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First wheel build: Shimano 105 and Sun Venus

Old 07-29-12, 03:27 PM
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First wheel build: Shimano 105 and Sun Venus

Built my first set of wheels. NOS Sun Venus rims with Shimano 105 hubs (1056 models). Thanks to Sheldon Brown's online help.

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Old 07-29-12, 03:49 PM
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First wheel build: Shimano 105 and Sun Venus

Nice job. Do you have a trueing stand? Or did you use the bike brake pad method? Think i might be rebuilding a couple wheels too. Haven't done it in years.
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I used a bike fork in a block of wood for the front and a bike on it's handlebars and seat for the rear. I lined the wheels up and use a zip tie cut to length around the fork and chain stay to true the wheel. I used a ruler and a rubber band to dish and round the wheel. Here is a link to some DIY truing stand ideas. I roughly used the 1st idea.
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Congratulations. It feels great, doesn't it?
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Nicely done. I recall the feeling of empowerment after finishing my first build. (1000 miles later that wheel still runs true. I've ridden other wheels which didn't do so well.) One great thing about doing your own is you have control over exactly how much care went into it. If you do it right and build the wheel you want you don't have to worry about how soeone else might have done it.
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