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Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yes, this is still the case. The transition from...

Yes, this is still the case. The transition from tire to rim has to be smooth and the shape of the tire (which is affected by the rim width) is what matters. That was kind of my point.

This...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bob Dopolina

We used to offer 38/50mm carbon rim setups a few...

We used to offer 38/50mm carbon rim setups a few years ago. The fad came and went.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bob Dopolina

That's a good point. If the effective widths...

That's a good point.

If the effective widths vary while using the same sized tires (say 25c/25c), the rider can benefit from the aero/comfort I mentioned while still being able to do the front to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Different Front/Rear tire sizes?

Years ago Continental offered the Force/Attack tire set where the front tire was smaller than the rear tire.

I always thought this was a good idea for two reasons: 1. The weight distribution is...
12-26-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bob Dopolina

That would be a more problematic solution from...

That would be a more problematic solution from the manufacturing standpoint. Once we started bonding, we would have to involve another vendor in the process. I am also not sure I like the idea.

If...
12-26-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bob Dopolina

We have been making these for almost 10 years now.

We have been making these for almost 10 years now.
12-24-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Ooof. That would require some new tooling....

Ooof.

That would require some new tooling. And, even with our first run, we'd have to make a few hundred pairs. These are expensive to make so with tooling and stock it would be an investment.
...
12-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bob Dopolina

They give 7mm more reach.

They give 7mm more reach.
Forum: Group Buy
08-11-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,932
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Closed.

Closed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

In case anyone is still wondering, this is about...

In case anyone is still wondering, this is about ordering stock.

I kept hearing that we don't need to stock 32H for road disc. My gut said that 28/32 alloy is still needed. Although this is a tiny...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You get it.

You get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Good God. It's a simply question. I'm not...

Good God.

It's a simply question. I'm not interested in a debate or a deconstruction of the post.

"Apparently, an edit is required: IF you have a road bike, and IF it has disc brakes, AND you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Wow. Who knew rocket-surgery was this hard. ...

Wow. Who knew rocket-surgery was this hard.

It's a straw poll to get a general sense of what end-users ACTUALLY WANT with disc brake rims. Obviously, there will be a lot of variables and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Do you have a road bike with disc brakes? ...

Do you have a road bike with disc brakes?

How many holes are in your rims (not counting the one for the valve)?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Best: The one most liked...preferred Drilling:...

Best: The one most liked...preferred
Drilling: The holes in a rim where the spoke goes
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Of course it depends. I'm just curious about...

Of course it depends.

I'm just curious about what actually ends up on most bikes, not what each person prefers for any specific conditions.

Macro, not micro.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Road Disc Rims

Quick straw poll:

What is the best drilling for road disc rims?

Apparently, an edit is required: IF you have a road bike, and IF it has disc brakes, AND you were choosing new wheels (not the...
Forum: Group Buy
08-02-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,932
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Carbon 50mm Road Disc Clincher Rims

Well...this place is a bit of a ghost town.

We were just contacted by one of our vendors. They have some surplus rims they need to dump. These were made for OE customers and they have too many.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina

FYI - A lot of industries are fragmented as you...

FYI - A lot of industries are fragmented as you say. In Taiwan, the shipping between factories is handled mostly by blue trucks (because they are all the same colour of blue). This isn't actually a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Yeah, the silver ones, not the black ones...

Yeah, the silver ones, not the black ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Isn't it weird and so random what things are in...

Isn't it weird and so random what things are in short supply? An injection-molded item like that should be so simple to churn out. But here we are.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina

FYI - We just ordered a few thousand Pillar Wing...

FYI - We just ordered a few thousand Pillar Wing 21 Spokes for an OE customer and lead times seem normal. These may end up being the go-to spoke for the foreseeable future.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina

We just ordered a bunch of TB 2015 spokes and we...

We just ordered a bunch of TB 2015 spokes and we have a 15 day lead time (time until delivery). That's pretty quick. I assume that means they have material and capacity.

I have no idea about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,498
Posted By Bob Dopolina

More supply side drama.

I was just informed that we won't see CX-Ray spokes in Taiwan again for at least another 40 weeks. Other Sapim spokes are pretty much the same.

It just keeps getting better and better.

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bob Dopolina

That's so true. I don't know how many times...

That's so true.

I don't know how many times I've had stuff on my mind, went for a good ride, and have had it totally sorted by the time I got home. And it's not like I was thinking about it while...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I actually started off riding by touring for a...

I actually started off riding by touring for a year in Europe in the early 80's. My hope is that when my son is older that we can do a proper tour together somewhere like Vietnam.

One can dream.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Bob Dopolina

First Ride in Ages

I used to train and race quite seriously (a legend in my own mind). Every day the ride had a purpose, a focus, and was documented and measured. I did enjoy this aspect of it but it seemed more a job...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Bob Dopolina

This. Sounds like drag in the freehub....

This.

Sounds like drag in the freehub. Should be videos to help you clean/repair this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Since we're in Taiwan, we had plenty of...

Since we're in Taiwan, we had plenty of opportunities to test them in the rain but we are seriously lacking in snow...;-) We do, however, have some pretty intense tropical sun. I used to use tape,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Incorrect. These are MUCH thicker than tape AND...

Incorrect.
These are MUCH thicker than tape AND have glue that will keep them in place even after countless hours riding in the rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By Bob Dopolina

https://www.bikeman.com/CARV-VALVINATOR.html

https://www.bikeman.com/CARV-VALVINATOR.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Utilizing space is definitely a must. Maybe flip...

Utilizing space is definitely a must. Maybe flip it around just for the bike porn photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bob Dopolina

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,913
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I think you may be drawing the wrong conclusion...

I think you may be drawing the wrong conclusion here. On page 94, in the second section, it seems to imply that they want you to use a compression plug (in a style they like so they provide one) but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,913
Posted By Bob Dopolina

No actual data here, however, this was a commonly...

No actual data here, however, this was a commonly accepted understanding of the function of the top cap by assemblers.

From handling carbon warranties, in my experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Post a photo of the hubs and we can provide all...

Post a photo of the hubs and we can provide all the info you need.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Some 1x setups have chainline issues. If...

Some 1x setups have chainline issues.

If your bike frame is spec'd with a road group but uses an MTB hub, the hub chain lines are different. Road is 41.5mm while MTB is 44mm. This pushes the chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,588
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Build them yourself:...

Build them yourself: bdopcycling.com/bdop-diy-kit-alloy-road-disc-vii/ (https://bdopcycling.com/product/bdop-diy-kit-alloy-road-disc-vii/)

Shipped: $364.99USD
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,082
Posted By Bob Dopolina

BDop Steel Cassette 11-28T - 185g...

BDop Steel Cassette 11-28T - 185g (https://bdopcycling.com/product/bdop-steel-cassette-shimano-sram-11spd-11-28t/)

BDop Alloy Cassette 11-25T 112g...
03-13-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,246
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: 5,246
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: 1,441
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: 5,347
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: 4,391
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: 735
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: 11,518
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: 11,518
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: 11,518
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: 11,518
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...
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