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Wheel Builders - spoked rims

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Woody, Jun 11, 2010.

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    I'm doing up an old YZ mx bike (1980) and looking at getting a set of rims off evilbay but the guy can't guarantee that they'll lace up correctly.
    Do we have a good wheel builder locally (or within a reasonable distance) that can redrill the rims if needed to suit the old drum brake wheels?

    suspensionsmith, do you know of anybody? (btw, I'm getting my forks & shock ready to bring to you shortly)

    probably should have posted this in classics but thought I'd get a few more eyes here in Tech.
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    Woody

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    Does the spoke count on the hub match the hole count on the rim?. It wont work if it doesn't.
     
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    There's a hot tip.....:D
     
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    Same number of spoke holes on hub and rim. :rolleyes:
    Apparently it is to do with having the correct angle with the spoke hole on the rim to achieve the correct offset when its all laced up. That's why I need a wheelbuilder that know's what their doing to redrill the holes in the rims to suit my conical hubs.
     
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    Thread resurrection... is there anyone down this way who does spoked wheels now?
     
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