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by torino
Thu Jan 10, 2019 20:46 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Optimistic... I'd be happy if mine were within 15% of the correct value and I use a DT Tensio... :wink: I've never touched one, but I think it is the same deflection based mechanism as the Park Tool? The Park tool suffers from severe variations depending on how you handle it, or how fast you releas...
by torino
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

I have a reference wheel that has 1250N average on rear drive-side. I always use the same type of spokes (dt comp or sapim race), and measure tensions by first calibrating the park tool tensionmeter against the reference wheel. The Tensioner app also is used for cross validating the readings. I’ve f...
by torino
Thu Jan 10, 2019 09:53 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

I see. I will check but probably the non-disc side is about 60 on average. To be on the safe side I will increase disc side to 115, and thats it.

For me the most difficult part of wheelbuilding is knowing when to stop tightening those spokes! I guess experience helps a lot here.
by torino
Wed Jan 09, 2019 22:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Building a The Hydra on Hope Pro4 hub, front only as I got the rear from a pro-builder. Standard stuff, 3x with Sapim Race and brass nipples. 32H. Wondering how tight the disc side spokes should be. Currently around 105kgf, pretty much uniform. Not sure if I tighten them a bit more or if it is just ...
by torino
Fri Dec 28, 2018 00:41 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bought my first ever road/adventure bike.
Replies: 38
Views: 2227

Re: Bought my first ever road/adventure bike.

Cheers guys! I’ve come from 5 years of MTB and started racing MTB but needed something that I could put miles on for local riding and fitness. I have to say the riding position feels funny but I’ve only had 1 ride. It’s like my wrists are taking all my weight on the bars and like I’m having to litt...
by torino
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

I ended up buying the AR24s myself as I couldn't see how I could build anything as light so cheaply. The rims are a bit narrow by today's standards at 17mm, and I broke a NDS spoke on an 80 mile ride the other week so definitely check the spokes for tightness and evenness of tension. My wheel was s...
by torino
Mon Sep 11, 2017 19:57 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Well actually these Ksyriums are 622-17 and the OPs are 622-19 so yes, definitely not the same rims. Couldn't find max pressure information in the Mavic website for the OP though. 87psi would also be non-go for me.
by torino
Mon Sep 11, 2017 19:52 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

I think the 87psi limit is for 28mm tyres with tubeless setup isn't it? This is from Ksyrium Pro UST, but even though Mavic says it is entirely another rim, it is hard to believe the OP is that much different: Max. Pressure tubeless: 25mm 7 bars - 100 PSI, 28mm 6 bars - 87 PSI. Max pressure tubetype...
by torino
Sun Aug 13, 2017 18:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Do you save by ordering small stuff from Germany? I've tried alternatives, but keep coming back to Stans I'm living in Vienna, shipping is EUR 6,-, so even if I don't order anything else together it is probably cheaper than at any bike shop around (which are a bit posh around here). What was wrong ...
by torino
Sun Aug 13, 2017 17:15 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Thanks! Will get some tubeless tape then. I've fit Velox 22 but then realized the gap between tape and rim hook was so small that the tire bead would be hard to fit.

This looks like a good value:

https://www.bike-components.de/de/bc/Kl ... nd-p55090/
by torino
Sun Aug 13, 2017 16:36 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Am I fine with Velox 22mm on DT R460 rims? Or is it just better to go tubeless tape, even though I'll run with tubes?
by torino
Mon Aug 07, 2017 08:43 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Flange diameter is big. If doing 3-cross, then the angles will be quite steep when entering the rim. Maybe these Pro Head nipples are a good idea. Or maybe just 2-cross with standard nipples.

For spokes, any good reason not to use DT Comp or Sapim Race?
by torino
Sun Aug 06, 2017 19:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

You know Miche has this thing to glue on the rim to improve the balance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGnG2qMlyYs

Idea is nice. Don't know to which extent it is really necessary.
by torino
Mon Jul 31, 2017 09:09 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Thanks I will try the spacers then. Syntace has these shims at 0.2mm thickness, should work.
by torino
Sun Jul 30, 2017 21:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

So I'm building some Hydra rims on Hope Pro4 hubs for my CdF, to replace the stock wheels. Thinking about leaving the stock wheels with the gravel tyres, and the new wheels with road tyres, so I can swap based on the occasion. So 1 extra cassette and rotors need to be ordered. The thing is, what are...
by torino
Sun Jul 02, 2017 16:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon Ultimate vs Canyon Endurace
Replies: 3
Views: 2791

Re: Canyon Ultimate vs Canyon Endurace

So your current bike has a stack=590, reach=405, and the Ultimate CF SL size L will give you stack=579, reach=395. Seat angle is a bit steeper on the Ultimate (73.5 vs 72.5). I think it is doable, unless you already have a spacer tower in your current bike, then you will run out of steerer tube in t...
by torino
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon Ultimate vs Canyon Endurace
Replies: 3
Views: 2791

Re: Canyon Ultimate vs Canyon Endurace

There is a difference in geometry. Endurace is upright, relaxed position. Ultimate is more aggressive, but not that much. What is the stack/reach measures of the frame you are currently riding?
by torino
Sat Jul 01, 2017 14:04 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

These Ambrosio Excellence rims are very very narrow 622x13C is that right?

I think if the same incident happened on a wider rim it wouldn't have caused the wheel to go so untrue that the other spokes would hit the RD? Or doesn't really matter?
by torino
Sat Jun 24, 2017 17:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upragde wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Upragde wheels

Using gatorskins folding clinchers at the moment (quite like not having punctures, none in 2500 miles), C17s were my preference, have read about difficulties with sourcing spokes though. bike-components.de is a good source for spare Campa spokes (Eurus, Zonda, etc.). Spokes shouldn't break in these...
by torino
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213511

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

In the meantime, this looks pretty tempting https://www.aerycs-shop.de/monthly-special/june Rims are kind of narrow, and with 20/24 I wonder whether this wheelset will last long. You are light so maybe it's fine. I wouldn't want 23mm tires though, don't use them anymore. Hubs looks nice. How about ...

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