Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Tue 28/Jun/11 2:48pm

So, why is it that Black DT spokes seem to all come with alloy nipples in the box and silver ones come with Brass?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Tue 28/Jun/11 2:52pm

Because brass nipples on black spokes is a fashion crime duh....


I can't back that up.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Tue 28/Jun/11 3:03pm

wachtourak wrote:So, why is it that Black DT spokes seem to all come with alloy nipples in the box and silver ones come with Brass?


Because they know the sort of people who use black spokes would also use alloy nipples
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 28/Jun/11 3:28pm

nipples :lol:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby RJD on Tue 28/Jun/11 3:53pm

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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby neels on Thu 30/Jun/11 8:43pm

Can any of the wise ones tell me what this headset is?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 30/Jun/11 8:47pm

its an older FSA pig,
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby neels on Thu 30/Jun/11 8:50pm

pushbikerider wrote:its an older FSA pig,

Crikey, that was quick.

Can you tell me what size?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 30/Jun/11 8:55pm

1 1/8

Top bearing is a standard caged bearing, bottom bearing uses 1/4 balls (you can't buy the race aftermarket, but you just fill it with 1/4 balls, its all good) you can buy replacement crown races too (I can't see one in the image)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 30/Jun/11 8:55pm

let me guess its in an older GT chucker??
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby neels on Thu 30/Jun/11 8:59pm

pushbikerider wrote:let me guess its in an older GT chucker??

Close, an old GT backwoods.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Thu 30/Jun/11 9:49pm

wachtourak wrote:So, why is it that Black DT spokes seem to all come with alloy nipples in the box and silver ones come with Brass?


Because that wholesaler way over purchsed on alloy ones once. I got some spokes at my old shop once with 10 boxes of alloy nips for free.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wuffy on Fri 1/Jul/11 9:02pm

Would the new Xtr levers be able to be matched with Saint Calipers?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 1/Jul/11 9:08pm

wuffy wrote:Would the new Xtr levers be able to be matched with Saint Calipers?



That's what Gwin's been running
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 1/Jul/11 9:11pm

Spokes wrote:
wachtourak wrote:So, why is it that Black DT spokes seem to all come with alloy nipples in the box and silver ones come with Brass?


Because that wholesaler way over purchsed on alloy ones once. I got some spokes at my old shop once with 10 boxes of alloy nips for free.


you came with alloy nipples :blink:
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