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#21
You are getting to be a pro!!!!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#22
Progress on the Carrera Vulcan almost complete

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#23
Finally finished the Carrera Vulcan see it here
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#24
Very nice! I like the look! Not used to no decals or stylish painting on the tubes but definitely cool.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#25
(05-24-2010, 05:50 PM)Bill Wrote:  Very nice! I like the look! Not used to no decals or stylish painting on the tubes but definitely cool.

thanks bill. the unbranded look just kind of make the bikes look different.
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#26
Just added some upgrades to my hybrid bike -
Mavic X517 rims with Shimano XTR hubs
DT Swiss spokes laced in the front in snow-flake pattern, only managed to buy the spokes for the front rim as they need to be 3mm longer yet to do the rear
Continental 26x1.35 Sport Contact Slicks
Real 68x110 bottom bracket
Fred Salmon Alloy stem
Shimano STX/RC cranks
9 speed gear shifter with modified cog-set 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 23T i stripped 3 cassettes to make this up.
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#27
Pretty! Snowflake is on my to-do-list, but at the moment I'd rather get / build some sensible wheels for my road bike... still: cool. Impractical and probably a pain to build, nevertheless: I need to do that!
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#28
Yea I am still envious of this project! Big Grin .
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#29
(05-31-2010, 07:12 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  Pretty! Snowflake is on my to-do-list, but at the moment I'd rather get / build some sensible wheels for my road bike... still: cool. Impractical and probably a pain to build, nevertheless: I need to do that!

thanks it takes ages to do but just practice first on an old rim and you get the hang of it. i've been advised not to do the rear wheel as it flexes a lot under load like when going up hill and untrues the wheel but the front is fine for normal everyday commuting.
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#30
(05-31-2010, 12:12 PM)Bill Wrote:  Yea I am still envious of this project! Big Grin .

Hi Bill
Are you talking about the Globe? Its always for sale. I could post it to the States for you. This bike is extremely fast with the 55t chainring and 177.5 cranks and easily pulls 45 + mph on a flat (so i've been told) and on the Globe you'll be a road racers worst nightmare.
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#31
I would but I have way too many projects going as it is now Sad . We'll talk more later this summer if you still have it Wink .
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#32
You could do the non-drive side snowflaked and the drive side cross three. Could work as most of the stress is on the drive side (due to dish)...

I did a 2 lead 2 trail last year, it looks a bit strange but the difference to a "normal" pattern is hard to spot. Probably 3-3 would be more obvious. I'll get a new rim + hub to build a snowflake, I still have a set of spokes from an older front wheel sitting around that I could use for that...
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#33
(06-01-2010, 07:59 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  You could do the non-drive side snowflaked and the drive side cross three. Could work as most of the stress is on the drive side (due to dish)...

I did a 2 lead 2 trail last year, it looks a bit strange but the difference to a "normal" pattern is hard to spot. Probably 3-3 would be more obvious. I'll get a new rim + hub to build a snowflake, I still have a set of spokes from an older front wheel sitting around that I could use for that...

you need spokes 3mm longer to do the snowflake.
i really don't want to take any chances on my back wheel as the rims are very valuable so will stick with the traditional pattern on the rear and experiment with the front.
check out the web site named cyclemonkey.com and you will see the most amazing spoke patterns.
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#34
Yeah, know that one. The spokes are from an older front wheel with a very low flange hub and a rim with a large ERD, so they should be ok for today's stuff.

(And: rims are consumables.... just so that Bill's not disappointed Wink )
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#35
This is my old Marin Nail Trail. Polished and converted to S/S. The original bike is also posted on this site titled Old Skool Marin Work Horse so the difference can be compared.
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#36
Man O man! You are doing some Wicked bike work!
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#37
many thanks to you and all others for their comments and encouraging words.
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#38
this is a Giant CRS 2.0 which is next in line for some detailing over the next 2 weeks.
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#39
Stripped of its paint. Will be sanded and polished and fitted up by Friday.
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#40
bling bling
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