Helium spokes spinning



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Jeffn

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I bought a used pair of Mavic Heliums and when I went to
true the front wheel, most of the spokes spin in the hub. I
lubed the nipples but that didn't help much. Any suggestions
on fixing the straight pull spokes to the hub?
 
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Qui Si Parla Ca

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jeff-<< I bought a used pair of Mavic Heliums and when I
went to true the front wheel, most of the spokes spin in the
hub. I lubed the nipples but that didn't help much. Any
suggestions on fixing the straight pull spokes to the hub?
>><BR><BR>

United Bicycle Parts have a tool called a 'twist assist', a
modified third hand that holds the spokes so they will not
rotate. Use on all straight pull spoked wheels.about $18.

Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO, 80302
(303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali
costruite eccezionalmente bene"
 
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Carl Fogel

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[email protected] (Qui si parla Campagnolo ) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> jeff-<< I bought a used pair of Mavic Heliums and when I
> went to true the front wheel, most of the spokes spin in
> the hub. I lubed the nipples but that didn't help much.
> Any suggestions on fixing the straight pull spokes to the
> hub? >><BR><BR>
>
> United Bicycle Parts have a tool called a 'twist
> assist', a modified third hand that holds the spokes so
> they will not rotate. Use on all straight pull spoked
> wheels.about $18.
>
> Peter Chisholm

Dear Peter,

Perhaps this "twist assist" is a different sort of tool or
procedure, but I'm curious if it's the sort of approach that
Jobst Brandt mentioned a few years ago as being ineffective:

[John Bigboote wrote:]
> Wouldn't it be simple enough to grasp the spoke near the
> nipple (on the "butted" part, if possible) while
> tightening, using needlenose pliers or somesuch, thereby
> eliminating the possibility of twisting and ensuring the
> integrity of the build once the wheel is ridden?

[Jobst replied:] This suggestion often comes up and it boils
down to that you can't hold a tight spoke against rotation
without damaging the it. I used to watch Wheelsmith build
wheels with smooth jawed pliers until I challenged Rick to
put some post-its on the spokes to see how much good it was
doing... end of exercise.

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-
8&selm=86vs3v%24oto%241%40hplms2.hpl.hp.com

or

http://tinyurl.com/25l2c

If you (or anyone else) have this "twist assist" tool, can
you test it for us by putting a flag of some kind on the
spoke, as Jobst suggests, and seeing whether the flag twists
despite the tool?

Unfortunately, the United Bicycle Parts site insists that
everyone register with their site before permitting anyone
to view what they sell.

Carl Fogel
 
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Sheldon Brown

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Carl Fogel wrote:

> Perhaps this "twist assist" is a different sort of tool or
> procedure, but I'm curious if it's the sort of approach
> that Jobst Brandt mentioned a few years ago as being
> ineffective:

See:
http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.cfm?PageID=49&SKU=TL4610

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Cyclery, West Newton, Massachusetts Phone 617-244-9772 FAX
617-244-1041 http://harriscyclery.com Hard-to-find parts
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carlfogel

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Originally posted by Sheldon Brown
Carl Fogel wrote:

> Perhaps this "twist assist" is a different sort of tool or
> procedure, but I'm curious if it's the sort of approach
> that Jobst Brandt mentioned a few years ago as being
> ineffective:

See:
http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.cfm?PageID=49&SKU=TL4610

Sheldon "They Work" Brown +--------------------------------------------------
+
| For every complex problem, there is a solution | that is
| simple, neat, and wrong. | --H. L. Mencken |
+--------------------------------------------------+ Harris
Cyclery, West Newton, Massachusetts Phone 617-244-9772 FAX
617-244-1041 http://harriscyclery.com Hard-to-find parts
shipped Worldwide http://captainbike.com
http://sheldonbrown.com


Dear Sheldon,

Aha! That's a twist-REsist, which may be from
a different company at three times the price
and a left and right version:

"Competition Cycles Services Twist-Resist Spoke
Clamp, RIGHT HAND, prevents spoke wind-up
(TL4610) $67.95"

Being easily puzzled, I couldn't figure out
from the picture how it works, but the
Barnett manual calls it "invaluable with
straight-pull and non-round spokes" and
dismisses the slot-type tools from other
manufacturers as being "not as effective
as the Twist-Resist 2."

http://www.bbinstitute.com/BM5 chap 17.pdf

I looked, but I couldn't find a picture of this
intriguing tool in action. I'm guessing that
it grips the spoke at ninety degrees to the
angle at which an ordinary pair of pliers would
grab?

Thanks for the link and the assurance that
they work.

Carl Fogel