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HK_Berlin

Member since Oct 2020 • Last active Oct 2021
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long time lurker, can build wheelsets for shredding

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    ok thanks. found a replacement fork in the meantime

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    yeah man Miche Pistard air would look good on these massive tubes! that frame needs black parts IMO. the tube shape reminds me a bit of the Tiemeyer Track frames with a similar seattube or those freaky GT ones.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    yeah that would be real PITA. but I only own 2 tubolitos and both were easy to install, hopefully clockwork_killas tube had a kink somewhere from manufacturing as he did not use that tube prior

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think that as a spare tube they are okay, but I'm sure that a butyl tube can withstand a bit bigger glass shards or small stones. At first I had the impression that the tubolitos are gonna be a bit more flexible and thus avoiding being punctured by pieces that penetrate your tire , but now I think its actually the other way round and normal butyl tubes already offer enough elasticity

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    yeah should mention that it was a piece of glass, 1x2mm maximal size

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    so I rode my tubolitos for their first long ride yesterday and what can I say, i got a flat. the tubes already thinned a little where the holes for the spokes are and are starting to bulge a little, not as crazy as clockwork_killa had on the 2nd page, but I thought a 20c tyre would "hold them toghether" nicely. so these tubes will go in some spare wheels as I don't feel comfy now riding them on the streets.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    still available?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    unlikely, but if you are going to split this, I would like to dib the Zen chainring :)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    not specifically about ryde rims, but yes, a rim can deform when you build it, and you can tell the difference between a fresh rim and a used one when building a wheel. But saying that it can be only built once is something I did not heard before. maybe when you crash the rim to a potatocrisp-esque form. Re-doing the spoke tensions and truing it should be enough to keep your wheelset ridable.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    yeah, usually a 2nd layer of tape should do the trick. I had this issue too and ended up with 2 rim tapes as quick fix, but imho high pressure rim tape is the better solution for this.

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