Thread: new wheel build
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: new wheel build

Wheel building is basically connecting a hub of some fixed diameter to a rim of some greater diameter. There are charts, some online that will help you determine what length of spoke you need. To complicate things most wheels can be built radially, cross one, cross two, cross three and cross four patterns. A cross is when a spoke crosses the path of another spoke from hub to rim. Whole books are written about this so it must get a little complex. Most people are not patient or sensitive enough to get there with wheel building. Just a personality trait and persistence gets you there. Search wheel building and read Myke's and any other wheel threads on this and other forums. I will build your wheels for cost plus $50.00 labor if you want. It is better to find a local wheel guru so small problems can get fixed before they get big.
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