Wheel building instructional websites?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Boyd Speerschne, May 16, 2003.

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  1. Hello, Does anyone know of any good web site(s) that explain how to build wheels? Nothing fancy,
    just your standard 32 spoke box rim wheel. Also, isn't there an online spoke length calculator,
    where you can input the hub / rim type and find out what gauge / length of spokes you need? Thanks
    in advance,
    - Boyd S.

    ps. I would buy a book on the subject, but why spend money when its online?
     
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  2. Boyd Speerschneider <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hello, Does anyone know of any good web site(s) that explain how to build wheels? Nothing fancy,
    > just your standard 32 spoke box rim wheel.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html is excellent

    > Also, isn't there an online spoke length calculator, where you can input the hub / rim type and
    > find out what gauge / length of spokes you need?

    http://www.damonrinard.com/spocalc.htm - invaluable

    > Thanks in advance,
    > - Boyd S.
    >
    > ps. I would buy a book on the subject, but why spend money when its online?

    The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt is the definitive word on the subject.
     
  3. Andrew-<< http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html is excellent

    > Also, isn't there an online spoke length calculator, where you can input the hub / rim type and
    > find out what gauge / length of spokes you need?

    http://www.damonrinard.com/spocalc.htm - invaluable

    > Thanks in advance,
    > - Boyd S.
    >
    > ps. I would buy a book on the subject, but why spend money when its online?

    The Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt is the definitive word on the subject.
    >><BR><BR>

    Agree with all above....

    And if they guy is completing his wheelbuilding 'library', get Gerd Schreaner's book, the "Art of
    Wheelbuilding".

    Good read and I am saving for the $1200 DT truing stand....

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  4. I can't think ov any offf hand. There are books on the subject. The "local favorite" is Jobst
    Brandt's "The Bicycle Wheel" It's available online at amazon.

    Personally, I'd rather have something written than have to try to build a wheel in front of a
    computer (or my TV) screen.

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

    Chris'Z Corner "The Website for the Common Bicyclist": http://www.geocities.com/czcorner
     
  5. Ted Bennett

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    > Good read and I am saving for the $1200 DT truing stand....
    >
    > Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria

    I hafta ask, "why?". For an accomplished wheelbuilder who does it for a living, such a purchase
    would make sense only if it allowed a faster output. I don't see how having some dial indicators
    works any better than a basic, solid stand such as Park can supply for a couple hundred.

    --
    Ted Bennett Portland OR
     
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