Wheel Rebuild
02 Aug 2011

Wheel Rebuild

During the latter part of yesterday’s ride the rear wheel on the Mojo

02 Aug 2011

During the latter part of yesterday’s ride the rear wheel on the Mojo started to feel funky all of a sudden, sort of like it was deflating but not quite.  Looking down at it spinning around it had a fair size buckle, wobbling side to side. Hmmph… turned around and cruised home. It turns out another spoke had failed at the nipple. That’s two spokes that have failed plus a couple of bent ones, time to get the wheel rebuilt.

Thanks to The Bike Vault I got to sit in the workshop with Michael, one of the store’s qualified mechanics, and see the wheel come together. Thanks Mike!

Removing the old spokes, Hippie's Wheel Rebuild

Removing the old spokes, Hippie’s Wheel Rebuild

Lacing the spokes

Lacing the spokes

Lacing done, nipples next

Lacing done, nipples next

Checking the dish

Checking the dish

Truing the wheel

Truing the wheel

All done, good to go. Thanks Mike!

All done, good to go. Thanks Mike!

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