My new correctly sized spokes arrived on Friday and like a young boy at Christmas I was up early Saturday morning building wheels. This time the process went very fast the new spokes worked like a charm. I tensioned the offset rear wheel to the best of my ability. That 28mm Surly Moonlander rear wheel offset is pretty crazy! The front wheel tightened up perfectly. Here are some photos of the final build:
The front wheel for my Surly Moonlander consist of a Surly New Disk Rear Hub (single speed 135mm), DT Swiss Champion spokes, Chain Reaction Cycles FlatTop 80 rim, and Avid G2 160mm BB-7 Rotor.
Above you can see the finished Shimano Alifne SG-700 11 speed hub, Shimano SG-700 parts kit, Avid G2 160mm BB-7 brake rotor, Shimano SM-RTAD10 CenterLock hub (35mm) to 6-bolt rotor adapter, Shimano Alfine CS-S500 18t Cog with chain guide, Shimano Alfine Track-Type Dropout Right Non-Turn Washer, 6R Silver and 6L White, DT Swiss Champion Spokes and Chain Reaction Cycles FlatTop 80 rim completed in the Surly Moonlander frame. I customized a Surly Tuggnut with a Dremel 9901 Tungsten Carbide Cutter to allow tensioning when the chain is attached.
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