tips for replacing rim?
Posted July 24, 2005 - 07:47 AM
I don't think re-spoking the rim will be real difficult but I am concerned about balance and alignment as the spokes get their final tightening. Has anyone got advice about what sequence to thread the spokes and the order in which the spokes should be tightened? Techniques for checking alignment and balance?
Thanks in advance.
Posted July 24, 2005 - 09:26 AM
I straightened my rear, that was hit by jumping on railroad track, with a big hammer and a few fine centered hits
before you start dismantling, make sure, all the spokes can be loosened to avoid surprises of not having new ones in reserve
if you can anyhow fix rim to look acceptable again, I recomment eloxation..process for colouring the aluminium..black, gold, blue EXCELs..
if still only new rim is the case, Id take it to the shop since it cant be that expensive to mount, but if you want to do it yourself, as first I recommend you to take a few closeup photos, just for the feeling of which spoke goes where, and than there is a slow process of evenly tightening the spokes, first in the criss cross pattern, to ensure the roundness
of course it is nice to have a wheel stand and fixed-to-the-stand gauge that helps you to fine tune the rim
Posted July 24, 2005 - 11:57 AM
Posted July 24, 2005 - 12:40 PM