Insane Bicycle Mechanic
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Originally Posted by MarkTMO
The 700c is laced into a Shimano Parallax 24h (14 spoked each side) hub. I would like to relace it into a 48h (24 spokes each side) hub. Its a BMX hub from an Alex rim. My friends said you are able to but you have skip some holes. I was wondering if its possible or stable. Please help, I broke the bearing cup of the Shimano hub and also if there is any fixes for that?
Possible? Yes. Stable? Maybe. Would I do it if I were you? Nope.
First off, how many spokes are in the 700C rear wheel? You say it's 24 spoke, but then 14 per side... that would make it 28 spoke. Which is it? A 24 spoke rim can be laced to a 48 hole hub by skipping every other spoke hole, but that's not a wheel I would want to ride on- too few spokes, not enough strength. The built-up wheel doesn't look like anything from Shimano, anyway.
You will be better off buying a pre-built wheel from a bike shop. These are usually cheaper than trying to piece together something from parts you've scavenged off of other bikes, especially if you don't know how to build bike wheels. You'll end up with a usable wheel more cheaply, more quickly, and with a lot less hassle.
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