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09-07-19, 10:32 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

I think I have been quite clear what my problem...

I think I have been quite clear what my problem has been.
09-07-19, 06:58 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Got the new wheel back. While there is still some...

Got the new wheel back. While there is still some bending at the nipples, it's perhaps 20% of what the other builds have had. Thanks to a 2x lacing the bending that way is almost non existent now....
09-03-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Wish I could, but all shops within reasonable...

Wish I could, but all shops within reasonable range to me have built wheels like this. This latest rebuild is going to cost $180, which I don't really have. I'm going to have to start cutting into...
08-31-19, 04:51 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Dropped it off and made it clear I don't care how...

Dropped it off and made it clear I don't care how it's built other than I want a 2x lacing and I don't want to see bent spokes. He dug up a velo blunt rim. Said it retailed for $90 and discounted it...
08-31-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Actually looking at the wheel again, there is a...

Actually looking at the wheel again, there is a bend even when looking at the side of the wheel. So the spokes are bending both ways. I'm about to leave for the bike shop and have him rebuild it...
08-29-19, 05:23 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

That's an idea. At this point I am really wanting...

That's an idea. At this point I am really wanting to look at new rims as I feel they are causing the problem by not allowing the nipples to point towards the spoke.
08-29-19, 01:39 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

I can say looking at the side, the spokes look...

I can say looking at the side, the spokes look straight. The bend is pointing out.

The wheel is assembled correctly and not backwards. The holes that point to one hub side go to that side. I...
08-27-19, 08:07 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Well, brought it back and mentioned it broke 2...

Well, brought it back and mentioned it broke 2 spokes after just 11 days and all he did was replace the broken spokes (free of charge, but really?). Don't see any point in spending two hours swapping...
08-25-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Thanks. Those look to be what I need. A bit...

Thanks. Those look to be what I need. A bit expensive, but cheaper than having to rebuild every month.
08-24-19, 08:16 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Radial really is not appropriate for a utility...

Radial really is not appropriate for a utility bike. The wheel would be far weaker. You really only use radial on high spoke count hubs or on bikes that will not see heavy use.

I do have a...
08-24-19, 12:40 AM
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Posted By harshbarj

This is what is happening. It's clear the rim was...

This is what is happening. It's clear the rim was made with a standard width hub in mind. If I could draw a line from the center of the spoke nipple straight out, it would land between the flange and...
08-22-19, 11:07 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

36 spokes and I think 3 crosses.

36 spokes and I think 3 crosses.
08-22-19, 11:05 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Thus far over 90% of the breaks have been at the...

Thus far over 90% of the breaks have been at the nipple, most within a week or two of the build. Prior to me switching to larger IGH hubs I never broke a spoke at the nipple. They always broke at the...
08-22-19, 08:15 PM
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Posted By harshbarj

Wheel building question.

I have been having a rash of broken spokes and have decided it's time to learn wheel building. I have noticed that I have the most problems with broken spokes on larger IGH hubs where the spokes take...
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