Author Topic: A bit of wheel building.  (Read 519 times)

Offline toglhot

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A bit of wheel building.
« on: March 04, 2024, 01:39:00 AM »
Gone.
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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2024, 09:08:08 AM »
Very nice too. 3mm spoke protrusion sounds fine to me, just trim them off with an angle grinder.

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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2024, 09:26:05 AM »
Sorry, when I read this line  "3mm of thread showing between nipples and hub" I assumed you didn't really know what you're talking about, (as there's no nipples or threads at the hub) and had written it using the full extent of your bike terminology.
Apparently I was wrong?

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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2024, 10:36:25 AM »
God you're rude.
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2024, 12:28:16 PM »
I seem to remember you called me stupid a couple of posts back. You're clearly knowledgeable about stuff - it would (in my opinion) be better and more helpful if you confined your comments to stuff you know about rather than slagging off long-time posters who have provided huge amounts of useful information here.
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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2024, 06:20:14 PM »
I'll break one of my long-time rules for this bloke, Ian.
Clearly he's a $%^.
(Wouldn't most people just say "there's 3mm thread showing on the spoke"?)

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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2024, 10:08:26 PM »
You win, old mate.

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Re: A bit of wheel building.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2024, 11:37:37 PM »
Not sure what the original poster wants here... comments on his wheel building? I'm happy to chime in since I've built 100 or so wheels for old bikes. Personally I don't like highly-polished alloy on my bikes (which are mostly a bit ratty I'm afraid), and I don't think I'd build a 2-cross front wheel for a disc brake, and if I did I'd use rims dimpled and drilled to suit. Coupled with the 3mm of thread showing, which is pretty weird since the nipples are only threaded at the rim end so there's probably 5mm inside the nipple where thread is useless, I'd say the front wheel is pretty ordinary.

In all, however, the wheels look good and it's nice to see someone building wheels for themselves. It's a fun project.

It's the rudeness I dislike.

Cheers

Leon