Tag Archives: wheel

Spocalc revised

The page for Damon Rinard’s spoke calculator has been revised, with an updated list of online spoke calculators, several comments and links, and better formatting. Now also includes links to spoke-calculator apps for iOS and Android smartphones!

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Shimmy, or speed wobble

A new article on shimmy, or speed wobble — what it is, why it happens, how to prevent it and how to recover from it.

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A quick quick-release lesson

New article: Osman Isvan demonstrates how to remove and replace quick-release bicycle wheels, with two videos.  Here’s one of the videos:

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Quick releases

I’ve responded to a request from a reader for more information about quick-release skewer lengths by going further, with a major expansion of the article about quick releases. The article now covers wheel installation, secondary retention devices including the much-derided … Continue reading

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Spoking patterns for large hubs

New article on spoke patterns which avoid excessive spoke angles with large hubs such as electrically-assisted bike hub motors.

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Measuring hub and rim for spoke-length calculation

New page on how to measure a hub and rim to get the numbers to enter into a spoke-length calculator.

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which tire fits which rim?

Major revision of the page on rim sizing to determine what tires will fit

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Jobst Brandt pages updated

Harriet has reorganized the Jobst Brandt pages — formatting for easier reading, placing them into categories and in sequence, fixed broken links. Brandt’s trenchant comments demolish a number of bicycling myths, and bring an engineering perspective to issues of mechanical … Continue reading

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Rollerbrakes article expanded

Major additions to the article on Shimano Rollerbrakes — advanced instruction on maintenance, more advice about when these brakes are most suitable.

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On-road Wheel Repairs

John has written an article that just might get you rolling again.

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