Grease the nipple holes of the rim.Steve-H said:(Yes, I already did a search)
Im getting ready to assemble a set of fixie wheels. Im using SUN TA1's, Formula Hubs, and DT Revolutions (2.0/1.5) I read Sheldon's page, and some of the info on here.
So what are some of your tips and tricks ?
Acceptable number of beers consumed by newbie while/before wheelbuilding: 0.MShaw said:buy beers for your buddy the wheelbuilder guru to have him close, so he can say 'don't do that!' (just make sure YOU do the building, otherwise you don't learn anything)
I use a small paint brush and slick honey but I also put the grease on the outside of every nipple as I am lacing the wheel. It sounds like alot of grease but a year from now you will still be able to turn the nipples to true the wheel with out them being frozen.Steve-H said:Ok, thanks guys.
What do you recomend to grease the holes in the rim ? Something like motor oil, or something like Molly Grease ?
Never heard this before. Where/when did you come by this?divve said:When spoke tension is still low correct spoke line and bend the crossings around each other properly. Lightly tap spoke heads into the hub at almost final tension. It helps your wheels to remain the same state over time.
OK. I was only asking about the spoke head tapping into the rim. Thats a real good ideadivve said:It's described in various wheel building publications and instructed both by DT Swiss and Sapim. Your goal is to build a wheel that remains in the same state after it has been ridden as it left your truing stand. You can only achieve this when no permanent changes occur in your components during use.
Yup...A good wheel build is a painstaking, slow, and tedious process... which is why most wheels you buy are not built very well. It takes a lot more than just sticking the spokes in and making them true! Patience is certainly a virtue, here...divve said:Your goal is to build a wheel that remains in the same state after it has been ridden as it left your truing stand. You can only achieve this when no permanent changes occur in your components during use.