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09-05-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

They look to have the same issue to me, the...

They look to have the same issue to me, the pictures are just taken from different angles. :)
09-03-19, 05:40 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

So if I'm reading you right, you're actually...

So if I'm reading you right, you're actually cranking up some of the spokes in order to straighten the rim? Apologies if that's what you've been trying to explain all along, it's just a foreign...
09-03-19, 02:44 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Jobst would probably object to being associated...

Jobst would probably object to being associated with "extreme" tensions like 180kgf+. His book is clear that he only recommended this procedure for lightweight (420g or so) box-section rims, and that...
09-01-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

In practice, it works great. Sorry if that...

In practice, it works great. Sorry if that conflicts with your theoretical models.

If you need extreme tensions to build successful wheels, what are you compensating for?
09-01-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

Read my post again, I said “low tension”. Like,...

Read my post again, I said “low tension”. Like, not long after you’ve laced the wheel and put in just enough tension to pull the spokes mostly straight. The spokes are still easy to bend by finger...
09-01-19, 03:09 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

It’s a Sun CR18. Traditional 3x/4x builds are...

It’s a Sun CR18. Traditional 3x/4x builds are its raison d’etre. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one built radial, not that you couldn’t.
08-31-19, 12:50 PM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

You don't need pliers to correct the spoke line....

You don't need pliers to correct the spoke line. Just press on them with your fingers while the tension is still low. It's not rocket science.



You are free to do whatever you like with your...
08-23-19, 10:46 AM
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Posted By ThermionicScott

I've been following your thread in the Clyde...

I've been following your thread in the Clyde forum, but don't usually post there since I don't "belong"... so first off, good luck with this project and it sucks that all of your local wheelbuilders...
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