Lee asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

Wheel building, how to lace bicycle wheel. ?

Is it better to lace outter-cross

1) Clockwise, leading

2) counter-clockwise, trailing

3 Answers

  • D50
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Go to sheldonbrown.com and look at his wheel building instructions. Give it a try. You won't get a good wheel on the first try, but it's a fun thing to learn how to do.

  • 1 month ago

    Ever heard about the expensive French restaurant?  As the old saying goes, "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford to eat here."  SAME THING!  If you have to ask here (on Yahoo of all places) it's beyond your skill level.  

    Lacing a wheel takes YEARS of practice + all the special tools.  Unless you plan on making this your career, pay the bike shop to do it.  So you'll be out $80 bucks or so.  You'll spend that much or more for aspirin curing headaches trying to do it yourself.   

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  • 1 month ago

    Let's start this question off simple, do you have a truing stand and maybe even a dishing attachment? There's lots of YouTube videos that teach you how to lace wheels. As to what style is best depends on what your expectations are from the wheel. All styles of lacing haves their pro's and con's. 

    Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
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