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    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?
    thanks

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    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.
    - Stan

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACinRWC View Post
    anyone know where to get specific wheel parts-like just rims/ or just spokes/

    or any helpful strategies

    good sites to follow?
    The site that does it all:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

    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.
    TH 1.81 (133kg*62)

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