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Old 02-16-06, 10:57 AM   #1
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32 Hole Radial Questions

So it's supposed to rain on saturday here in SF, and I thought it would be a good chance to learn a little bit about wheel building, which I've never done. I thought a good project would be to relace my front as radial. Is there anything I should be concerned with my hub being 32h? I'm pretty skinny (~140)... I'll have to get new spokes, I guess. I've already read sheldonbrown's thing on wheelbuilding. Oh I have Dura Ace 7600s.

And also, anyone in SF gonna be bored this weekend and wanna hold my hand while I do this?
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front wheel, radial, 32h, check mark! go forth! i've never built a wheel, but someone who has could probably tell you a good type of spokes to get. also, point the spoke heads out.

i'd be down to hang and watch and try a bit, but will be tied up this weekend.
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We'll I'll be doing this at freewheel if you get bored. I was just gonna ask travis to recommend me some spokes.
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Is there anything I should be concerned with my hub being 32h? I'm pretty skinny (~140)... I'll have to get new spokes, I guess. I've already read sheldonbrown's thing on wheelbuilding. Oh I have Dura Ace 7600s.
Zack from Trackstar built my front wheel - 28H radial on deep V's. Still going strong, and Im pounding with all 200 pounds.

Initially I had the complete wheelset built up on aeroheads - lasted two months...

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I'm using Mavic Open 4 CD (early, not deeps) hrmm.
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should be abso-posi kosher
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check out the Hoshi Max bladed spokes, they are fresh. but then you might want the back to match as well, since they are so fresh.
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I saw those, they are absolutely rediculous in their blingtacular factor. I didnt think there was such thing as spoke envy till I saw a wheel built with those.
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I thought a good project would be to relace my front as radial.
I have read that you shouldn't relace a hub that has been cross laced with a radial pattern since the marks on the hub flange left by crossed spokes act as stress risers when you lace it radially. In fact I think the general idea is that you should relace in the same pattern as the original lacing.

Dunno if it's true but you don't want your nice hub to break at an inopportune moment.
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yeah, the hoshimax's are blinged and icy. i got two sets with them.

momentum brings up a good point about re-lacing. . . . .
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Hey there,

I've been obsessing about doing the same thing... I'm running a generic
Open Pro / Ultegra (long story, different thread)

But last year I had Travis and the guys at Freewheel / Hayes rebuild a set
of wheels for me using the original 80's Campy hubs. They came out STELLAR.
They set up the front on a 32h Mavic MA3, radial lace, Sapim DB spokes, on the
original hub that had been laced 2x or 3x. Both wheels were super strong, the
front could take quite a beating. After 5-6 months they were still true.
Check out how they did the front - such a great build.

I wish I could drop by on Saturday and see you work on yours... but I might
be spending the day setting up a new guitar.
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I have read that you shouldn't relace a hub that has been cross laced with a radial pattern since the marks on the hub flange left by crossed spokes act as stress risers when you lace it radially. In fact I think the general idea is that you should relace in the same pattern as the original lacing.

Dunno if it's true but you don't want your nice hub to break at an inopportune moment.
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balls. maybe ill blow money on better tires this weekend instead.
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