Bicycle Mechanics - spokes
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10-09-01, 02:48 PM
How do you take spokes out bmx rimes and how are they put it
10-09-01, 04:13 PM
same as any wheel. take off tyre, tube and rimtape. get a spoke key, and turn the nipple anti-clock wise (as you look at it from above). undo the spoke nipple until it comes off. if your wheels are built cross spoked the spoke is a pain in the arse to remove. if they are radially built then it's a piece of piss. you have to push the spoke out to free it from the hub flange. then just pull it free, it will bend all over the place but that's ok. replacement is a bit awkward, and might be better done down the local bike shop. but if you want to do it yourself, you simply thread the spoke the same way it came out. you will have to bend it to get it in but it will straighten up as you tighten up the spoke via the nipple. make sure you follow the pattern of spoke crossing if it's a cross spoked wheel. once you've threaded it through just put the nipple and spoke together, tightening the nipple until your wheel is true. you also have to make sure it's true radially as well as laterally by using a wheel jig. as i say it's always easier to let a good wheelbuilder do it if you're not sure.
Do not mean to insult, but f you have to ask this question you should not try to true a wheel. Simply take to a shop and have them do this for you.
Well, at least suggest a good book for him to learn from!
10-13-01, 07:58 AM
and how will anybody learn to do something unless they do it for themselves? try it first, then if you can't do it, take it to the bike shop.
10-13-01, 09:02 PM
or get junk parts and practice on them!
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