An ECR for me.

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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:51 pm

Never had more than 20psi in it. It just did this during the ride. It does have around 4500kms on it though.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Gave the ECR another good run on Saturday night. Sydney to Nowra through the night. I packed it all up just for fun.

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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby avolve » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Nice ride! Pretty good pace too.

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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:04 pm

I ticked over 2500kms this morning. Pretty much just commuting and the odd 100-120km ride.

Still loving it. I have just bought a 24 pack rack for the front.

Hopefully still doing the Hunt 1000 on it in November if my plans come together.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby rifraf » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:06 pm

Whats up with your pics?

I can't see them. :(
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:01 pm

rifraf wrote:Whats up with your pics?

I can't see them. :(


Photobucket decided to get greedy and want $400 to keep hosting photos.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby rifraf » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:08 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
rifraf wrote:Whats up with your pics?

I can't see them. :(


Photobucket decided to get greedy and want $400 to keep hosting photos.


Ahh

Thanks for the heads up

I see mine have gone too
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:59 pm

Was checking my wheels last night and noticed my Velocity Dually rear rim is cracked on every drive side spoke. Only got 3100kms out of it.

Time to search for something a bit stronger.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:24 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Was checking my wheels last night and noticed my Velocity Dually rear rim is cracked on every drive side spoke. Only got 3100kms out of it.


That does not sound good at all. Problem with the rim or the build or combination of both?
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:33 pm

I bought it as a complete wheel so not sure how it was built.

My previous velocity rims, P35, Blunt and Blunt SL all went the same way in less than 2000kms.

I really should have gone for the 36 spoke version. My cheap Alex rim with 36 spokes is fine after 14000kms.

Will have to source another rim before an upcoming trip in November.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:52 pm

Mugglechops wrote:I really should have gone for the 36 spoke version. My cheap Alex rim with 36 spokes is fine after 14000kms.

Alex rims came stock on my Surly Long Haul Trucker way back when ... solid rims for sure.

How may spokes are your Velocity rims? What sort of load have you on them?
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:02 am

32 spokes on the Dually. I do weigh 105kgs and bike weight is around 22kg loaded, but it has been ridden fully loaded a few times.

Mostly used for commuting and long rides half loaded.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Aushiker » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:45 am

Mugglechops wrote:32 spokes on the Dually. I do weigh 105kgs and bike weight is around 22kg loaded, but it has been ridden fully loaded a few times.


I would have thought 32 spokes could handle the load okay. Not a good look for Velocity :(
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby rifraf » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:40 pm

Mugglechops wrote:32 spokes on the Dually. I do weigh 105kgs and bike weight is around 22kg loaded, but it has been ridden fully loaded a few times.

Mostly used for commuting and long rides half loaded.


Seeing that my Thomson seat post of choice had a recommendation of max weight of 91kg made me consider carefully what sort of durability I would put into a build.

My personal choice is a minimum of 36 spokes, albeit the lightest ones available at the time.

I use 36 spokes for my IGH which has the same size spokes for both sides which I imagine suggests equal torsional lateral forces being shared and claimed by Rohloff being equal of a 40 spoke build of an "off set" hub build.

I've no agenda in pushing you towards an IGH hub but would in your shoes carefully consider a 40 spoke build, as being of a generous build myself, I'm aware of the benefits of adding a little extra strength in the spirit of durability.

There are posts online about issues of Velocity rims.

My perception of a common theme was high pressures in high volume tires and when I say high pressure, I mean over 45 psi and thats with tires of 2' to 2.3 so I'd expect to be significantly lower for a 3' tire.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:03 pm

rifraf wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:32 spokes on the Dually. I do weigh 105kgs and bike weight is around 22kg loaded, but it has been ridden fully loaded a few times.

Mostly used for commuting and long rides half loaded.


Seeing that my Thomson seat post of choice had a recommendation of max weight of 91kg made me consider carefully what sort of durability I would put into a build.

My personal choice is a minimum of 36 spokes, albeit the lightest ones available at the time.

I use 36 spokes for my IGH which has the same size spokes for both sides which I imagine suggests equal torsional lateral forces being shared and claimed by Rohloff being equal of a 40 spoke build of an "off set" hub build.

I've no agenda in pushing you towards an IGH hub but would in your shoes carefully consider a 40 spoke build, as being of a generous build myself, I'm aware of the benefits of adding a little extra strength in the spirit of durability.

There are posts online about issues of Velocity rims.

My perception of a common theme was high pressures in high volume tires and when I say high pressure, I mean over 45 psi and thats with tires of 2' to 2.3 so I'd expect to be significantly lower for a 3' tire.


My Krampus has a 36 spoke rear wheel and has 14000kms on it. It's hard to find a 36 spoke wheel that is wide enough to suit a 3in tyre. I don't think I ever put more than 20psi into my rear tyre. Even with a 2.4 tyre on it.

I would love to get a Rohloff but getting it past the wife would not work. Unless I went from 5 bikes back to 1.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby RonK » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:27 pm

Mugglechops wrote:I would love to get a Rohloff but getting it past the wife would not work. Unless I went from 5 bikes back to 1.

You would be better off to keep your bikes and your money in your pocket.

Also, at your weight it's unlikely you would be able to gear low enough without exceeding Rohloff's weight restriction and voiding the warranty.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Rodgerbiltit » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:42 pm

You would be better off to keep your bikes and your money in your pocket.

Also, at your weight it's unlikely you would be able to gear low enough without exceeding Rohloff's weight restriction and voiding the warranty.


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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby RonK » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:00 pm

Well, since it’s your idea and you are so keen, go right ahead and have the first bash.
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Re: An ECR for me.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:14 am

I picked up an Alex MD27 rim laced to a Novatec hub last Friday. Got about 60kms on it running a 2.4 tyre.

Just in time for my 10 day 1000km ride that's starting on the 26th. Hope to get a 100 plus km fully loaded ride in next Tuesday too see how it goes before I head off.

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