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Old 12-05-2015, 07:33 PM
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Took my Pacenti 32h rear wheel out for our group ride this morning, covered about 64 miles, went through several cattleguards, and came down hard at speed towards a couple of dry low-water crossings...came home, rechecked everything - ALL GOOD.

Other than the advice I had been getting from old pal and using Roger Musson book - the other thing I would say is - de-stressing the spokes and doing it often and throughout the whole build has helped set things in place. If anything, I think I over-did it....but like Roger said, de-stressing is something you can't do too much...better to find out that things have shifted during the build rather than during the ride.

As it turned out, he's RIGHT!
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:58 AM
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Vision complete

This is what I was envisioning at the beginning of this build process... and now it's fully realized.

Pacenti SL 23 32h + Bruce Gordon Rock nRoad 43mm
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:26 AM
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Red face Won't fit!

Bummer!

Discovered that Pacenti + Rock n Road won't fit between my Merlin Ti Cyclocross bike chainstays...To Bruce Gordon's credit, he posted the exact dimensions and the allowance needed on his website, I was so confident that it will work on my Merlin that I didn't even bother to measure...






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Old 12-17-2015, 05:56 AM
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Latest build

HED C2 32h + Shimano 6800 11 sp hub + Sapim DB or race

$95 + $55 + $20 = $170
Labor + Time = priceless ( I mean, the fun and the satisfaction that I get out of it)


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Old 12-17-2015, 06:05 AM
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Nice work! That should be a trouble free wheels for a long time.

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Old 12-17-2015, 06:15 AM
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Nice work! That should be a trouble free wheels for a long time.

Yes sir! Between the HED and the 2 Pacentis that I already built, I got some quality hoops to last me a while. But now the problem is I am addicted to wheel building, what should I do??? Start building for friends and family?

Thanks again to you and Old pal for being my wheel-building mentors...I am indebted to y'all.

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Old 12-17-2015, 06:59 AM
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Very sweet sir, yup, now you are hooked. Of the bike 'things' I do, I enjoy wheelbuilding the most.

$55 6800 rear hub-huzza!!! where didja find that?
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:31 AM
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$55 6800 rear hub-huzza!!! where didja find that?
I got lucky:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131651196086
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:28 AM
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Yes sir! Between the HED and the 2 Pacentis that I already built, I got some quality hoops to last me a while. But now the problem is I am addicted to wheel building, what should I do??? Start building for friends and family?

Thanks again to you and Old pal for being my wheel-building mentors...I am indebted to y'all.
Enjoyed reading your wheel building stories and the advices of old potatoe, Ergott and the others.

I am also addicted to wheel building and have a few new ones to build this winter break.
Disassembled 2 old disc wheels i had around also to make them a bit lighter.

My wife calls it my zen moment nowadays.
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:50 AM
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My wife calls it my zen moment nowadays.
crash pal, funny you should mention about dismantling old wheels...I caught myself scanning around my garage and looking at some old pre-built wheels and thinking about stripping them down and re-building them up just for the heck of it...I can almost hear them screamin''....no, not me, pick her...please sir, spare us... bwaaahaaaa bwahhaaa...that's my goblin side coming out.

Zen indeed!

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crash pal, funny you should mention about dismantling old wheels...I caught myself scanning around my garage and looking at some old pre-built wheels and thinking about stripping them down and re-building them up just for the heck of it...I can almost hear them screamin''....no, not me, pick her...please sir, spare us... bwaaahaaaa bwahhaaa...that's my goblin side coming out.

Zen indeed!
Hahaha!
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:39 AM
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[QUOTE=weisan;1879357]crash pal, funny you should mention about dismantling old wheels...I caught myself scanning around my garage and looking at some old pre-built wheels and thinking about stripping them down and re-building them up just for the heck of it...I can almost hear them screamin''....no, not me, pick her...please sir, spare us... bwaaahaaaa bwahhaaa...that's my goblin side coming out.

Zen indeed!

The place for prebuilt wheels.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:47 AM
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Wheel Build #4

Just finished another build this morning. Needed a disc rear wheel so went ahead and cannibalized one of the rims off a pre-built. Getting better at it too, starting from lacing to complete balanced and trued takes about 2.5 hrs. Pardon the mismatching nipple, trying to use what I have instead of ordering more. The spokes actually came "used" from Yellow Bike Project, found them bundled up with a rubble band, all 285mm, paid close to nuthin' for them. According Spoke Calc, Left spoke length: 286.3, Right spoke length: 285.4, decided that they are close enough so use the same length (285) for both sides, worked out fine.

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Old 01-09-2016, 09:32 AM
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Getting my next "build" ready...I am addicted, I am tellin' you!

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Getting my next "build" ready...I am addicted, I am tellin' you!

Go to your local hardware and get some of these. Right one for lindseed oil, left for Mobil One.
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