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by mig
1 Apr 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel and tyre diameters
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Wheel and tyre diameters

i might look up this list. are any combinations so loose as to be dangerous? i ask as i serviced my track bike ten days ish ago and the (old but ok) GP3000s on old style open pros really flopped on to the rims. whereas the GP4 seasons needed....er.....quite some persuasion to go on to a chrina. verb...
by mig
31 Mar 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 80
Views: 1886

Re: Make your own bike part soaking tray

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” “Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” this place is great when it works properly. i'm hoping that it continues that way and contributors don't get ...
by mig
31 Mar 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: When do you consider a tyre is dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: When do you consider a tyre is dead?

i've always found the rule to be the first ride on a brand new tyre always picks up some sort of cut whatever you do! not necessarily all the way through but some sort of chunk is taken.
by mig
30 Mar 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 127
Views: 202913

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

i'd have a lash at one of these i think but not if the shift point is daft. that would drive me bonkers. happy to put the miles in on fixed (with ratios to which i'm used) but always looking for alternatives. why would the manufacturer choose to build them for small wheeled bikes? far more 700c or ...
by mig
30 Mar 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 127
Views: 202913

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

i'd have a lash at one of these i think but not if the shift point is daft. that would drive me bonkers. happy to put the miles in on fixed (with ratios to which i'm used) but always looking for alternatives. why would the manufacturer choose to build them for small wheeled bikes? far more 700c or M...
by mig
30 Mar 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke Length Campag Mirage/Open Pro 32
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Spoke Length Campag Mirage/Open Pro 32

apologies for diving on the back of this thread but are there any 'classic' combinations of hub, spoke length and rim upon which i could practice in the next few weeks? looking at front wheels for now and rim widths of 15s like open pros (or equivalent) and maybe 19s for the commuter. basic, workhor...
by mig
29 Mar 2020, 10:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: When do you consider a tyre is dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: When do you consider a tyre is dead?

worn tyres seem to square off in appearance to me. no doubt the look of the cover influences me but i don't like the cornering feel of a tyre with squared off shoulders as they suddenly 'lean' in corners. at that point i replace them and emote to turbo or emergency spare duty. had chance to service ...
by mig
29 Mar 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria - whats going on here ?
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Vittoria - whats going on here ?

have you checked the rim in that area for the top one?
by mig
29 Mar 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

laced up and fairly true. stiff rim i think. there is a slight hop in the rim of maybe 1.5mm and some lateral movement to work out of similar proportions at places. some time tomorrow is true, stress relief, true a bit more then do the whole thing time and again in smaller degree. hopefully i'll get...
by mig
28 Mar 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

done. gerd schraner has the spokes with heads inside the flange last too. wasn't bad at all to do. managed to avoid scratching the rim finish with the spoke ends. the spokes seemed a good fit in the flange so i didn't use washers. lined up the hub branding with the rim one so it looks good in that w...
by mig
28 Mar 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

just putting the last 8 spokes in the wheel now. i never find these that easy IIRC....................
by mig
26 Mar 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

Keep a cool head and all will be well. Riding off on your first wheel build is a very satisfying experience. :D thanks. will do. i've built quite a few in the past but not for a loooooong time. i've dug out my gerd schraner book (which i like,) spokes, hub and nipples all ready. little bit of light...
by mig
26 Mar 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

Good luck, post some photos of the build and the finished wheels. I'm going try my first wheel build when the spokes arrive. It's an old wheel of my son's that had a cheap, worn out hub. I dismantled the wheel, purchased a new hub and then set about carefully calculating the required spoke length a...
by mig
26 Mar 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

nb. i'm not intending to use all 40 spokes in the one wheel.

daft but not that daft
by mig
26 Mar 2020, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 545

Re: odd wheel build

531colin wrote:They're all odd wheels unless they are a pair.
Good luck! All you need is a clear head.


:D
that's me knackered from the off then :!: