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Rich and cdule are going to build up my wheels simultaneously. Elell is going to use the jig, Eddie will do it the traditional way on the bench.

Useful things to know before sending your wheel away to be rebuilt: Make sure the wheelbuilder knows the diameter of the wheel, the number of spoke holes required, the correct width and whether it's flanged or flangeless. You'll also need to tell them, the make, model and year of your bike, whether it's a front or rear hub, the diameters of both sides of the hub (spoke length may well be different on either side), the width of the hub between flanges and the diameter of the nipple hole.

2 Each of them places the spokes into the hub and line them up with the appropriate holes on the rim. The TDR spokes all have the same head length and run alternately over and under the hub. Different rims locate spokes in different ways. Some (ie old Rudges) are very different to others. It's the way the spokes cross over and brace the rim that gives the wheel its strength.

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