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08-22-18, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Speedub.Nate

​​​​​​ The gap is created by the brake arm's...

​​​​​​ The gap is created by the brake arm's protruding pivot, as shown in the first photo, not by the stud or the boss.

The spring pin engags the mounting holes, but because of the gap, too much...
08-21-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Brake Post Differences / Cane Creek Direct Curve...

I've got this old set of Cane Creek Direct Curve brake arms I was looking to install.

Problem is illustrated in the attached photos: The Direct Curve (black set) has a section of the pivot that...
03-23-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Speedub.Nate

When you watch a video of how a rim is...

When you watch a video of how a rim is manufactured, it's understandable how the mismatch between actual and published ERD occurs, due to the tolerances involved.

As a fallback, "too long" spokes...
03-22-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Speedub.Nate

It's important the threaded end of the spoke...

It's important the threaded end of the spoke makes it into the head of the nipple. If it's only threaded into the neck of the nipple, but not the head (which bears all the tension against the rim),...
03-22-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By Speedub.Nate

"It depends" is the right answer, unfortunately. ...

"It depends" is the right answer, unfortunately.

Generally, yes, 1mm or even 2mm is just an acceptable rounding error due to commonly available spoke lengths. You'll probably be fine.

But...
03-21-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I use the rubber grommets on a heavy mountain...

I use the rubber grommets on a heavy mountain tandem as well as a cargo bike. Never a problem however, the rubber grommets do make a bit of extra work getting the valve stem out when changing a tube....
03-20-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Yo! Thanks for the input and I agree 100%! ...

Yo! Thanks for the input and I agree 100%!

Wheel building is only "mystical" for those who have never done it. Once you spend a minimum of time thinking about it / planning, it is simply a...
03-16-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I finished up the build today and the modified...

I finished up the build today and the modified interlacing worked pretty well.

The end spokes in each group of 6 (in particular the "heads out" aka inside spoke) could have been cut a millimeter...
03-14-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Yeah, I'm going to pay attention to that. It...

Yeah, I'm going to pay attention to that. It ought not be that big a deal in this build. But if it's a problem, the wheel is going to get sloppy fast, so I can dive back in and amend the pattern.
03-14-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Oh! I forgot! So my other concern is I'm...

Oh! I forgot!

So my other concern is I'm building these with alloy nipples. I always use brass, but this time I relaxed my specs because, well, color.

Anyhow, I definitely don't want spokes too...
03-14-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Ok, I haven't trued up the 2nd wheel (front...

Ok, I haven't trued up the 2nd wheel (front wheel) yet, just pre-tensioned it. But I'm so far liking the change to the interlacing better that what I did with the rear wheel. I'll see how it works...
03-14-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

There you're totally wrong, unless you're just...

There you're totally wrong, unless you're just trying to throw insults.

There's nothing wrong with having a nice looking ride, but not at the expense of creating a weak wheel.

By the accounts...
03-14-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Then you've probably read some some of the same...

Then you've probably read some some of the same online bloggers / posters I have who recommend spokes a millimeter or two longer, to account for the deflection due to interlacing. Don't. I measured...
03-14-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Triples? In not following you. You mean another...

Triples? In not following you. You mean another cross outside of what's shown in the photo? No, this is it.

The spoke length calculates the same as a standard 3X. With it built, I'm not discerning...
03-14-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

My symmetry concern is the #1 spoke, not being...

My symmetry concern is the #1 spoke, not being interlaced, will be at a different tension than the #2 and #3 spokes in each group of three.

But if I wanted simple, I'd have opted for standard 3X.
03-14-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

You're right, to be technically correct, the...

You're right, to be technically correct, the other spokes laced around the key, but for the purpose of this discussion, it's clearer to describe it that way.
03-14-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Interesting notion. Being a kid's wheel, the...

Interesting notion. Being a kid's wheel, the stakes are low, but I'm still curious about finding the line between "weaker" and "too weak."

Maybe #3 can go "over, under, under" to avoid any...
03-14-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Yes! That's one page I referenced where the...

Yes!

That's one page I referenced where the builder advocates for interlacing.

The image of the Strida wheel I posted is not interlaced, helluva lot cleaner looking build, but my some accounts...
03-14-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Sorry bro, I'm talking about 3 Leading 3...

Sorry bro, I'm talking about 3 Leading 3 Trailing. You may have missed that part.

It looks something like this:
...
03-14-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,113
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Wheelbuild Q: 3 Leading, 3 Trailing, and interlacing...

I laced up my first 3-Leading, 3-Trailing pattern for my kid's 20" mountain bike, rear wheel. I'm curious to hear any thoughts.

I've read differing opinions as to interlacing on this pattern. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Thanks all. The dowel idea is so simple it should...

Thanks all. The dowel idea is so simple it should have been obvious. But I'm liking the idea of lassoing the saddle rails, too. Something to work on...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Securing the Seatpost w/ cable attached INSIDE the post & frame...

Years ago I recall seeing this seatpost security product on the shelf at a bike shop: a very small diameter cable with a loop at one end and some sort of wedge device at the other. The wedged end was...
01-05-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By Speedub.Nate

The orientation of the dropouts is Chapter 1 of...

The orientation of the dropouts is Chapter 1 of James' theory, but his Chapter 2 attempts to explain the loosening of the QR:
...
01-05-10, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By Speedub.Nate

As a matter of fact, there is generally accepted...

As a matter of fact, there is generally accepted evidence that your discs + QRs are causing this. If you'd like to learn more, search "James Annan disc ejection" and you'll come up with some relevant...
01-05-10, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I'm equally nervous about the asymmetric...

