pallet or container of goods it's going by air.

If it shipped, you should have tracking.

If you track your order and it disappears for a day or so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,066
Posted By Bob Dopolina

It depends on where you are shipping from/to. ...

It depends on where you are shipping from/to.

National postal services are closed in many countries. We receive daily updates from our national postal service (EMS).

The US is open but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 33,057
Posted By Bob Dopolina

That was true two years ago. Now? Not so much....

That was true two years ago. Now? Not so much. Alloy rims have made a comeback.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

There is no point in continuing this...

There is no point in continuing this conversation. You don't know what you're talking about and I haven't got the time to waste attempting to educate someone who knows so little but is convinced...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Old news. Try to keep up. Wrong again....

Old news. Try to keep up.



Wrong again. So wrong, in fact, that China and Taiwan are tariffed differently.

Why do you think that is? Hint: They're different countries with different business...
04-13-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yes. It's only double thick in certain parts as...

Yes.
It's only double thick in certain parts as in where it's bonded to the casing. They can get cut by the edge of the valve hole on the rim, over time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Good God: 1. I live in Taiwan and have done...

Good God:

1. I live in Taiwan and have done so for decades
2. NO ONE includes Taiwan as part of China outside the CPP! Where I live those are fighting words
3. If you don't know the difference...
04-08-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

End result, based on our input and feedback from...

End result, based on our input and feedback from other markets will be presta, drill for Schrader.

Thanks for the feedback. It helped.
04-08-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

It's not the valve stem itself that fails. It's...

It's not the valve stem itself that fails. It's where the stem is bonded to the casing. That can be pulled against the edge of the drilled hole and cut, over time. Grommets help with this.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

If you don't know the difference between 'cheap...

If you don't know the difference between 'cheap Chinese labour" and Taiwanese manufacturing you should just stfu now.

I can guarantee that you are riding Taiwanese products right now.

Please...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,519
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Sorry, the owner of the company is a Brit and...

Sorry, the owner of the company is a Brit and manufacturing is done in Taiwan.
04-01-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Part of the issue is geographic. These rims will...

Part of the issue is geographic. These rims will be sold globally but the acceptance for tubeless is not the same in all of the markets involved.

If the rim can accept schrader, then people in...
04-01-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Actually, it was an old idea that they were...

Actually, it was an old idea that they were toying with.

They wondered about drilling Schader and then installing a rubber grommet that would down size to presta; Pull the grommet to run schrader...
04-01-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Thanks for your response but, with all due...

Thanks for your response but, with all due respect, the customer had a position for one choice that had an interesting idea behind it. We suggested another option. The problem is that we both half...
03-31-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Valve Holes

We have a customer who is producing some new gravel rims. We got bogged down in how to drill the valve holes.

The options are:
1. Presta
2. Schrader
3. Presta and folks can drill for schrader
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Most people go with Black Prince on their generic...

Most people go with Black Prince on their generic carbon. Some companies actually develop pads specific to their rims. I find those tend to have the best braking performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bob Dopolina

With a special, additional locking mechanism. ...

With a special, additional locking mechanism.

BDop Da ROUGHSTUFF HDST (http://www.bdopcycling.com/BDop%20Da%20ROUGHSTUFF%20HDST.asp#15)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,196
Posted By Bob Dopolina

This is Giant. They own the Cadex name, or at...

This is Giant. They own the Cadex name, or at least they did.

I'd like to see a profile drawing of the disc. There are way better options that just a flat disc in terms of design, but I've not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Bob Dopolina

All of the above. Go through the channels.

All of the above. Go through the channels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,275
Posted By Bob Dopolina

If others are working wtf would you want to...

If others are working wtf would you want to squeeze in and work?

Slot in and save your jam for later or until something selective happens. Seriously. Why go to the front at the start of the race...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,797
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yeah, as I mentioned earlier, lots claim to be...

Yeah, as I mentioned earlier, lots claim to be floating but aren't really floating. If there is no movement possible between the spider and the braking surface then it won't actually float. I can't...
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