Monday, February 16, 2009
The inimitable David Shrigley. Also, a lesson from tonights wheel building. DT 240 hub (front). 50mm uma rim. DT comp spokes (black) and (red) alloy nipples.
Hoo. Ha. Hmmmm. This could be interesting. It is all part of a sort of grand experiment in the benefits of increasing tyre width. The uma is about as wide as you can go in 29er land. Its a single wall snow rim, in this case 'not' drilled for lightness. I guess if you are being sensible, you minimise all other possibilities for flex. Brass nips, straight gauge, perhaps even 'alpine' DT spokes?
Well, i havent. So we'll see how things go. Tensioned up pretty quick to 80kgf for the none disc side, and 130kgf for the disc side. The wheel has a *lot* of flex in it. I thought it would be more = left and right.
Now - this will either be good. Or, it will be bad.
The only way to know is to try it.