Been thinking ....................... as I often do!Mick F wrote:1st was 11th April 2016 - bike was brand new 2nd March that year.
I was descending locally not far from home.
I still have the 28h Moulton MT20 black rims, but I no longer have the calliper brakes or levers from back then. They were Tiagra STI and silver Tektro R539.
I may have sufficient spokes - I have some black ones and some silver ones somewhere - and I still have the original 28h hub (now have a dyno hub).
As the first time I had a blowout was locally, and I can remember exactly where it happened coming down Stony Lane into the back of the village, I could repeat the scenario. The tyre blew as I reached the bottom. I had to go into the pub to recover!
It's a three chevron hill and I rarely cycle down it, and only once up it to see if I could! Some people won't even walk it!
Any road up, if I have the right spokes to fit and can build a useful wheel, I can come down the lane and see if I get a blowout and if not, test the temp of the front rim.
Meanwhile, I can do the same test with the present silver rimmed front wheel. I don't have a thermometer to check exactly, but I'll do a subjective "Ouch " test.
Is this a valid experiment?
I don't have to go far, and if it blows, I've only lost a tube.