Originally Posted by fishkens
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
With a normal wheel it is pretty easy to understand what happens when you tighten a spoke because the geometry is simple. Once you understand the geometry of the cross spoke wheel the principals are the same; find the high spot, loosen some spokes, tighten some others. I find it more intuitive to think of getting the hub aligned in the rim, as apposed to getting the rim aligned to the hub as is done with a normal wheel.