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Old 09-22-11, 11:54 AM   #1
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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)
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Old 09-22-11, 02:04 PM   #2
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No biggy really...you wouldn't be the first to do it.

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If you were a bit closer I'd ask if you'd want to trade a Mavic Cosmic front for one of your Bontrager rears... Fronts seem more plentiful. You might have luck selling a rear and buying a front for less money.
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offset wheel rims for the rear work fine with a disc brake front,
it has a relatively tiny dish, but some.. .

even if you don't mount the disc, for now..
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Build-wise it's pretty much a non-issue, but there's no way I'd use an OSB rim together with a symmetric hub. None, zilch, nada.
I'd save them for for the hubs that benefit from OSB rims instead, and I'd put disc braked fronts in that category.
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I have no current builds with disc brakes so maybe it's time for a new experiment. I'll look around for an appropriate hub (24 hole disc fronts available?)
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I have no current builds with disc brakes so maybe it's time for a new experiment. I'll look around for an appropriate hub (24 hole disc fronts available?)
Oh, sure. Used to be a 24H Shimano XT, and there is a current, fairly inexpensive Circus Monkey 24H disc hub. There are probably others as well.
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