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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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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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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.
    Last edited by geo8rge; 06-24-07 at 07:03 AM.
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
    Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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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.
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
    Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by geo8rge
    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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