The Bicycle Wheel is a treatise on wheelbuilding by Jobst Brandt. Overview. The Bicycle Wheel is an educational book that explains the structural theory of. This is the 3rd Edition of Jobst Brandt’s classic work, a necessary reference for any aspiring wheel builder and a handsome addition to any cycling lover’s library . Tributes have been paid from all quarters of the world cycling community to engineer and author of The Bicycle Wheel Jobst Brandt, who has.
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Dec 25, Evans Liolin rated it it was amazing. You solve this problem by sliding a small washer onto each spoke before inserting it into the wheeel. Next, put another spoke through the hub two holes away from the key spokeso that there is one empty hole between them on the hub flange.
This leaves a pointed flat blade. Trivia About The Bicycle Wheel. Alternatively, you can measure an existing wheel of the same lacing pattern and get reasonably close. As you go around the wheel this way you will probably hear creaks and pinging sounds as the parts come into more intimate terms with each other. I’m not sure now why it took me so long initially to figure it out. Pro racers put up with all this because any tiny speed advantage could win a race, and because the team pays for their equipment.
Jobst Brandt’s The Bicycle Wheel
This page by Graham Moult lists dimensions for a large number of internal-gear hubs. The sideways force on these wheels increases the tension of outboard spokes at the bottom of the wheel, while the weight load decreases it. For being very technical, it is very well written and readable for the average person.
It should speed up the learning curve.
These curves will gradually straighten themselves out over the first few hundred miles on the road, and the wheel will lose tension and go out of true. They are called “trailing” because they point backward from the direction the hub is turned in. The extrusions are formed into hoops, then joined either by welding or by the insertion of a filler piece into the hollows of each end of the rim.
The following techniques work with improvised tools. I like opinions, wneel not when it’s a book about theory and application. Spoke threads are easily lubricated by holding the spokes together in a bucycle, tapping it on the workbench to get them even with each other, and dipping them into a gob of grease which you have spread out on a paper plate or other surface. The crossover point is right bicyxle the popular range of sizes used for bicycle spokes:.
If you need to do your own calculations, there are several spoke-length utilities available on the Web, including: I wherl seen such a wheel. Step-by-step images from the first spoke branft the last nipple tweak ; I would never recommend any other book, and would recommend this for anyone interesting in putting together a bike wheel.
It will give a bumpy ride, and there is a risk of a blowout. These things will not affect the performance of the brant, but good wheelbuilders pay attention to these things as a matter of pride and esthetics.
One day, I just happened to be sitting on the floor next to my tandem, glanced at the front hub and noticed rbandt crack extending along the line between several spoke holes. Part I discusses the various aspects of wheelbuilding. Accessories Bicycles Parts Specials Tools. The high amount of dishing withr more and more sprockets has caused an increase in spoke breakage on the left side of rear wheels. Brandt is a regular contributor to the rec.
You could also use the entire bicycle when truing either wheel — best if you start by lowering the bicycle onto the wheel so the bicycle’s weight rests on the wheel and centers it — or at least make sure that you pull the wheel up all the way into the forkends. I might better have taken jobsr loss of true as a red-flag warning. Here he sometimes restates the conclusions he came to in the first section and shows how the steps give the correct result.
Nov 02, Ben rated it it was amazing.
The Bicycle Wheel – Jobst Brandt – Google Books
This will get you into the ballpark. Continue around the wheel until all 9 of the first group of spokes are in place. There is a great deal of misinformation out there.
The Ford, like any dual-track vehicle, imposes large sideways stresses on its wheels when turning. One is by how hard it is to turn the spoke wrench. This site includes a page on how to measure the hub and rim to get the numbers you need to enter into a spoke-length calculator. The instructions above are based on a normal cross 3 pattern. Using thinner spokes on the left side avoids most of the problems which the looseness causes — also see John Allen’s article.
There’s really only one reason to read this book, because you want to build bicycle wheels and you want to build them well. Mar 17, Paul rated it liked it. Non-production wheelbuilders usually put the spokes in one “group” at a time.
Why build wheels?
There is also a different — and larger — selection of Brandt’s messagesnicely indexed like this one, on another site, Norman Yarvin’s yarchive.
It discusses the merits of various designs and jobsh, and explains what causes failures. The first spoke to be installed is the ” key spoke “.
Derailer rear wheels should be laced with the trailing spokes running up along the inside of the flange. Make sure that the spokes are going through the holes on the same side of the rim as the flange of the hub. These rim tapes are adequate for use in wider rims without recessed spoke holes, but must be stretched over the rim when installed. It’s a shame that it’s so bicyc,e, though.