- Building a wheel for the first time…HELP
Any hints and tips?
And does anyone know what spokes would fit on a DH-595 rim to a Evo hub?Posted 4 years agovincienupSubscriber
The wheelpro book and the DT Swiss spoke calc website.
Also, get the hub and rim and measure them for the spoke calc numbers before buying your spokes unless you like trusting other people blindly. Based on my own research SS, CRC, Merlin while well priced for most things are not places to buy spokes unles you’re loaded. £4 for a box of ten is perfectly doable. There may be better prices depending what you want.
Surfing around STW and all the other usual forums will throw up a lot of very conflicting information- be wary.Posted 4 years agoMary HingeMember
I used Sheldon Brown and have built a few wheels now, all running well and get a good hammering, especially my panniered up commuter that does a 25 mile each way commute with half of that off road.
I did the cut down old spoke method to work out spoke length, as per Sheldon.
Last set I built I got spokes from Rose Bikes in Germany. Cheapest for DT Swiss double butted.
I also built my own wheel jig using an online guide. Although first pair I just used the frame, flipping the wheel to check that it was centred rather than using a dishing tool.
It’s pretty straightforward if you are fairly handy.Posted 4 years ago
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