Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
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It does not matter what you thought you did or whose instructions you were using. If some spokes are too long you did it wrong, period.
Originally Posted by Fangowolf
For the second flange I picked the hole just to the left of the First spoke and it went to the hole two away from the tube stem hole. I was following Russ Musson's pdf. Of course it is possible I picked the wrong flange hole.
Some instructions don't properly advise on dealing with rims that have a different offset arrangement next to the valve hole, sometimes those following instructions miss the difference, or go right/left looking from the bottom of the hub rather than the top. Even the 1st/key spoke can be put in wrong if you are not working with the flange that is toward you (see my edited post above).
You asked for advice and you're getting it (I've built hundreds of wheels and instructed dozens on wheelbuiilding/truing). Instead of explaining what you did just get the wheel in your hands, figure out what is incorrect and fix it.
There's no such thing as a routine repair.
Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.
If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.
Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!
Last edited by cny-bikeman; 04-08-13 at 09:20 AM.