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IndieStu

Member since Aug 2019 • Last active Aug 2020
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    Heavily! :D

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    Could someone be so kind and tell me if this is a good option for home use? Building and truing wheels. Could it work for thru axles?

    https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anze­ige/zentrierstaender-felgen-speichen-ein­speichen-fahrrad-motorrad/1469936338-306­-2645

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    Oh tanks for that input! yeah need to check that.

    After trying out some friends saddles for that project, and not having really found anything I ordered a Selle Anatomica X2 from the USA yesterday. Since i like my cutted C15 but find it a little bit uncomfortable for longer rides. I hope it will fit my ass.

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    Thank you! Will build a Wheelset for sure sometime in the future and I have to repair another set. So that comes in pretty handy!

    Im pretty sure I have to shorten the hydraulic cables. If I disconnect it at the lever and keep it high all the time I might get lucky with just a minor burp apart from bleeding the whole system, or am I’m mistaken in assuming this?

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    Yes I've seen them. Did a little bit of a research yesterday and I'm again off dynamos. The shutter ones seem to have a noticable drag and for me it should work with a power bank or even solar since most of the rides will be daily or weekend cycles with the ability to charge at coffee places and such.. Might change if i plan a bigger tour but then I would just get another front wheel I guess.

    It's really time for the wheels to arrive, though! Can't wait. The little clips to hold the cables are noth really fitting thought. Maybe they work with the shifter cables but for hydraulics its cable ties so far.

    Also there might be a chance that I will receive the Hunt wheelset I bought initially.

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    Because the Wheelset I originally wanted to get cane with 6bolt. So I already got the Discs and everything.

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    Well I couldn't wait and was frustrated so I started building to calm me down. Worked. But its way too hot to be in the workshop.

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    Thank you!

    Actually I came to the conclusion that building the wheels myself would open a new skillset for me and I don't seem to need too much. Other than a centering stand and 1-2 tools.

    Now I'm looking what parts to get. Originally thought to build with a dynamo. But they seem to be one the less efficient site. So a powerbank will do the job and I can build a more traditonal set.

    Idea so far:

    Hunt 650b Adventure Sport Rim
    Sapim Laser spokes
    Sapim 14mm Alu nipples
    And DT Swiss 350 6-hole hubs.

    Plan would be to lace cross them 3 times. But the hund website says they're rims to be laced 2x? I would prefer them on the stiffer site. Thoughts about that?

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    So looks like I wont get my wheelset. The seller doesn't answer but police is informed and I opened a paypal case.

    But I still need wheels. Kind of a bummer that I wont get the Hunt 4 Season with WTB Byways as planed for a nice price.

    Now the question is what to get. The Hunts are mostly out of stock in germany, and I started thinking again about going 700c. Also my mind goes around the opportunity of a front dynamo.

    So does anyone here have experience with Shutter Precision dynamos? Thought about building the wheels myself. I've never did that but I could arrange or build up a centering stand.

    Then the question is, which rear hub ( 6-hole disc mounts, 11 speed Sram, not shit and well priced) do I choose and then I would look out for Sapim spokes and most probably still try to get the Hunt rims. Since I want to get tubeless and really like the look and reviews from them.

    Any ideas or tips? Would all be so much easier, living around you guys! :D

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