How to build a Bicycle Wheel (32 Spokes, Rear wheel, 26')

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Good job in getting this wheel laced up. Well explained for anyone to follow. However there easier methods that intuitively will have all spokes properly positioned. Roger Musson does the best job and his book is one of the best instructional manuals out in the market. Something you can perhaps explore and provide an updated video with your excellent way of explanation.

Author — gzbike

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Your video helped me immensely! I builded my first wheel referring to your tutorial. And I must say it turned out exceptionally well. I put my first 12 miles on them today! Thanks.

Author — Stellar lupus

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You are the best teacher for this video. Anyone can learn from you. Never had seen a better video than this, it was so precise with proper handling, patience, slowness pointing out every detail and a great video capture . Thank you so much, this really helped.

Author — Vishal Thomas

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Best wheel lacing video on youtube ever, truly fantastic out of all those so call professionals...

Author — A Yau

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Extremely helpful video. Thank you!! First video I really feel explained it all in a calm and easy way.

Author — NorwegianSpirit

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Incredibly helpful. Thank you so much!

Author — Kieran O'Dwyer

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I've built 50 or so wheels. Nice video, nice demonstration.  The only thing I'd add is the need for grease on the threads and where the nipples seat inside the rim. I've always stuck the spoke threads into a tube of Phil Wood grease before threading on the nipple. I also prep the rim by using a Q-Tip to smear some grease on the area the nipple seats on in each hole (from outside the rim). Well done though still.

Author — ChuckD59

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Thanks for sharing. It's a very good walkthrough!
I've used a 'Tacx Exact' wheel truing stand for truing after the lacing of the wheel. It's somewhat cheap and you get a more accurate truing in all three directions. You're however right that you can just turn your bike upside down if you don't want to correct the last millimeters ;-)

Author — Søren Breddam

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Im looking forward to following this video and building my 1st wheel. Thanks.

Author — Richard Price

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By far the best and clearest wheel lacing video I've found on youtube. Nice work and thank you.

Author — Kasper777777777777

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Fantastic job on the video! Now you make me want to build up a rear wheel for my bike. Thanks for the video!

Author — Echologged

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Nice work! Good presentation and description. Thanks!

Author — zzsql

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Hey, this video is awesome. I've watched several times and just finished my first wheel set build!! So happy!! Thank you!

Author — Marcie Bodeaux

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Hey! Nice video! Do you use the same spoke length for both sides? I'm trying to learn how to properly build a wheel and some people say that, on the drive side you need 2-3mm spokes longer. Thanks! 

Author — Hubert Mietkiewicz

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great tutorial mate many thx for taking the time

Author — Thomas Mcmahon

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Excellent instructional video on how to lace a wheel. I review this video every time I build a wheel. Thank you Furulevi.

Author — Matthew France

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I've always wanted to know how a wheel is built. Now you've answered the question, and you have done it very beautifully. However, there still remains the question of tightening the spokes. I think this is also an extremely tricky stage. To make a wheel turn 100% true must be nigh on impossible. I bet you can do it though. Thanks for posting.

Author — musamor75

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Gracias mii hermanoo, pude armar uno por primera vez 27, 5 !! 🤙🏾💪💪💪

Author — Joel Lopez

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This was genuinely really really good talked n stayed with all the way through

Author — zeyshaan rafiq

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Good overview of the lacing pattern, but you didn't make any effort to honour two wheel building conventions. First is that you determine the location of the first spoke so that when the wheel is built any printing or decal on the hub is visible when viewed through the valve hole. Second, that any printing or decals on the rim can be read when viewed from the right hand side of the bicycle. Neither is essential, but both are recognised hallmarks of a professionally handbuilt wheel.Spoke threads and nipples should also be lightly lubricated with oil, to aid tensioning and truing.Thank you for posting this video.

Author — John Kirk