Tag Archives: rim

Spocalc spoke calculator and Web page updated

Update to Damon Rinard’s Spocalc Spoke calculator — new advice on fatbikes and hub motors, more spoke calculators for mobile devices added to the list at the bottom of the page, correction of a minor math error (display of bracing … Continue reading

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Creaks, Clicks and Clunks — and Rubs and Lurches and Rattles

Information has been added to the Creaks, Clicks and Clunks page to help you diagnose several more problems. The page now covers more types of cranks, the noiseless lurches and bumps which occur due to tire damage, chain too wide … Continue reading

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Spoking for large hubs, improved

The article on special spoking patterns for use with extra-large hubs (for example, electric bicycle hub motors) has been improved with patterns which avoid twisting the hub shell for two of the hub and rim combinations. The article includes all … Continue reading

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Check spoke tension by ear when building a wheel

Check the level of spoke tension by ear — unless you are tone deaf, a musical pitch reference (pitch pipe, tuning fork, smartphone app etc.) is all you need to tell whether you have brought spokes up to the appropriate … Continue reading

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Spocalc revised

The page for Damon Rinard’s spoke calculator has been revised, with an updated list of online spoke calculators, several comments and links, and better formatting. Now also includes links to spoke-calculator apps for iOS and Android smartphones!

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Spoking patterns for large hubs

New article on spoke patterns which avoid excessive spoke angles with large hubs such as electrically-assisted bike hub motors.

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Measuring hub and rim for spoke-length calculation

New page on how to measure a hub and rim to get the numbers to enter into a spoke-length calculator.

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On-road Wheel Repairs

John has written an article that just might get you rolling again.

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On-Road Repairs

John has added a new article about on-road repairs and the on-road toolkit.

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Addition to wheelbuilding page

New information in the wheelbuilding page about removing the bend from spokes where they exit the hub flange…

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