Banned Sock Puppet
Anybody here have any wheel building projects planned for the winter? Now that cycling season is nearing an end, I'm planning on a couple.
If you want to learn wheel building, this is the first and most important $12 you should spend:Wheel building is next on my list of wrenching skills to learn. I just have to get to a point where I’m financially comfortable enough to afford to screw it up a few times...
For sure this is a labor of love and you're not saving any money building your own. It's just the warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment and knowing exactly what happened.Building a set of wheels is something every bike perv should do. BUT -- you're not saving yourself any money, and you're not going to do as good of a job as someone who makes a living building wheels. The cost of the hubs, rims and spokes will be about equal to the cost of getting a custom builder to build you a set.
I've got several sets of wheel with White Industries hubs that I'd like to rebuild this winter if I can find the bearing cartridges at a reasonable price.
Thanks. Any knowledge regarding Enduro vs Daisy? I'm not buying ceramic bearings. Too expensive for what they are.Here ya go: https://www.bocabearings.com/search?w=white industries. I've used their bearing for years in RC Cars, bikes, you name it. Great folks to work with.
So did those bearings fail prematurely or do they just have a lot of miles on them?They come from the factory with Enduros.
I posted this on the wrenching forum a couple months ago. You commentedSo did those bearings fail prematurely or do they just have a lot of miles on them?
Edit: I just found this on November Bicycles' website:
I've had custom wheels built for me from psimet and Pete's Wheels (he posts here). Both are way beyond what I could do myself. I can't remember the last time I even had to true a wheel. Perhaps you are a better diy-er than me. Its worth doing once or twice, but at this point in my life, with a PITA job, kids, and a 50 year old house that seems to be always falling apart, I have enough to do.But diy-er can get close to it. At some point in quality scale, it's good enough for the commoners.