Andrew I just kept a nickle sized chunk of tube on it. The Conti ones have a good amount of rubber at the base.
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30 usd for valve stems????? That is just wrong.
Cut the perfectly good valve stem out of a high quality Continental tube ( $8.50 from MEC) and you have your Shcrader fully threaded valve stem.
I've used both Presta and Shrader valves cut from tubes to seal up and hold tubeless just fine. I've been back running tubes the last couple seasons but I'll be drilling out my next wheels to run the ghetto Conti Shrader valves as tubeless valves.
The one downside to running shrader these days it everyone is running presta so if you need to borrow a tube the fit isn't idea, and if you carry shrader it's not going to fit into your buddies presta drilled rim when he gets his 3rd flat and needs to steal your tube.
SRAM even designed and makes a ring for around here. The steel X-Sync ring. A pet project of Morland's
EVT Right Arm is high high on the want list. Eventually one of those clamps will live in my garage when it's finished.
In the DebonAir you could tweak the negative spring with the volume spacers bands independent of the positive spring. Are there options to tweak the feel of the negative in the new shocks?
Is it wrong that I want to see more of that shop than the bike?
I grabbed a set of the replaceable ones from the Kickstarter when these were first launched and they've been great. They didn't have the nice case back then. I pair it with a small chain breaker salvaged from a multi-tool that you turn the pin with the 4mm allen.
Bastion Cycles is doing the same 3d printed ti lugs and carbon process in road.
Firefly currently does some beautiful welded ti lugs with carbon tubes.
Festka flips this the other way and does a mixed carbon ti that is ti downtube, toptube, and rear end all bonded by carbon with a carbon seat tube.
Ritchey actually makes a carbon bullmoose bar stem but it's only 720mm wide at 70mm stem length. If it was wider it would be awesome.
I ran thumbies up to 2009, indexed, but still a fan oh the thumbie. Barham told me he'd never shoot any more photo's with me if I had built up a new bike after the fire with thumbies.