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Re: Clean bike

Postby reohn2 » 30 Oct 2017, 10:15pm

Italy.... .....it's not about the bike.
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Re: Clean bike

Postby PDQ Mobile » 31 Oct 2017, 8:33am

reohn2 wrote:Italy.... .....it's not about the bike.

Wood and trees?

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Re: Clean bike

Postby reohn2 » 31 Oct 2017, 10:05am

PDQ Mobile wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Italy.... .....it's not about the bike.

Wood and trees?

Plenty of them in Italy :)
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Re: Clean bike

Postby Gattonero » 11 Nov 2017, 7:03pm

Mick F wrote:It's all about what I read - SB I think - that makes the point that there's no reason to have the same number of spokes at the front and the rear.
We never used to have them the same, so it's probably marketing that has made then the same. Cheaper production, not a practical reason.


In today's day, the real problem is the big discrepancy in flange distance on the rear hub, because of wider cassettes that hold more sprockets. This translates in a noticeable difference in the average spoke tension between the Lh and the Rh sides of the rear wheel, and does not make the wheel lateral stiff, plus can easily cause the loss of spoke tension on the Lh side.

You can have a stronger wheel with 28h on a symmetric hub, than a 36h on a hub with the Rh flange at 18mm from the center of the hub (as per many "11speed" hubs).
Sheldon's opinion can make sense on a general note, but does not apply to all, and less than ever on modern hubs.
As said, some people may be able to thrash 48h wheel should you give them ones, while I've never had to replace a spoke in my life not even on the Mtb racing wheels, apparently I'm "gentle" with the wheels
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Re: Clean bike

Postby foxyrider » 11 Nov 2017, 8:09pm

Had a dry ride today - the bike and me came back even filthier than on recent wet rides - apparently in the Peak District the farmers have a competition to see who can spread the most wet [inappropriate word removed] on the lanes. I certainly found some potential winners, inches of sludge of unknown matrix on one road nicely hiding the potholes! But still it was a dry ride even if the bike looks like it's just completed a wet Paris-Roubaix!

Seriously considering one of those mini power wash things :lol:
Convention? what's that then?

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Re: Clean bike

Postby robing » 25 Feb 2018, 7:52am

I went out yesterday for what I thought would be a lovely dry ride. It was a beautiful crisp, clear day and the roads were dry. But half way through I passed a new house development and with all the lorries coming in and out the road was a mud bath and the bike went from spotless to filthy. Typical .

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Re: Clean bike

Postby rsmith931 » 4 Apr 2018, 10:57am

Mick F wrote:Wet yet again today, and I'm not riding, so the bike will remain clean.
Forecast to be nice later, and overnight, and tomorrow and I could get a morning ride in.

Yeah it feels good riding on Dry road , but i have to get out on a ride when its necessary.
and
Audax "A bike cleaned today brings rain tomorrow " well said .