usernameforme wrote: $20 for A SINGLE spoke is ridiculous... And I thought Titanium spokes were expensive...
Which wheels require $20 spokes?
usernameforme wrote:clack3rz wrote:Mulger bill wrote:Yep, read the book at least three times before you touch anything and find a scruffy old wheel you can pull down and rebuild for practice.
Oh BTW I'd buy extras in spokes and nipples. You never know when/if a spoke will break (after the build) and extra nipples - just in case
+1 on the spare spokes and nipples, but I don't think the book is necessary, all the info you need is on Sheldon's site and miketechinfo.com. Pulling an old wheel apart may not be such a good idea as rebuilding an old wheel is MUCH harder than starting from scratch
antipodean wrote:Which wheels require $20 spokes?
15wilsonwu wrote:Heres what i'm gonna do. Lace the hub to the wheels and leave the rest to my LBS because i really want to save weight. As for buying extra parts, I dont think im going to since im on a REALLY REALLY REALLY tight budget (im 13 ) I'll upload my new setup later cause im in a rush right now.
diggerdantheman wrote:15wilsonwu wrote:Heres what i'm gonna do. Lace the hub to the wheels and leave the rest to my LBS because i really want to save weight. As for buying extra parts, I dont think im going to since im on a REALLY REALLY REALLY tight budget (im 13 ) I'll upload my new setup later cause im in a rush right now.
buy the extra spokes Wilson.
usernameforme wrote:I'd personally up the spoke count to 24/28 on the XR-200 rims and lace the front wheel 1x instead of 0x or radial. Radial lacing puts extra strain on the hubs and if the hubs are not designed for it you could find some nasty cracks... since they (BHS) don't specify I'd be safe and lace 1x (or you could flick them an email and ask)
usernameforme wrote:I was suggesting more spokes for more stiffness, I agree that the 20h and under hubs should be laced radial as the spoke angle will be too high from 1x
usernameforme wrote:dude... 8 extra spokes, thats like 25g... you ought to go on weightweenies at this rate...
usernameforme wrote:I've never dealt personally with them, but My friends have received their goods. a few emails asking them about wheelbuilding makes me think they know a thing or two too. Looks legit to me
usernameforme wrote:for alloy clinchers, very... if we go carbon tubies...
usernameforme wrote:no worries, happy to help; reminds me of when I wanted to do my first wheelbuild and pestered everyone about that... are you familiar with how to lace a wheel? Lacing a wheel wrong is very easy; I still make mistakes if I'm not paying attention
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