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Old 10-19-05, 09:00 PM
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where can I find a wheel builder supply? hubs rims spokes and such, wholesale would be bonus as i have plans for the winter to drink plenty of dark german beer and teach my self the art of wheel building, I have three or four sets to build for strange projects that seem to be calling to me, such as lacing a three speed hub to a 27 or 700c rim or maybe a coaster break set up, any how Im calling on the smart folks who would probaly know this stuff. any help would be appreciated,and any good recomendations on dark exotic winter brew will not only be appreciated but probaly acted upon with cat like reflexes.
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Old 10-19-05, 09:37 PM
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I may not be a smart guy, but Gerd Schanner, wheelbuilder to TdF and European MTB champions, certainly is.

I highly recommend his book, "The Art of Wheelbuilding"

You LBS can get it from QBP, Part #MA3388
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Not surprizingly I get most of my wheelbuilding
supplies from e-bay. Spokes I get at LBS since
I have them double check my spoke length calculations.

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Originally Posted by outakontroll
where can I find a wheel builder supply? hubs rims spokes and such, wholesale would be bonus as i have plans for the winter to drink plenty of dark german beer and teach my self the art of wheel building, I have three or four sets to build for strange projects that seem to be calling to me, such as lacing a three speed hub to a 27 or 700c rim or maybe a coaster break set up, any how Im calling on the smart folks who would probaly know this stuff. any help would be appreciated,and any good recomendations on dark exotic winter brew will not only be appreciated but probaly acted upon with cat like reflexes.
Neat! I was thinking of doing the exact same thing this winter (except with Belgian Ale )
- I was also curious about a good source for 27" rims, etc.

I hear "the Bicycle Wheel" by Jobst Brandt is a good reference book.
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The Bicycle wheel is a must read for anyone
interested in wheelbuilding. Heavy on the theory
and the why's of wheelbuilding.
Jobst Brandt is rather opinionated and seems
to be either reviled or revered in the cycling community,
however his book is one thing that almost everyone
agrees is a good thing.
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thanks for the info guys, ill check out the book on ebay as well as the supplys. my idea is to build three wheel sets for the same bike. it will be a retro track bike but fixed isnt always a right application for where I live, we have lots of hills here so a three speed will help, maybe a coaster brake with a heavy rim and spokes for dirtroad riding that way I can get some great skid action going when I feel crazy and recless. so im thinking change your wheels and it will change your bike.
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OH yea, your all smart!!!!
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Neat! I was thinking of doing the exact same thing this winter (except with Belgian Ale )
- I was also curious about a good source for 27" rims, etc.

I hear "the Bicycle Wheel" by Jobst Brandt is a good reference book.
New 27" rims http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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thanks for the info Cruentus. thats a killer deal smart guy.
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I built my first wheels using Brandt's book, it is excellent. I will check out the others, as I have a project for the winter. I'll check my brewing links and send one to you, probably not until next week though. Good luck, glad to hear of people getting into wheel building.
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hey, ridesoldtrek that sounds good. wheel building should be fun, or so I think. Im also looking for a truing stand dishing tool and anything that goes with it.do you guys have any advise on paticular models features ect? Im looking on e-bay for a good deal, (wow imagine that) any advise would be great. thanks guys.
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