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    I was just curious if anyone has ever seen a bicycle wheel building machine and can describe it or link to some pics. I'm guessing the operator does all the lacing, connecting all the spokes to the individual nipples, but then lets the machine take over from there, truing and tensioning. I'm also guessing the spokes are tightened from the rim hole side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave
    I was just curious if anyone has ever seen a bicycle wheel building machine and can describe it or link to some pics. I'm guessing the operator does all the lacing, connecting all the spokes to the individual nipples, but then lets the machine take over from there, truing and tensioning. I'm also guessing the spokes are tightened from the rim hole side.
    Never seen one but I've been told the machine drops the spokes in the hub. It drops the spokes in 2 sides on one pass. Heads out on one side and heads in on the other side. That's why machine built wheels are laced "identical" instead of "mirror".

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnpedaler.com
    Never seen one but I've been told the machine drops the spokes in the hub. It drops the spokes in 2 sides on one pass. Heads out on one side and heads in on the other side. That's why machine built wheels are laced "identical" instead of "mirror".
    I not only seen wheel building machines I owned three and two auto truers but that was 15 years ago.The machine you are referring to is not a builder but a hub loader.
    You can see what you want to know at www.hollandmechanics.com.
    Last edited by Tiger1; 06-01-2004 at 08:35 AM.

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