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· Original power yuppie
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Hey BigD! It was great riding with you last weekend. Hope you get back into your groove this year and ride more! I've been to that shop. Great place. Bigger than fook. You should carry Trials parts.

I'm a wheel builder as well. After having studied engineering, i finally started using a new technic crossed over from on of the disciplines I studied. Result? Stronger than hell wheels. ...and whats different? I hardly need to use a truing stand.

Not to steel your business, but if anyone wants a wheel built (Free, you send me the parts) let me know.
 

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afrobot said:
Using a hydraulic stresser to pre-stress the wheel, and bouncing the wheel as you bring up tension,help dramatically to produce a stable build. Linseed oil or purple loc tite help as well.
Colorado Cyclist holds the best wheels title.Too bad we don't sell
trials wheels.
If you do it right, you don't need a stresser.
 

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bigd said:
what technique is it that you use?
Its a methodology. I don't know what to call it, but I guess the Taylor Process. I use a Spoke Tensionometer 99% of the time, and a trueing stand 1%. When I'm done, the wheel (provided the rim is in good shape) every spoke will be within %1 tension of the others. I built up a set of Mavic 317's/14-15/Hadley hubs for my SC Bullit, and they've taken some hard hits (6 to flat), over rock piles, and they're still true. I haven't had to touchem.

I'm building up my new wheels this weekend if you'd like to learn. You're probably pretty good anyway.

OH YEAH, Just picked up my Chris KINGS!
 

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afrobot said:
Colorado Cyclist holds the best wheels title.
Yeah, CC does make a mean wheel. I took a look at a few builds we had done for some of our customers back in the day when I worked at a LBS. Your Spokes, however, were tensioned within 10%. Not bad, much better than ANY standard wheel build coming from a catalog / mail order.

Trials wheels should hold to 1%. The forces are completely isolated at times on the wheel.

Too bad we don't sell trials wheels.
Wanna start a business?
 
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