I’m about to attempt lacing my first wheel

(it’ll be used to make a spare uni for the club, so I hope that the strength not needed will only help me in my endeavour)

Sheldon brown, here I come!

Good luck! I built my own MUni wheel (with some help) and if I can do that (and stay true after 9 months of use), the one you’re making should survive.

Good to hear, Paco!

I’ve set out the rim, the hub, and have had 2 beers

I’m sure this post is atleast a few hours old, so I just hope you had ateast 3 more beer because I have heard lacing a wheel is not for the sober… Also if you did have a few more beer and tried to lace that wheel up, a video of it?? haha

I gave up early and went to watch the last samurai.

2 thumbs way up :slight_smile:

I’ll give 'er another go tomorrow

Re: gulp

I’m about to attempt lacing my first wheel

Before I built my first wheel 3 weeks ago, I disassembled an old junk bicycle wheel and relaced it a couple of times until I was pretty confident how it works.

This way you don’t ruin good new spokes just by trying to get the pattern right, and you can concentrate more on getting the new wheel true instead of struggling with the lacing.

And it’s a nice surprise to feel how easy new spokes and nipples turn if brefore you have only worked with stuff that is 30 years old :slight_smile:


Wow! I can’t believe how easy it is to build a mediocre wheel!

There you go…a bunch of spare parts into one more usable uni :slight_smile:

I have not used this yet, but I can tell it will be up to the task.

While not perfectly true, all spokes seem to have equal(ish) tension.

For my first wheelbuild, I’m happy with how it turned out.

Club meet is on Friday, we’ll see how it holds up.

(we’ll keep this one off the sandwichboards!)