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Truing my first wheel
#1
I replaced three spokes on this wheelset I just picked up for practicly nothing. It had three spokes dangling around when I got them.

So I put the three spokes on and tightened them up. I put into my hack truing stand (old fork stuck in my vice) and played around with it for a while. I think i did pretty good, it wobbles a bit still but I'm happy with my first one.
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#2
Congratulations!!! I did a small 18" wheel in my Minoura Pro and it came out pretty good, about a month ago. The wheel was off a piece of s"crap" bike lol.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
Yeah this wheel is going on a project bike i am building. I am gonna play with it a bit more to true it better
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#4
Post a pic when your done with it. Sounds like a fun project. Time is the key to projects, with winter here it gives one what time is needed.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#5
I will, I'll maybe even try taking a small video of it spinning. I'll be home later today.
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#6
Sounds good, lets see the video. Cool.
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#7
<embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="/images/white.gif" class="lazy small_fix_lazy" data-original="https://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/Jordan300/MOV02775.flv">

I was trying to hold the camera as still as possible
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