Old 06-20-20, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
A23s... never mind. Great choice btw.
Thanks! I really don’t know. They seem to have good reviews, and there aren’t too many choices for 650B rims anyway, so there ya go.

I got the front wheel laced, but not tensioned or trued yet. I used Sheldon’s step-by-step, as I have a number of times in the past, with excellent results. This time I’m a little irked though. I expected the valve stem hole to fall between spoke groups, but that didn’t happen.

And I can’t just move the whole pattern over one hole, because the spoke holes are slightly angled towards the hub flanges.

This probably isn’t a big deal, right? Anybody else notice this issue with A23 rims?

Edit: Never mind. I, feeling assured of my ability to lace, completely skipped over Sheldon’s details about the orientation of the second group of spokes. Crap.
1987 Nishiki Prestige (now 650B!)
1981 Trek 710
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