Building a wheel

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by davidsis, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    I built a bike wheel, and I get a lot of creaking and poping. is this common and will it stop eventualy. should I bend the spokes around eachother like Sheldon Brown?
    http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
     

  2. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

  3. psuggmog

    psuggmog Guest

    A properly laced and tensioned wheel should not make noises. I have been building bicycle wheels for over 35 years. Many of my wheels have been used on tandems and by racing cyclists. I just read Sheldon Brown's article linked in your post. It is an excellent introduction to wheelbuilding. If you do everything exactly as he suggests, you will probably end up with a good wheel.
     
  4. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Wheel

    Wow, that is a lot of experience. I just got a hub off of e bay and rebuilt it. It is the coolest thing ever. I can not wait to build another wheel.
     
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