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Old 08-07-07, 07:09 PM   #1
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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?
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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.
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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.
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