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11-19-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By Metaluna

Every rim/tire combination is different, but as...

Every rim/tire combination is different, but as long as it doesn't interfere with tire mounting, then using edge-to-edge tape allows the bead to press down on the edges of the tape, sealing them off...
10-28-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,448
Posted By Metaluna

Hah, I suspected that's what you meant. I was...

Hah, I suspected that's what you meant. I was going to suggest Foxtrot Alpha Golf :). I believe he sells those also, by the way.
10-28-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,448
Posted By Metaluna

He does a lot of bearing- and BB-related videos...

He does a lot of bearing- and BB-related videos on YouTube, and sells bearings. Based in the UK I believe. Claims to have mechanical engineering credentials, and seems knowledgeable. To be fair...
10-11-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Metaluna

Yeah, when I made my original comment I was only...

Yeah, when I made my original comment I was only looking at the 350 thru-axle front hub, which does have a spacer apparently (if I'm reading it right). I didn't realize at the time that the other...
10-09-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Metaluna

Just to be clear, I wasn't taking issue with your...

Just to be clear, I wasn't taking issue with your statement. I consider the DT Swiss procedure to be kind of hacky at best. They could at least have cut some notches in the spacer to allow a blind...
10-09-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Metaluna

Yes they are downloadable. You have to go to...

Yes they are downloadable. You have to go to their manuals page below, expand the hubs section, then download the "Hubs Technical Manual Ratchet". I'd post the direct download link for the PDF but...
10-09-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Metaluna

The DT Swiss front hubs are like this. It says...

The DT Swiss front hubs are like this. It says right in the service manual to wedge a drift into the seam between the spacer and inner race and tap it out from the opposite side.
09-18-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Metaluna

Shimano also sells a braze-to-clamp-on adapter...

Shimano also sells a braze-to-clamp-on adapter that has a built-in stop for the support bolt on it. I use one with an R8050 Di2 FD and it basically turns it into a clamp-on FD, unlike the Problem...
09-18-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Metaluna

Fair enough. It’s not worth the hassle or risk of...

Fair enough. It’s not worth the hassle or risk of getting a flat that could have been avoided. I’ll just recycle the tube into a chainstay protector or something.
09-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Metaluna

Tube starting to tear near valve stem - fixable?

I have a tube which, when inflated outside of a tire, looks like it's starting to pull away from the reinforced oval of rubber around the base of the valve stem. I noticed the problem while I was...
09-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Metaluna

One complicating factor is that you need to find...

One complicating factor is that you need to find a tube that is not only in the desired width range, but also has a valve stem that is long enough for your rims (valve extenders are a suboptimal...
09-05-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,077
Posted By Metaluna

Regarding the longer wheelbase: It looks like...

Regarding the longer wheelbase: It looks like they aren't using a dropped chainstay design, so maybe to increase tire clearance they had to stretch the rear triangle back?

Overall looks like a...
08-26-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Metaluna

Keep in mind that most cartridge hubs are only...

Keep in mind that most cartridge hubs are only easier to service if you have the right tools to pull and reinstall the cartridges, or are willing to pay a shop to do it (in which case, you donít...
08-26-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By Metaluna

Itís not an illogical concern at all and youíre...

Itís not an illogical concern at all and youíre right to be thinking about things like that rather than just plowing ahead. Many manufacturers spec a maximum rotor size for their forks, but I donít...
08-22-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Metaluna

That sounds pretty good. You could start with a...

That sounds pretty good. You could start with a "basic care and feeding" section for people like the OP who are handed a fully set up Di2 bike but haven't been given much instruction. So as you...
08-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Metaluna

The main problem with a socket is that most of...

The main problem with a socket is that most of them are deep enough to allow the cassette tool to slide freely outward unless you secure it by some other means (skewer, guide pin, etc.). I get...
08-15-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By Metaluna

I've not personally ever heard of any problems...

I've not personally ever heard of any problems with cassette carriers/spiders, but along that theme, maybe some of the rivets that hold the cogs on have become loose? That might cause some creaking...
08-13-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By Metaluna

I once had a cassette that was so clogged up with...

