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Aug
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answered What makes one road tire have a less “bouncy” ride than another?
Aug
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comment Tensioning rear wheel?
Not directly comparable, but a similar approach from eastoncycling.com/en-us/road/faqs/wheel-faqs: "the drive side spokes are brought to the highest tension possible with a spoke wrench. Then, the builder will use the non-drive side spokes to bring the wheel into dish and true. [...] This affects maintenance in two significant ways. While truing the rear wheel, the drive-side nipples should not be used. [...] In addition, the uniformity of the drive-side spoke tension is essential to the wheel’s long term stability."
Aug
14
comment Tensioning rear wheel?
From crazyrides.com/apps/mastermechanic/part3_en.asp: "further work on the spokes, if done equally to both sides, will put the wheel out of dish. [...] add tension to only one side of the wheel at a time, trying to maintain a little overdish. This means more turns on the freewheel side than the left side. As tension builds, it becomes almost impossible to pull the rim to the right by increasing tension on the already tight, vertical freewheel-side spokes [...]. Finish tensioning, truing, and dishing mainly with left-side spokes."
Aug
14
comment Tensioning rear wheel?
Some sources... From jimlangley.net/wrench/wheelbuildfull.html: "For the rear wheel, which has less tension on the left, turn the right-side spokes a half turn and the left ones a quarter turn. This helps center the rim."
Aug
12
comment Tensioning rear wheel?
I should add that the wheels are currently true and have been built with 'normal' tension. I would like to increase the tension a bit as I have a more weight than average and found that another set of wheels that was build with a higher tension works much better for me.
Aug
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Aug
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asked Tensioning rear wheel?
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Aug
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revised Radon bikes - has anyone heard of them?
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Aug
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answered Radon bikes - has anyone heard of them?
Aug
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comment What should a big guy look for when buying a road bike?
@PaulWagland, the Aksiums and especially the Krysiums are certainly good wheels and I'm tempted to keep mine for Triathlons. However, I doubt that they are suitable training wheels for me (There's still a difference between your 95+ kg and my 120kg. As a former competitive athlete, I'll probably be putting much more force into the wheels. Also body height adds to that, i.e. with 199cm, I get additional leverage when standing up in the pedals).
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Jul
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answered What do I need to know when replacing my cassette?
Jul
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answered What should a big guy look for when buying a road bike?