MBC builds a wheel

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by I Are Baboon, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    MtnBikerChk has been wanting to learn how to build wheels, so she bought me a Mavic EX721 rim with Hope Pro 2 hub for Hanukkahmas. Quo Fan leant her some wheel building knowledge, and all it cost us was pizza and beer.

    They get started.




    Olympia made sure I stayed out of their way.


    MBC tensioning spokes.


    SUCCESS! My present is ready!


    Hope hub.


    :monkeydance:
     

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  2. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    congrats on the build... Its not an easy task :clapping:

    did you take it for a spin yet?? does it roll??:shocked:
     
  3. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    well it ain't square! :busted:

    Thanks Quo Fan, Big_T, Olympia, Mu Shu and BullitBoyz :clapping:
     
  4. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Congrats Randee. Good idea using IAB as the guinnie Pig.


    Its not that hard ! it just takes practice.
     
  5. in the trees

    in the trees Turbo Monkey

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    Nice! I have a set of Pro IIs waiting to be lace to 823 right after the Holidays. And these will only be my second set of wheels that I've built.

    toby
     
  6. nmr8

    nmr8 Monkey

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    nice wheel!
     
  7. .Pit Steelers.

    .Pit Steelers. Nostradumbass

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    Im gonna have to build a rear wheel soon, i guess the best way to learn how is to do it.
     
  8. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Cool stuff :thumb:
     
  9. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    No, the best way to do it is to let your woman do it while you drink beer and watch Young Frankenstein. :monkey:
     
  10. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Ya know, my birthday is coming up...I need to drop the hint to Mrs JohnE. She IS always saying how she wants to make me something.
     
  11. gsweet

    gsweet Monkey

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    enjoy that wheel; i know i do aside from the sh*t i got from you guys about its noise during fall monkeyfest. mbc, solid job! i don't think i have the balls to build a wheel (too many bits to screw up and not enough funds to rectify any misteps). iab, you are a luck man.
     
  12. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    She was a super student. Very careful, and asked questions. She took just under 2 hours from start to finish to build the wheel. I feel the rear is a slightly more difficult build because of the dishing issue. When she decides to build the front wheel, it should be a walk in the park.
     
  13. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    That's awesome. There is something cool about riding wheels you build yourself (or that your lady builds for you).
     
  14. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Awesome!!! 2 Hours - that ain't bad!!!

    When are you going to teach others MBC? I'd love to learn. :)

    I can pay you for instructions with beer - any dark beer of your choosing. :)

    Cheers,

    MMcG
     
  15. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Nice.
     
  16. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Front wheels that have Disc Brakes require dishing.
     
  17. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Nice job. My first wheel looked like a cam lobe:twitch:
     
  18. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Women have about as much business building wheels as they do driving. :think:







    :D Just kidding. That's bad ass that you roll like that, MBC.
     
  19. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I'd trust a wheel from MBC LONG before I'd trust a wheel from IAB. :busted:
     
  20. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Yeah, but either way you're talking about a woman. :D
     
  21. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    wasn't funny the first time..... not funny this time.
     
  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    can we get a banning on up in here???

    :busted:
     
  23. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    :thumb: Nice job MBC...I didn't have any doubts ;)
     
  24. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Very nice!

    Now I need to learn how to do that.
     
  25. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I think my sarcasm was severely misinterpreted here. I was completely kidding, and just poking fun at IAB.

    I am anything but a woman basher and really was just having some toilet humor fun.

    Again - it's bad ass that you did that, and I apologize. I thought I even repped you. If not, I meant to.

    Sorry, one last time. :redface:
     
  26. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    Thanks - it's appreciated.

    Now why can't you be like this all the time? :twitch:
     
  27. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Wow, way to go! I don't have enough patience for that so you have my respect!
     
  28. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    How many black candles did you have to light? How much chicken blood did it take. Wheel building is black magic I tells ya! Black magic of the darkest kind.

    Grats on the build. I'd like to learn the black arts myself someday.
     
  29. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    I love that everyone is so "impressed" but I gotta say that it really wasn't that hard. I mean yeah, you have to have a little patience when tensioning and truing but it wasn't that bad.

    Maybe it's because I already have a knack for taking things apart and sometimes I even put them back together!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
     
  30. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Its not that Hard , you just have to follow the steps and not take short cuts as tempting as they may be.

    now the real test will be how does she do on her own. I'm sure she will be fine.

    o and if the spokes make a Racket the first time Phil rides it that is "OK" at least for a Minute or 2 .