[clug] Exercise and pay the bills!

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 02:58:26 GMT 2009

> my favourite cycle shop
> reckons the Shimano is about $300-400 - what sort of price was the Schmidt
> that you looked at?

I suspect that your favourite bike shop is confused. That's more like
a Schmidt price. My Shimano, the DH-3N71 was about $160.

> plus cost of lacing my wheel (that's not an activity I care to
> undertake with my lack of training)

It's not rocket surgery. I have built up a few wheels following these
simple instructions:

The trick is to get the spoke length right for your hub, rim and
lacing configuration. Once I have something wheel-like, I take it to
an expert for a final tension and true-ing for not much cost.


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