Hell bent for pleather
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: post-apocalyptic wasteland
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The hub is a Ritchey Pro like this one:
If I remember correctly Ritchey is OK with radial lacing for this one, but I'll double check.
So let me get my checklist straight:
a) spoke torsion and nipples rounding should not be a problem, if the tension is on the order of 120Kg/spoke.
b) check the hub x 3
c) straight gauge, double gauge, or bladed. I'm definitely going with straight gauge unless there's a big reason to go for the other two. I don't know where I would find bladed spokes in the correct lenght but cost would be surely higher, so I'd rather leave bladed spokes out.
Sure, breaking a single spoke is a bigger problem with the 20 spoked wheel, but I'll think about it as just one in a million little things that could just kill me when I'm riding in traffic. That eases my mind.