Godzuki26 thinks there needs to be a Weightweenie Scott Scale 900 SL build in the USA. With my Covid 19 paincave [pg 44]

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godzuki26 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:52 am

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I’ve read about people’s experiences with getting flats due to thorns and assumed they were like rose thorns
...these look weaponised...
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Godzuki, my advice for tubeless tape is tuo use HEAT RESISTANT TAPE.
It's very very thin so you need to overlap a couple of time the wheel. If I remember well, I did 2+1/2 turn
The adhesive power is good and the weight is excellent.
The cost is less than 5$
https://www.amazon.com/Temperature-Resi ... B00XH9Y7FU

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Squashednuts wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:19 am
godzuki26 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:52 am

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Thanks for posting the picture
I’ve read about people’s experiences with getting flats due to thorns and assumed they were like rose thorns
...these look weaponised...
there is a nice story behind this cone connected with Giro d'Italia.
In the early stages in south Sardinia the peloton suffred a lot of puncture and everybody was thinking about a sabotage. Later, analyzing the punctured tubulars, they understand the real reason of puncture: the wind carried a lot of cone in the road

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I’m going to use the 3M Nuclear tape because it’s fancy and I like to be fancy. I should get it this weekend hopefully. The tires I ordered from R2Bike. I ended up getting Rocket Rons in 2.25 size. I also got some Racing Ray’s and Racing Ralph’s. I thought it would be cool to mix and match the front and the rear tires. For the first run, I will probably just go Rocket Ron for both front and back.

Since I’m trying something different with the rim tape, I thought I would use something other than Stan’s fluid. I ordered some effetto mariposa fluid. I remember hearing that it foams up and you don’t need to use as much as Stan’s. Has anybody tried this stuff?

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The mariposa stuff works well. It's one of the only sealants that are approved for latex tubes so you see a lot of people putting it in tubulars.

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I use this and it works great. It foams when put in the tubular and has been good to me in relation to filling punctures.

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jorisee01 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:52 pm
I use this and it works great. It foams when put in the tubular and has been good to me in relation to filling punctures.

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How much additional weight does it add to your tubular?

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by LewisK

Haven’t used this one, but I’ve always gone by a fraction under 1 to 1.
So 30ml of sealant will add roughly 25g.

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effetto Mariposa works well but I use the cheaper
https://www.ridewill.it/p/it/wag-567011 ... ro/140431/
It's very foamy and works well for 6months without leaking
I use 60ml in 2.2tire

without ammonia!!!

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I only use it when punctured. And I only ad 25 to 30ml

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Caffeelatex is shite IMHO.

It never managed to seal any of my punctures without a worm. Gone back to standard Orange Seal now. May work better at lower PSI. My 38c are around 45PSI.
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Carbon fiber rotors have been quite a failure for mountain bikes. But what about Graphene? I like the weight but will it be quiet and have the necessary stopping power for mountain bike applications? I am already past the “show bike” build stage and putting more heavier/durable parts on this build. So this Graphene Rotor is probably not going to happen 🙅‍♂️

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Ah just get them, trial them, then switch back if you have too.

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godzuki26 wrote:
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Carbon fiber rotors have been quite a failure for mountain bikes. But what about Graphene? I like the weight but will it be quiet and have the necessary stopping power for mountain bike applications? I am already past the “show bike” build stage and putting more heavier/durable parts on this build. So this Graphene Rotor is probably not going to happen 🙅‍♂️

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Not a real rotor that is usable in any way. :(

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Here are the weights of the Rocket Ron’s that I will run tubeless. This will be a 346 gram weight increase over the Maxxlite’s. Now I have some more realistic tires.

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