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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T. View Post
    I have a very exacting standards for my nipple oil. It has to be the one that's closest to hand and in a container that can dispense one drop at a time.
    It's good to have such high standards. Recently, I used the Q-tip method. This is sure a lot less messy than the eye-dropper method.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T. View Post
    Just use something. If bacon grease was handy I'd probably use that.
    Whew, that might stink after not too long!

    Quote Originally Posted by November Dave View Post
    Stiff or soft in build. How much does the rim move under load? How much does it allow you to radial true it? .
    OK, I get what you're saying now.

    Quote Originally Posted by November Dave View Post
    How much movement will the nipples have before they reach final spot?
    Not sure what you mean here. Do you mean how many stress relieving cycles are necessary?

    I have come across a phenomenon I didn't have with any of my other builds. Don't laugh - pinging. What is even stranger is that I heard it on every stress relieve cycle. I would squeeze parallel pairs - pinging. Then I would grab the non-parallel pairs - pinging. Pressing against floor - pinging. And never so much as a peep from either of my other two wheel builds. Keep in mind these wheels are now stabilized and finished. Yes, no longer goes out of true and tensions no longer drop when I stress relieve.

    So, the only two new variables are:

    H+ Son Hydra rims
    DT Prohead nipples

    The Hydras were not any harder to build than my HED C2s or DT R460s. I will soon be building another wheel set with these same nipples and different rims. Stay tuned.


    [QUOTE=November Dave;5235562
    Build a Stan's Crest rim and you'll see what I mean by soft. Properly built, the nipples will actually slightly bulge the rim..... [/QUOTE]

    Ummm, no thanks, I'll pass on those rims. That would freak me out. I guess you can probably tell I like to overbuild stuff. I favor durability over feather light.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

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    Purchased a used Wheelbuilder Powertap wheel. Previous owner failed to notice that rim was bent - ooops.

    Late 2016
    Hubs: Rear: Powertap G3 32H, Front: Alchemy Elf 20H
    Rims: Pacenti SL23 V2
    Spokes: Sapim CXray black, radial front & 3X on rear, Sapim washers on all, anti-size on threads
    Nipples: Sapim Alloy black
    Rubber: Conti GP4000S II, latex tubes, talc'd

    Special thanks to Mike T. for his excellent website
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    All the best,
    Ron
    Central-Western NJ, USA

    There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Special thanks to Mike T. for his excellent website
    Hey thanks for the nice comment RL. That's much appreciated. If the site motivates Newbs or informs wheel owners in general then its purpose is complete.
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    Mike T's home wheelbuilding site - dedicated to providing Newby wheelbuilders with motivation, information and resources.

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    2015

    Front Hub: Used dual disk front Dyna hub (hard to find)
    Rim: Drop center chrome rim from the stock Sportster front wheel
    Spokes: Reused stock Sportster spokes since the sizing was the same, pretty sure it was 3x
    Rubber: Pirelli
    Brake Rotors: EBC full floating brake rotors from a 2008 and up HD touring model, spot-faced to fit on a 2002 Sportster. Added 2008 and up HD/Brembo touring calipers to complete the setup.

    I've built plenty of BMX, dirt bike, and motorcycle wheels. Haven't built my own road bike wheels yet though.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    What is the last wheel set you built for yourself? How long ago was this? List components, spoke count, spoke cross count, etc.
    Last year.
    HED Belguim+
    24f Radial
    28r 2x
    Powertap G3 hubs
    Sapim Lazer spokes
    Wheelsmith brass nipples

    I'm 6'-3" tall & 190#. I live in the mountains and I do a lot of climbing.
    These wheels have been rock solid with superb performance for ~8k miles.
    Last edited by Clipped_in; 05-28-2018 at 11:36 AM.
    There I was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clipped_in View Post
    Last year.
    HED Belguim+
    24f Radial
    28r 2x
    Powertap G3 hubs
    Sapim Lazer spokes
    Wheelsmith brass nipples

    I'm 6'-3" tall & 190#. I live in the mountains and I do a lot of climbing.
    These wheels have been rock solid with superb performance for ~8k miles.
    Here is where these wheels took me this morning...
    There I was...

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