[CR]RE: Polishing hubs...


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: "kevin weitzel" <kevinsbikes@netzero.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 22:48:38 -0700
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODU7a0xtAEHLB8000003e7@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]RE: Polishing hubs...

Dude, What I do is simply take apart the wheel. It only takes 10 minutes or so to dismantle properly, 10 minutes to relace and another 20 minutes to retention and retrue the wheel. Piece of cake! If you are afraid of dismantling your wheels, do yourself a favor and buy a good tensiometer(Wheelsmith is my prefered weapon) and a book titled, "The Wheel Book" , Rob VanDerPlas (I think that is his name)... it was sold by Avocet for years. These two items and a little practice and you will look forward to rebuilding your wheels. As far as polish goes, stick with Mothers or something like it. Dude! Your bike is worth it... unless it comes from France, then don't even bother... just lean it against the wall of the shed or in the back yard and get yourself a quality Italian or American ride. Good luck with polishing your hubs...

Kevin Weitzel