Lacing a bicycle wheel

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Lacing a wheel I this today. took about minutes. Doesn't right, but is, so

It must the angle the photo, I've checked carefully and right. The isn't quite yet but at least laced. On basis that and truing cycle wheel be so from stringing guitar, which done many I'm building first: a touring bike wheel in is known a cross pattern . this works, try the wheel next. the wheel first 9 Copying the on one my other I began installing 9 on the hand side same side the freewheel I was a rear although this a front It's important begin at correct hole the first known as key spoke The holes the rim not in centre but from slightly the left slightly to right of centreline.

The spokes fitted accordingly; to right left to from the to the The correct for the spoke is first right side hole from the hole, so the valve positioned between spokes that parallel, not (more room the pump). fitting the 9 spokes should be empty hole each spoke the flange the hub, three empty between each at the and all holes with spoke should on the side of rim as flange.

They all pass the flange the same . Mine from inside out. The 9 spokes I did same on left hand Again, it's to begin the correct The holes the right left flanges the hub exactly opposite other.

They're slightly from one to the so that distance from hole to corresponding hole the rim exactly the for all Installing the spoke takes bit of care. Looking the wheel the right side, the hole for first spoke the left is the one anti-clockwise the hole the key on the flange.

I a spoke the flange locate the one. So holes for second set 9 spokes first ones be fitted the left of the follow the for the 9 spokes an anti-clockwise All these spokes are through the of the from the . then the holes the rim, a nipple screwed on the outside. a few on each Everything is loose at stage.

The remaining spokes The is now anti-clockwise in to the so that spokes 'trail' allowing the spoke to installed. This 'trails' in opposite direction the first and is through the of the from the . This to all remaining spokes. trick with 19th spoke to find correct hole the rim.

counted round the valve copying my wheel exactly, sure the passed over outside of third one crosses. The set of spokes is bit harder pull to rim, so pushed the right through and screwed onto the of the with a which pulled through. The photo shows wheel with first 19 fitted. 17 go.

Installing the spokes is as they repeat the with the of the Applying tension the screwdriver the outside the nipples, tensioned all spokes until was no showing where go in. using a key on inner side the rim, tensioned them until each protruded slightly the outside each nipple, made a further adjustments twanging each produced roughly same note.

Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel

a guitar all sound but here, all have the same The wheel now pretty and still like a Finally I (or pulled) spoke about inch from flange of hub to them against so that run as as possible the hub the rim. this stage surprisingly easy easier than a three front mech.

40 minutes lace the 10 minutes the spoke Of course wheel is yet finished. has to 'trued' so doesn't wobble. next part be the bit.

But confident. Tomorrow attempt to it . sure I the forces hold it rather just turning the willy nilly It already and feels a bicycle and is slightly out true. See truing a wheel Posted Patrick on 22nd, 2009. comments on a bicycle ” Garry Patrick, I've my own for about years, if have to. will normally to slightly between even and a true wheel.


for the on each to be half a That's enough accuracy if not true all the are even. thing. This what I

I screw nipple down exact same on each e.g. just thread disappear each. This my starting I next every one turn the same amount, half turn a turn until the becomes reasonably Then I truing. The secret is BIG ADJUSTMENTS full turns more) of particular spoke.

a few a time This way avoid radial which are difficult to rid of. of luck. 23rd, 2009 8:01 pm

Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel
Lacing a bicycle wheel bike cycle bicycle wheel

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