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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: between the Popeye's, the liquor store, the funeral home, and the strip club
Bikes: 1992 Miyata Nine 14; 1971 Raleigh Super Course fixie conversion; 2006 Jamis Nova (853 version); 2001 Diamondback Topanga (SS conversion); 1956 Rudge Sports; 1971 Raleigh Competition (processing); 199? Schwinn World Sport (processing)
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hub wear noob wheelbuilder questions
I bought a flip-flop low-end suzue hub pre-laced to an alu. weinmann rim and had all sorts of trouble getting it true. problem was the rim was bent, so I took it apart, straightened the rim and relaced it (3 trailing/3 leading pattern). I noticed the hub eyelets had some gouges and stress "dimples" where the elbows exited the eyelets on the exterior of the hub.
Is the hub okay to work with, or are these dimples something to worry about structurally?
I also kind of bent some of the spokes a bit--I'm assuming they'll be okay and straighten out under tension.
Sorry, these questions might totally be basic. this is my first wheelbuild, and I don't want to have it explode under me, esp. on a fixie. Fun stuff, though! Way easier than I thought it would be.