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08-04-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

It's a little more than you would like to...

It's a little more than you would like to spend... but... you could try an Aerospoke wheel.

I have an Aerospoke rear wheel on my MTB, and a full set on my roadie.

There are pros and cons to...
08-04-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Recommend Full Suspension X/C Mountain Bike for Large Fellow

Oi,

Search function be damned...

Could anyone recommend a few very sturdy full suspension X/C MTBs for a dude 260-280-ish?
Forum: Foo
12-26-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 2,021,030
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Happy Winter Solstice everyone.. hope all is...

Happy Winter Solstice everyone.. hope all is well in Foo.
08-21-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,995
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Grrr. So I bought some long-@ss spokes (to...

Grrr.

So I bought some long-@ss spokes (to measure the ERD), and tried my best to measure the ERD for real. I took at least 6 samples throughout the rim.. assuring that I was properly opposed (15...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,727
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

nanotubes will continue to drop the weight.. ...

nanotubes will continue to drop the weight.. legal weight limits will drop.
08-21-07, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,974
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

I'm inspired. Think I'll organize my sty this...

I'm inspired. Think I'll organize my sty this evening.
08-21-07, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,995
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Thanks guys. In fact, I haven't properly...

Thanks guys. In fact, I haven't properly measured the ERD, but I will before making the final purchase. I just wanted to get this 1 mm difference notion straight in my head.

I've read a few...
08-20-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,995
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Might sound silly.. but couldn't you just...

Might sound silly.. but couldn't you just cut/file/grind off 1 mm if that was the case? (without ruing the thread of course).
08-20-07, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,995
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

1 mm Difference for left/right spoke.. Is it necessary?

Fellas..

Yet another spoke thread. Sorry.

I've worked out my wheel to require 263 mm right, 264 mm left.

Do I really need 2 different lengths? Will 1 mm really make a huge difference?
...
08-20-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Sounds like you have it goin' on. I say fix...

Sounds like you have it goin' on.

I say fix it. I doubt there's anything on that bike that will be overly suprising mechanicaly, and once you fix it up, the owner will be estatic, and you'll...
08-20-07, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

I always just take the saddle and post off, and...

I always just take the saddle and post off, and bring it with me. A bike without a saddle is even further deterrent to a thief.

If I park my bike outside (which isn't very often) anything that...
08-20-07, 04:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Do you build wheels? How big/heavy are...

Do you build wheels?

How big/heavy are you?

I'm not entirely sold on the Alpine III's. Triple butted, double, single, whatever, I just want to beefiest spoke, that's less likely to break, on...
08-19-07, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

The m475 was used for less than a month. It came...

The m475 was used for less than a month. It came on the stock wheel of the KHS Alite 3000 I bought this year.. the rear wheel blew up in under a month.

I dunno.. I don't know what to believe...
08-19-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Thanks pal.. think I will. My concern now is...

Thanks pal.. think I will.

My concern now is the hub. Not sure if I should spend $100 or so to upgrade to an XT.. or stick with the cheapo m475. I went to the lbs today and evidently the m475...
08-19-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

What exactly do you mean by 'worn'? Tires...

What exactly do you mean by 'worn'?

Tires wear.. you shouldn't have to replace it by having it misaligned for merely 1/2 mile. It say you didn't realize it was crooked, was it rubbing against the...
08-19-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

I feel your pain. I break spokes too often ...

I feel your pain.

I break spokes too often (250 lbs), but I don't need to replace the tire when I do, that's a little strange.

In any event, you're going to want to invest in a proper wheel. ...
08-19-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

No, I was not jumping. I was simply riding...

No, I was not jumping.

I was simply riding along, in a relatively clear, flat part of the trail.

But if I were to guess at what happened, it would be that a stick got kicked up into my rear...
08-18-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Unfortunately, my hub is not on the DT list.. ...

Unfortunately, my hub is not on the DT list.. but I think I'm ok with the measuring now. I'll give it a crack tomorrow.

Sorry, I have too many threads on this.. forgive my spamming, but I'll...
08-18-07, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Silly question. From what I've gathered.....

Silly question.

From what I've gathered.. there can often be a need to use 2 different lengths for the left and right side spokes.

If the spoke length calculations turn out to say you need 260...
08-18-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Thanks guys. By 'strong', I suppose I mean...

Thanks guys.

By 'strong', I suppose I mean 'greater resistance to breaking'.

I understand that my best bet would be if a pro built my wheel, with the best hub/rim combo going. Thing is, I...
08-18-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

You got that right doco... Although it...

You got that right doco...

Although it seems to depend on the tire as well.. I've had problems with one tire (wire bead), and was fine with another (kevlar). I broke at least 4 irons on the wire...
08-18-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Another thing that irked me about this lbs.. the...

