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    Armageddon wasted.
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    Anyone ever build an eccentric wheel?!

    Like, not a regular, functional bike wheel with an eccentric hub, but a wheel with the hub itself OFF-CENTER. Indeed, a total novelty item, but I was recently asked if I could build one, and after having built hundreds of standard wheels (in all manner of lacing-pattern), I can't even conceive as to figure spoke lengths on an eccentric wheel!!! Any leads?

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    Seems like youll need about 10 different lengths. Ive seen a dirtbike built like that for a circus.
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    i've seen a pic of one, but it was partially welded. it was a smaller rim, like a 16 or 20" regular rim, welded inside a larger rim off center. i think i saw it on rat rods bikes forum. maybe search around there.

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    There was a guy who built one around here back in the 60s. He rode it in the local parade every year. I'll bet it took a lot of custom length spokes.
    Pronounced "Murkle"

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    Back in the olden days, didn't they normally cut and thread the spokes when they built the wheel anyway? In which case, the varying spoke lengths wouldn't be an issue. A bigger issue, in my mind, is how do you true the thing?

    Meanwhile, I spotted this, no guarantees of accuracy on my part:
    http://www.bikeforest.com/CAD/hulaCAD.html
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    i think i saw curley riding one in a three stooges film.
    started with a closeup of curley dressed old west and bobbing up 'n' down as if on a horse.
    panned back and it was one of those eccentrics. no idea whether they were marketed to
    the public.
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