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paulpatto
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September 30, 2021 - 10:25 am
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Hi All,

Is a wheel respoke something best left to the professionals or can a fairly competent amateur attempt? 

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AdrianS
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Not difficult. I did mine and my B40 never having done one before.

photograph the old wheels first, make a simple jig for trueing and measure offset.

plenty of advice available if you need it.

remember it’s a bantam not a race bike! I probably wouldn’t re spoke a super bike wheel!

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paulpatto
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Thanks Adrian. Appreciate the response

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There are several topics already on the subject with Members usually reporting success 🙂

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Really not too difficult - tutorials on YouTube - just needs a methodical approach, and a proper spoke spanner. Take before photos of your wheel(s) so you can reconstruct the pattern. laugh

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As Stoo says, it's another often discussed topic. It is a really good idea to learn how to search. It can answer your questions and also reduce the amount of repeated information on the site. Not to mention saving people retyping it - often the same people who have already typed it several times before!

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I agree with Number6, take lots of photos and watch the You Tube tutorials. I'd never built a wheel from scratch and when lockdown descended on us last year and nowhere was open I gave it a go myself. I also made a wheel balancing frame from wood, (I used what material was available), which I used for balancing and measuring the off-set.

My approach was to take my time and lots of tea!

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