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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-07-05, 10:35 AM   #1
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Had the pleasure of using this cool ass phil spoke machine that they had at the shop here to cut my spokes to the needed length. Even had to take apart the machine a little to get some spoke bits out of it and do a little oiling and maintenance (which was surprisingly easy). I'm building up my first wheel, and going through the process of cutting and threading the spokes, made it feel like it was that much more "from scratch". Sorry for the ****ty pics...my phone doesn't work well under certain lighting (in this case...sunlight....*smh*).


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after getting the spokes together...here is the wheel half laced 3 leading 3 trailing


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and here are the fully laced glamour shots....the pattern looks so cool curved this way, that I almost don't want to tension the wheel and straighten it out





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edit: substitute appropriate pic below for red x's or blue ?'s or whatever you get

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Old 11-07-05, 11:26 AM   #2
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I'm just getting the red X's...
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Old 11-07-05, 11:41 AM   #3
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wait i see 'em now
they look nice but not too strong

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Old 11-07-05, 12:15 PM   #4
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They were up an hour ago. Cool pattern.
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Old 11-07-05, 12:31 PM   #5
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teiaperigosa,
How do you calculate the spoke length for that pattern? Is it the same as 3x?

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Old 11-07-05, 12:34 PM   #6
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Whee, my three/three wheel is all built now too. Looks so nice, congrats!
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Dogbait,
it is the same as 3x...and that's why it should be theoretically the same strength as a 3x wheel..because the tangent angle from the spoke to the hub is the same for all spokes

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can you post pics?
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Old 11-07-05, 12:55 PM   #8
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Not before it's unveiling in Chicago.
I'll post pics after that...
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Are the spokes on that wheel bent? Or is it just an optical ilusion?
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...the pattern looks so cool curved this way, that I almost don't want to tension the wheel and straighten it out
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The wheel is only laced, not tensioned or trued yet.
I've been wanting to build one like that for a while now. Just gotta get my arse down to the LBS to buy the stuff...
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Not before it's unveiling in Chicago.
I'll post pics after that...
Can't wait to see it this weekend.
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Can't wait to see it this weekend.
It's just another keirin bike, yawn...

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from your pic it looks like you interlaced the spokes within each other...

if so you may want to reconsider unweaving them a bit as it creates a high tension spot which could lead to spoke failure. i had problems with this wheel which is now retired.

http://www.geocities.com/christopher...e/P8030541.JPG
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from your pic it looks like you interlaced the spokes within each other...

if so you may want to reconsider unweaving them a bit as it creates a high tension spot which could lead to spoke failure. i had problems with this wheel which is now retired.

http://www.geocities.com/christopher...e/P8030541.JPG
what kind of problems did you have?
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Old 11-08-05, 06:28 PM   #16
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will you sponsor me for the 2006 paris-roubaix classic ?
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ther tension created where all 6 interwoven spokes crossed within a 2.5" square was too much.. which led to spoke breakage.
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