Re: [CR]RE: Conversarions on Wheel Building *lard*

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

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Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 08:56:41 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Conversarions on Wheel Building *lard*

In a message dated 7/5/03 1:27:06 AM, writes:

<< I have setted on building wheels dry. I know ,it isn't supposed to work and it is kinda hard to do. I build all my own wheels and many for my friends that way. I don't recommend it for others but they do seem to stay true and hold their tension. >>

Kurt and All,

I use a small amount amount of light machine oil on the spoke threads as well as a small amount on the spoke nipple where it seats on the rim, but do not recommend any of the previously mentioned "additives."

My experience has taught me this: A wheel stays true from optimum and even spoke tension with considerable stress-relieving during the building process. It also helps greatly to use good products!!

All the Spoke Prep, Loctight, Linseed Oil or Dr. John's "Mystery Solution" won't keep a wheel tight (and therefore true) if it hasn't been built correctly from the start.

Off to build a set of wheels...............


Chuck Brooks
Malta, NY