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How To Assemble Bicycle Wheels

Postby carbonbikekits on Fri 17th May 7:36pm

1.Place rim on pre-assemble support tool ( if you are an individual user do not need this tool.
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2. Place hub on pre-assemble support tool.
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3.Put some grease on head of spoke.
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4.Insert the first 10 spokes (This is  20holes front hub) through upper hub holes. Remember to put some grease on each  spoke head.
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5.Insert an spoke from inside rim spoke hole to outside rim spoke hole.
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6. Thread a nipple on end side spoke.
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7.Place nipple on inside rim hole.
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8.Place nipple tool on outside hole to avoid loose nipple inside the rim.
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9.Remove the spoke used before.
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10.Place j-bend spoke on nipple.
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11.Repeat steps other spokes  1 by 1.
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12.Turn the Wheel and insert other spokes.
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13.Screw all nipples until you can see only 1 thread wire on each nipple.
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14.Prepare tools for truing and dishing process.
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15.Put front Wheel on truing stand, screw each nipple 1 by 1 (not skip any nipples). not more than ¼ turn each time.  Until you don't feel spokes loose.
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16.Adjust wheel flatness .tight or relase nipple 1 by 1 . When the rim is close to the left side, tight right nipple ( ¼ turn) and  release the left side nipple  ( ¼ turn) .(do not keep turn 1 nipple until the left and right distances are balanced. it will let you hard to made the rim's roundness) , the correct ways is check next one, after you check all nipple you will find the when is more flatness than before!
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17.Use the center arch tool to check the rim will be in center of hub.
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18.Get spoke tension according spokes and rim type. Follow rim manufacturer values. 
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19.Adjust wheel roundness,tight or release nipple   ( 1/8 turn) , 1 by 1 . you can check with dial gage  .standard < 20.
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20.To release stress tension on spokes due to truing process, proceed to bend with hands each two spokes. 
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21.Finally apply a force (60kg) on hub. First one side. Turn the Wheel and place again on bench Wheel support. Aplly again a force on the other hub side, and second the other side. 
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