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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2002, 09:53 PM
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Spoking A Wheel

Hey guys, havent been around much. . i've been swamped with work, and im spending my spare time in the garage, workin on my street bike, which is coming along great. Anyways, a bud of mine has a 2000 XR100, rear wheel is shot, sold her and bought a 2002 XR200, anyways, in part of the selling, was a new rear wheel, installed, so he wants me to put it on . How much of a pain in the [censored] is it to spoke a wheel? ive heard its difficult.. just wonderin what you guys think
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Re: Spoking A Wheel

It's not "that" hard...... but getting it true is the hard part!

What I'd suggest doing is to lossen all the spoke nipples so theres only like 3 threads left and then using saftey wire wrap the spokes where they cross. Then undo the nips the rest of the way and BE SURE to mark the spokes next to the valve stem, so you know where to start. Then remove the rim from the spokes and then push the hub/spokes into the new rim and tighten the nips only like 3 turns apeace.

Then take the whole wheel to someone who can true it for ya... I'd try a bicycle shop that does alot of repairs first, just bring the wheel in and go straight to the mech's area and ask.....

Otherwise look in Cycle News, theres a few places that will lace your hub to a new rim.... Theres a place called Bucanns (sp?) that is really good at it!

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