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Old 07-22-04, 05:41 PM   #1
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spoke pattern website?

Hey there. I'm building my first wheelset, using Langley's manual as my guide. The guide shows the 3x pattern which I'll definitely use from my rear wheel, but I wanted to do something different for the front. My front spokes are cut for a 2x pattern, which is what I'm planning to use, but I need a diagram to get me started.

Anyone know a good website with spoke pattern diagrams and/or descriptions?

Any help greatly appreciated. Amishjj

Cheers to Lance btw, great finish this morning... whoo hoo.
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Old 07-23-04, 08:32 AM   #2
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try www.sheldonbrown.com

building 2x is basically the same as building 3x. You just don't twist up the hub as much after lacing up the first set and you thread under the 2nd crossed spoke instead of the third.
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Hey there. I'm building my first wheelset, using Langley's manual as my guide. The guide shows the 3x pattern which I'll definitely use from my rear wheel, but I wanted to do something different for the front. My front spokes are cut for a 2x pattern, which is what I'm planning to use, but I need a diagram to get me started.

Anyone know a good website with spoke pattern diagrams and/or descriptions?

Any help greatly appreciated. Amishjj

Cheers to Lance btw, great finish this morning... whoo hoo.
I'm not aware of any website that shows a diagram, but its not hard to figure out. Check out www.sheldonbrown.com for a good wheel building article. When crossing spokes, remember that the last crossing (out by the rim) is in the opposite direction of the other crossings. Refer to the article and you'll see what I mean. BTW, other than appearance, there is basically no difference between crossing patterns on a front wheel.
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