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Old 09-14-13, 07:57 PM
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How do I lace this 1990 Wolber Rim ?

I began my first packing of wheel bearings today. The front hub is done; tighening the cone did turn out to be an experience requiring time but once you get the hang of it you're good to go

So I moved on to the rear hub, removed the cassette assembly only to find ALL the spoked had been damaged, somewhat smashed on and near too the hub. Must be super strong spokes considering none of them have popped yet (would love to know what brand/model they are).



Since I need to replace all the spokes on the drive side I'm thinking it might be wise to lace the whole rear rim (not sure about this though, any suggestions?).

I was thinking of using this spoke http://www.wheelbuilder.com/dt-compe...ted-spoke.html
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So you know what happened, the chain over derailed past the last sprocket, and jot jammed between the spokes and sprocket. This happens when the inner limit is misadjusted, usually because the hanger got bent inward slightly.

There's a difference of opinion here, about what the best course of action is now. Many say you need to rebuild before they break, and others including myself believe that you rebuild no wheel before it's time. If the wheel is fine, (round and true) leave it alone unless you're riding far from home, or planning an extended tour. The worst that can happen is that spokes will begin failing at which time you will have to rebuild. They will begin to fail eventually, but no one can say when eventually will be, could be next week, month, year, or even later. In the meantime other things can kill off the wheel, so IMO you might as well enjoy it while it lasts.
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Are the current spokes butted or straight gauge?
Since the NDS has much less spoke tension than the DS, you really don't want the thinner spoke on the DS only.
I'd replace both sides.
IF I use the spoke you indicated on the DS, I use a 15/16 butted spoke on the NDS.
Note: NDS is probably 1-2mm longer.

Colorado cyclist has both types for $.10 less than your link. They also sell in odd lengths.
Get new brass nipples.

An advantage you have by replacing spokes is you can measure what you have and adjust to get an ideal spoke length. (bottom of the screw driver slot)

EDIT:
I notice they sell Sapin Strong single butted spokes- 13/14.
Those would be great on the DS with the spoke you linked on the NDS.

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Nice thing about a built wheel is that its easy to get spoke length. I would source 9 new spokes and just replace them one at a time on that wheel. I'm also larger so I would not trust those spokes. I Had a wheel that had damaged spokes like that and broke 2 or 3 of those exact spokes that had the chain damage.
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Originally Posted by bobotech View Post
Nice thing about a built wheel is that its easy to get spoke length. I would source 9 new spokes and just replace them one at a time on that wheel. I'm also larger so I would not trust those spokes. I Had a wheel that had damaged spokes like that and broke 2 or 3 of those exact spokes that had the chain damage.
I agree ... and DT makes a straight spoke which I think will be a good replacement http://www.wheelbuilder.com/dt-champ...uge-spoke.html
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