Saturday, January 31, 2009

Just follow the instructions...

Following the instructions from the net (Sheldon Brown's) for the spoke thread was um... a challenge..

" After this leading spoke has crossed 3 trailing spokes, there will be two possible rim holes to connect it to. Use the rim hole that is on the same side as the flange you are working from. It should not be right next to one of the trailing spokes that runs from the same flange of the hub." 
What the?
So I looked at the pictures and looked at another wheel and.... well it seems to have worked.


  1. I spent two days and several false starts the first time I built a wheel using Sheldon's guide, but now it all makes complete sense, and honestly I can't think of a better way to say it than how he did. I've got two more wheels to rebuild on my current project, so we'll see if I really learned anything! Love the blog, I'll add it to my list.

  2. Thanks Thom. I'm currently hunting for a 24 hole coaster hub to convert a Shimano road wheel. Ebay is my friend.
    Are you going to post pix of your project?



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