lacing wheels

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 16, 2006

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    well i learned how to spoke a wheel today by a friend of mine that used to work for schwinn back in the 50's, he showed me how to true them and spoke them. so now all I have to do is practice on all the wheels i have and i'll have it down pretty good.
     
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    Please share the "trade secrets" to spoking a wheel! There's always an easier/better way to do something... :D

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    well i'll tell you what the best I can do is take detailed pictures not missing a step then each picture i'll describe what is involved in each step. now there is a website about spoking wheels but last time I tried using that site I got all messed up. But the guy I learned from had the fasted time in spoking a wheel from schwinn and he has the certificate to show for it, of course that was in the 50's but it was like in under 5 minuites. This guy is good i just stumbled upon him at an antique shop in town. So now I have some s2 rims i can finally finish and make them look real good. It's easier than I think, I just need to practice on them otherwise Im gonna forget. really I need to write it down. but I prob wont lol and have to call him up again. we'll see. I'll post pics soon maybe tomorrow since I have some time to spoke the front wheel.
     
  4. #4 Posted Nov 17, 2006
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    Please do.I just bought a trueing stand but need to learn how to use it......LOL
     
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    ok I have the pictures taken but i haven't had time to post them up but Im gonna see if i can get the pics today on my computer
     
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    Cool, looking forward. Thanks in advance.

    Alan
     
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    Thanks.Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
     
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    my buddy has them on his computer and Im waiting for him to get home from visiting his parents so that he can send me the pictures so I can post them up I tried the other day but he said he had other things to do so i couldn't get them but soon I promise.
     
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    spoking wheels

    hey guys ,
    yes it's that black sheep from Holland ,
    okay here's a link for spoke a wheel , everthing is in dutch but i think the pictures says enough , give it a try , count the holes between the spokes in the picture , it speaks for it selfs.

    good luck!

    Ronald


    http://www.m-gineering.nl/spaak.htm
     
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    well i just got back from MD and now i can re-take a couple pics that came out really blurry so i'll have them up in a jiffy
     
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    ok sorry it took so long, i started a new job so I haven't had time to sit down and do this but I have it completed
    Step 1 drop the spoke in any hole you desire like the picture. when threading the nipples put the top of the threaded spoke to the bottom of the groove (where a flat tip screwdriver could go) doing this consistently makes sure the hub is perfectly centered
    HouseandParts001-1.jpg
     
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    Step 2 now after you have put your spoke in the hub you have to put it in the rim obviously but when you put the spoke in the rim you need to make sure your putting it in the right hole. If you look at the rim you'll see holes closest to either side of the rim like in the picture there will be a bottom row and a top row. Where ever you started your spoke on the hub you would put the spoke in the hole with the corresponding row, for ex. if I put the spoke in the top of the hub like the picture of step on I would want to put the spoke in the top row of the rim.
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    once you have figured out what row to start from you now want to put the spokes in the holes every forth hole or every other top row hole. The same goes with the hub, every spoke you put in should be ever other hole.
    HouseandParts002-1.jpg
     
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    now after doing that step all the way around you should get something like this
    HouseandParts004-1.jpg
     
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    Step 3 Putting in the remaining spokes for the top row. Now instead of dropping the spoke down like the first step you need to bring the spoke up so you dont see the end of the spoke. Shown here in the next picture (any questions please ask for a picture). Then you need to cross over 4 spokes and put it in the empty top row hole. You can start on any top row hole. Just be consistant and go in an clockwise or counter clockwise motion what every is comfortable for you.
    HouseandParts005-1.jpg
     
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    now you should have some thing that looks like this
    HouseandParts006-1.jpg
     
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    basically repeat the same steps on the other side and you should have something that looks like a threaded wheel.

    HouseandParts008-1.jpg
    HouseandParts009-1.jpg
     
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    anyspecfic questions or pictures needed please ask
     
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    and if this is any help to anyone be kind to bump my reputation up if you feel necessary :)
     
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