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 Post subject: Uber Retro Wheel Build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:54 pm 
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I'm not sure if this is something to advertise, but I built my first ever 3 cross wheel last night :D

NOS Ringle 3DViolet 32H SuperBubba Hub, M231CD, Sapim DB spokes and 3DViolet nipples.. Awesome..

Amazing sense of achievement really; truing it vertically, then horizontally*.. Thanks to my LBS and their Jig to do the job properly.. Looking forward to riding it on my Psyclone 8)

* I'm sure I don't need to explain the semantics to the majority of you.. :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:56 pm 
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I find the vertical bit the hardest! Good effort!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:00 pm 
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I enjoy building wheels until the last bit of truing - then it completely p*sses me off :evil:

Disc wheels are easier to build - it doesn't really matter if they're not perfectly true.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:12 pm 
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8) Wicked wheel builld!!!

Love building wheels, even do other peoples to keep me calm when life seems a bit fast paced!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:22 pm 
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Stick Legs wrote:
8) Wicked wheel builld!!!

Love building wheels, even do other peoples to keep me calm when life seems a bit fast paced!


Haha I totally agree, it was like meditation! Came home feeling like the Zen Master.. It were almost as if by truing the wheel, I was truing my qi at the same time.. :P :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:31 pm 
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I obviously need a jig, a rim, a hub and some spokes...!

Looking good though... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:37 pm 
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I don't use a jig.

I lace trailing first, then leading.
I tighten all the spokes with a screw driver until only 2 threads show over the nipple.
Then working valve hole to valve hole tighten with a spokey 1/2 a turn until the spokes are tight 'enough'.
The wheel then goes in the forks of the bike it will go in to be centered in both planes. 90% of the time it is near as dammit.

A little bit of truing and bob's yer uncle! One built wheel.

Never let me down yet! (touch wood)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:30 am 
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I do the same as stick legs - but I learned on a jig when I worked in a shop... I've probably built a few hundred wheels.

I still enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:46 am 
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I have another Ringle hub in blue that I'm planning to lace to an M231 with black nipples this time :wink:

I'm liking this wheel buildin' business!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:51 am 
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It's the male equivalent of knitting!


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