Oh HEELLLLLLL YEAH! That is friggin' beautiful. I can't wait to see it built up.
Uh-oh. Busted by the fashion police.Schmucker said:Hopefully you'll adjust your spacing so the holes will be equal distance from the valve hole but otherwise it looks good.
I agree, that's fantastic! So these won't go on the initial bike build?CLONG said:Oh HEELLLLLLL YEAH! That is friggin' beautiful.
These require 36h hubs, and I think the next batch of hubs don't include any 36's. :sad: They may also spontaneously fold on the first pedal stroke, so I'm not sure I want to commit to these as my main wheelset from the get-go.EndoRando said:So these won't go on the initial bike build?
The first set of holes I drilled with a pilot bit, but I got a bit annoyed cleaning the resulting scrap out of the bit so I tried it without the pilot (and the scrap just fell out) and with the big beefy drill press the bit never wandered. I had the rim locked down very well too, so that makes a big difference. It would never work hand-drilling.thirstywork said:It's not easy to use a holesaw without a pilot bit.
That is about the maximum mod you can make to that rim-it needs those vertical ribs (and box section) to remain stable. Without those, the rim will invert or crack eventually.
I think you'd be fine doing what he recommended and not removing the center channel center wall and just drilling through it and leaving the inner rim wall intact. It shouldn't change the strength of the rim at all.Valhalla said:Nice work!!
I don't know anything about engineering and was thinking about doing something like this with my double walled 80s. At what point do they lose integrity? Like you mention you are concerned about the bridge material - if you weighed 50-75 lbs more do you think they would still be strong enough?
For some reason...that's so cool. Props to you guys for trying this out. damnitman, I was worried when you mentioned the spoke pulling through, but I see you drilled new spoke holes in the thinner extrusion. I thought about doing that, but now I'm glad I didn't.damnitman said:...The wheel worked great until I was airing a new tire/tube up to 45 psi to fully seat the bead...the concave bridge section "panged" and became convex in a couple of areas, between the holes...