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So i laced up my first rear wheel. took two or three tries, but i figured it out. so my question is, do i true the circumference first or the run out? can someone tell me in terms that I will understand. its a great thing to have done it, and i'll do all my own now.

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Do both at the same time. set the initial depth on the nipples the same at the start at tighten in equal amounts. If your rim is straight you'll probably only have to make minor trueing adjustments as you go. Always use oil on the nipples or everything will seize at the worst possible time probably forcing you to cut that spoke and scare up a new one.
It's not a hard job to do but most folks don't want to do it.I get pretty steady work all winter long.
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by the way, how tight is tight? just tight with a little extra oomph, or just tight?
and as for oiling so as not to seize, when would they seize? when trying to remove them again after assembly after a few years? ? or do you mean seize at the track

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Scott, good timing...I just finished skimming a fairly thorough article on this in the Jan '06 Motorcycle Consumer News. (no, I didn't subscribe, it was a gift) If you want I can mail it to ya. I was considering building a wheel myself, but so far I've chickened out. Props for taking the bull by the horns dude.

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