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I’ve had great fun learning on my CL160 build so far and would love to learn more about how to lace wheels.

I’ve contacted 4 wheel specialists who seem nice enough folk and are happy to do the work but not interested in showing m how to lace and true or even let me sit and watch quietly.

I know there are many videos online but it definitely seems like something that requires some skill and hands on experience.

If anyone can recommend anyone to contact anywhere near the Leeds/Manchester/Derby area of the north of England who would be willing to show me what to do I’d appreciate it. Prepared to pay for extra time of me asking questions.
 

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I'm not near, but would like to encourage you to take it on as a self taught situation. Notice the four groups of spokes on any wheel. 36 total = 9 heads in to left hub flange + 9 heads out to left hub flange + 9 heads in to right hub flange + 9 heads out to right hub flange. Where is valve stem? between crossed spokes or parallelish spokes? Have an example nearby or take several pictures. If you can get it laced correctly, that is an accomplishment. To tension, dish and true the wheel work gradually. An eighth of a turn on the nipples can produce a noticeable effect when at or near proper tension. The spokes should "ring" when tapped with a wrench. Proper trued wheel needs little to none balancing. Proper tensioning gives strength and resistance to impact damage. Proper dishing allows inherant frame geometry to be adversely unaffected and the bike will track and steer neutrally. Patience and observational powers are your only prerequisites.
 

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I’ve had great fun learning on my CL160 build so far and would love to learn more about how to lace wheels.

I’ve contacted 4 wheel specialists who seem nice enough folk and are happy to do the work but not interested in showing m how to lace and true or even let me sit and watch quietly.

I know there are many videos online but it definitely seems like something that requires some skill and hands on experience.

If anyone can recommend anyone to contact anywhere near the Leeds/Manchester/Derby area of the north of England who would be willing to show me what to do I’d appreciate it. Prepared to pay for extra time of me asking questions.
 

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I'm in penistone, I lace my own wheels, I can show you when your ready . I'm no expert but time, trial and error pays off. Take pics of your old wheel before stripping for reference, Also off set is important, where the wheel sits within the forks / swinging arm. Drop me a pm and I'll send my number.
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Dave
 

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Ah, Grasshopper, you must be at one with the wheel, only by losing your sense of self and becoming the wheel will you achieve roundness and thus true enlightenment.

There is no wheel.
 
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