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Old 01-12-08, 07:58 PM   #1
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Analysis of Spoke Tension and Other Forces in a Bicycle Wheels

More than you may ever need to know about Spoke Tension.....

http://www.duke.edu/~hpgavin/papers/...heel-Paper.pdf

Conclusion: Not much difference between 2X, 3X and 4X.....
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Gee, I wish it were in English.
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In brief, the conclusion of the study is:

"A typical bicycle wheel is a robust structure with very good fatigue life. Theoretically, the hub/spoke/rim system will work in bicycling applications with very little problems."
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interesting paper...
wish he would have done an analisys on a rear wheel with the radial spokes on the drive side and the 2/3/4X pattern on the non-drive side.
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I find it surprising that 2x is stiffer than 3x and 4x. It makes sense, but I didn't think it would be a matter of building a wheel with durability at the expense of stiffness (lateral stiffness).
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Gee, I wish it were in English.
Me to, I haven't used math like that in 45 years.
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For those whohave not had enough with the Duke paper or Jobst Brandt, there's also a book being sold on Ebay, The Spoken Wheel, written by an aerospace engineer cyclist. He derives formulas and applies them to a huge variety of configurations. $12.00 BIN, and there are a few copies.

I think it's great, but well, you know, engineers ....

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I wonder if Mike Nifong read the report.
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"For those who have not had enough with the Duke paper or Jobst Brandt," QUOTE.

Anything would be better than the book

'THE ART OF WHEELBUILDING'. by Gerd Schraner,


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For those whohave not had enough with the Duke paper or Jobst Brandt, there's also a book being sold on Ebay, The Spoken Wheel, written by an aerospace engineer cyclist. He derives formulas and applies them to a huge variety of configurations. $12.00 BIN, and there are a few copies.
I think it's great, but well, you know, engineers ....
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