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    Help w/40 hole hub

    I have a Sturmey Archer 3 spd wheel that I would like to use on a 27" wheel frame. The old steel rim is very corroded. Is there a way to lace this hub to a rim of fewer hole drilling? I will probably have to go 700c DIA, but is there a pattern of skipping a few hub holes to get it on a diff (32h or 36h) rim?

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    Let's see... you have spokes going in four directions, so divide by four. That gives you ten, and 32/36h rims need eight/nine spokes in each direction.

    So can you imagine 8/10 or 9/10 spaced evenly? I can't. You could prolly build it, but spoke lengths would vary a bit. There aren't that many mismatched combinations that work well; 24h radial on 36h for example is fine.

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    Private message sent to OP...

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    O_o ?

    If it's so private, why tell us?

    And if not, why not share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
    O_o ?

    If it's so private, why tell us?

    And if not, why not share?
    When you ask the same question of other regulars here who do the same...maybe I'll answer...

    =8-)
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    Eh? What's the big deal?

    You're not being a little paranoid, maybe? I'm not having a go, mate. Just curious.

    The only reason I can think of is to notify the OP, but it's pretty obvious when you have a PM anyway, even if you haven't enabled email notification or whatever...

    Just seems redundant.
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    Sturmey archer hub shells are replaceable, without buying a whole hub
    so you can get a 36 hole shell for the old beast.

    SJS cycles, in the UK, if not Sturmey USA

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    I've never tried, but it might be possible to get an undrilled rim custom-drilled for 40 holes. I suspect you'd have to find a very good bike shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Pete View Post
    I've never tried, but it might be possible to get an undrilled rim custom-drilled for 40 holes. I suspect you'd have to find a very good bike shop.
    But you'd have a very strong wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
    But you'd have a very strong wheel.
    That's the logic behind the 40/32 rear/front spoking on old Raleighs. Just one more reason why they'll outlast everything apart from Schwinn Varsities and granite.

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    Why not just use a 40-hole rim? E.g.

    R740 Rim Araya Alloy 700c x 40 hole $18.00

    http://www.bikesmiths.net/parts.html

    Sun Rhyno Lite 700c 40 hole Blk/Sil Rim In Stock Price: $34.00

    http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC332478

    40 hole rims are popular with tandems, so they should be fairly available:

    http://www.tandemseast.com/parts/wheels.html
    Last edited by JohnDThompson; 04-16-12 at 06:33 PM.

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