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Old 11-17-16, 09:23 AM
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Oh man, the Arayas look sweet! But yeah, a little porky at ~ 2000g f/r.
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Old 11-23-16, 07:43 AM
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I have a Novatec hub similar to this one:



One of the red spacers got locked down too tight, and I believe it's rubbing against the hub and needs to be loosened.

However, it's stuck tight, and I can't hold onto the axle tightly enough to turn the spacer without the axle turning along with it.

Any ideas?
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Old 11-23-16, 08:50 AM
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What if you tried tightening the other side (non-stuck) to your dropout so that the hub is on the outside of the frame?
here is a crude depiction: /\ is the frame viewed from the rear, _ is the hub... /\_
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Old 11-23-16, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by scoho View Post
I have a Novatec hub similar to this one:



One of the red spacers got locked down too tight, and I believe it's rubbing against the hub and needs to be loosened.

However, it's stuck tight, and I can't hold onto the axle tightly enough to turn the spacer without the axle turning along with it.

Any ideas?
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Old 11-23-16, 11:11 AM
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Or you could just hold the spacer on the other side using the appropriately sized cone wrench.
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Old 11-23-16, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by amplificus View Post
What if you tried tightening the other side (non-stuck) to your dropout so that the hub is on the outside of the frame?
here is a crude depiction: /\ is the frame viewed from the rear, _ is the hub... /\_
Well, damn, that sure worked better than cursing and banging on my hub with a wrench like a crazed monkey.
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Old 11-23-16, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by scoho View Post
Well, damn, that sure worked better than cursing and banging on my hub with a wrench like a crazed monkey.
Never fear! Your friendly engineer is here to help!
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Old 12-17-16, 11:07 PM
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700x20 or 700x23 safe on a 24 outer width rim or is it dangerous?
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Old 12-17-16, 11:14 PM
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Probably fine. I'm running 23's on Archetypes, which I think are a 23 outer width. Can't imagine ever wanting to go skinnier than 23's though unless the riding surface was smooth as glass.
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Old 12-18-16, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Probably fine. I'm running 23's on Archetypes, which I think are a 23 outer width. Can't imagine ever wanting to go skinnier than 23's though unless the riding surface was smooth as glass.
Yeah, i was wondering cause right now my 25s measure as 28s on the 24 width rim. So if i used 23s it would probably size up to 25 or 26. And it would be more aerodynamic if i used 20s. I probably shouldnt even worry about this since i dont ride professionally... thanks for the info.
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Old 12-18-16, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by cDiff Notorious View Post
Yeah, i was wondering cause right now my 25s measure as 28s on the 24 width rim. So if i used 23s it would probably size up to 25 or 26. And it would be more aerodynamic if i used 20s. I probably shouldnt even worry about this since i dont ride professionally... thanks for the info.
I've also considered running 23s on my Archetypes for a little more aerodynamic benefit but cannot fathom having to make these 2 sacrifices:

1. The super plush and comfortable, yet still fast and grippy ride that I get with 25s

2. My gumwall tire of choice does not come in 23
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Old 12-18-16, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
I've also considered running 23s on my Archetypes for a little more aerodynamic benefit but cannot fathom having to make these 2 sacrifices:

1. The super plush and comfortable, yet still fast and grippy ride that I get with 25s

2. My gumwall tire of choice does not come in 23
#2 is not a negative or a sacrifice.
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Old 12-19-16, 05:32 PM
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Anyone have thoughts on the best way to cut down Champ Yoshida grips?

I don't like snaking them all the way around the bends in my risers, but the last time I hacked down some grips they looked like they got mauled by a t-rex, which I would also like to avoid.
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Old 12-19-16, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cDiff Notorious View Post
700x20 or 700x23 safe on a 24 outer width rim or is it dangerous?
700x20??? Are you mad? Who makes that skinny of a tire these days? They should be drawn and quartered!
Wider is way better even 23-25c is something.
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Old 12-20-16, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cDiff Notorious View Post
it would be more aerodynamic if i used 20s. I probably shouldnt even worry about this since i dont ride professionally
Not only are you (or any of us.. I think?) not pro, but the width of your tire really shouldn't be your concern when it comes to aerodynamic drag. Search "how to be more aero on a bike" for all the low-hanging fruit that makes up the vast majority of your drag; then (and only then) should you even start to think about the marginal gains you might (might) get from things like tire width.
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Old 12-20-16, 12:54 PM
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I always thought the most aero setup was having tires and wheels be the same width - I swear I read that somewhere before.
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Old 12-21-16, 12:32 AM
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Welp thanks for knocking some sense into me guys

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My gumwall tire of choice does not come in 23
ta da


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Search "how to be more aero on a bike"
Point proven, not gonna shave my legs.
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Old 12-21-16, 01:18 AM
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But it makes them so smooth. Also the biggest aero benefit you can get is just getting in the drops.
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Originally Posted by cDiff Notorious View Post
Welp thanks for knocking some sense into me guys



ta da




Point proven, not gonna shave my legs.
You know, I'm not even sure why I posted that because I totally knew that. I believe I was under the influence of bourbon and beer.
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Old 01-06-17, 02:12 PM
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Sub 1600g wheelset for $200? Anybody here used or know anything about these wheels? Or the company, or any of their other products?

http://conquerelite.myshopify.com/products/s-300
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Old 01-06-17, 10:16 PM
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Mr Pink?

I have a decent enough portion of a 600 Tricolor gruppo and kinda want to build a more modern rode bike and saw there is a new Mr. Pink coming in the nearish future possibly I think so I might build up a little 600/Ultegra jobber.
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Old 01-07-17, 07:29 PM
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Mr Pink?

I have a decent enough portion of a 600 Tricolor gruppo and kinda want to build a more modern rode bike and saw there is a new Mr. Pink coming in the nearish future possibly I think so I might build up a little 600/Ultegra jobber.
That'd be a bummer if they got rid of the pink Mr Pink.
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That'd be a bummer if they got rid of the pink Mr Pink.
Agreed but should I get a Mr. Pink and put said Tri Color gruppo on it?
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Old 01-08-17, 09:08 AM
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Agreed but should I get a Mr. Pink and put said Tri Color gruppo on it?
I say why not! I've seen one with silver athena and it looked alright.

I just swapped everything on mine to DA except for the crank. Think I'm going to throw on the White Industries crank and call it a day.
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That'd be a bummer if they got rid of the pink Mr Pink.
Prepare to be bummed. The new Mr. Pink is blue.
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