I once had a cassette that was so clogged up with hardened chain wax that the chain would skip on the two smallest cogs. There was so much buildup between the 11t and 13t that the chain wouldn't...
08-13-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Metaluna

Park makes a version of their cassette tool...

Park makes a version of their cassette tool (https://www.parktool.com/product/cassette-lockring-tool-with-12mm-guide-pin-fr-5-2gt) with a 12mm pin on it that slides an inch or so into the hub and...
08-09-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Metaluna

Were those aftermarket wheels 11 speed compatible...

Were those aftermarket wheels 11 speed compatible by any chance? If so, that spacer is probably 1.85mm thick, which is needed to adapt "normal" 8,9, and 10 speed cassettes to 11 speed freehubs.

To...
08-09-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Metaluna

That's because the HG-800 (and the new 105...

That's because the HG-800 (and the new 105 variety) is basically an 11 speed MTB cassette, and there is no special 11 speed freehub for shimano MTB wheels. It all still works with the old 9/10 speed...
08-08-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Metaluna

Unfortunately I don't know of any good "Di2 for...

Unfortunately I don't know of any good "Di2 for Dummies" type resource. You mostly have to use Google and read all the available user manuals, articles, forum posts, etc. and kind of piece it all...
08-05-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,576
Posted By Metaluna

Yeah it always seemed kind of contradictory to me...

Yeah it always seemed kind of contradictory to me to get a ruler that precisely measures 12", then end up having to eyeball the extra stretch, which is the measurement you actually want precision in....
08-05-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Metaluna

Keep in mind that, even in a properly bled...

Keep in mind that, even in a properly bled system, brake fluid can have a certain amount of gasses dissolved in it. These will come out of solution as the pressure drops. Try filling a syringe with...
08-05-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,576
Posted By Metaluna

Especially now that checkers that work the...

Especially now that checkers that work the "right" way, i.e. compensating for roller wear, are available from several sources (Park CC-4, Pedros Chain Checker Plus II, Shimano). Slightly harder to...
08-05-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By Metaluna

It's everything you dream it to be, and more!...

It's everything you dream it to be, and more! More gravelly than a gravel bike, more mountain-y than a mountain bike, more roadie than a road bike, but don't you dare call it an "all road" bike. It's...
08-05-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By Metaluna

I've built a couple of wheelsets with these rims...

I've built a couple of wheelsets with these rims and they're great. Unlike rims I've used from certain other manufacturers (*cough*Velocity*cough*), the extra money you spend is all there in the rim....
08-05-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,103
Posted By Metaluna

Just to be clear, will these work on...

Just to be clear, will these work on tubeless-ready tires and tubeless-ready rims, or are most people using them for non-tubeless conversions? Tubeless tires/rims are designed with tighter bead...
08-05-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Metaluna

By the way, there's a cool trick to using a...

By the way, there's a cool trick to using a dishing tool in such a way that it will display an error reading that is actually 4 times greater than the real dish offset. This allows you to get the...
08-01-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Metaluna

That P&K stand sure looks sexy if you like that...

That P&K stand sure looks sexy if you like that sort of retro industrial look, which I do. But I'm not convinced dial indicators have a place in wheel truing, or at least have a limited place. It...
08-01-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,324
Posted By Metaluna

I do think Pro4's are noisy but I just take it as...

I do think Pro4's are noisy but I just take it as a reminder that I'm not pedaling enough :)
08-01-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Metaluna

You don't really even need to center the stand....

You don't really even need to center the stand. You just need to reference the rim to one of the two caliper arms (take your pick). Then flip the wheel over and see if the other side of the rim is...
07-31-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Metaluna

I've had good results with the TM-1 over the...

I've had good results with the TM-1 over the years. When I bought mine it was probably around $40-50, but $80 is getting a little ridiculous for a tool of this style.

By the way, the Wheel...
07-31-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Metaluna

Keep in mind that cheaper stands will be flexier....

