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Old 10-24-09, 10:11 PM   #1
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Spoke Question

What size spoke is needed to lace a 36 hole Raleigh Sports Rim (westrick) to a SA AW hub?
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Old 10-24-09, 10:19 PM   #2
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If you have a built wheel now, you could measure. Otherwise, I don't know; not what I build. How bout a Camp highflange to a 700c 3 cross?
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look up a spoke calc online.
I found a link through sheldon brown and found the program easy.
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Old 10-25-09, 12:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip-- I tried the Harris Excel Calculator

does the following sound right:

36 spokes, cross 3 pattern
Raleigh Westrick Pattern Rim, 26 x 1 3/8
Spoke length= 274.4 mm (10 4/5 inches)
14 gauge spokes

Anyone know if that's off?

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Old 10-25-09, 12:56 AM   #5
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http://oldroads.com/ra_exp.html

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Spoke chart above.

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Are those for 40 spokes or 36?
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Measure the hub, measure the ERD of the rim, the hub offset (if it is a rear and if there is any), and number of spokes then use a spoke calculator.

No one one can tell you the correct spoke length without that information. And if you already have that information post it with your question.
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are you lacing 'standard' 3x, or something else? 2x, 4x, radial, crowsfoot?

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Didn't that bike have a 40 spoke 4x pattern?
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Didn't that bike have a 40 spoke 4x pattern?
Raleigh once used a 40 hole 4x rear and 32 hole 3x front... I understand that it enabled you to use the same length spokes for both front and rear. At some time in the early 70's they changed to using 36 holes front and rear.
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Correct-- this particular wheel is a 1974 36 spoke. I got measurements from a local shop that measured 274.1 mm. My own measurements using an online calculator gave 274.8 mm. I don't think that's much of a meaningful difference. It seems to be an appropriate number.

36 spokes
cross 3
Sturmey Archer AW hub
Raleigh Pattern 26 x 1 3/8 rim
274-275 mm
14 gauge

as opposed to

40 spokes
cross 4
Sturmey Archer AW hub
Raleigh Pattern 26 x 1 3/8 rim
281.5 mm
14 gauge
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As spokes are sold in 2 mm increments, I'd say .7mm is pretty accurate.
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you can buy odd cuts.
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