Old Britts
Building The Front Wheel

Last updated 03/09/04

We do not lace up wheels, but send them off to the experts at Buchanan's in California, so we will not be describing how to lace up a wheel, but we will describe what little we know in the article in this section on wheel lacing.

We also do not mount and balance tires, but take them to someone that has computer balancing equipment. We take a bag of assorted spoke weights to the wheel balancer who tapes the weights on the spokes for permanent mounting (see article in this section on permanently mounting spoke weights). We use spoke weights since they look better and do not come loose like stick on weights.

We will be building a front disc wheel for all three bikes, but will include an article on upgrading the front twin leading drum brake. This article will include some prices, so you can estimate the difference in costs between the front disc and front drum wheels.

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