Post by crockpot2001 on Jan 20, 2012 13:50:44 GMT -5
I'm looking for a very good wheelbuilder to lace up some 29er hoops for me when I get back to Augusta next week. I already have the new spokes, hubs, rims but will not have time or the stand to do it myself.
It's really not hard to do, just takes patience. And the right tools. I built the wheels on my single speed over 2yrs ago. They've seen a few thousand miles, mostly on a rigid SS, and they've never needed any work. No broken spokes, and they're still true and round. Another local rider was kind enough to let me borrow the tools to do the build.
I actually just finally ordered my own tools/equipment, so, if anyone needs some free wheel work, hit me up.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2012 6:19:30 GMT -5 by dgaddis1
Post by crockpot2001 on Apr 10, 2012 18:23:26 GMT -5
I built a pretty standard wheelset with a 32h CK disc rear hub with DT spokes, brass, and a flow rim. Hope 36h front wheel. The next project is CK or Hope rear hub with a flow rim in 36 hole. The weight of 4 spokes is well offset by better feel of a 36h.
A "Properly built and EVENLY TENSIONED" 32h wheel will provide all that you need unless you are 225lbs+. All 36 hole wheels do is have extra spokes to compensate for the others, especially if the tension is uneven...which leads me to my next set of questions...what tension are you running your spokes up to and why in the heck would you buy a Hope over a King rear hub? Hope uses standard Shimano style freehub bodies while King uses their infamous ring drive.
If you want to improve upon the quality of standard 32h wheels, then in addition to even tension you may want to consider spoke washers. For even more strength tie and solder your spokes.
Also, you must be pretty advanced to feel the difference between 32 and 36 hole unless the 32h wheel you are riding isn't built right.
At any rate, anything is better than a low spoke count production wheel, ie Vuelta, Xero, etc...