Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

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Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Noob » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:11 pm

Old mavic ( low soke count ) wheelset, that there are no more (straight) spokes available ... and p.o.s. alex ( 32h ) wheelset, that wont stay true.

Result :

( 32 hole hub laced with a 2 cross "pattern" to the 16 hole rim, thats 8 spokes per side, skipping every other hole in the hub.)

This way if it needs a spoke any bike shop should have a regular spoke that they can cut to lenght if needed and repair the wheel... dont mind the p.o.s. hub from the p.o.s. wheelset, that also can be upgraded to a better hub at any time...

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Re: Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Noob » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:54 am

Did the rear ...

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Re: Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:37 pm

When I got my mountain bike (street slicks 110Lbs pressure) I would hear a ping on the right side and sure enough one of the spokes on the freewheel side had parted company. I got so good at replacing spokes... I finally had the 32 spoke wheels replaced with 36 spoke laced with DT spokes, Our tandem has 48 spoke four cross into Rino rims. I figured it would be cheaper and easier for me to lose some sail area (weight).
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Re: Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Fenlason » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:06 am

Noob wrote:Did the rear ...

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ooh nice.. I didn't realize it was a cross bike.. I am not sure why but cross bikes always make me excited. :thumbsup:
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Re: Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Fenlason » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:07 am

Shadow Catcher wrote:When I got my mountain bike (street slicks 110Lbs pressure) I would hear a ping on the right side and sure enough one of the spokes on the freewheel side had parted company. I got so good at replacing spokes... I finally had the 32 spoke wheels replaced with 36 spoke laced with DT spokes, Our tandem has 48 spoke four cross into Rino rims. I figured it would be cheaper and easier for me to lose some sail area (weight).


I think my mountain tandem has 48 spoke wheels.. but one of my road tandems has 16 spoke wheels... which even to me sounds scary.. but they have been great.
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Re: Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Noob » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:49 am

Fenlason wrote:
Noob wrote:Did the rear ...

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ooh nice.. I didn't realize it was a cross bike.. I am not sure why but cross bikes always make me excited. :thumbsup:



Yep, its just a scattante x330... its been good to me so far.

My dream cx bike would be carbon ( light for lifting and running ) with sora components, ( all the sand traps wear chains and cass/chainrings like crazy, but its no "biggie" if its sora. ) with 105/ultegra/duraace STI levers ( comfort & performance )... ( i know it would be speed in-compatable ???, is that a word? ) :D
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Re: Lunch time, wheel building experiment :

Postby Fenlason » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:47 pm

I am not sure what my dream cross bike would be.. :thinking: At one point it was an Independent Fab bike. I do like steel.. and hand built.. and they are an off spring of Fat City Cycles which I have a fondness for. Although my lastest few carbon bikes.. are pretty sweet.. so.. :shrug:

I currently have an older Cannondale..
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