complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions  RSS Feed

#1 2008-03-14 8:25am

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

spoke length calculator http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator/

i have decided to make this step by step instructions that will do a 4 cross patern for 36 or 48 spoke wheels..  these spokes are 14 guage x 7-5/8" or 194mm  this size will work for most low flange hubs and 20" hoops.

to start place a hoop on your lap with the valve hole away from you (notice the spoke holes are high and low).. now take your hub and starting with the in-bound spokes, slide one spoke in and lay it across the hub like so..

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels003.jpg


lay it straight across flat, it will land between 2 holes on the other flange.. count over to the 9th hole on the right, slide in another in-bound spoke..     these 2 spokes go in the holes on each side of the valve hole...  remember the lower hole will take the spoke from the side of the flange closest (the back flange in the pic)

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels004.jpg


IMPORTANT: only turn the nipples on 2 full turns at this time, you will tighten later.
ok now your ready to start putting in all the in-bound spokes. pick one flange to start.

now working to the left. skip one hole on the flange and slide a spoke in, now counting left on the hoop put it in the fourth hole (note: it should be an upper hole on the hoop)...   repeat this all the way around the flange... now it looks like this

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels005.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels002.jpg


ok flip the wheel over and do the same thing on the other side. remember work to the left skip one hole on the flange. and go in every fourth hole on the hoop...   now you have this

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels006.jpg

ok now you can start adding the out-bound spokes..   now pick any hole on either flange and slide a spoke in from the inside of the flange going outward...  this spoke will need to cross over 3 and under the fourth inbound spokes to the left and end up near 2 holes on the hoop, pick the hole to the left  (witch is the upper hole, for the upper flange)



continue that going left all the way around the wheel, then flip it and do the same thing...  now you have a complete wheel... 

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels007.jpg

now starting at the valve hole go to the left and tighten every nipple, but DO NOT tighten them down all the way. you must give them another 2 turns each all the way around, then repeat this process till they are most of the way tight..
 
then truing them up will take some practice, need a stand to get them perfect. you can mount it on a bike and use the brakes as a home made truing stand.   i got this one after years of wheel building and i love it, can true up wheels perfect..

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/009-1.jpg



http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels008.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels009.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/caleb_K21/bike%20parts%20referance/wheels010.jpg

Last edited by caleb_k31 (2013-01-28 8:06pm)


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#2 2008-03-14 2:36pm

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

hoops with eyelits are better for certian hubs or lacing patterns, like superlace hubs, for example, . the spokes can angle much more on a hoop with an eyelit.



http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg548/caleb_k31/others%20restorations/001_zpscff96a2c.jpg
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg548/caleb_k31/others%20restorations/002_zps942bb711.jpg

if the nipple has no eyelit to rest in it can end up looking like this with these hubs, because the spokes angle so much. 

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg548/caleb_k31/others%20restorations/085_zpsc9c6a81f.jpg

look close at this 1990 GT catalog, notice the're the same.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg548/caleb_k31/others%20restorations/aggressor_non_team_zpsa5a386bb.jpg

Last edited by caleb_k31 (2013-03-03 11:11am)


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#3 2008-03-20 9:16pm

probowler1999
Centurion Member
Registered: 2006-06-01
Posts: 223
Bikes: 1
Website

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

now sell me them rims Caleb!!


CW...all the way!

Offline

 

#4 2008-03-20 9:20pm

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

yeah right. they are on my new build that im keeping a secret.. you seen it though


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#5 2008-05-27 4:30pm

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

the ones show are 14 guage...   80-105 that just dont soud right at all..


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#6 2008-05-28 2:30am

ascend
Centurion Member
From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2008-01-28
Posts: 151

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

I recently build my first wheelset using Sheldon Brown's guide.  It also covers truing the wheels, which is actually pretty straightforward if you sit down and think through the logic first.  Does require a lot of patience though!  http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

Last edited by ascend (2008-05-28 2:33am)

Offline

 

#7 2008-05-28 4:45am

reweldedhuffy
Restricted Member
From: 205 grove st Iola WI 54945
Registered: 2007-01-02
Posts: 373
Website

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

i JUST FOUND THE BEST WAY TO BUILD WHEELS - take the hoops, hubs, and spokes to Calebs house - pick em up a week later Done!!! lol

Offline

 

#8 2008-05-28 4:56am

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Sheldon Brown isnt that the guy that has the spokes all bent up?  i dont like that..


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#9 2008-06-02 12:21pm

CUSTOMBMX
Centurion Member
From: West Georgia
Registered: 2007-10-29
Posts: 215
Bikes: 3

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Sheldon brown shows several ways to do wheels most are for road bikes but if you wantr something different and dont plan to do much banging they look cool.


other interests Diecast,RC, being prepared, bladed and primitive weapons,(slingshots,blowguns slings ATlatl archery throwing weapons. anything with an engine.

Offline

 

#10 2008-06-02 3:00pm

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

smile

Last edited by caleb_k21 (2009-11-15 10:28am)


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#11 2008-06-02 5:15pm

CammoKazi
Member
From: Melb, Australia
Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 35
Bikes: 3

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Just followed the building tech and come out with these, what you think?
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w60/Croydon4wd/31052008001.jpg


92 Robinson Pro

Offline

 

#12 2008-06-02 5:37pm

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

looks great, what is it?


