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Title: How to assemble bicycle wheels
Post by: carbo8me on May 20, 2019, 02:01:45 AM
1.Place rim on pre-assemble support tool ( if you are an individual user do not need this tool.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804134758989.jpg)
2. Place hub on pre-assemble support tool.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804168985421.jpg)
3.Put some grease on head of spoke.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804212441253.jpg)
4.Insert the first 10 spokes (This is  20holes front hub) through upper hub holes. Remember to put some grease on each  spoke head.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804322293457.jpg)
5.Insert an spoke from inside rim spoke hole to outside rim spoke hole.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804388913137.jpg)
6. Thread a nipple on end side spoke.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804429437061.jpg)
7.Place nipple on inside rim hole.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804467791470.jpg)
8.Place nipple tool on outside hole to avoid loose nipple inside the rim.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804575800569.jpg)
9.Remove the spoke used before.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804707167584.jpg)
10.Place j-bend spoke on nipple.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804633249275.jpg)
11.Repeat steps other spokes  1 by 1.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804842496784.jpg)
12.Turn the Wheel and insert other spokes.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557804893241122.jpg)
13.Screw all nipples until you can see only 1 thread wire on each nipple.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557806002789360.jpg)
14.Prepare tools for truing and dishing process.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557806040278919.jpg)
15.Put front Wheel on truing stand, screw each nipple 1 by 1 (not skip any nipples). not more than ¼ turn each time.  Until you don't feel spokes loose.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557806472817584.jpg)
16.Adjust wheel flatness .tight or relase nipple 1 by 1 . When the rim is close to the left side, tight right nipple ( ¼ turn) and  release the left side nipple  ( ¼ turn) .(do not keep turn 1 nipple until the left and right distances are balanced. it will let you hard to made the rim's roundness) , the correct ways is check next one, after you check all nipple you will find the when is more flatness than before!
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557807053453637.jpg)
17.Use the center arch tool to check the rim will be in center of hub.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557807204693670.jpg)
18.Get spoke tension according spokes and rim type. Follow rim manufacturer values. 
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557807124732411.jpg)
19.Adjust wheel roundness,tight or release nipple   ( 1/8 turn) , 1 by 1 . you can check with dial gage  .standard < 20.
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557807473653051.jpg)
20.To release stress tension on spokes due to truing process, proceed to bend with hands each two spokes. 
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557807592145453.jpg)
21.Finally apply a force (60kg) on hub. First one side. Turn the Wheel and place again on bench Wheel support. Aplly again a force on the other hub side, and second the other side. 
(https://www.carbonbikekits.com/upload/201905/1557807758351035.jpg)