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Old 06-23-07, 08:29 PM   #1
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can a 32 hole hub be used with a 24 hole rim?

If you are wondering Alex Birdy rims are 36 and 24 hole. 32 hole hubs seem to be cheaper on ebay. My birdy has a 36 hole hub laced to a 24 hole rim. I was considering a Campagnolo hub.
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use 3 holes and skip the 4th on each side of the flange. Don't know why this wouldn't work but you will have a little extra to do in calculating spoke length. Is this one of the patterns Sheldon has in his article on wheelbuilding? It rings a bell.
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vpiuva gave you the right advice, but I'll also add a question of why you want to go to this trouble? I'd say just get the right stuff, since you're already doing the eBay thing.
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... or for that matter, one of the many fine rims on sale at Bikenashbar....
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Fer chrissakes, this is becoming as much asked as mech or hydro.
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C'mon, this is ********. You don't have hubs, you don't have rims and you want to go out and buy mismatched parts on purpose? To save $3? Not clever.
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Birdy has 18" rims which as far as I can tell are only sold at:
http://www.blackdogbicycles.com/bird...ravelbike.html

Anyway thank you for the responses, You are right I am being cheap not frugal.
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Spend the $19.00 and get the 36 hole rims from them.
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Spend the $19.00 and get the 36 hole rims from them.

It is not actually the rim that is the problem. 32 hole hubs seem cheaper on ebay.
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It is not actually the rim that is the problem. 32 hole hubs seem cheaper on ebay.
Yes, it is. You're current rim only has 24 holes... That's a problem.

Trying to lace a missmatch is a fools errand. Yeah you CAN do it, but why would you want to? Building a standard cross 3 wheel is difficult enough, and you want to complicate it? This dosen't make sense.

EDIT: The sweeteness of a cheap price is forgotten long after the bitterness of (fill in blank) remains.
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