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  • Downloadable wheelbuilding guide?
  • cheeezzy24
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    Getting ready to attempt my first wheel build. Is there a downloadable idiot version available or any other recommendations for a newbie? Cheers

    whitestone
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    Roger Musson’s wheelbuilding guide – https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Ive always used Sheldon (RIP)

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Sheldon +1

    Premier Icon Simon
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    I found Wheelpro very easy to follow and it made building wheels very straightforward.

    aracer
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    Stoner wrote:

    Ive always used Sheldon (RIP)

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

    Almost word for word what I was going to post – spooky

    cheeezzy24
    Member

    Perfect. Cheers

    TheBrick
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    Sheldon!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon deejayen
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    I’ve never built a wheel, but I watched these Youtube videos  the other night, and found them interesting.  I’m not sure if he does things exactly right, but it was certainly good to get an idea of how it’s done.

    Lacing wheel

    Tensioning wheel

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Combination of Sheldon and Zinn got me sorted OK. Took an age but good to have it completed and fine.

    [Edit} to be fair, Zinn is not downloadable – easily – possibly not on spec..

    Premier Icon vincienup
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    Musson +1 for me too – although there’s only really one chapter you need for a walkthrough of building. The rest of the book is useful to have read though.

    daern
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    Musson – two chapters really: lacing and tensioning, but the rest is interesting anyway.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I use the wheelpro guide but I basically only use the lacing pages- still totally worth it though.

    The main thing to remember is, it’s miles easier than you’d think. I think most people who have a crack at building, will already have done wheel truing or tensioning on used wheels and it’s so much easier to build a new wheel with a new rim, they want to be straight.

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