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What's your wheel set and why?

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Serial Midget, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    The fine folks at Light Bicycle didn't know how to measure ERD either.
    I chatted with them and questioning their numbers, and ended up measuring the old fashioned way and got correct lengths and spokes cut at my LBS. Build was smoothy.
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    OK, I'll bite, what's wrong with the picture?
     
  3. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Most instructions and pictures I've seen measure distance between the ends of the nipples, not bottoms of the slots. Their reported ERDs are consistently 5-7mm shorter than measured and lead to too short spokes. Perhaps they do some additional stupid things but you just cannot trust the Nextie site when ordering spokes for their rims.
     
  4. johnbryanpeters

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    OK, I remain confused on a couple of counts.

    Everything I found with Google measured to the bottom of the slot.

    Slots tend to be about one mm deep, so with two of them, I fail to see where you're coming up with a 5-7 mm difference.
     
  5. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    i bought my crabon rims from xiamencarbonspeed (open mold jobbers), used their ERD, and had no problems. and they've been OK the six times i've ridden them, even with like 12 psi.
     
  6. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Me too. They probably just list the ERDs of their competitors.
     
  7. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I'm beginning to think my lack of wheel building skills and complete disregard for engineering principles have served me well...
     
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  8. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Indeed, knowledge is detrimental to raw experience. I've just ruined (I hope) some future surprises today, finally finished my 2nd Nextie rim with dentist spokes and hub from @jonKranked. It should be a bullet proof rear wheel - crabon DH layup with asym drilled holes, 36 bladed spokes, brass nipples, Hadley hub, ghetto-split-tube tubeless and e13 TRS+ tire. All that's left is adding sealant and trimming excess tube.
     
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  9. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I hope your beer didn't get warm during all this activity...
     
  10. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    I ordered LB rims for two wheelsets.

    I ordered spokes based on the ERD.

    I build the wheels.

    I rode my bike. 3+ years on one wheelset. I'm not sure how this was possible...
     
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  11. bikemaster

    bikemaster Chimp

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    Which wheel set will be better?
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Better than what?
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Better than the @bikemaster!!
     
  14. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    Mmm... new wheelz
     
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