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ian(conker)

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Apr 2021
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so what?

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    looks pretty cool. have you thought about a/some drain holes? If water gets in, how does it get out?

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    Well tomorrow I'm going to up the tension to more like 135kgf. We'll see...

    FYI, it is 2x lacing (large hub), bare bike ir 49kg, I'm 70kg, cargo box is roughly 15kg plus whatever I'm schlepping!

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    Just looked up the rim & looks like 1400N which google tells me is 142kgf. Think I need to up the tension!

    Cheers all for help

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    OK, any idea what the suggested tension should be?

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    Well, i stressed the spokes & did a bit of leaning on the rims, though there wasn't much tweaking needed after doing so.

    Think I'll run it as is (just re-tensioned & trued up the wheel) for a week or so & keep my eye on the spoke tension. Also, I'll take an 11g spoke key with me. If it all stays true I'll try some this thread-lock & keep fingers crossed

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    Spokes measured 2.27mm on my vernier guage. On the chart, 2.3mm was nearest and 27 worked out as 92kgf. Don't know the rim make so can't look up/ask the correct tension

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    Spoke tension was around 27 on my guage. Chart measured spokes in mm so wasn't an exact match. They are pretty chunky spokes & I used an 11g spoke key.

    @Thrustvector it's an Enviolo (Nuvinci) hub, dunno rims & 36 spokes.

    I should point out that the wheel/spokes were fine for first year & I've only done about 20miles since I rebuilt the wheel. I kind of expect a bit of trueing after a few miles, but these spokes had just rattled loose.

    Can one use some type of threadlock after greasing/lacing/trueing a wheel?

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    ... also had an issue letting air out of back tyre - the self-healing tube I thought would be a good idea managed to seal up the valve! ffs

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    Anyone had issues with thick (11 guage) spokes working loose?
    About 10 miles into a 17 mile journey my UA suddenly started to wobble. First thing I checked was front tyre/wheel/steering rod, then I noticed back wheel (that I'd recently re-built) was untrue. In fact all the spokes on the drive side were so loose that I could hand spin them to tighten a bit - I didn't have an 11g spoke key with me. A friend sent me a clip saying that thick spokes have a prepensity to work loose. Is this true? If so, does that mean I need to strip the wheel down, degrease & re-lace with threadlock?

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    not too sure, but I'd estimate 30-100kg, so with the bike, box & me it's prob 160-230kg

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