Wheel building tips-for someone just starting
anyone know where to get specific wheel parts-like just rims/ or just spokes/
or any helpful strategies
good sites to follow?
1. Download the e-book Wheelbuilding, 3rd Ed. by Musson. It has very clear, very understandable step-by-step instructions for building great wheels.
2. Download spocalc from Damon Rinard's website.
3. I buy my rims from Harris because I like their prices and the rims always arrive well packed and undamaged. You can avoid shipping charges by buying locally. After I figure out what length spokes I need, I order them from Performance and pick them up at the San Francisco store.
The site that does it all:
Originally Posted by MACinRWC
In terms of strategies, I'd start out with a symmetric wheel (e.g. a non-disc brake front wheel), they are easier to build.
Most online bike stores and all LBSs sell wheel parts.