Derek sent his Reynolds carbon clincher rear wheel down from Auckland to have it rebuilt with a PowerTap SL+ rear hub.
First things first – measure the wheel’s spoke tension, then remove tension from the spokes and cut-out the old spokes. This is to get a benchmark for the tension which the wheel has been under and is especially important with carbon rims.
Then measure the ERD and hub dimensions and calculate spoke length. Spokes get cut and rolled to the precise length on my Morizumi. Now lace and tension the wheel! It sounds easy but it takes a couple of hours to do correctly.
The wheel is then boxed up in my custom wheel boxes and returned to Derek. There might even be a Wheelworks waterbottle or two in there….
Some other misc photos I take when I do rebulids