paying the price for having laced up the mxus with old spokes/nipples and then putting it through another salt season. wheel is all wobbly and can no longer true it cause the nipples are seized.
so starting afresh with a new MXUS ($299 shipped) and a JRH 19x1.6 wheel & spoke set:
loosly laced here for a big offset because of the dh comp frame - note the spokes all coming out the disk side:
on the truing station:
JRH was out of the custom spoke sizes at the time, so i got impatient and bought the stock 128mm ones. best i could do still left about 5mm of threads exposed on every fourth spoke:
but there's 15mm of threads there so at least 10mm gripping:
so with tire:
the blue bike has been squeaking, the suspension has been horrible - way too bouncy, which is hairy on turns, and needs a break and TLC to clean up this kinda shit:
so i fitted out the white bike and have been commuting on it this week:
of course, on my ride home last night, i got the !HALLS! error... all my wiring is good, so i'm virtually certain the hall popped out of the slot, like it did on my first mxus in november
, and just needs some adhesive.
no time to fix it last night, so i just switched to sensorless mode and rode it in today. can't handle more than 26A before it stutters, but anything's better than metro.
it's amazing how different the bike feels. i'd been wanting to raise the handlebars on my blue bike. i don't like the grip position. if i stand for example, my hands feel way too low. i didn't cut the bars on the white bike, so they're really wide and feel much more comfortable. so i'm good with that. the rear suspension is a bit dead, but not bouncy, so that's fine.
i found a cheap pair of 180mm travel forks - $90 + $45 shipping from taiwan, and look forward to trying these out when they arrive in a week or so:
finally, here's a vid i posted up a couple years ago, with a new soundtrack because the hendrix track - which was perfect for it - got blocked: