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    twisted spokes?

    I saw this while googling my GT track frame:

    http://www.bikecult.com/works/archive/gttrackpit.html

    is that like soldered and tied spokes from hell?!?

    crazy lookin'

    is this common on track bikes?
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    To paraphrase a quote from Gerd Schraner's The Art of Wheel Building:

    "I'd rather see young people rolling spokes than rolling joints."
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    To answer your first question: no.. Twisted spokes don't seem to offer the same benefit (however miniscule) that tying and soldering do

    To answer your second question: no again. just not as stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severian View Post
    To answer your first question: no.. Twisted spokes don't seem to offer the same benefit (however miniscule) that tying and soldering do

    To answer your second question: no again. just not as stiff.
    thanks

    so just looks interesting, and thats it.

    I still run 3 cross, and I see SO many different spoke patterns now, but never this yet,...no wonder.

    I would also think that would be a pain to true.
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    I hadn't thought about that config in a looooooooong time. I remember it popping up back in the late 80's early 90's and if my memory serves, I saw it more in mountain biking than on road bikes. I honestly can't remember what people were saying back then about what possible advantage it was supposed to have, only that the trend did not last that long. Big surprise, huh?
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