Wheels Re-spoked, my first wheel

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12:23 AM
Aug 21, 2008
Nashville, Tn
it was pretty easy, after taking a hint from the guys in the shop,, was to plastic tie the spokes together.

I had a blow out, after hitting a hole in the road, driving at night. swapped the aluminum rim for a steel one... Not bad for a girl..:D


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good job done with your wheel

I am for sure out of practice when it comes to re-spoking

was doing many back 40 years ago in our bicycle shop

I would like to buy a truing just for when the time comes

did you true it up without a truing stand ?

have fun when you ride that motor bike thing
Thanks for the nice replys.

truing stand ? I just bolted the back wheel on without the chains, and starting turning and aligning the wheel, using a spoke wrench, adjusting the high spots a little at a time. It was fun..

I learned about truing wheels, way back when we first started, using the chain tensioners,,, after the first one jumped into the spokes, we don't EVER use them anymore, but, build mounts and shims for the engines ,for proper chain tension.


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that chain tensioner in your spokes --- WOW

sure glad that didn't happen to you going downhill at 40mph

years ago I had a generator go into my spokes at around 40 to 45mph

it was like a bomb going off

have fun as you -- ride that thing