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Guesstimate on lacing wheels

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I found it easy to attach the wheel to the bike itself and use combined tie straps across the fork legs and shocks. 

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25 Feb 2023 09:00 #11

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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Thanks guys and yes the rims are drilled (not sure where that question came from), anyway they are stainless steel with stainless steel spokes and nickle plated nipples. I only peeled off a small section of the wrapping of the back rim to revel in it's beauty so I can't say it has holes drilled for rim locks but certainly hope they do!

Thanks for all the encouragement, I've decided to give it a go but after I do some serious cleaning on the hubs.
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25 Feb 2023 10:28 #12

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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

I laced new rims on my AT1-C and I was surprised how straight forward it was.
Don’t forger to measure and record the offset before you remove the spokes.
Give it a go and as others have said, you can always get them trued-up by your local shop if you’re struggling.
Good luck.
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25 Feb 2023 12:12 #13

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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Thanks Pete, good tip on the offset.
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25 Feb 2023 14:20 #14

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Replied by RT325 on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Building wheels is an aquired art [if thats the word] & going back 100 plus years. If you have correct spokes & a predrilled rim then ya halfway there. I've lost track of what bike but if it as a small side of the hub & a big diameter side on the brake side then the correct rim will only go one way due to more angle on the nipple drillings for the brake side. If your hub is the same both sides then all good. Then inners & outers have long & short bends--outers have the long bend as need to come out & over rather than just in & over to the rim. You'd be lucky for anyone to say the first time was easy as there's a few pitfalls & traps. If you have it laced up in the right oreder & intend to take it somewhere, best not to try & tighten & true yourself but take it in loosly assembled. Rim 'might' have an offset but if a front wheel its likely not offset. Just my opinion from years of cockups lol.
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Replied by RT325 on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

sorry must've been answering on page one & see offset mentioned
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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Thanks for the tips Morley!
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Replied by hackman101 on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Where did you get your spoke kit? I can only find kits located in Thailand....
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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Got stainless steel wheels, spokes and chrome plated brass nipples.

spokes
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Replied by Yamfan on topic Guesstimate on lacing wheels

Firstly, carefully measure offset, using brake drum outer surface and rim centre as datums. Next, take numerous photos of the lacing pattern.

Then remove inner and outer spokes from both sides of the wheel, label them, and compare to the new spokes.

Its pretty much a must to do all of those things, and when you come to lace the wheels something like a dummy wheel spindle, sticking up from a flat surface bench to locate the hub, and a timber frame to support the wheel rim, somewhere close to the right offset, will make lacing much easier.

A good quality spoke key for final tightening is worth having as well.
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