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06-16-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By adipe

remove the chain and clean it by shaking it in...

remove the chain and clean it by shaking it in plastic jars with some solvent - the cheapest being diesel fuel i think.
the solvent should then be removed as quickly as possible and i would advise...
06-03-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,120
Posted By adipe

"best bang for the buck" is using zip ties, a...

"best bang for the buck" is using zip ties, a proper spoke key (which should cost a tenner or so) and a trained ear (any ear can be trained) and THEN spending some time to do your research with...
06-03-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,120
Posted By adipe

when truing wheels you need to pay attention to...

when truing wheels you need to pay attention to radial runout on each spot of the rim (at each spoke). as i said in another thread... radial runout at each spoke.

adjusting radial runout is best...
05-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By adipe

it can be very difficult to pull out a flat spot...

it can be very difficult to pull out a flat spot on the rim in order to end up with uniform spoke tension and low radial runout. it can be difficult to do that even if you have the best tools for the...
07-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,646
Posted By adipe

if bike is 25 lb and you are 132 then i'd say the...

if bike is 25 lb and you are 132 then i'd say the pressure is alright at 30 psi.

29 psi is the minimum tire pressure for a 75kg (165.5 lb) rider for 24x2" wheels....
12-01-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,220
Posted By adipe

first advice: some additive is needed to ensure...

first advice:
some additive is needed to ensure low wear and high intervals in cleaning/lubing. get some ceramic additive. hBN = hexagonal boron nitride.
teflon (PTFE) does not work too well on...
09-29-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,679
Posted By adipe

a steel frame would be a better bet for clydes....

a steel frame would be a better bet for clydes. by that i do not mean ordinary CrMo.

i had a bike (until it was stolen) with such an alloy that it had 0.38mm on the downtube wall thickness....
08-29-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,546
Posted By adipe

if spokes are having a large bend at the nipple...

if spokes are having a large bend at the nipple because of the large flange of the hub and the 3x pattern then a solution to prevent spokes breaking at the nipple would be to properly bed in the...
08-29-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By adipe

yea, jet washing is much better. very safe, no...

yea, jet washing is much better. very safe, no danger of making a mess and contaminate seals on the bearings, bottom bracket, inner rim surface.
water washes away non polar substances, no need for...
08-24-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By adipe

radial true should be sought before...

radial true should be sought before axial(lateral) true but you need to have the tension variance as to agree to the radial untrueness so to speak.
for example:
1.8mm spoke diameter;
290mm length;...
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