Saturday, February 14, 2009


Before one pulls something to pieces, one has might ensure that one has some notion of what might be involved in putting it back together, right?.....WelI I did photograph the back wheel to record the spoke threading pattern, but why oh why not the front wheel?...and ..... it wasn't the same. All up I spent 4, maybe 5 hours solving my little puzzle. 
Crank set is pretty crap at the moment. Current expenditure: $200
Tom discovers that if the chain falls off....there's no brakes! Yikes!


  1. I just had the same conversation with myself about front vs. rear wheels. See Sheldon Brown's wheel building guide under "radial spoking"-sounds like it would have been okay to build the front wheel like the rear wheel after all. This is what I've just done, but I haven't tried it out yet.

  2. Yeah, I tried that, but the spokes were too short for the same pattern.



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