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Re: wheel lacing

Post by Spargett » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:47 am

I'd love to see some additional tips from someone who just did it. I'm about to try and re-lace my new rims myself here.
sprocket wrote:jdbenly, Thanks for the information. After a few tries and phone calls to old friends I got both wheels finished . Don't tell anyone how easy it is - let them think you're Superman! Actualy, I plan on posting a step by step so that others can at least attempt it. Thanks again to all who responded.
Great videos. Thanks for the link.
kneewall49 wrote:See:


God knows what else is on youtube that can help with resto.

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Wheel lacing

Post by sprocket » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:41 am

Thanks for the links. I was going to disassemble a wheel and document the assembly, but these guys did a better job than I could have on the presentation. Once you have done one you will understand what I ment by "easy". It is also very TEDIOUS! Again, my thanks to those who helped me. Karl

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Post by kneewall49 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:27 pm

No worries, I'll have a go myself once I get the rims organised. Hope its as easy as they make out. Bloody expensive to get it done professionally.

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Post by 68Cb77 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:36 am

I did lace my wheels myself as well....After I found out how much money people wanted to do it!. Since I didn't have a trueing device, I used my Black and Decker Workmate, opened the jaws, put the axel through the wheel, and "hung" the rim down between the wooden jaws. I then took the 2 fork bottom caps, (later alloy forks), took some wood screws and screwed them into the jaws so I would have someplace to set the axel in, and it would be stable enough to spin the rim so I could get it true. Then I took a ruler and set it by the rim so I could see in/out, side to side movement. It worked great. Then you just have to be patient and work the spokes until it's true.....and here's a pic of the last spokes to come out/ first to go back in, in case you need pics of where to start.
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