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howard619 StansNoTubes's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 11:27
Jan 25, 2018
Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 Rims and Wheelsets
@WAKIdesigns: I didn't realize they made an aluminum arch, and would be interested in a narrower rim, so checked out Sure enough they exist and are similar, but NOT identical as you described. Flow has a .1" taller section, which could explain the differences in ride/durability I've seen in comments.
howard619 StansNoTubes's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 8:07
Jan 25, 2018
Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 Rims and Wheelsets
@WAKIdesigns: For what it's worth, it was an aluminum Flow MK3, which has a shallow profile similar to the Arch and Crest. Spoke and nipple stayed intact and the wheel is in good shape with barely a ding and no flat spot. The rim flexed radially just as designed. How this caused a flat: The spoke protruded a couple MM past the nipple. When the rim flexed radially, the spoke end poked a hole through the tape - breaking the seal and causing a flat. If the spoke didn't protrude past the end of the nipple, the blunt end of the nipple probably wouldn't be enough to poke through the rim tape, but it did and that's my point. The shallow profile DOES allow radial flex, which IF carbon flexes more than aluminum, MAY make this issue more prevalent. Seems that Nox and Stans don't agree on radial flex, but my (friend's) experience sides with Stans. BTW, the wheel is still in good shape and in use. The bike is an all-mountain hard tail that gets ridden HARD and the radial compliance is noticeable compared to the carbon derby it replaced.
howard619 StansNoTubes's article
Jan 24, 2018 at 22:59
Jan 24, 2018
Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Crest CB7 and Arch CB7 Rims and Wheelsets
Radially compliant up to 10mm on a shallow rim = better get that spoke length just right or it's going right through the rim tape and stans will be oozing out the spoke hole. I get mine perfect every time, but my friend had this problem.
howard619 vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 11:34
Oct 19, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
It's all a matter of preference. To each their own. Put these things on a spectrum, then choose your weapon: -Trail type (smooth, chunder, drops, elevation gain/loss, etc.) -Rider skill, abilities, style, strengths & weaknesses(tech, jumps, fitness etc.) -Budget -Maintenance It doesn't matter what you or I ride, but don't hate on someone else's choice, or make it seem obsolete. We don't all need to buy whatever the industry is trying to shove down our throats.
howard619 AJBarlas's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 12:27
Oct 17, 2017
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Apr 26, 2016 at 8:21
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Apr 26, 2016 at 8:19
Apr 26, 2016

DVO Diamond 27.5" x 160 mm Good as NEW!

$500 USD
Freshly factory serviced Diamond DVO! Sent it in for a tune-up and got it back with NEW lowers. The only scratches are pictured on the 15mm QR and are purely cosmetic. The fork is good as new with the internals fully serviced direct from DVO. Steerer is cut to 178mm FSA crown race installed

howard619 howard619's photo
Apr 20, 2016 at 20:47
Apr 20, 2016
Idyllwild - top of Hellrazor, looking down on Lake Hemet

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Apr 16, 2016 at 15:49
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Apr 16, 2016 at 15:44
Apr 16, 2016

Kona Honzo Large Frame and Pike fork

$1000 USD
Frame and fork package includes professionally installed Cane Creek headset. The frame and fork have some scratches from regular use, otherwise they are in perfect working order. Fork stanchions are perfect and fork runs smooth. Cane Creek Headset - Forty lower - 110 upper Pike - 130 mm travel

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