Indeed, it certainly is stupid to have to point out that you and Brian are saying things that never happened.
Didn't you notice directly above when Brian said, "No Tom, YOU were having trouble with pinch flatting when installing tubes and I offered some insights into how to prevent that, and did so in a polite and respectful manner.".AND YET YOU HAVEN'T ONCE, NOT ONCE, EVER PROVEN WHEN ASKED WHAT WE SAID THAT YOU SAID WE SAID FROM OUR POSTS! YOU HAVE NEVER ONCE SHOWED ANY POST, OR ANY SENTENCE THAT EITHER BOB, BRIAN OR MYSELF WROTE TO SHOW THE WORLD WHERE WE SAID THE THINGS YOU DREAM UP THAT WE SAID, AND WE HAVE ASKED YOU REPEATEDLY TO DO THAT AND SO FAR NOTHING FROM YOU JUST YOUR STUPID ONGOING MADE UP STORIES.
...it turns out that it is extremely difficult to build these carbon rims because the nipple bed isn't even and the factory used torque measurements and not thread length to get them both; to true
Does this mean that you think that the performance of a bearing in its unloaded state is good proof of its performance under operating conditions?I can spin the front wheel go away and come back 5 minutes later and it is still moving.
Now the construction of a clincher rim is significantly different from a tubeless rim.
... having a tube inside puts forces against the bead entirely different than a tubeless rim.
I have built many, many wheels. You don't seem to have a good grasp on what is occurring with the carbon wheels. They are low spoke count aero spokes. They have to be tightened to very high torque. You cannot align the wheels while building them unless you take them to very high torque first to pull the 2-cross spokes into alignment. This is not something you can do slowly and it will all come together. It is something that requires the building machines that tightens all of the spokes at once to high torque.Well, sure. The more consistent the parts, the easier and/or faster it is to build up a wheel.
But extremely difficult?
Maybe for you I suppose.
As a general statement - no.
All you have to do is pay more attention to what's HAPPENING than to what you DO, and the wheel will still come together without drama.
It'll be slower, take more patience. That's all.
But "extremely difficult" - I don't think so.
I've laced 36H hubs to 28H and 32H rims in cross patterns.
There's no way your nipple bead varied more than the spoke length mismatch of those builds.
And I'd never claim that those builds were "extremely difficult" unless they'd come with a time limit.
Tedious and time consuming, sure. Difficult - no.
Does this mean that you think that the performance of a bearing in its unloaded state is good proof of its performance under operating conditions?
In what way?
How does it do that?