Southwest - Building Wheels
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08-07-07, 02:44 AM
Im looking at trying lace my own wheels. i have some old ones i plan on practiceing with but i have been looking at diffrent fixed gear hubs and didnt know what the big diffrence between low flange and highflange. any info whould very helpful
08-07-07, 05:20 PM
The big difference is, you need different length spokes!
Actually, the classic answer was, high-flange hubs made stiffer wheels because spokes were shorter. low-flange hubs were more resilient and rode better.
You need some genuine wheel-building help. I've read a good book on the subject but burned it on an altar and took my mangled wheels to the shop
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