I got the wheel for free from my shop. Its an old 80's tubular wheel that I took apart and relaced. I was bored.
It was originally supposed to be straight up 3 leading 3 trailing but I didn't count the crossing. You're supposed to use a 3x length spoke but it turned out to be 4x. So to make up for the extra length, I just twisted the spokes. I wasn't really planning on making a 100% function wheel (the tire isn't even glued and its a suicide fix). Thats what my Philwood/Deep-V 32hole 3x wheels are for. Just built for a head turner.
How exactly do you twist the spokes? Just by hand, or do you need to use pliers or something? Also, do you need to twist them tightly a tthe beginning? or will everything settle in when you tighten the nipples?
Nitro, apparently there's a guy on your cycling team who deems himself the "cockiest member of the team" and "the only person to climb X hill X amount of times; don't try to break my record". Well, a member of our team (Miami Flyers) has it out for him!