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I'm delacing my 18" wheel and realacing the hub onto a 16" rim. I found a decent "how to" page on the web but I've also read that you need a machine to make it true? Any truth to that? I guess i could lace it up and then take it somewhere to have it balanced and trued...

Also, if anybody has any tips or resources that might help I'd be greatful.
 

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Don't laugh, put it back on the bike with out the tire. Tape a pointer on the bike (fork front, frame rear) that is at the same spot as the rim. Find the center of the fork/frame and measer out to what ever 1/2 of the rim( center of rim to center of fork/frame). As you turn the rim it will wobble, turn the spokes to adjust the rim Tighten one side as you loosen the other side will pull the rim to the side you tighten. Do the same for up and down. I hope I didn't screw this up but it's not very hard, it just takes time. Or you could take it to the shop and have some one else do it. TIME=MONEY I kind of like relacing rims. Try it the cheap way first and if that doen't work than take it some were. Who knows you might like it.
 

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ATX-tommy said:
I guess i could lace it up and then take it somewhere to have it balanced and trued...

Also, if anybody has any tips or resources that might help I'd be greatful.
I am about to start a similar adventure with some rims and spokes on my OIF.
Where is that "how to" site?
The truing stand is not that complicated. Two uprights and an axle with cones to keep the wheel spinning on it's bearings. An adjustable rod tells you how out of round the wheel is.


This wheel is not being trued, just for example.
I think with the right mindset and calmness, it shouldn't be that difficult.
I am lacing up a 21 inch sun rim to my disc brake hub and an 18 on the rear disc brake hub.
Let me know how your project goes.
Ray in CT
 

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Got another question. I just looked at my old and new rims side by side and noticed how wide the new one is. It was supposed to be 16x3 but it's actually 16x4. I'm measuring from each outside edge. Tell me I'm measuring it wrong!
 

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ATX-tommy said:
Got another question. I just looked at my old and new rims side by side and noticed how wide the new one is. It was supposed to be 16x3 but it's actually 16x4. I'm measuring from each outside edge. Tell me I'm measuring it wrong!
You're measuring wrong! Sorry, couldn't resist. You actually measure from inside to inside of the rim lip.
 
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