Hi jtrops, thanks for all your help with wheel building. I've now built a number of them, and even recently went back and rebuilt the first one that I built. That wheel is now about as perfect as possible. I mean it is nice. Very even tension, high tension. A great wheel.
I just took on a project though for a friend. It's a 26" bike rim that's out of true. I've gotten good at building wheels from scratch, but not so much old wheels. Do you suggest I simply loosen all the spokes to almost no tension and true as if it's a new wheel? That would give me a baseline.
thanks im building a 36 out of scavenged parts from various friends n' people on unicyclist. i got a frame and now i need the tire, wheelset, and seat. its about 400 bucks cheaper than buying a nimbus nightrider!