The Art of Wheelbuilding: A Bench Reference for Neophytes, Pros & Wheelaholics
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The Art of Wheel Building by Gerd Schraner is considered the definitive essay on construction and design of custom wheels. This is a friendly, hands-on book, compiled from Schraner's notes from over 45 years of building wheels for professional and amateur racers. A must-have for the serious wheel builder, and an essential companion to Jobst Brandt's The Bicycle Wheel.
valve stem hole starting spoke head inwards \1 head outwards (for symmetrical spoking) end of step L 2 The craftsmanship left—hand side of wheel crossed 3x step L3 in every 4th rim hole starting spoke In every odd—numbered hub hole insert the spokes with the head outwards end of step L 3 left—hand side of the wheel crossed 3x step L4 spoking SCHRANER'S WAY in every 4th rim hole In every even—numbered ri m hole insert the spoke with the head inwards end of step L 4 - spoking finished
was invented, because it is the cheapest variety and because riders simply never tire of their comfort and variability (types and number of spokes, lacing patterns). Watching today's cycle racing scene, one tends to notice that all carbon wheels are slowly disappearing, or are at least being replaced by one of their components, carbon fiber rims. Perfection Spoked wheels, comprising of the best components available and time-consumingly built by professionals, are handworkers' masterpieces of the
yet more stable ri m cross sections. Centurion Renner. Wheelbuilding Seminar, Magstatt, Germany, February, 1998. Further Training especially during discussions with colleagues at bike shows and at wheelbuilding seminars. I have attempted to write down all my knowledge and all my secrets and tricks of the trade in this book. What I cannot put into words is the practical use of tools and wheel components. Over 700 participants of the first series of DT SWISS's Wheelbuilding Seminars in the
Perfect flange configuration. A wheelbuilder can be master of his trade, but in the end, the quality of his work still depends on the selection of the rim. Rims, even though they are from the same company, the same model and the same quality, still have subtle differences. When they leave the production lines, rims are not radially circular. The rim profile is extruded from flat rod, cooled over rollers, cut to size, turned into the actual rim shape and finally their ends are joined. The rims
the coach for their successes at amateur 6-Days. When he retires in a few years, a great chapter of the race mechanics' history will end and the cycle racing scene will be the poorer for it. Risi•Betschort, winner of the amateur 6-Days of Zurich 1989 with coach Fritz BrUhlmann. VAN GOTT Ivan Gotti - The featherweight Before the start of the Giro d'ltalia in 1997, the people from Cannondale had a feeling that the overall win could well go to the practically unknown hill-climbing specialist,