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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:58 am 
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Tonight I'll be building my 4th bicycle wheel ever and only the second rear wheel, the first was not pretty but worked.
Spokes are sitting on my desk as I speak and I'm praying I got the measurements right as the hub was not in any spoke calculator database I could find but thankfully the rim was. Building a Sun Ringle Phat Albert rim onto a Proline 135mm freehub. I alway mess up lacing the wheel at least once but usually get the tensioning right slowly but surely. Dont use a jig, just use the forks or frame I'm going to put the wheel in with some screws on blue tac to use for alignment gauges. Hopefully I won't swear too much and upset my cat :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:52 am 
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Prior to building my first set of wheels I had only replaced rims on 3 wheels that were already built.
Used the "tape new rim to old, transfer spokes over and then true method", the all subsequently, to my surprise, survived to spin again.
Then decided to build a set of Hope-hubbed disc wheels for my full-suspension bike. I had an empty house in which to swear as much as I required as my wife and girls were far enough away to be out of earshot, in New Orleans. Wheels are still fine, years later. Would like to build another pair as I've rims and hubs in hut but I'm no paying for their flights oot the country to get the freedom to swear in the volume that happens when I'm frustrated. :roll:

gmac, as I'm no expert on wheels this could be complete bollocks, but 3mm on the diameter would mean 1.5mm on a spoke so possibly OK. Read somewhere about spokes coming in 2mm increments in length so unless the spokes were already on long side they might be OK.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:31 pm 
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cheers for the feedback fella's, v section rims ehh... wasn't this complicated when they were flat


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:54 am 
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Successfully built my rear wheel without too much swearing, getting better at this :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:19 am 
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Think i'll need to learn, have two sets to get built at the moment, a disc brake set for the Zaskar and new rims to go on the road bike, gets expensive when paying someone to build multiple sets :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:29 am 
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Got my PC fixed during the week, multiple problems, slow to boot up, pop ups, suspected virus, Firefox not launching etc, guy that fixed it is sh!t hot 8) , he collected the tower from the house at 9.00 Tuesday night and it was fully serviced, repaired and updated by 10.00 Wednesday morning :), he dropped it off 7.30 Wednesday night all for 40.00 :), it's all working lightening fast now.

Can highly recommend the guy http://WWW.PAISLEYPCDOCTOR.COM 07985 668 194


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:39 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Successfully built my rear wheel without too much swearing, getting better at this :D



Pics to follow is it Velo :D

jimihendrix wrote:
Got my PC fixed during the week, multiple problems, slow to boot up, pop ups, suspected virus, Firefox not launching etc, guy that fixed it is sh!t hot 8) , he collected the tower from the house at 9.00 Tuesday night and it was fully serviced, repaired and updated by 10.00 Wednesday morning :), he dropped it off 7.30 Wednesday night all for 40.00 :), it's all working lightening fast now.

Can highly recommend the guy http://WWW.PAISLEYPCDOCTOR.COM 07985 668 194



So removing 10gb worth of pornography will make a difference :shock: :shock: Who'd have though.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:43 am 
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Today I got the first bits in for the Horsethief build :)

One of these

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and one of these

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Continuing my bargain hunting both were got from Wiggle with 60% off :D So so far thats 50% off the frame. 60% of the cockpit and I'm eyeing up a pair of Rev's with 50% of anaw! Wheels and dropper post will be another matter though.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:51 pm 
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What was the idea on the wheels K ? Pro 2's or something else.

Nice bars, good spot :D might go for a pair of them myself for the purple build(if it ever happens)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Its a lovely bar Andy, well as far as bars go! Nice peened finish looks quite robust and shouldney get too worn or faded any time soon. Aye, at the moment Hopes are favourite, probably a pair of Hope Hoops, ProII's on Flow EX's. I really fancied a pair of gold rims but the Hope Hoops are really hard to beat for value and performance. If I go to a Hope Tech dealer I can spec coloured hubs (probably red or gold).


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