I'm equally nervous about the asymmetric drivetrain forces.

That is to say, not.
11-30-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,390
Posted By Speedub.Nate

The problem with many 700c tubes is with their...

The problem with many 700c tubes is with their cross-section diameter. I've found some work, but most either split open along the seam, or failed at the valve stem where the extra rubber couldn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Dunno. I, too, am 6' and find the standard model...

Dunno. I, too, am 6' and find the standard model to be a bit too small / short.

Unfortunately, the email was devoid of any size information. Anyone got anything on this?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,673
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Here are a couple of photos to go along with the...

Here are a couple of photos to go along with the press release.

I've started a separate thread with a picture of the XT w/ 18" wheels.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=467194

"MAS"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Strida XT "for tall riders" w/ 18" wheels...

As trueno92 posted in his Strida 2009 thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=467153) elsewhere in this forum, Strida will be showing a few new models at Interbike next week, including the...
08-18-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,446
Posted By Speedub.Nate

If you have no more room in the CPS system to...

If you have no more room in the CPS system to adjust you caliper outboard (for more clearance between the rotor and outer pad), you may need to have your disc brake tabs faced. Another alternative is...
08-18-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I'd email VDO about the problem. I bet they'd...

I'd email VDO about the problem. I bet they'd take care of you. They've given me great customer service in the past, despite them being in Germany.
08-17-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Can't blame the guy for trying. I managed to...

Can't blame the guy for trying.

I managed to make a few bucks profit on an unboxed cheapo tandem after asking a bit more than retail + shipping. Maybe in his case, the unpacking, assembly, and box...
08-16-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I just did some experiments to confirm how well...

I just did some experiments to confirm how well this lossless digital transmission works.

The current setup requires ~7 wheel revolutions to mark 0.01 mile. So I hid the computer out of range of...
08-16-08, 02:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By Speedub.Nate

VDO DS series (C2, C3 & C4) digital wireless...

VDO DS series (C2, C3 & C4) digital wireless works great with the head unit mounted to the stoker's handlebar. We're running a C2 on in the stoker position, with the transmitter on the fork.

VDO...
07-25-08, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Yeouch! Just curious, how much out of phase?

Yeouch!

Just curious, how much out of phase?
07-24-08, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I don't understand that observation. Can you...

I don't understand that observation. Can you elaborate?
07-20-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Thanks for the responses, everyone. The trip...

Thanks for the responses, everyone.

The trip went fine. Not a peep from the station agents. We boarded the back of the last car and wedged the front wheel all the way up against the empty operator...
07-17-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Here's one I found from Shimano. ...

Here's one I found from Shimano.

http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610,s1-1-8-16868-1,00.html

In the video the rider says the front derailleur adjusts slightly for the rear derailleur to...
07-17-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,783
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I'm curious to see it. Are these electronic...

I'm curious to see it. Are these electronic shifters supposed to be self adjusting, or are they going to use indexed stops that still require tuning? Still a derailleur, right? Just a small motor...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 03:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Increase Road Double chainline? (outboard bearing cranks)

I'm looking into ways I might widen the chainline of a road double crankset that uses an outboard bearing design.

For various reasons, I'd like to get the outer ring (single ring setup) spaced out...
07-16-08, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Great. Thanks. I'm still wondering which way...

Great. Thanks. I'm still wondering which way we're going to fit in without obstructing the doors, but we'll work it out. I'll just shoot for the end of the last car.
07-15-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Awsome! Thanks! Exactly what I am hoping for.

Awsome! Thanks! Exactly what I am hoping for.
07-15-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Thanks, yeah, I'm familiar. Just looking for...

Thanks, yeah, I'm familiar. Just looking for personal experiences. If we can get it past the station agent, then we'll have no problems getting it on a train, even if we have to wait.

BART used to...
07-15-08, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Any hassle with tandem on BART?

Hey Bay Area tandemists, just looking for any words of wisdom regarding dragging our tandem onto the BART train this coming weekend.

I'm not expecting any trouble getting on an empty train in the...
07-10-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
Posted By Speedub.Nate

This is Ultimate's Pro workstand with a Pro Elite...

This is Ultimate's Pro workstand with a Pro Elite head (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=202940), but in all practacality their basic model "Sport" workstand ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-08, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Speedub.Nate

From the horse's mouth: ...

From the horse's mouth:

http://bart.gov/guide/bikes/bikeRules.aspx

Folded bikes are allowed on the trains at all times. During commute hours, folding bikes must be folded before entering the...
07-05-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By Speedub.Nate

We've had a few instances where I tell Anne to...

We've had a few instances where I tell Anne to "lighten up." Maybe it's because I'm burnt, but she usually counters with, "I felt you slacking off, come on" or "I felt like I was slacking off and now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By Speedub.Nate

I'm finding new uses for the Dremel all the time....

I'm finding new uses for the Dremel all the time. I don't know how I got along so long without one. This particular example was brilliant, if I may say so!
07-04-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By Speedub.Nate

My wife and I are relatively new at tandeming,...

My wife and I are relatively new at tandeming, and "work load" is a pretty regular discussion. I'm not sure if our experience on dirt is equivalent to yours on the asphalt.

On her solo bike, Anne...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By Speedub.Nate

Ok, that was easy. Couple of strokes with a...

Ok, that was easy.

Couple of strokes with a flat file and it was pretty obvious that was going to be an arduous process.

So broke out the Dremel with the reinforced cut-off disk, and (improper...
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