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by RRSODL
17 Feb 2015, 11:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 3901

Re: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?

Hi Guys Thank you so much, you are all vey helpful. I have downloaded and now reading Rogers book recommended. I so eager to start with some old wheels I have. After I have built my truing stand (also in the book) Again thank you all. I will let you know how I get on. Thanks Two_Trooper Roger Musso...
by RRSODL
9 Feb 2015, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?
Replies: 18
Views: 3901

Re: Anyone Recommend-Wheel Building Course?

Hi I'm not sure where you are but there's a guy in london called Arup, I think south east London, who does small friendly courses for a few people depending on demand. He's a link if you want know more. http://www.yogarup.com/wheels/ He's supposed to be good although I've not actually been on his c...
by RRSODL
1 Feb 2015, 5:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chinese vs USA sourced Ti
Replies: 42
Views: 3739

Re: Chinese vs USA sourced Ti

I have seen too many stories of cracked ti frames on the internet to ever recommend one, regardless of source. I think failure rates of ti frames are disproportionally high. In nearly every case of a cracked ti frame it will have been poor construction and nowt wrong with the material. You don't se...
by RRSODL
28 Jan 2015, 5:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deep drop calliper brakes
Replies: 25
Views: 2700

Re: Deep drop calliper brakes

I'm going to need some deep drop caliper brakes (700c in a trad roadie frame situation). Tektro seem to produce some, look okay but are they any good in practice? Or are there any other quality makes available that are tried and tested. Centre to centre drop measurement is 65mm. I would appreciate ...
by RRSODL
27 Jan 2015, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Best (cycling) thing you ever bought?
Replies: 35
Views: 4958

Re: Best (cycling) thing you ever bought?

I'd have to list a few I guess
Repair stand
Set of tools
Garmin 800
Quality truing stand
Assos bibs
..... and more.
by RRSODL
22 Dec 2014, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel upgrade?
Replies: 17
Views: 1971

Re: Wheel upgrade?

Does anyone know anything about these wheels? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121514207457?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT To me with my limited knowledge they seem keenly priced. If I was in the market for upgrading my Wiggo, mamil, carbon wannabe bike would they be any go...
by RRSODL
31 Oct 2014, 7:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike depreciation
Replies: 34
Views: 5421

Re: Bike depreciation

In my own experience with bikes costing up to 2000 pounds to build, within 12 months if trying to sell around 800 is a price hard to get! Bike people in my opinion are generally friendly but pretty mean when it comes buying secondhand. I have been deeply upset at times. On the other hand second han...
by RRSODL
30 Oct 2014, 6:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A new tourer (for a song)
Replies: 31
Views: 12004

Re: A new tourer (for a song)

Hi Matt, If its a Carrera Subway 2. That's the same bike I have. The only must haves are mudguards and a 'disc' rack and you are in business. The mudguards are easy to fit, you need to make a little plastic spacer on the forks, and use the brazed ons inside the rear stays at the back. I have done s...
by RRSODL
15 Oct 2014, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CdF (shimergo) gearing set up
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: CdF (shimergo) gearing set up

I have:
Veloce shifters with triple chainring and 12 - 32 cassette
Veloce shifters with compact chainring and 12 - 32 cassete. This is enough for me and the triple (above) it's too much.

You would know better what is best for you though. A long cage rear derailleur is needed for a 32t cassette.
by RRSODL
14 Oct 2014, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding for beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 3295

Re: Wheelbuilding for beginners

In about 2004 there seemed to be machines that would stress-relieve, for example....... http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=49702&hilit=spokes&start=60 Thank you for the link, some really interesting stuff there. I bookemarked the topic as I need more time to read it and digest ...
by RRSODL
14 Oct 2014, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding for beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 3295

Re: Wheelbuilding for beginners

i like gerd schraner's book "the art of wheelbuilding." with the advance into the market of machine built examples i wonder whether the art will one day die out though. My background is in software development but I also build wheels. I haven't read much about what type of machines exist ...
by RRSODL
12 Oct 2014, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding for beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 3295

Re: Wheelbuilding for beginners

Unless the nipple is corroded onto the spoke, a round spoke will not twist enough to have any real effect. (flat spokes twist much more) I agree its good technique to "tighten the spoke to a bit past where you want it, then back off a bit", otherwise its difficult to make a small adjustme...
by RRSODL
11 Oct 2014, 12:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding for beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 3295

Re: Wheelbuilding for beginners

[quote="Milfred Cubicle"]That's great folks, many thanks. As for the Vaseline, did the spokes loosen over time?[ /quote] Make sure the spokes have sufficient tension and you balance the spokes . You can use a similar wheel to judge what is sufficient tension ( assuming the wheel has been b...
by RRSODL
10 Oct 2014, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheelbuilding for beginners
Replies: 45
Views: 3295

Re: Wheelbuilding for beginners

I find it odd that nobody has mentioned stress-relieving the spokes, which is probably the single most important thing you can do in order to prolong spoke fatigue life. And I'm afraid I disagree with Stewart.... ............... - the absolutely vital one - always backing off spokes after adding an...
by RRSODL
28 Sep 2014, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: JTEK shiftmate conversion Shimano 10 to 9-speed
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: JTEK shiftmate conversion Shimano 10 to 9-speed

Hi, I really don't know what the problem might be. I have two bikes working with 10 speed shifters and 8 speed cassette and derailleur (shimano) - never a problem. Then I bought a set of record 11 speed shifters. The bike has shimano 9 speed cassette and derailleur. No special cable configuration. I...