does anyone have any tips on lacing whells? im buying a new front hub, and i want to learn to lace a wheel myself. also, is it possible to reuse spokes if they're the correct length? im a cheapie...
http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.htmlANdRewLIu6294 said:does anyone have any tips on lacing whells? im buying a new front hub, and i want to learn to lace a wheel myself. also, is it possible to reuse spokes if they're the correct length? im a cheapie...
Dishing? "really hard, and time consuming"? Not even. Usually the correct sized spokes (shorter one side than the other), if all spokes are taken down evenly, ( as said in my W/B, FAQ ) take care of 90% of the dishing. Just assembling the wheel does most of the dishing. The rest is a two minute job at most.ANdRewLIu6294 said:yeah, the only problem with lacing my own wheels is the dishing, im guessing its really hard, and time consuming.
If you use a good spoke calc properly it will GIVE you two spoke lengths. If the hub is assymetric (all rear cassette type hubs, disc brake or not and all disc brake front hubs) then the different flange spacing from the locknut dimensions will produce two spoke lengths.ANdRewLIu6294 said:what length spokes should i use for the shorter side? i used a spoke calculator and got 285.9mm, but im guessing thats for the longer side. what should i use for the shorter side? im probably gonna be using the Marzocchi QR20 20mm Hub, and a Sun Rhynolite.