2 Speed Internally Geared Hub (Part 2)
Finding a 26 x 1 3/4 and #13 spokes is not easy. I was fortunate enough to find a new old-stock rim manufactured by Ukai.
I ordered spokes from Hoshi Kogyo, established over 90 years ago and the only remaining Japanese spoke manufacturer. #13 gauge spokes come in two varieties:
1. #13 gauge (2.3mm) with a 4.0mm head and 5.3mm neck, these take a #14 size nipple
2. #13 gauge (2.3mm) with a 4.6mm head and 6.0mm neck.
The photo below shows from top to bottom:
1. #14 (2.0mm)
2. #13 (2.3mm) with a 4mm head and 5.3mm neck, these take a #14 size nipple.
3. #13 gauge (2.3mm) with a 4.6mm head and 6.0mm neck and take a #13 size nipple..
Since it has been awhile since I last built a wheel, I visited The Master
at his shop and he checked and gave me several invaluable pointers that I would have never come across in any articles or books, things that only come with time and experience. I am indebted to The Master for his wealth of information.
Next step, add tube and tire.
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