After reading about lacing rear wheels 4 cross drive side and radial on the other I laced a cheep 36 hole Araya rim to the hub with 14 gauge on the right and 15 gauge on the left in that manner, 252mm long spokes are not common!!!! Had good shop cut and roll the 15s. Wheel looks cool but that won't count for much if this was a bad idear. Sheldon thinks it's ok so what do you think?
BTW Next time I will use butted spokes if its for a 700c wheel.
PS this is about the 25th wheel I have built, previous was a 26 front with disk hub brake using Alpine lll spokes, worked very well after slightly drilling out hub spoke holes.