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Old 12-19-05, 03:44 PM   #1
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Pretty darn interesting

Went to Velomax down in Long Beach to get my rear Curcult trued{my fault,dont ask**Guys working were really nice and showed me around Told me they were training a new guy from back east to work in a new shop back there they are opening so when you send your rim in for work,it wont take as long. They showed me the guys truing the rims like a string instrument. Headphones on using tones to do each spoke and each rim has a paper with a graph with it to show each spoke is within the tone spec's. They said they do all of Easton and Velomax's higher end wheelsets.
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Old 12-19-05, 06:52 PM   #2
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That sounds like an interesting technique. Are they tuned to the G string?
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Verrry interesting. I'm a professional piano tuner, so I pay quite a bit of attention to spoke tones too - but I don't use headphones! 'Course, I'm used to listening for these tones. The problem I've found is that when spokes cross and touch, the pitch is raised (shorter "string" - like pushing a string against a fret in a guitar). If they all crossed at exactly the same place on the length of the spoke, they should all sound the same pitch. Sounds good in theory, I haven't had it work out in practice yet.
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Old 12-19-05, 09:38 PM   #4
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I didn't know Velomax had a walk-in store in Long Beach. I suppose they do wheel rebuilds as well? I am definitely not an expert wheel builder, and would like to get my wheels rebuilt professionally. How much do they charge to true? To rebuild?
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Not a walkin store. Its where they make them. I took mine in to get it trued and they were nice and showed me around. I guess you could order and get them there. Cant walk in and buy anything. 40 bucks to true,replace 4 spokes and all trhe nipples. They only do Velomax and Easton. Thats for the rear which they said is harder. They undo all the spokes and start from scratch instead of truing it from where it is.
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Very good. Not a bad price for a complete rebuild. I have trued my wheels so much, I bet my spokes are completely out of tune. It may be time to have them do it. I also have velomax, so do you just walk in there and ask them to rebuild it?
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I think you call and they give you a number and then bring it in,thats what i did. Are you by the Long Beach area? I work a few miles from where they are and live in Lakewood
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Yeah, I work in LB also-and have a set of Orions I would like to get tuned up....how do you get a hold of them?
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Go to velomax website and e-mail or call them. Ask for the address,its 3 or 4 address down from whats on the website. They are down on 14th off pch. something like 335 14th street. Its not a hugh place.
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