Wheel lacing

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Wheel lacing


Post by quangtri » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:29 am

Should wheel lacing be attempted by someone who has little patience (me) or should I buy a new wheel? thanks

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Re: Wheel lacing


Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:50 am

lacing wheels is not that difficult, its not rocket science, but it does require a little patience. And a truing stand. The trick is getting it started correctly and finishing up with the factory speck offset. The MoCo shop manuals usually have a section for the wheel you are lacing, such as a star hub.

give it a try, you might amaze yourself. And you can tell all your friends that YOU laced the wheel!


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Re: Wheel lacing


Post by Panshovevo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:55 pm

You don't have to have a truing stand. Wheels can be trued in the frame or front fork. The trick is to be sure that whatever is holding the hub is stationary, and that your dial indicators or pointers (I've used safety wire)are solidly fixed in position.
Basically, it depends on which you have more of, time(and patience to learn) or money.

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