As my intro to wheel building, I swapped out a damaged front rim on my easton EA90SL front wheel (24 straight pull spokes). I re used the same spokes, which is probably not the best idea according to a lot of posts I read after I ordered the new rim. Hindsight.
I checked the spoke tension before i disassembled the wheel and they were all around 120 (about 21 on that park gauge for 1.7mm spokes)
Laced it up and now I'm at the point where the wheel is pretty evenly tensioned all around, dished right and pretty true all around (not perfect yet but certainly in the ball park) and there is a noticeable "hop" in the wheel, so that is my next area of focus is to eliminate that and then finish truing.
The wheel deflects downward at about 3 o'clock and the upward deflection is at about 6 o'clock, so they are not on opposite sides of the wheel. I guess that surprised me a little bit. I don't have a run out gauge but the difference between the high and low points seems to be pretty large, like 5mm or so. I can't live with that!
so the solution according to Sheldon (and my brandt book) is to loosen the spokes near the low point and tighten them near the high point but I though I would ask one of you savants what I should expect to see as a result of that - since the tensions are good all around will that leave me with a section of lower tensioned spokes when I'm done? Is that acceptable?