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09-19-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By mrrabbit

I import the DDT32s. For brake pads, Kool...

I import the DDT32s.

For brake pads, Kool Stop actually has a line that are super narrow, can be used for road, hybrid, mtb setups with v-brakes.

The DDT32s are essentially downhill rims with a...
09-17-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By mrrabbit

You don't need spoke head washers when using...

You don't need spoke head washers when using 6.2mm elbows in 3.2mm thick alloy hub flanges.

Pretty much all your DT, Sapim, Wheelsmith, CN MAC and Pillar spokes will have 6.2mm (14g) and 6.0mm...
09-17-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By mrrabbit

The method you described is NOT stress...

The method you described is NOT stress relieving...also...doing what you do risks tacoing the wheel.

=8-|
09-09-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,111
Posted By mrrabbit

What's really important here is that you have an...

What's really important here is that you have an assembly by which to keep the meter calibrated.

As general rule of thumb for modern day alloy rims:

Single wall = 90 to 95 kgf
Double wall = 95...
09-09-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By mrrabbit

As already noted... Two spokes of known...

As already noted...

Two spokes of known length.... S1 S2

Two 12mm standard profile brass nipples....

Put spokes into the rim opposite sides, set the nipples such that the spoke end comes...
09-06-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By mrrabbit

Exactly, loosen the one spoke to be replaced...a...

Exactly, loosen the one spoke to be replaced...a little wiggling, angling, it'll come out from under the crossing spoke.

=8-)
09-03-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By mrrabbit

There's science and engineering... ...then...

There's science and engineering...

...then there's application.

Spoke calculator should simply provide a calculated length result.

Because a DT Swiss double butted 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 will...
09-03-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,387
Posted By mrrabbit

Wow...just wow... 1. Most alloy rims are...

Wow...just wow...


1. Most alloy rims are rated for 90kgf to 110kgf tension AFTER a proper stress relieving cycle has been done.

2. Select makes and models can survive 110kgf to 130kgf.

3....
08-19-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By mrrabbit

Switch this person over to rim such as a: ...

Switch this person over to rim such as a:

JetSet CH-300A
Kruzer King

Basically double wall 26 x 1.75 with a 2.5mm to 3.0mm thick inner wall.

Most e-Bikes are supplied with cheap rims that...
08-19-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By mrrabbit

Novatec's are fine for light, low torque riders...

Novatec's are fine for light, low torque riders or riders who stay 95% in saddle.

But once Mr. Beasty is standing on the pedals and hammering..Novatec's lightweight mechanicals will take a...
08-19-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,310
Posted By mrrabbit

I've never understood why people will go through...

I've never understood why people will go through tube after tube, thornproof tube after thornproof tub, day after day...

...and yet ignore or refuse to get a set of tire liners...

...or buy...
08-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By mrrabbit

If looking to go with a more classic look, H+Son...

If looking to go with a more classic look, H+Son TB-14s are nice.

=8-)
08-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By mrrabbit

First off you are using a digital caliper which...

First off you are using a digital caliper which are notorius for skipping.

Tighten the friction knob...zero...slide...measure.

I bet you'll get better numbers.

I use analog calipers for all...
08-16-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By mrrabbit

Funny that a few months ago I was dumping M10...

Funny that a few months ago I was dumping M10 axles with cones, variety of spacers (1mm to 16mm) and locknuts (4.2mm to 10mm) and free bearings - 12 sets and shipping for an even $20....and not a...
08-16-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By mrrabbit

The "correct way" is to have some specs to...

The "correct way" is to have some specs to follow:

http://www.mrrabbit.net/docs/freewheel_hub_dimension_A_OLD_sizing.pdf

I've posted this here several times now, surprised people haven't book...
05-20-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By mrrabbit

Wheels By Fleming Bicycle Wheels Documents -...