Another thing that irked me about this lbs.. the hub/rim combo I'm using to build my first wheel are just spare parts that I have kicking around.

A Rhyno Lite rim, and a low end Shimano hub ...
08-18-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Thanks Cycco, that's awesome. I was sort of...

Thanks Cycco, that's awesome. I was sort of miffed when he said what he did, but with my lack of experience, I couldn't outright deny what he was saying.

Wish I could find a decent mech, at...
08-18-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,811
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Strongest Spoke On The Planet

Hey guys..

I was planning on building my first wheel with the strongest spokes I could find. I had thought that the DT Swiss Alpine III Triple Butted were among the toughest, but a mech at the...
08-18-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,736
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

neil, your ava freaks me out. Did God weld that?

neil, your ava freaks me out. Did God weld that?
08-18-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Yeah, I guess I was sort of hoping one of you old...

Yeah, I guess I was sort of hoping one of you old salt mechs would do exactly that for me.

And no, my lbs doesn't have such a system. In fact, the last time I had to buy spokes from them, the...
08-18-07, 07:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,611
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Hostile threads like this scare the dirt off and...

Hostile threads like this scare the dirt off and out of my chain.

It's effortless, and flawless.

Keep up the good work.
08-17-07, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Yeah... Im not wild about the hub either. ...

Yeah... Im not wild about the hub either.

Hmmmrph..

Looks like PricePoint has a Rhyno Lite / XT Hub wheelset on for rather cheap (probably cheaper than what I would end up paying for the XT...
08-17-07, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Thanks guys. You'd think that this sort of...

Thanks guys.

You'd think that this sort of data could be obtained from the manufacturer (Shimano). Can't seem to find the numbers anywhere.
08-17-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

First Time Wheel Building - Need help with spoke length calculation

Hey guys..

I'd like to try my first crack at wheel building. I'm ok with the lacing, truing, dishing, etc, but the spoke length calculation is sort of concerning me.

I've gone over several...
08-15-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

I bought this tool kit...

I bought this tool kit (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14586-325_SET325-2-Accessories-42-Tools/Sette-Torx-ST-32-Tool-Kit---32-Tools.htm) from PricePoint. Park may be better... but hard to beat the...
08-13-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,637
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

My lbs recommended two laps of hockey tape. (mtb)

My lbs recommended two laps of hockey tape. (mtb)
08-13-07, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Thanks fellas.. I was sweatin' there for a...

Thanks fellas..

I was sweatin' there for a spell.. this forum is a valuable source of info, and certainly don't want to burn any bridges.

(damn.. me and those matches again...)

The cheap...
08-12-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Hmm... ok, so I've jumped the gun then perhaps? ...

Hmm... ok, so I've jumped the gun then perhaps?

Sorry guys, but really.. the lbs has been a headache, and to make matters worse, the bike is a lemon. I'm exaggerating my displeasure with them, of...
08-12-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Hey.. I didnt say *all* mechs should drop dead,...

Hey.. I didnt say *all* mechs should drop dead, or rather burn in a house fire.

But.. that's fine. If you only knew what those idiots have put me through.

Anyways.. thanks for the advice maxx.
08-12-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Awesome. Wouldn't have painted it though... ...

Awesome. Wouldn't have painted it though...

(although it will look cooler when the paint peels, hope you dont touch it up).
08-12-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Ok. So I think I've managed to center it more......

Ok. So I think I've managed to center it more... at least alot better than what it was.

Thing that irks me is.. I bought this wheel after the factory wheel blew up (I just bought the bike about...
08-12-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Forgive the silly question.. but should I be...

Forgive the silly question.. but should I be doing the truing with the cassette, and disc still on the wheel? Or do I need to peel all that crap off?

MY guess is you leave it all on, to true the...
08-12-07, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

MTB with disc brakes, rear wheel dishing

Hey guys..

This is my first bike with disc brakes. I've noticed that the rear wheel sits a little offset to the left, (closer to the caliper). Is this normal?

I need to true my wheel again,...
Forum: Foo
08-10-07, 03:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,647
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Forum: Foo
08-07-07, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

What makes you feeeeeeeel baaaaaaaaad??

Upsetting something beautiful...
Forum: Foo
08-01-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

down her thighs

down her thighs
Forum: Foo
08-01-07, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

obscenity

obscenity
Forum: Foo
08-01-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

twinkies

twinkies
Forum: Foo
08-01-07, 06:43 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Ac-130

Ac-130
Forum: Foo
08-01-07, 06:21 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Koopas

Koopas
Forum: Foo
08-01-07, 06:10 AM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

phi

phi
Forum: Foo
07-31-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60,210
Views: 917,556
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

nosey nosey

nosey nosey
07-31-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By BugsInMyTeeth

Keep it up pal... a little humility goes a long...

Keep it up pal... a little humility goes a long way..
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