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Also anymore advice on lacing a wheel yourself? I've never tried, maybe Im wrong but I feel like the conical hubs would be the wrong place to start?

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I just laced my conical hubs last week... They are really no different than other hubs, except fo the fact that there are 4 distinct spoke styles that make up one wheel, but if you think about it logically it's pretty easy:

You figure you have 2 sides to your hub, left and right. The left (brake side) is a LOT larger in diameter than the right, so off the bat you can split your spokes into 2 batches easily because the brake side spokes are distinctly shorter than the speedo-side.

From there it becomes a matter of looking at the bends. On each side of the hub, you have inner and outter spokes. The spokes for the OUTTER brake-side, have a much more dramatic bend than the INNER, because they have to wrap around the edge of the hub flange, and come back to center. The INNER side have a much more subtle bend because they can pretty much go through the flange, and fall naturally toward the center of the rim.

On the speedo-side, the spokes all go through the hub from the same direction but, if you look at hub, you'll notice that the spoke holes are staggered... The OUTTER holes hold the outter spokes, and the INNER holes hold the inner spokes. The INNER holes have a longer bore to them, because there is more meat on the hub that has to be drilled through... the OUTTER holes are shorter. Look at the spoke heads, and you'll see that one is slightly longer than the other from head to bend... Guess which ones go where.

The rim itself is directional, but it also is pretty easy to figure out with a little logic... The holes that should align with the brake side are drilled at a more acute angle than the speedo side... this is because the short spokes are on a much more acute angle to the rim, due to the large flange on the hub.

Best advice is to take a shit-ton of pictures of a stock wheel, from both sides and keep them handy. Use reference points in the pictures, like the valve stem hole on the rim and a sprocket bolt hole on the hub to match what's in front of you. Buy a spoke wrench! Don't try to use a small adjustable or small open end. Don't force or bend anything, if the pattern is right, everything should pretty much fall into place on it's own. Pick a nice, quiet time when you have a few hours to spend... get a 6 pack, maybe a bag of weed... put on some good music... take your time, and enjoy one of the most rewarding, zen-like experiences of working on your own bike!

Here's a link that might help you out a bit:

Oh, and be prepared to pull everything apart a couple of times...

Hope that helps.
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