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Old 2013-10-23, 05:39 PM   #106
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Keifer, you can't wrap cables, they will bind

Glad you figured it out, I had the same problem when I went from hydraulic to the Spyre, took me a few minutes to figure out why the pads weren't returning to center.

So, are you ready to ride down a big hill on your monster freewheel?
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Old 2013-10-23, 05:41 PM   #107
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I'm planning to use the Nimbus disc Trike hub and a Nimbus Muni rim. I'm really looking forward to this new challenge
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Old 2013-10-23, 11:17 PM   #108
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So, are you ready to ride down a big hill on your monster freewheel?
Ha, no. Not yet anyway. I can ride fairly normal stuff now, just not comfortably. I'm wating to get a bit more comfortable before I throw my real handle bar on and tackle the big stuff.
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Old 2013-10-29, 02:00 PM   #109
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Okay, now is the time to build a wheel yourself, it is the "final challenge".

Seriously, I'll talk you through it, you have everything you need: two hands and free time. Well, it would help to have a spoke wrench and an electric screwdriver
Thanks for the tip on the electric screwdriver! That saved time and it's something I wouldn't have thought of. I built up my wheel and it wasn't too bad. I think the larger size makes it easier and also because it's a symmetrical build. The tension is a bit higher than before but it's a lot more true. I didn't have time to try it out but as I expected mounting is going to be a challenge.
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Old 2013-10-29, 04:31 PM   #110
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Yeah! Now you're a wheel builder

I enjoy building wheels, it's not too hard once you know the pattern, and if you take your time it generally proceeds without a hitch.
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To reopen an old thread, I've been experimenting with a 24" freewheel lately (nimbus e-sport race wheelset but nimbus drift trike hub), and I find it completely possible. I have plans to build a freewheel 36er by NAUCC 2017 and love the idea of being able to conserve momentum.

I feel like this has most of it's applications in road racing or downhill MUni.

Some tips from a beginner to anyone wanting to start would be to start riding while feathering the brake so that when you stop pedaling it simulates back pressure.
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