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#13 2008-06-02 9:48pm

CammoKazi
Member
From: Melb, Australia
Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 35
Bikes: 3

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

96 Diamondback venom,  $25au purple flip flop hubs (pair) from ebay, $40 black alloys (pair) and black spokes with chrome nipples

looks great on a matt black frame. imoa


92 Robinson Pro

Offline

 

#14 2008-06-03 12:13am

DemonGT
Pro MemberDay-Glo Dynamo
From: Wisconsin
Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 5053
Bikes: 32
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

you need to make a how to for superlace hubs mad


WTB: 1994 GT Pro Freestyle Tour complete or F/F

Offline

 

#15 2008-06-03 4:12am

caleb_k31
Pro Member
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: 2006-04-07
Posts: 5862
Bikes: 15
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

there is a guide for spoke length online somewhere i forgot to put the link in here...  or contact Chip at C4 labs to buy your spokes and he can help you with the size..


WILL NOT DEAL WITH LIST (if you're on here stay off my sales threads and do not PM me I will not deal with you because you're a waste of my time)

Boyd, NickWG19, quadsticher, Djrothus, cgeorge715, bob70, sharkbite, Luke Sears ebay name bmxbrigade.

GT fork stander spring install - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=426565
wheel building thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 11&p=1
PFT restoration thread - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 50&p=1
epoch headset, freestyle vs. race - http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 7#p4233077

Offline

 

#16 2008-06-03 3:09pm

CammoKazi
Member
From: Melb, Australia
Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 35
Bikes: 3

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

I followed this link
http://www.appliedthought.com/danny/Spo … lator.html
worked out sweet

Last edited by CammoKazi (2008-06-03 3:10pm)


92 Robinson Pro

Offline

 

#17 2008-06-05 2:50pm

Ray
Pro MemberGrape Ape
From: North of Beantown
Registered: 2007-06-01
Posts: 8120
Bikes: 20
For Sale
Website

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

that was a good tread


!!!!!!!!!!!WANTED 20" LittleJohn forks in  chrome  !!!!!!

common sense is not that common any more

Offline

 

#18 2008-06-16 2:10am

manojo
Museum Newbie
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2008-05-23
Posts: 22
Bikes: 3

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Nice post !!


IT RIDES BETTER WHEN YOU PUT IT TOGETHER!
(build a custom and recycle)

Offline

 

#19 2008-07-12 4:25pm

Grendal
Pro Member"Rat Wisperer"
From: Eugene, OR
Registered: 2007-03-17
Posts: 1190
Bikes: 10
For Sale

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

GREAT POST!! Now i dont have to buy tuffs anymore, LOL!!!!!


Just another feeble attempt by the man to keep a brotha down!!!

Online

 

#20 2008-07-12 5:02pm

Neil-Son
SuperSon
From: BMX museum
Registered: 2008-04-23
Posts: 12384
Website

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Grendal wrote:

GREAT POST!! Now i dont have to buy tuffs anymore, LOL!!!!!

or pay some bike tech $35 to lace up a hub:D

Offline

 

#21 2008-07-12 5:12pm

Gtcompe
Banned
From: Algonac, MI
Registered: 2007-07-16
Posts: 2830
Bikes: 9
Website

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

i tryed following this, it just hurts my brain, maybe next year it wont
lmao

Offline

 

#22 2008-07-21 2:32pm

schwinnstingray1964
For Sale Restricted
From: Marine City, MI
Registered: 2007-12-01
Posts: 3624
Bikes: 8
Website

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Gtcompe wrote:

i tryed following this, it just hurts my brain, maybe next year it wont
lmao

Same goes for me GT.

Just take it reallll sloow..

I laced up my schwinns no prob once i took it slow.

Offline

 

#23 2008-07-21 4:09pm

Hutch
Centurion Member
From: Victoria, Australia
Registered: 2007-06-18
Posts: 246
Bikes: 4

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

I just laced up these. I was a virgin but thanks to Caleb I have now been exposed!!!!!big_smile
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=68916

Thanks to a mate who has experience with building wheels they have been trued. They look and spin supreme.


'Think of a happy place'
'Tap it in, tap it in.'

Wanted: Gold High Flange Suntour Sealed Bearing Hubs. Have silver to trade. Early 80's Elf parts, Aerospeed Disc, Black Hutch grips.

Offline

 

#24 2008-08-21 7:01pm

spence46
Member
From: Chandler, AZ
Registered: 2008-03-20
Posts: 34
Bikes: 1

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

Awsome guide Caleb!
Just finished my first Wheel, thanks.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f284/mark1741/DSCF0069.jpg


Needed: VDC cruiser bars
Needed: Black Comp III tires 20" (yellow or black/green/yellow label)
Wanted: Any NOS, in package, Hutch stuff

Offline

 

#25 2008-08-27 1:23am

flovalflown
Intermediate
From: Pomona, CA.
Registered: 2006-11-11
Posts: 484
Bikes: 2

Re: complete WHEEL BUILDING instructions

thanks alot caleb, my first set of wheels, dont know what kind of loops , but the hubs are gt mohawks. quickie polish job.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/bloodyone803/RSCN1297.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/bloodyone803/DSCN1279.jpg


i like my oatmeal lumpy

Offline

 

Board footer