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Wheel Building 101(5 posts)

Wheel Building 101gmagee
Aug 16, 2001 12:59 PM
I would like to build a set of wheels for myself.

What book is recommended; THE BICYCLE WHEEL or THE ART OF WHEELBUILDING.

Thanks
Get The Bicycle WheelRacer-X
Aug 16, 2001 2:31 PM
It was written by an engineer who knows what he is talking about. There are no myths or misconceptions to be found in it, just facts.
Thanks, I will (nm)gmagee
Aug 16, 2001 3:32 PM
re: Wheel Building 101LBS Guy
Aug 16, 2001 4:48 PM
I personally use the art of wheelbuilding, and this is what we use at the lbs here its a great book, but both are good
Jobst Brandt's book is GREAT...Greg Taylor
Aug 16, 2001 5:21 PM
Another, less expensive alternative is Sheldon Brown's website -- he has an excellent primer on building wheels.

Once you get up and running, you have to check out Damon Rinard's Spokecalc program. It is an Excel Spreadsheet that has data for hubs and rim measurements, so that you can calculate the length of the spokes that you need when you build that killer wheelset. The link is on Sheldon's site...