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Offline Trent

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« on: November 27, 2011, 06:25:07 PM »
A general help thread for questions/concerns that you don't feel warrant their own thread.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 11:32:11 AM »
I wanna trim my front axle down since I'm using an older wheel for the time being. Never trimmed axles, is it just a matter of hacking the excess off and filing down the ends?

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 11:35:55 AM »
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I wanna trim my front axle down since I'm using an older wheel for the time being. Never trimmed axles, is it just a matter of hacking the excess off and filing down the ends?


Yup, go for it. Just make sure you compensate for how much space a peg will take up on there if you're running one. I've trimmed axles too short years ago and it's a downer.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 11:38:03 AM »
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I wanna trim my front axle down since I'm using an older wheel for the time being. Never trimmed axles, is it just a matter of hacking the excess off and filing down the ends?


Pretty much. Before you file it down , unscrew and screw back on the nut a few times so you keep the threads clear.

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 11:45:43 AM »
Where would I get a hat washer so that my Odyssey sprocket will fit properly on my Fly V3s? Should the sprockets come with a washer like that?

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 12:05:25 PM »
^ It should have come with one, 15/16ths to 22mm tophat washer. Bikeshop should just give you one if they have any.

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 12:10:23 PM »
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^ It should have come with one, 15/16ths to 22mm tophat washer. Bikeshop should just give you one if they have any.

Nope. Only came with a 19mm adapter. I'll draw one up on solidworks and cnc it In school tommorow. Thanks dude.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 10:55:55 AM »
So both my wheels are getting pretty trashed and I have a few questions. I saw some close out spokes on Odyssey's store so I was thinking about picking them up. How do I cut them to length? Also I don't want to pay a bike shop to rebuild my wheels so is it a bad idea to take one back spoke out at a time and replace it with a new one? Then true it at the end?

My second question, I know some people had some problems with vandero 2's getting wobbely and having shit bearings. Is it worth it to replace the bearings and cones and just rebuild that wheel too?

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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011, 12:43:03 PM »
Is your vandero2 messed up already?  If not, just leave it, mine is still going strong.

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 01:12:08 PM »
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How do I cut them to length?


A dremel with a thin cutting disk will cut through threads without damaging them or leaving any ragged edges, like sawing or snipping them would. You may need to tap the threads longer too.... in which case its probably worth just buying the correct length spokes in the first place. One spoke at a time should work too.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 01:23:18 PM »
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Is your vandero2 messed up already?  If not, just leave it, mine is still going strong.

Yeah mines fucked..


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A dremel with a thin cutting disk will cut through threads without damaging them or leaving any ragged edges, like sawing or snipping them would. You may need to tap the threads longer too.... in which case its probably worth just buying the correct length spokes in the first place. One spoke at a time should work too.


OK good to know. There odyssey spokes and my wheels are odyssey so I feel like they will fit. When I buy spokes do they come with nips? In the picture there were nips on the spokes.

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 01:30:00 PM »
One spoke at a time is gonna be tedious as hell.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2011, 01:31:54 PM »
There pretty old and rounded.

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2011, 02:10:43 PM »
If you do one spoke at a time its gonna get egged I reckon.
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2011, 02:13:20 PM »
Yeah, just build it up fresh.  Got to learn sometime.

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