Re-hab from Fort WIlliam.
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Re-hab from Fort WIlliam.

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  • + 18
 this is the fastest way to do a rim swap. simply tape two rims together and line up the spoke holes to both rims. doing it this way, you dont mess up the spoke crossing and dont actually have to de-lace anything. do one spoke at a time and just transfer it over to the new rim. notice how the new rim (the one most right in the image) only has 2 spokes in it and the dented/old/soon to be replaced rim (the one most left in the image) has the remaining spokes
  • + 6
 Thanks for clarifying! Thought they stack up the rims already because of the gnar Big Grin
  • + 0
 It should be noted that this method is only really "safe" with proprietary wheels like the I9 and Mavic systems, since steel spokes will stretch out and fatigue and should not be re-used. Of course if we're just talking about one race then it should be fine, but for everyday riding this method is not kosher.
  • + 0
 Seraph, I'm also swapping rims in this way, only that you have to lose nipples almost to their end threads (one or two threads remaining on every spoke), and when you mounting the spokes on the new rim, you do the same, one or two threads until you transfer all spokes. Only after that you can start tension the spokes and true the wheel. You can't do that with full tension on spokes.
  • + 1
 You completely missed my point. I'm saying that if you have a wheel that you have been riding for months and months and you want to do a rim swap, you can't just use the same spokes and nipples on the new rim. You should always replace the spokes and nipples when rebuilding a wheel.
  • + 1
 My bad then
  • + 7
 Wrench the dent straight. True wheel. Done.
  • + 1
 I'm also swapping rims in this way, only that you have to lose nipples almost to their end threads (one or two threads remaining on every spoke), and when you mounting the spokes on the new rim, you do the same, one or two threads until you transfer all spokes. Only after that you can start tension the spokes and true the wheel. You can't do that with full tension on spokes.
  • + 2
 fantastic! Smile great to see things like this, and ever wonder if the service guys in my country can do this Wink
  • + 0
 I am guessing it gives you a gauge for keeping the wheel straight-ish while putting down initial tension...
  • + 1
 what the hell?
  • + 1
 what is going on?
  • + 0
 whats that technique?
  • + 0
 It is so sick!

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