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    Not safely. I wouldn't bet my face on a repaired...

    Not safely. I wouldn't bet my face on a repaired aluminum bar. The heat affected zone would be a stress riser and prone to a quick break.
  2. No. It uses an oversized axle. New and improved.

    No. It uses an oversized axle. New and improved.
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    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt...

    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt
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    Butted spokes make for a stronger wheel.

    Butted spokes make for a stronger wheel.
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    Bicycle Gear Inch & Shifting Pattern Calculator...

    Bicycle Gear Inch & Shifting Pattern Calculator
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    In this book ...

    In this book http://www.scribd.com/doc/26719057/Gerd-Schraner-The-Art-of-Wheel-Building#scribd the author says that after years of building wheels he was surprised that he was not as good at getting...
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    Ride it and forget it. Steel is very forgiving.

    Ride it and forget it. Steel is very forgiving.
  8. Thread: spoke tension

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    After you tension do you stress relieve the...

    After you tension do you stress relieve the wheel? You shouldn't need to retrue very often. Stress Relieving Spokes by Jobst Brandt
  9. I'm not sure what you mean by a clamp other than...

    I'm not sure what you mean by a clamp other than the one built into the seat post. The 2 bolts allow for a precise seat angle.
    You can also find versions with more set-back if you need it.
  10. Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt...

    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt
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    26 Inch ISO 559 Bicycle Wheels from Harris...

    26 Inch ISO 559 Bicycle Wheels from Harris Cyclery
  12. I ride Brooks and use this seat post from Nitto....

    I ride Brooks and use this seat post from Nitto. Nitto Dynamic S83 (100080746) at CambriaBike.com

    It uses 2 bolts to set the angle. Normally a Brooks should be set up with the heal of the saddle...
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    Use this a a guide to the drive train. Bicycle...

    Use this a a guide to the drive train. Bicycle Gear Inch & Shifting Pattern Calculator
  14. When I build a back wheel I don't worry about the...

    When I build a back wheel I don't worry about the NDS tension. The DS is usually about 110Kg. I go higher on lower count wheels.
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    Ditto. Use small pliers to make sure the core is...

    Ditto. Use small pliers to make sure the core is tight. I have seen them come off by hand.
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    My understanding is that the 725 tubes were...

    My understanding is that the 725 tubes were designed to be silver soldered in a lugged frame to keep the heat below the transition temp. If they gas tungsten arc welded it should be heat treated to...
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    I have built a couple of wheels for 260 to 280...

    I have built a couple of wheels for 260 to 280 pounders and one got something in the wheel and broke one spoke. The bigger guy wanted a wheel for touting and commuting. He hasn't broken one yet. Both...
  18. The sidewall pressure if 1/2 of what it takes to...

    The sidewall pressure if 1/2 of what it takes to blow the tire off of the rim.

    Measure the actual width of the mounted tire. I can't find a site that helps get the right tire pressure with that...
  19. You do realize that the mechanics of that era...

    You do realize that the mechanics of that era didn't have a clue about how the bearings worked and wasted a lot of time.
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    That's a good idea. There is extra bending stress...

    That's a good idea. There is extra bending stress on the axle and bearings when the wheel is forced in and the QR is closed.
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    [QUOTE=10 Wheels;17638757]This the bike? ...

    [QUOTE=10 Wheels;17638757]This the bike?

    That's the one. Have you seen or talked to him lately?
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    I built a set for a 265 pounder who wanted them...

    I built a set for a 265 pounder who wanted them for touring and commuting. I used 36 14gauge double-butted spokes and tensioned the drive side to about 120Kg.
    I haven't had any complaints yet. I...
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    Less material means the rim is not as strong as...

    Less material means the rim is not as strong as one with a little more meat on it.
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    The problem you will run into is the rear...

    The problem you will run into is the rear spacing. I believe that the 7sp. will be spaced at 126mm and the newer stuff is 130mm.
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    Stainless threads would gall and be welded in...

    Stainless threads would gall and be welded in position.
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