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    Building a rear wheel (29er)

    Hub: Fixed/Disk WORD, black
    Spokes: double-butted phil woods, black; brass phil wood nipples
    Rims: Mavic A317 29er Rims, black
    Tires: Continental Cyclocross Speed 700x42c
    Cog: Phil Wood 1/8: 17 tooth
    Disc: Clark wavy rotor 160m

    It's not cheap, but it seems like its the durable, long-term route.

    Am I missing something, or is this all I need to build up the rear wheel?
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    Besides some oil/grease, spoke wrench(es), a tube, and a truing stand I don't see anything else you might need. Have fun!

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    spoke prep!!!!
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    i guess if you were really bored and high you might build something like this. i would choose masturbating. or eating doritos.
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    Rim tape & Lockring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad1376 View Post
    Rim tape & Lockring?
    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calbob76 View Post
    spoke prep!!!!
    If you buy the parts through a shop, they may prep the spokes for you. (Mine did, anyway.) Is this your first wheel build? My LBS advised against using double butted spokes on a first build, said they can be tricky to work with because they are twistier than straight gage.

    And even if you can get the parts significantly cheaper online, building a wheel for the first time (assuming this is your first) is a good time to pay more and go through the LBS. They gave me a fair amount of advice that came in handy during the build and gave it a good looking over before I put it on the bike, giving me some suggestions that helped finish out the wheel. I did virtually all the work myself, but it's a better wheel due to their advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    If you buy the parts through a shop, they may prep the spokes for you. (Mine did, anyway.) Is this your first wheel build? My LBS advised against using double butted spokes on a first build, said they can be tricky to work with because they are twistier than straight gage.

    And even if you can get the parts significantly cheaper online, building a wheel for the first time (assuming this is your first) is a good time to pay more and go through the LBS. They gave me a fair amount of advice that came in handy during the build and gave it a good looking over before I put it on the bike, giving me some suggestions that helped finish out the wheel. I did virtually all the work myself, but it's a better wheel due to their advice.
    Fortunately, I write for the local bike shop owner (all three LBSs) here. So while I am going to buy parts probably directly from the manufacturer if I can, I intend to go to his top mechanic and have him work the prep on the spokes for me. My "part" will be on the truing wheel when we get that far. I spent last summer doing mechanic work for that shop manager. The one thing he taught me was the meticulous task of truing. Fortunately/Unfortunately, as a consequence, I'm probably one of the best at dialing in a wheel. My riding friends claim its the ADD and my ability to focus on 5 things at once.
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    There may be better rim options. Those Mavics are overpriced IMO. Also really narrow if you want to run big tires (you did say this was a 29er).

    EDIT: You're using 700 x 42s. OK. I still think they are a bit overpriced, but the width will be fine.

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    at first I read wood nipples, which puzzled me.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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