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    Very nice.

    Couple points not mentioned on the page. 20" BMX wheels with 36 spokes tension up really quickly, Much quicker than a 26 or 29" rim. So for a MTB wheel must more time is spent on that stage than on the smaller wheels.

    Sweet none the less.

    On an unrelated related note. It took me 4 hours to build a wheel last week. photos of said magic wheel up tonight.

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    Hurry and show us. I like fancy wheels.
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    Who needs 3 more inches???

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    photos of the magic wheel may now be delayed. I just got off the phone with the owner who managed to get himself into the hospital with a perforated colon.

    So it may be a few days. But it looked an awful lot like this:


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    Nice. How do those rims build up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattlikesbikes View Post
    photos of the magic wheel may now be delayed. I just got off the phone with the owner who managed to get himself into the hospital with a perforated colon.

    Forget about the wheels. How does one go about perforating a colon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattlikesbikes View Post
    photos of the magic wheel may now be delayed. I just got off the phone with the owner who managed to get himself into the hospital with a perforated colon.

    So it may be a few days. But it looked an awful lot like this:

    http://www.pbase.com/inbred/image/88408519.jpg
    It sucked building that wheel.

    This one was worse (not me modeling):





    Reasons it was worse:

    1) Off-brand rim. No one had an ERD for me
    2) Nipples are internal and backwards, so figuring out ERD was hard
    3) 24h rim, 32h hub....
    4) 24h rim, 32h hub....
    5) 2x driveside using up 16 holes...not a straight up calculation.
    6) 1x NDS....straigt-up 1x calculation assuming 16h rim.
    7) Required called to Troy Watson of Ligero Wheels, Carlos, and Dave Thomas of Speed Dream
    8) 24h rim, 32h hub....
    And what they wanted, Was his eternal Slowdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -dustin View Post
    It sucked building that wheel.

    This one was worse (not me modeling):

    http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...5263_33634.jpg

    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...68_1950609.jpg

    Reasons it was worse:

    1) Off-brand rim. No one had an ERD for me
    2) Nipples are internal and backwards, so figuring out ERD was hard
    3) 24h rim, 32h hub....
    4) 24h rim, 32h hub....
    5) 2x driveside using up 16 holes...not a straight up calculation.
    6) 1x NDS....straigt-up 1x calculation assuming 16h rim.
    7) Required called to Troy Watson of Ligero Wheels, Carlos, and Dave Thomas of Speed Dream
    8) 24h rim, 32h hub....
    Similar to what I had to deal with. 101mm carbon rim, with a strange ERD (all the forums had suggestions as to what the proper ERD was and what additional spoke length should be used to counter the backwards nipples). It took two rounds of spokes to find the right length and even then we could have used something shorter.

    Mine was a full 32hole 2x wheel with a PT hub, so much less space to work with between spokes. It got a little tight when I had to replace one of the spokes/nipples half way in.

    Unlike a MTB wheel I was doing my finishing true with 16th's of a turn rather than 8ths or quarter turns. tiny changes in tension. It was just a slow process. None of it fell outside the norms of wheel building, it just took all the steps and stretched them out to incredible lengths.

    I'd like to see one of those built in 15 minutes.

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