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The Bicycle Wheel Hardcover – 1985


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Avocet (1985)
  • ISBN-10: 0960723625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960723621
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,157,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Pillar on 15 July 2012
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A very interesting and informative book. Anyone who enjoys tinkering with their bike and reaping the rewards of a job well done, will find this an invaluable guide to wheel building and maintenance.
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By K. P. Killingback on 13 Dec. 2014
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Just what I wanted
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Required study 3 Feb. 2014
By Tom - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to learn how to build wheels, or even just understand their mechanics, then this book is required reading.
It is an older book and doesn't discuss disc brake usage or the resultant hub torques. It does discuss rear wheel hub torque and that can used to inform your guesses about the behavior of wheels with disc brakes.
Most of the rim discussion centers around tubular style rims.
It is not a standalone work. You'll still need to hit up the local mechanic for pointers, watch some YouTube, and maybe read some of the other books around, but this should still be part of your study.
Good book for beginner wheel builder 18 April 2013
By Henry M Holly - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good book if you are a beginner at building your own custom bicycle wheels. Other books on the market may be better.
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We have the internet and Youtube. 19 April 2014
By Dan J. Roraff - Published on Amazon.com
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In 1980 I would have loved this book. The author is still in the 1980's when building wheels. That was fine as that was the wheel I was building. But all he really talks about are 36 spokes and low and high flange hubs. Says very little why one is better.
forget about a modern wheel with a low spoke count and carbon fiber.

Since I built my first wheel, we have the internet, mainly, Youtube. No book required! Much easier to watch a video. Spend your money on some good tools instead, as they will help you more than the book.
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