Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Bikes: Too Numerous (not)
Dishing a Front Wheel
I'm going to try this out anyway but I thought I'd post it to see if anyone else has done this and/or endure some flames.
I have acquired some Bontrager wheelsets (various sources) and, after matching up and building out some bikes I find myself with several rear wheels and no more fronts. I plan to disassemble one rear and rebuild that rim on a front hub to match up my leftovers. These rears are "OSB" rims --meaning "offset spoke bed." Building a centered front wheel on an OSB rim will require me to dish it back to center. Should be an interesting experiment. (lots of wheelbuilding experience)
David Green, Naperville, IL USA "The older I get, the better I used to be" --Lee Trevino