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Liked a comment about video How-To: Bike Lubes 12/18/2014 1:10 PM

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Liked a comment about video How-To: Wheel Truing with Art's Cyclery 3/7/2014 2:33 PM

This has been one of the best tech videos. I built wheels for years and the truth is a slow spoke wrench wins the day. Take your time, be patient. I have seen some OEM rebuilds that looked hopeless last for years once they were properly tensioned and trued.

@Big Bird I built a new rear wheel once when I was in a pinch with Popcicle sticks and black tape on the rear triangle when I had to have my bike the next morning for a moab trip. Two years later still going strong.

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Liked a comment about video How-To: Wheel Truing with Art's Cyclery 3/7/2014 10:03 AM

I've trued many a wheel with the old zip tie (Or zap strap if you're Canadian.) around the fork or frame, but it's really not as easy as having a stand because with the zip tie you're relying on sight to know when the rim is touching. Whereas with a truing stand with metal feelers you can hear the slightest touch. Also, with a stand it's much easier to measure and control the dish, or centering of the rim over the hub, which the video doesn't really get into.

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Liked a comment about video How-To: Wheel Truing with Art's Cyclery 3/7/2014 9:50 AM

Good point. I should have been more specific. I guess we have different definitions of "Flat spot." To me it's where the rim has been bent vertically toward the hub. What you're describing I'd call a high spot which Is generally dealt with when first building a wheel, not repairing one.

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