Archive | October, 2017

My Lady xs650

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lady-xs650-1A little love and a whole lot of patience for a lady built in 1976.

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How to lace a wheel from scratch.

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How to lace a wheel from scratch / adding a 21″ rear to your xs650.

When you look at many bikes, you may notice not many people are leaving their wheels chrome anymore. However, lots of guys haven’t tackled the job of learning how to build wheels, so they just paint the hub, the spokes and the rim as one whole piece. If you like the painted spokes look, that’s wonderful, but if you prefer to take your build cred and detail to the next level you’re going to have to learn to build a wheel. This way you can use new spokes that shine and still paint your hub and rim. So here’s what you do.

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