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First wheel build...first problem?

Old 06-11-20, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by specialmonkey View Post
Which lacing method did you end up using overall?
Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so that is what I used. Pulling spokes are on the outside of the flange, trailing spokes on the inside...but apparently there is no clear agreement on whether that is best, not best, or, "it matters not."

Lacing was challenging at first (as evidenced by the help I sought on this thread!), but my second wheel laced up without a problem. I think I had so much practice taking apart and trying again on the first one that I became proficient with the pattern.
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Originally Posted by 67tony View Post
Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so that is what I used. Pulling spokes are on the outside of the flange, trailing spokes on the inside...but apparently there is no clear agreement on whether that is best, not best, or, "it matters not."

Lacing was challenging at first (as evidenced by the help I sought on this thread!), but my second wheel laced up without a problem. I think I had so much practice taking apart and trying again on the first one that I became proficient with the pattern.
I meant which instructions for lacing did you end up finding most helpful? So after lacing a few wheels, is truing now the more challenging aspect of building wheels?
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Sorry, should have figured what you meant.

I used Sheldon's instructions for a while, but after some frustrations and a lot of help from this forum, I gravitated to the site with the colored spokes. It's almost funny how easy the lacing of the second wheel was, once I got acclimated to the pattern and terminology.

I would say that truing is more challenging than lacing, and especially so when considering the time involved to accurately true a wheel.
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