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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Just built up my first wheel. 8)

The hub on my 1991 Marin Eldridge was knackered!! So I got a 1991 purple anodised hub with cartridge bearings cheap off EBay. Made by T Gear....( anyone heard of them? )

It's straight and round...dead chuffed with myself....


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:27 pm 
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misteroo wrote:
Just built up my first wheel. 8)

The hub on my 1991 Marin Eldridge was knackered!! So I got a 1991 purple anodised hub with cartridge bearings cheap off EBay. Made by T Gear....( anyone heard of them? )

It's straight and round...dead chuffed with myself....



Good stuff! Looks good. I've been wondering about buying my own bits and doing this myself for a long time – but haven't plucked up the courage yet. How did you find the process and how long did it take you?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Nothing like the butt clenching excitement of downhilling on your first build set of wheels :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Nothing like the butt clenching excitement of downhilling on your first build set of wheels :wink:



I expect so – as long as one doesn't follow through at the bottom! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Nice one andy!......looks great!......


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Nicely done.

Building your own wheels opens up a whole load of possibilities; I recently took a Mavic 717 rim off a wheel and replaced it with a 517 I had in stock, which then gave me a matching pair of Mavic rims and Hope hubs, ready for my next build.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:46 pm 
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M-Power wrote:
Nothing like the butt clenching excitement of downhilling on your first build set of wheels :wink:



I expect so – as long as one doesn't follow through at the bottom! :)


The bicycle wheel is the strongest man made structure or used to be :shock:

Find the steepest longest drop off you can, Dunstable downs springs to mind and go for it ! Full report afterwards please 8) hopefully not from A & E :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:01 am 
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Well done.
I have the matching rear purple T Gear hub, they seem pretty good.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:39 pm 
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You should get a spoke tension gauge and check you have even tension. Oh have you stress releived it, you will hear pinging if you have not. However good work always satisfying. Next week I am going to write up full guide to wheel building for this site.


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