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Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
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: 2,041
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,182
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,182
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,534
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, 12:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,534
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: 1,076
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: 1,076
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: 1,076
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
06-29-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bob Dopolina

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

https://www.bikeman.com/CARV-VALVINATOR.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 25,241
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: 25,241
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,...
03-13-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,299
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: 5,299
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: 1,523
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: 5,369
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
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
12-23-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,542
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
12-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,542
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: 11,542
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: 11,542
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: 11,542
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: 11,542
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: 4,764
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...
10-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
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: 12,829
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,272
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: 9,272
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: 9,272
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: 78
Views: 11,802
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
04-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,272
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
04-10-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,272
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,272
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: 9,272
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,649
Posted By Bob Dopolina

It's a carbon frame. Carbon doesn't bend or...

It's a carbon frame. Carbon doesn't bend or change shape. The shape it is now is the shape it was when new.

Don't shim your drop-outs. That is a recipe for disaster. If your wheel has play when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,765
Posted By Bob Dopolina

So you've never worked on Campagnolo? Their...

So you've never worked on Campagnolo?

Their lockring spec isn't about loosening (and how does a lockring loosen by rolling backwards???- Are you talking about using a lockring on an old threaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,765
Posted By Bob Dopolina

I know. What complete horse****. Use...

I know.

What complete horse****.

Use paste and sequentially torque to spec. If there is a problem it is a warranty issue.

Rocket surgery, non?
07-29-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,359
Posted By Bob Dopolina

These mix and match threads seem to come up all...

These mix and match threads seem to come up all the time here. There are plenty of combinations that will work "just fine". But my question is what is "just fine"?

If I am spending the money to...
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