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 Post subject: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:55 am 
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Anyone any good or got a jig?

I am looking at buying one and building my own.

Just looking for some advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:03 am 
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Ninj is the man to talk to mate - I think he built his last set and has a jig. Been meaning to have a go myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:09 am 
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Nice one, would be keen hear what jig he used and to what success. Cause there are some fairly cost effective jigs. But everyone swears by the Park Tools 2 which is £233 alone.

I been looking at this

http://www.rushcycles.co.uk/products.ph ... 08s292p812

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:26 pm 
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I've built many a wheel in my time and have never used a jig at home.
I found with back wheels esier to true in the frame as you can get the dishing right first time.

Just get a really good spoke key!!


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:23 pm 
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What he said.

I built all my wheels years ago and never used a jig.

I use a set of forks and an old set of v's.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Noel I have a book and dvd if you want to have a read/look. I only used a cheap truing stand myself and a wheel dish tool.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Mate that would be brilliant! Yeh, please. I got two wheels that I gotta rebuild. What jig have you got and how do you find it?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:15 pm 
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I have a cheaper version than yours mate with a dishing tool. The name of the game is patience if you are a beginner like me. Nearly 3years now and they are fine. I also have a spoke tensioner you can use, forget all that listening to a sound stuff , thats all well and good if you are experienced.. Im off to work now but I will dig out stuff tomorrow and get in touch. If you dont want to buy a jig you are welcome to use mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:17 am 
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Cheers mate, that would be fantastic! Much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Steve very kindly lent me all his wheel building kit! Very kind! Thank you mate!

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:52 pm 
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What wheel are you building mate?


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:04 pm 
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I got some DT swiss I am rebuilding (to learn) and then I am looking to build some FR type wheels. Not sure just.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Looking to start building wheels -

ninja / noel any chance of borrowing the how to guide and advice on how you got on with your jigs?

first wheel will be a front 20mm chris king but not sure what rim to build it up on to for am/dh


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel building, Truing?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:07 pm 
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I don't have any advice mate, cause I have got around to doing mine as yet.

But just confirm with Ninja about his jig.

Maybe you can give me some pointers when you done ;)

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