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soundwave

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and i was not even trying lol ;) as if i nuked um buy over 30sec they see it was a ebike :p
 
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Nealh

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I haven't yet been over 50mph but have come close on a mtb off road.
 
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guerney

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I think I've got lateral trueing right - no trueing stand, I use cut off zipties attached to the frame forks as a reference. For radial trueing (and to do a better job), I'd need to actually get a trueing stand... in the meantime, I found that plucking the spokes like guitar strings helps me to avoid overtensioned spokes... too much tension sounds too high pitched when plucked compared to other spokes. I'm hoping that will avoid too much radial deformation. But I really should just get a trueing stand - I'd ask the bike shop guy to do it but it takes him three days!
 

soundwave

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i got near 60mph at the forest of dean going down a very steep fire roads but it dont feel very nice and the brakes dont last very long. o_O

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guerney

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i got near 60mph at the forest of dean going down a very steep fire roads but it dont feel very nice and the brakes dont last very long. o_O

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Depending on what metal that is made of, it looks like it's been work hardened and could shatter in use sometime. But I'm no expert on metals or bikes - nothing lasts very long when going fast it seems...
 

soundwave

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not had a problem since i fitted those ;)
 
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guerney

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not had a problem since i fitted those ;)

Nice. I've got old fashioned V-brakes. I get through a lot of brakes and rims... but they do stop me well enough to skid and/or throw me off forwards, now that they're bloody straight. Dics are cheaper than rims, usually. My next bike'll have discs.