Bicycle Mechanics - Disc Brake Wheel Building Resources?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-19-04, 12:14 PM
Does anyone know some good online resources with information about building disc brake wheels? I am looking for information about techniques for acheiving the correct dishing and spoke tension.
Dishing is the same as for any wheel, as is spoke tension - if you can build a conventional rear then discs hold no extra challenge. What is more important is the direction of spoke lacing - look at your rear wheel and notice how the outer (stronger) spokes 'pull' the rim when you pedal. Now the force from a disk brake acts in the opposite direction so on your rear you will have the outer spoke lacing in the opposite direction on the disc side. For the front make sure that again at least on the brake side the outer spokes go forwards so they are tensioned as you brake. Disc brakes mean radial front lacing gets a big no.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.