Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 15/Nov/18 9:59pm

Debating whether to purchase a 60psi one too...
$40 landed is pretty decent.

Amazon reviews are full of people dropping and damaging them so I'mma stick with the boot.
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 16/Nov/18 7:26am

Conners wrote:Nice one - great idea.
I know a shed where I can find one of these from our three wheeler farm bike days where 9psi was the order of the day.

Presta?
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Conners on Fri 16/Nov/18 8:54pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
Conners wrote:Nice one - great idea.
I know a shed where I can find one of these from our three wheeler farm bike days where 9psi was the order of the day.

Presta?

Nah. But I have a presta/schrader adapter
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 21/Nov/18 7:10pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:I've been considering one of those, but I hear they're most accurate and last longer if you're using the middle of the range rather than near the top all the time...
The 0-60 psi version would sort that at the expense of the finer gauge.
Wadda ya reckon?

Edit: is the boot worth the extra size? My fanny's pretty tight as it is.
Booted and bootless are both on amazon, about $10 cheaper without.


Mint, they arrived.
Had a wee play with them.
Turns out they read about 6 psi lower than my current gauge.
Compared them 4 times and got results +-0.5 psi from each other.
Repeatability is great.
Read my tire 4 times and lost just over half a psi.
Range on the 30 psi is fine, turns out I was running 19/22 psi according to it.
Lands me straddling the point where it reads 2 to 3% accuracy.
I like the pressure hold feature.

Will compare when the 60 psi versions arrive.
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 22/Nov/18 10:13am

Sweet, I've been getting a hand feel for the pressure on wider rims, but would rather have numbers to play with.
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Percy Pig on Thu 22/Nov/18 3:02pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
Velocipedestrian wrote:I've been considering one of those, but I hear they're most accurate and last longer if you're using the middle of the range rather than near the top all the time...
The 0-60 psi version would sort that at the expense of the finer gauge.
Wadda ya reckon?

Edit: is the boot worth the extra size? My fanny's pretty tight as it is.
Booted and bootless are both on amazon, about $10 cheaper without.


Mint, they arrived.
Had a wee play with them.
Turns out they read about 6 psi lower than my current gauge.
Compared them 4 times and got results +-0.5 psi from each other.
Repeatability is great.
Read my tire 4 times and lost just over half a psi.
Range on the 30 psi is fine, turns out I was running 19/22 psi according to it.
Lands me straddling the point where it reads 2 to 3% accuracy.
I like the pressure hold feature.

Will compare when the 60 psi versions arrive.


This is relevant to my interests! :thumbsup:

I have been looking for such a device for ages.
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 22/Nov/18 3:51pm

Percy Pig wrote:This is relevant to my interests! :thumbsup:

I have been looking for such a device for ages.



Czech ur PMs ;)
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Dougal on Mon 26/Nov/18 12:00pm

Wow, you loam riders really run your tyres soft. I'm running 35psi and still killing rims!
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 26/Nov/18 12:27pm

Less pies :p

I do have have a few good dents in my Flow EXs hehe
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby AgrAde on Mon 26/Nov/18 6:24pm

AssPav doesn't weigh a whole lot and has a fair amount of mechanical sympathy.

What rims and tires are you running Dougal? Big old dual plys make such a difference. So does good suspension setup :thumbsup:

I've spent the last two months trying to destroy a pair of mavic wheels and they were great considering they're "trail" rims, still really true with only a couple dents due to situations where I was convinced I was walking home after hearing the bang. And my e13 rims are doing well but they are heavyish. On the other side, I was far nicer to the bontrager wheels I had than the mavics and the rear couldn't hold a tire on after a handful of rides. My WTBs are filled with cracks and the rear is an octagon.
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Dougal on Mon 26/Nov/18 7:00pm

AgrAde wrote:AssPav doesn't weigh a whole lot and has a fair amount of mechanical sympathy.

What rims and tires are you running Dougal? Big old dual plys make such a difference. So does good suspension setup :thumbsup:

I've spent the last two months trying to destroy a pair of mavic wheels and they were great considering they're "trail" rims, still really true with only a couple dents due to situations where I was convinced I was walking home after hearing the bang. And my e13 rims are doing well but they are heavyish. On the other side, I was far nicer to the bontrager wheels I had than the mavics and the rear couldn't hold a tire on after a handful of rides. My WTBs are filled with cracks and the rear is an octagon.


Rims were 27mm Duroc 30's. Tyres Highroller 2.4, then Aggressor and 2.6" DHF. Suspension is 150-170mm each end. Last summer was mostly riding a 150mm bike with a lot of rear sag to slacken it out. Now I have a 170mm bike with geometry which works as intended.

The issue I have is sharp rocks. So land on one and it'll punch right through the tyre and hit the rim. Especially if you're doing a few knots. Tossing up between the tougher Duroc SD37 or carbon for the next season. Back in the day Mavic had the hardest aluminium rims. Their Maxtal could take a hit and spring back without denting. But I haven't bought a new Mavic since the 519/719 days.

Bring those wheels to Cardrona (when the snow clears). I'll show you how I destroy them. :D
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Percy Pig on Mon 26/Nov/18 7:27pm

Dougal wrote:Wow, you loam riders really run your tyres soft. I'm running 35psi and still killing rims!

Vandal!

I only run my tires at 30 pies if riding somewhere really rocky, like Alex... :huh:

Still I weigh several pies more than you (possibly several more than most people on here!), and have very little sympathy for wheels or tyres, and still don't destroy rims that often. :blink:
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby AgrAde on Mon 26/Nov/18 7:47pm

Ten bucks says that you were bottoming out that 150mm bike with the soft rear end whenever you landed on a rock!
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Dougal on Mon 26/Nov/18 8:46pm

AgrAde wrote:Ten bucks says that you were bottoming out that 150mm bike with the soft rear end whenever you landed on a rock!


Well yeah. That's how it works. Keep in mind whenever you leave the ground you have the full travel and full damping to absorb the impact. The extra sag was only a factor when riding flat.

I also killed a front rim and sustained several front pinch flats with a 170mm fork attached. Was running 35psi front and rear with the 2.4 HR's. I was able to go down to 25psi front with the 2.6 DHF. The extra ~10mm in section and knob height really helped take the edge off the sharp rocks.
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Re: What Did You Buy From Wigglecrc This Week?

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 26/Nov/18 9:08pm

AgrAde wrote:AssPav has a fair amount of mechanical sympathy.


I can't have that much if I ride a Pike.
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