Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 07 Fisher Paragon, 00' Lemond Buenos Aries, Specialized Langster, Schwinn World Sport SS townie, 99 SS-Works single speed conversion, early 90s Raleigh roadie rain bike, 07 Fisher Rig, Trek 520, and a home-modified chopper
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3 spd wheel; straight gauge or DB spokes?
I'm building a 3 speed wheel for a friend's commuter bike. It'll be rim brake, no coaster here. I always use double butted spokes for myself, and recommend them to others, but I don't see too many internally geared hubs with double butted spokes. Do internal hubs put any more torque on a wheel than the standard freewheel/hub deraileur set ups? Are double butted spokes a bad idea for internal hubs?