Wheels By Fleming Bicycle Wheels Documents - mrrabbit.net (http://www.mrrabbit.net/wheelsbyflemingapplications.php)

=8-)
05-19-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By mrrabbit

1. He doesn't do stress relieving in either...

1. He doesn't do stress relieving in either video...

2. He does the stretch thing in first video - risking tacoing the wheels - and I certainly hope he doesn't call that stress relieving because...
05-16-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By mrrabbit

So what method is he using to stress relief the...

So what method is he using to stress relief the wheels?

=8-)
05-14-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By mrrabbit

Currently working an early 2003 production 2004...

Currently working an early 2003 production 2004 Subaru WRX STI from front to back - that missed out on a lot of major services.

Every time I thought I was done . . . woops . . . found something...
05-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By mrrabbit

At a minimum...when a wheel is done: 1. Ends...

At a minimum...when a wheel is done:

1. Ends of the spokes must penetrate the thickness of the inner wall of the rim.
2. Come up to about 1.5mm below the screwdriver slot of the nipple.

That's...
05-14-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By mrrabbit

Sadly, their video on spoke length determination...

Sadly, their video on spoke length determination would indicate that:

A. They're reliant on misinformation for ERD.
B. Likely do not know what it really is and how it's determined.

For...
05-14-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By mrrabbit

The problem with most sites - with the exception...

The problem with most sites - with the exception of Sheldon Brown is that they get a lot of things wrong.

ERD - many just don't know what it is.
DISH - many don't know that there's two kinds of...
05-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By mrrabbit

DT Swiss spokes (2.34 / 1.7 / 2.0 or 2.0 / 1.8 /...

DT Swiss spokes (2.34 / 1.7 / 2.0 or 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0) with brass nipples and properly stress relieved...you should be fine.

=8-)
05-12-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By mrrabbit

Normal...just guestimate a new starting...

Normal...just guestimate a new starting position...lock again.

...until you get a result in which after the locknut is tightened...you have just a teeny bit of end play.

Then it's quick release...
05-12-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By mrrabbit

100mm from outside of one locknut to outside of...

100mm from outside of one locknut to outside of the other.

Give or take a mm...

Need only 3-4mm of axle left over on each side.

Lock down the locknut and cone on one side.

Then, use other...
05-11-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By mrrabbit

You didn't tell us which crankset and BB you are...

You didn't tell us which crankset and BB you are using.

=8-)
05-08-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By mrrabbit

1. yes (judgement call though on how much range...

1. yes (judgement call though on how much range in relative tension per side you'll allow)
2. yes
3. +/- .003 to .004 in. for high end stuff. But to be honest, one person's wobble isn't the same...
05-08-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By mrrabbit

It's a test of the onset of fatigue in a MACRO...

It's a test of the onset of fatigue in a MACRO manner...exaggerated.

In the real world sense, it's thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of cycles at the micro level where the spoke...
05-08-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By mrrabbit

Gauge per gauge, spokes aren't compared on the...

Gauge per gauge, spokes aren't compared on the basis of strength.

They're compared on the basis of how long they can handle cyclical compression (tension / detension).

That's controlled by 3...
05-06-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By mrrabbit

I posted a spec document. Read it. ...

I posted a spec document.

Read it.

Answer your own question.

=8-)
05-05-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By mrrabbit

You're welcome! =8-)

You're welcome!

=8-)
05-05-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,305
Posted By mrrabbit

It's not a sweet spot, it's the point at which...

It's not a sweet spot, it's the point at which the rim starts to yield.

For old super lightweight tubalars from the 70s, could be as little at 50 kgf such as with Martano's.

Nowadays, it's...
05-05-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,305
Posted By mrrabbit

All 11 spd hubs I have worked with so far have .8...

All 11 spd hubs I have worked with so far have .8 to 1.2mm LESS asymmetrical dish than 10 spd hubs - 11 spd hubs were specifically designed this way.

=8-|
05-05-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,305
Posted By mrrabbit

You don't use sound for final tension, you use to...

You don't use sound for final tension, you use to check for rogue spokes when doing relative tension.

