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Old 10-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #41
robberst OP
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Joined: Jun 2007
Location: North Dakota
Oddometer: 138
So here was the result of my first attempt at lacing a wheel.

I ordered a set of Stainless spokes. I had made a diagram when I took the wheel apart. It had broken and heavily corroded spokes. The original Dunlop WM-2 19 and wm-3 18 seem to be in pretty good condition. The front had some rust and pitting inside. I cleaned it up and put on a coat of primer.

I watched a tutorial on youtube then started truing. It was obvious right from the start that there was a dent in the rim. I didn't notice this when I took it apart, but I couldn't get it true with the dent there. I tried beating it into submission with a deadblow hammer and wood blocks, but was unsuccessful.

So I took it back apart.

This is how I straightened out the bad spot.

pretty crude method, I know, but it was effective.
I laced the wheel again and adjusted the radial runout and wobble.
The manual says +/- 1/32

The wobble is less than 1/64 inch and the radial is about the same.
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