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by ugo.santalucia
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:39 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Tension per side is not a good way to judge how much you need. I would say average tension (L + R) /2 is a better way.

Aim for an average of 900-1000 N, which depending on the hub can be 600/1200 or 750/1050 minimum
by ugo.santalucia
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:27 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4155

Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Fewer than 30 entries left
by ugo.santalucia
Sun Oct 13, 2019 04:37 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4155

Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Sold half of the entries available on day one... don't leave it to the last minute if you want a guaranteed place
by ugo.santalucia
Thu Oct 10, 2019 14:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Moriarty carbon wheelsets
Replies: 44
Views: 3364

Re: Moriarty carbon wheelsets

k3vinjam3s wrote: Will be buying some more next year i think.


Didn't realise wheels had become fast fashion... :lol:
by ugo.santalucia
Wed Oct 09, 2019 08:49 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless ready rims
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Tubeless ready rims

If you want hole-less rim beds, then Mavic has the neeter solution with the fore system. So get a pair of Ksyrium... Other systems involving magnets are just a total PITA
by ugo.santalucia
Tue Oct 08, 2019 06:07 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4155

Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

I didn't do any big rides this year, but that looks like a good ride. In the Uni term as well, so could be combined with a visit to my no.2 offspring. Are you expecting a quick sell out? Sold out quickly last year. I have about 80 places (can push it to 100) and about 100 on the mailing list, plus ...
by ugo.santalucia
Mon Oct 07, 2019 16:25 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4155

Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

BigMitch41 wrote:Looks like a good route. I used to live near by Lichfield/Rugely area years ago and did the Birmingham velo last year!


It's quite a bit longer and harder than Velo Brum, but it's also more rewarding in terms of route... and they don't cook for you at the end... :lol:
by ugo.santalucia
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4155

Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Second edition of BRUM 200, the full fat Loop of Birmingham opens for entries on Saturday in the early hours of the morning. Partly new route

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-82/
by ugo.santalucia
Sat Oct 05, 2019 20:41 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Would a £1200 50mm uk handbuilt on Chris king hubs be better than the equivalent £1200 50mm bora ones? Better in which way? Ok I’ll re-phrase that as what would the main differences be between the branded wheels and the non branded ones.. similar weight, similar price, same profile The hand built o...
by ugo.santalucia
Sat Oct 05, 2019 18:18 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

steveatbath wrote:Would a £1200 50mm uk handbuilt on Chris king hubs be better than the equivalent £1200 50mm bora ones?


Better in which way?
by ugo.santalucia
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing Campagnolo groupset with Shimano
Replies: 34
Views: 986

Re: Replacing Campagnolo groupset with Shimano

It's a 10 mm Allen Key, but you need a very long one or some contraption to adapt to a racket wrench
by ugo.santalucia
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Any oil... use a cotton swab to lubricate the inside part of the hole, rather than the nipple itself. Also, lightly lubricate the threads of the spokes with some oil soaked cotton
by ugo.santalucia
Tue Oct 01, 2019 07:38 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spokes for Reynolds Attack 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Spokes for Reynolds Attack 2010

Yes, the 2010 use DT swiss spokes and they should have DT swiss hubs too. I would rebuild with DT competition on both sides, so you even make the wheel more robust in the process. Front radial should be 280 Rear drive side 2x 285 and rear NDS radial should be 280 https://www.upgradebikes.co.uk/files...
by ugo.santalucia
Tue Oct 01, 2019 04:37 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Anyone understand Sturmey Archer gears?

Should be the same hub as the Brompton 3 speed. Typically you have too much tension or not enough tension in the cable. So you can adjust it by operating the connector with the locknut thing. If it doesn't go into the easier gears, then you need more tension, if it doesn't go into the big gear, then...
by ugo.santalucia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 16:03 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Step83 wrote:More than fine clearance wise, wheel wise it'll take 700c x 45mm or 650B x 52mm as a max. Just not sure rim wise, I'm happy building but last time I did it was a set of 26" mavics with these hubs when they originally came out. Not really clued up on these more modern rims!


Same thing
by ugo.santalucia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 13:35 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Hand Position On Steep Climbs
Replies: 31
Views: 1692

Re: Hand Position On Steep Climbs

Wayne Plunger wrote:... and breathing out of my backside!!.


do you mean farting?
by ugo.santalucia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 13:33 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Make sure you have the clearances... if so, then 650b wheels are inherently more robust than 700c wheels
by ugo.santalucia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 211985

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Step83 wrote:Any thoughts on 650b disc rims? looking to re use my old Hope Pro4 32h hubs. Looking at around 50c tyre wise, lots of spokes as it'll be used for winter and likely bike packing. Tubeless would be nice but not a deal breaker.


Why do you feel the need for 50 mm tyres?
by ugo.santalucia
Fri Sep 27, 2019 05:41 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Planet X cycling glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Planet X cycling glasses

I've got a pair of photochromic glasses from Planet X... they are poor quality and dig into my head quite badly, so after an hour you just want to throw them away

Like everything from Planet X, they are crap

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