Open Pros are not pretty tough, they are light weight race training clinchers - not designed...
05-02-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By mrrabbit

Those of you encouraging "winging it" are not...

Those of you encouraging "winging it" are not really helping the OP, nor mechanics who have to support his stuff in the future.

There's published specs for this - which I've already posted in this...
12-17-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By mrrabbit

Hub looks good to me. If it is indeed the...

Hub looks good to me.

If it is indeed the case that these use straight pulls....DT Swiss Competition 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 or DT Swiss Competition Race 2.0 / 1.6 / 2.0 would be nice.

Don't be afraid...
12-16-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By mrrabbit

Formula for Success: 1. Double wall rim,...

Formula for Success:

1. Double wall rim, with a deep profile, NOT a thin or shallow profile. Think square box - not thin rectangle. That will provide stiffness rim side.
2. Inside pulling OR...
12-06-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By mrrabbit

Possible the hub cups are loose? Seen this...

Possible the hub cups are loose?

Seen this happen with old cheap Suzue hubs....basically the adjustment is fine, just that cone / balls / and cups are floating with hub shell free to wiggle a tad....
12-01-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By mrrabbit

Before he can even go that far, he has to examine...

Before he can even go that far, he has to examine where the right seat stay joins the right dropout. If it joins offset to the outside, he' probably good to go for a 10/11 speed upgrade. If it's...
12-01-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By mrrabbit

1. You didn't tell us what size the frame...

1. You didn't tell us what size the frame is....the larger the frame, the more flex. 62-64mm Cannondale Alu frames were famous for about a 1/8" flex between the rear brake pads.

2. If you're...
11-29-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By mrrabbit

Looks like you have ONE thread in the rim...plus...

Looks like you have ONE thread in the rim...plus decent nipples.

Won't last forever though....

=8-)
11-29-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By mrrabbit

Have you taken this to the ClassicRendezvous...

Have you taken this to the ClassicRendezvous list?

groups.google.com

=8-)
11-28-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By mrrabbit

Minimum ERD aiming point = Penetrate Thickness of...

Minimum ERD aiming point = Penetrate Thickness of the Inner Rim Wall
Better ERD aiming point = Grab Some of the Head of the Nipple
Even Better ERD aiming point = Bottom of Screwdriver Flat

If...
11-27-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By mrrabbit

ERD has absolutely NOTHING to do with tire sizing...

ERD has absolutely NOTHING to do with tire sizing or fit.

=8-(
11-23-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By mrrabbit

Velocity - Aileron Comp Wheelset...

Velocity - Aileron Comp Wheelset (http://store.velocityusa.com/p/aileron-comp-wheelset/wheels_cx?pp=12)

=8-)
11-21-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By mrrabbit

The crux of the problem is threefold: 1....

The crux of the problem is threefold:

1. People learning something and assuming THAT way they learned it is the correct way.
2. People trying to sell something OLD as something NEW.
3. People...
11-21-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By mrrabbit

I'm pretty certain there are several sites out...

I'm pretty certain there are several sites out there that sell 135mm wheels built around:

KinLin XC 270s
Velocity Aileron's
Pacenti SL23s?

There's actually a market for light weight 100mm /...
11-20-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By mrrabbit

Well aware of his site.... He has ERD down...

Well aware of his site....

He has ERD down correctly...I'll give him that.

But tie and solder does not make a wheel stiffer...its a safety measure from a long while back reeinvented and sold as...
11-20-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By mrrabbit

1. A bicycle wheels strength is linear and...

1. A bicycle wheels strength is linear and vertical.
2. A bicycle wheels weakness is lateral.

Any side loading to a wheel at the point of the rim - is where the wheel's integrity starts to be put...
11-19-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By mrrabbit

126mm and 130mm OLD spec. Spacers, locknuts...

126mm and 130mm OLD spec.

Spacers, locknuts and axles can be found online. You can also get bundles of pulls from me as a packaged deal. Might be too much though as the bundles are primarily for...
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