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dglshrn

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Sep 2014

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    So basically, a 24 hole kinlin/novatec build is my best bet? Best tubs then? Outdoor (but very new and sticky) track. 30 degree bankings.

    Track champion should arrive this week but I might not actually ride it until next year, currently short of a crankset for it and it has a stuck seatpost so that might take a while to get out.

    I'll be up at the track tomorrow again and then accreditation starts next week, which is terrible exciting.

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    That's what I always thought, but as Musson points out - think about the stresses involved in spokes, a tiny bit of solder isn't going to make any difference if they're tensioned correctly. I think it's to stop them flying out in a crash, as you say.

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    Isn't the soldering thing a myth? I thought it was done to save the bike of you snapped a spoke and has no effect on actual stiffness. That's what Musson says, anyway.

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    Tommmmmmm (?) and some other Leeds types in York, of all places. Recognised the Donohue propped up in The Hop but got all shy about meeting internet people IRL.

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    Yeah, York is 250m with big bends so gonna take more of a beating than at HHV. Perhaps Kinlin 24h, on one/novatec and CX Is the way forward. Plus tubs should come in way under £200.
    Need to find £100 for some forks as well. Is there a better option than alpinas from Dolan for a track champ?

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    Is 24h gonna be alright for me at 13 stone? Would be track use only.

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    That's a good point. Factoring in anodising, is that not just going to push the price up to a point where it's worth getting a better rim that's all black already?

    As you're here, tester; is there any aero advantage to a kinlin Tb 25 over a reflex?

    Are there any good value solid black tub rims out there? Am I right in thinking aero>rotational weight for general track use?

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    I can't see 32h CD reflexes for less than £55 though. They are nice but I think they suit steel better than ALU. If I could find some for sensible dollar then I'd be tempted though.
    Kinlins seem like the sensible way to get tubs on a budget, tbh. Is paint pen just going to look shit though?

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