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Please do not write in and tell me not to install the wheels - I agonized over this so long, and am only doing it as a last resort. I know you don’t want to hear this, but at least for children there has been a trend in recent years to skip training wheels completly. It just leads to children trusting in them and never learning to balance. Where did you ...


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Freewheel bodies (the part that cassette is installed on) are generally non-interchangeable. It is not possible to take a freewheel body from an old 7-speed freehub and install it on a modern hub, especially one from a brand that has never made 7-speed hubs. The exception to the rule are hubs/wheels that are made with both Shimano and Campagnolo compatible ...


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Am assuming you have the Bontrager AT-650? That is the current wheel set from what I can see. You should theoretically be able to go down all the way to 23mm on those, as from what I've been able to see the rim width should be ~19mm. If you would want to is a different matter. Super skinny tires on a hybrid/mountain bike just seems off to me. When I ...


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I kind of doubt it. The hub will still be 10-speed and I'm pretty sure that a 10-speed cassette is wider than a 7, so you won't get back all of the width (in fact I'm not sure you'll get any of it back). Even if you got some back, putting it into a 126 mm frame likely means that the wheel would be "over dished" (there would be a poor bracing angle on the ...


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Getting the spoke tensions high & even is on of the most important things – balanced tension makes the wheel stable, high tension keeps the loads on the wheel structure fairly constant as it rolls which helps to prevent spoke breakage. You can get reasonably close by pitch and ear (pluck the spokes and listen to the pitch). If you have a ear that doesn't ...


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Tsunoda are/were a mass manufacturer in Japan somewhat similar to Schwinn in the USA. Most of the bikes they produced were low end though they did make some mid-to-upper end models (I once had a Tsunoda made Lotus branded frame from the early 80s). I believe the brand is still around in the Japanese market but now mostly making folding bikes. Your bike ...


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100% Clincher. Nobody makes a production bike with tubulars - way too much of a liability issue. An improperly glued tire is extremely dangerous. Also gluing tubulars on is a very time consuming process which isn't possible in a mass manufacturing environment.


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The Alex CXD6 wheelset that is standard on that bike includes clincher rims, and are they are also tubeless ready.


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Start by checking the tension on the spokes of your wheel. To do this you'll need a spoke wrench that fits your spokes. There are lots of fancy tools for the job, but all you have to have is the spoke wrench. Within reason, the tighter the better. Ideally what you will have is even tension on all of the spokes on one side of the wheel. There are fancy ...


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The only way to really prevent buckling or taco-ing from happening is to avoid impacting potholes, curbs or other tall edges. If avoidance is impossible, try to shift weight off the wheel by leaning more forwards or back. You can get beefier wheels with a higher spoke count to add strength to help absorb the blows. Alternately you should purchase a ...


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The way I approach this is to equalize the tension by sound (my ear is terrible so I use an app for the iPhone called Spoke Tension Meter). I start by picking an average tension and adjusting all of the spokes towards that tension. That usually throws the wheel out of true. Then I go around retruing the wheel checking tensions as I go – aiming for a true ...


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The quick release lever is standard and you should just be able to pick one up second hand or from your local bike shop. Make sure you get the one for the front and not for the rear.


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Start by checking that the axle is clamped firmly in place. The connectors are part of the axle assembly and shouldn't be able to turn with the hub unless the axle is loose. Note that the comment above about having the connections on the right hand side of the hub apply to older versions of the SON28. The newest versions (the 2015 40/48-hole tandem hubs and ...



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