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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:16 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Iwasgoodonce wrote:
I think I have always been worried about building my own wheels. Is it as hard as it looks?

I had a go a couple of years ago. It took about an evening per wheel, and at the end I hadn't got the spokes right so that they crossed over the valve (but then again I've bought wheels from shops that were like that!)

The first hundred or so miles on them were scary as I worried that they would fold up any time, but they have remained strong and true ever since.

It's not so difficult if you have a reasonable amount of mechanical competence.

BUT the good guys are waaay faster and more consistent. It's a bit like DIY bricklaying and seeing a pro do it - they use less effort, are faster and produce a better end result. Practice makes perfect.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:57 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Location: LOWESTOFT the worlds smallest bore fest
tony i do mail order wheels you pm me rims hubs your using or let me know what your after i send you a quote and im doing retro rates for mates :wink: :wink: you say ya or na then i do them and get them posted to ya 8) 8) (open to anyone in the uk 8) )

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:52 pm 
Special Retro Guru
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Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:22 pm
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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
i build the wheel in my lap then adjust spokes until until the threads are gone ..then quarter turn each nipple until its tight all the way round then i stick it in the bike...then i spend two days trueing it the egg shapes i create...its my birthday on the 27th ..some one could give me a park wheel jig for a pressie to a fellow biker(big creepy grin)..... :lol: :lol:

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