Keep in mind that cheaper stands will be flexier. Not a big deal if you know how to avoid it, but this is one of those cases where a pro quality tool can sometimes actually be better for a beginner...
07-31-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Metaluna

When they start to feel a little loose or shift...

When they start to feel a little loose or shift around occasionally during hard efforts (e.g. climbing) is when I replace them. Mine usually wear a little differently than your photo though. Compared...
07-31-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Metaluna

It sounds like youíre talking about the 1.85mm...

It sounds like youíre talking about the 1.85mm cassette spacer that allows you to use older cassettes on 11 speed wheels. If so, that spacer is there solely to make the cassette line up properly, and...
07-29-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,071
Posted By Metaluna

I could be wrong, but I believe the rule is that...

I could be wrong, but I believe the rule is that Di2 shifters will work with anything, but what you can't do is mix MTB and Road derailleurs, e.g. a road FD and mountain RD won't work together in the...
07-25-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,404
Posted By Metaluna

What would be cool is some kind of applicator...

What would be cool is some kind of applicator nozzle that sprays the product out in a wide umbrella-shape, kind of like a fire sprinkler. It would be attached at the end of a hose that you could...
07-24-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By Metaluna

Another area where there might be a reason to...

Another area where there might be a reason to prefer one over the other would be power consumption, however I don't know if there's a significant difference between BTLE and ANT+ (probably depends on...
07-23-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,796
Posted By Metaluna

The Soma Wolverine 4.0 Type B is around $800...

The Soma Wolverine 4.0 Type B is around $800 depending on fork option. It has adjustable/interchangeable dropouts and is belt compatible. The Type A is a more mainstream gravel/monstercross...
07-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,454
Posted By Metaluna

That touches on something I've wondered (worried)...

That touches on something I've wondered (worried) about -- is it possible to actually damage a rim with excessive force on a tire lever? I'm talking about typical plastic levers, not those huge steel...
07-18-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Metaluna

Should be no problem, as long as you plan to...

Should be no problem, as long as you plan to upgrade the crank to 105 at the same time that you upgrade the BB.

If you just wanted to change out the BB for some reason but keep your current crank,...
07-18-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Metaluna

It shouldn't be that much bigger of a job. All...

It shouldn't be that much bigger of a job. All you need is to get a new stem to match your new handlebars. If you're already replacing the handlebars, the incremental amount of work required to also...
07-18-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,666
Posted By Metaluna

The Sheldon Brown article linked above explains...

The Sheldon Brown article linked above explains it pretty well. Older Shimano 10 speed groups, for example, only move the rear shift cable 2.3mm per shift. So it seems plausible to me that you don't...
07-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By Metaluna

I believe "concrete" actually refers to any...

I believe "concrete" actually refers to any substance that has aggregates held together by some kind of binder. What we commonly think of as concrete is actually portland cement mixed with sand,...
07-17-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,454
Posted By Metaluna

Now that I have a couple of wheelsets with...

Now that I have a couple of wheelsets with tubeless tires, my old Koolstop tire bead jack has become a permanent resident in my Camelbak. I actually ride regular clincher tires w/tubes more often...
07-17-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,216
Posted By Metaluna

I've never run a 46/36, and as someone who needs...

I've never run a 46/36, and as someone who needs lower gearing that you can "officially" get from a 50-34 (i.e. 1:1), I used to dismiss it out of hand due to the larger small ring. But as I think...
07-16-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,808
Posted By Metaluna

Weeeellll...I have to take issue with that. He...

Weeeellll...I have to take issue with that. He didn't have the KGB breaking in to steal his tainted blood samples and replace them with clean ones like the Russians were doing at the Sochi Olympics....
07-16-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By Metaluna

Yeah but if you call them "aluminum alloy"...

Yeah but if you call them "aluminum alloy" someone else is probably going to be peeved that you didn't spell it "aluminium" or vice versa, and you're going to get groused at by someone sooner or...
07-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,751
Posted By Metaluna

I thought that got answered several times? ...

I thought that got answered several times?

Anyway, I believe the answer to your first question is NO, from the point of view of someone using tubes, there is no FUNCTIONAL difference between...
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