Re: [CR]Masi Tire labels

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:14:13 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Masi Tire labels
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Brian Baylis wrote:
> John,
> A little something about rims and labels. What matters when building a
> wheel is where the first spoke is placed, and how the sequence proceeds
> from there. The last thing one should be looking at is which way the
> label is facing. Be mindful of an imperfect seem or something that
> matters, but never mind the label. If all of the rim decals are put on
> the same way, then the wheels I built at Masi all had labels facing one
> direction anyway, since the reference point of the first spoke hole was
> consistant. It doesn't even matter with the front wheel; if it needs to
> go the other way, just turn the skewer around and you're set. For those
> who assmeble their bikes for show, there is no harm in conforming to
> these little fetishes if one wants to. I suppose that's part of the the
> fun for some of us. At Masi it was a non-issue. Tire glue on a sidewall,
> now THAT!! is an issue. There was a zero tolerence policy in that
> respect.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA

What exactly was Faliero's procedure for lacing up the rims (step by step)? And were they laced symmetrically or asymmetrically? (Pulling spokes laced with spoke heads all to the inside or all to the outside would be symmetrical.)

Chuck Schmidt L.A., CA