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Old 02-12-08, 12:55 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-12-08, 01:03 PM   #2
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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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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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