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I get pleasure from every bit I put on, just the knowledge that it is one more step to the completed machine. But if I were to name one best bit it is when the gears function properly first time :)


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Seconded on the Ringlé cages - the first time it happend I thought I was going crazy!


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Your friend when fitting Ringle cages is a toe clip strap. 1-put bottle in cage 2-put strap round the whole lot. 3- remove bottle and fit cage to bike! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:33 pm 
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Building wheels .... sweeeet! Happy in the knowlage that everythang is done to perfection :wink:


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Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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rc300 wrote:
Building wheels .... sweeeet! Happy in the knowlage that everythang is done to perfection :wink:


I only wish I could :) Is it a difficult process to get right??


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Practice makes perfect. I made some right bodges when I started :oops:
It all comes together in the end :D


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Isaac_AG wrote:
rc300 wrote:
Building wheels .... sweeeet! Happy in the knowlage that everythang is done to perfection :wink:


I only wish I could :) Is it a difficult process to get right??


Give it a go with some old parts that you don't really care about. Start by re-rimming an old wheel with a rim you know is true. You'll know when you've got it right! :wink:
Just get a decent spoke key or you'll end up in the nut house. :twisted:


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I quite like wheel building. My brother just calls it the male equivilent of knitting. I rather enjoy changing cables too 8)


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