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thecycleclcinic

Member since Oct 2011 • Last active Feb 2021
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    For brass nipples i use rock n roll nipple cream because its not messy. Oil works well enough but there is cleaning to do afterwards. Each wheel builder has there own thing.

    For alloy nipples to stop corrosion i use permabond threadlock.

    Washers gets used on many build. Some rims they don't work with but of you can use them they reduce friction and speed up the build. If you build alot of wheels speed is of the essence.

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    The adhn is a very shallow rim. Rims like that must have double eyelets or they are awkward to build with. Double eyelets tie the rim together without them you never get the wheel stable.

    The tb14 is a shallow rim done well. The ADHN is the tb14 done cheaply. You get what you pay for.

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    In 36h you choices are more limited.

    Kinlin tb20 are 20h/24H/28H/32H only.

    Mavic open pro t are not a bad choice. Nemesis rims would be awesome.
    Campagnolo strada/victory rims are good.

    In fact i have a number of tubular rims.

    I know i have a nisi rim and a 36h mavic monterry. Drop me an email, not PM and i will have a look in the tub box.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The only problem is many spoke preps go off making building hard. I insist on two different spoke preps depending on the nipple material both of which need finishing fairly quickly or the wheel becomes problematic at tension.

    Dry builds are equally problematic in terms of time taken to finish. In fact customer lacing can mean the build takes more time and therefore a higher price than of the wheel builder just laced it themselves.

    If a customer brought in a laced wheel but is not fully tensioned, dry spokes or improperly lubricated, not that round or straight dished.... then there is alot of work.
    Lacing taking what 15 minutes or less so hardly any money can be saved. Also when i am lacing a wheel i make sure all the spoke nipples start it the same therfore the wheel stays pretty round.

    An experienced wheel builder will do the job quicker and right without customer lacing the wheel. and in less time than if the customer laces themselves. I would not accept such a job.

    What if the customer pick the wrong length spokes, or laces it with mistakes. This is a mine field. If you want a shop to build the wheel let them and let them calculate the spoke lengths and build it. If you want to lace it your self, build it all your self. The middle way is were disputes can happen.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Well i have a dynamo lights to fit with a sinewave powerbank.

    While fitting them is easy i really need the dynamo out put going to a switch mounted under the stem and the two outputs are switchable. One setting lights on. The other output is to the sinewave.

    The problem is what switch. Does anyone know a suitable waterproof switch that can be mounted under a stem. Trying to do a neat install.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Correct. I would go 2x for athetics. Its really down to that. Been build 28h non disc wheels 2x for years just because i like the look.

    Pick the one you like the most.

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    I buy spokes of them sometimes

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    It will take longer that. Its alot of work.

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    Well the dt swiss rim would be easier to buy in europe for sure.

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