Originally Posted by Greenfieldja
You have the basic idea down. Start by looking up radially...don't let "best" be the enemy of "good enough" as there is a point of deminishing returns....Your focus should be on having a durable wheel to log lots of miles/kilometers, use that thought to keep things in perspective.
you were very clear.indeed wheeltruing is a complex process that someone has to approach with care.as a matter of fact the "problem" is an about 3-4mm high spot.surely i dont feel it while riding and of course i dont risk at all end up with an unusable wheel.the tension of the spokes seems even or at least "high" although 1 or 2 seem twisted.apart from that,some make the almost the same noise,others not.
my deep doubt is some elasticity-flexing when pedaling hard out of the saddle especially on low cadence low gear uphills,that seems to come from the wheel.as if there is some delay from getting the power to the ground.i weigh rough 85 kilos.although the rest of the bike isnt smthng exotic superstiff material,rather a simple aluminum frame of unknown make.either chinese,or as from the looks,it seems like a willier triestina evasion.
is that "flexing" typical of the low spoke wheels as this model is,or likely a suspect of weak tension maybe?or both?
Originally Posted by scott967
QBP has a number of options for "Fulcrum" spokes ...... I don't know if you can get the 2 "special" spokes that Fulcrum uses to supposedly balance the wheel. I was wondering about tensioning and truing a 20 spoke wheel (the rim was kind of tacoed), but it came in pretty quickly between my gauge indicator and pinging for tension. I have a few 100 miles on it and I did check it once with no change and will probably do it again one last time.
radial lacing on the front is regarded generally as a "weak" lacing,but as you say it seems easy to replace and truing.
i think that this specific model doesnt have balancing spokes.fulcrum 3's and above have.as a matter of fact,this wheel gets out of balance with tyre-valve etc.if you let it spin slowly you'll see that makes the known pendulum movement until it rests.i counterweigh this effect by placing a tiny nut on the valve along with a schrader valve adapter and the speed sensor magnet placed at exactly the opossite direction.