Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Read tutorials until you feel comfortable with the process.
Be patient and work by small degrees.
The key to ending up with even tension is to not cause uneven tension in the first place.
Stay focused, set the time and place aside so you're 100% free of distractions, and stop only at logical breaks where you can pick up where you left off.
One trick not covered in most tutorials, build the wheel too far to the right (overly dished) and keep it there until near the end. Then you can move it to center during the last round of tensioning, using only the left spokes. It's much easier to move a rim left than right, and this will keep you from needing to turn the very heavily loaded right nipples.
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