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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:45 pm 
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make sure you get the lacing right so the valve hole is above the logo on the hub, and the rim label can be read from the right hand side of the bike! ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:39 pm 
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jonboy wrote:
make sure you get the lacing right so the valve hole is above the logo on the hub, and the rim label can be read from the right hand side of the bike! ;)


It's all about the detail - love it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:42 pm 
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Corblimeyguv wrote:
Thanks for all the replies :-)

I've been truing up wheels for years but never actually built one.
It's something that's interested me ever since watching my mate building them in the 90's.

I'm going to use an old hub and have a go. Spokes are around £30 for 144 with nipples online and i'll get some rims too. Gotta learn sometime :lol:


If you're just swapping the rim, tape your new one to the old one... Progressively loosen all the spokes then swap them across, and tension accordingly. This will work as long as the profile of the rims are similar.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:51 pm 
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jonboy wrote:
make sure you get the lacing right so the valve hole is above the logo on the hub, and the rim label can be read from the right hand side of the bike! ;)


It's all about the detail - love it!


Oh, and the valve must be between two of the spokes that are most parallel. Nearly forgot that. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:11 pm 
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jonboy wrote:
Bike Hoarder wrote:
jonboy wrote:
make sure you get the lacing right so the valve hole is above the logo on the hub, and the rim label can be read from the right hand side of the bike! ;)


It's all about the detail - love it!


Oh, and the valve must be between two of the spokes that are most parallel. Nearly forgot that. :facepalm:


Nice detail... Would you go to the trouble of making sure all the nipples are the same orientation?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:03 am 
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Nice detail... Would you go to the trouble of making sure all the nipples are the same orientation?[/quote]


Now that's ^^ a bit OCD, wouldn't you say ?!! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:16 am 
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And not practical...... :roll:

As for proper line up and orientation, that’s taking pride in your work....

Although I will admit to re-lacing a pair of 1985 Deore hubs 3 times last night, trying to get them to match (the Shimano stamping position compared to the spoke holes on the hubs was just a bit different throwing out the rim alignment by a whole spoke spacing)
My son put a calming hand upon my shoulder and said “ that’s enough Dad, put it down and go to bed” :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:52 pm 
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I'll just be happy with a usable wheel !!

Got Longun on the case for suitable rims to use. Other than that i'm going to follow the advice and tape the new rim to the old and swap the spokes over.

Thanks to all who've taken the time to reply. Hopefully a new string to my dusty bow :-)


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