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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:17 am 
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Finally had some time to rebuild my wheels. First had to built some truing stand. Got some wood and started cutting.

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After some work it starts to look the part...
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Here it is with the radial and lateral gauge completed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:21 am 
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Also did a "nipple driver". Got an old screwdriver.

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Tried to bend it but it was too thick.
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Did the tip with a file so that it matches and engages those nipples properly.
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Tried bending a thinner one and got a much better result.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:24 am 
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Now to remove the old rims and do the new ones (tubular).

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The old rim was about to fail. You can see the crack goes all the way through and can been seen from the inside.

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Wish me luck! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:14 am 
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Awesome truing stand, and its adjustable! Just recieved my wheels for my build today and nearly have most of the parts so i'll update my thread soon.
Good luck with the wheel rebuild.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Pure awesomeness!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Yesterday managed to transfer the hub to the new rim. Here's a clip of what the rim wobble looked like just after the transfer and then after some work.

http://youtu.be/5ypzcyamA9Y

This morning I've rechecked things again, applied more tension and rechecked again. Screw the freewheel back again. Applied some rim tape and the new tubular.

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Here "she" is with the new rear wheel.

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Now onto the front wheel! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:19 pm 
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Idea :idea:

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A safe victory for you in the 1st edition me thinks


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:35 pm 
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^Ahahahahah!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Did the front wheel today.

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I'll check it again tomorrow, do some final tensioning, truing and check one last time. Then I just have to glue the tubular and I'm done.

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Can't wait to take it out again! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Done!

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Now I just need to take it out for a test ride. Hopefully the wheels will stand! :lol:


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