Originally Posted by bmwrench
I am impressed that Woody's does them. In a long-ago service school, we were advised not to attempt repair of the cross-spoke wheels. The instructor, the late Craig Etzel, told us that Buchanon's had spent 12 hours trying to true one and that "they never wanted to see another one".
This is exactly what I've heard over the years and was surprised to hear that Woody was was repairing and building these.
So, for those who've built one or a dozen of these wheels: are they as simple as any ole spoked wheel or are they different and possibly closer to the black magic end of the spectrum?
I've built plenty of bicycle wheels so it doesn't seem like the added angle of the spoke in the BMW wheel would cause too much difference but I'd love to hear from the voices of experience.