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    anyone seen this?

    tornado style laced rim. looks like it would fall apart to me.
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    There are two types of people in this world: those who eat hot dogs whenever it is possible to do so, and those who opt to do other things with their free time.

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    I know a messenger in sacramento who has his wheel laced that way and he rides the hell out of it with no problems.

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    kinda looks cool i would rock it. just not what im used to
    There are two types of people in this world: those who eat hot dogs whenever it is possible to do so, and those who opt to do other things with their free time.

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    I love crazy twisted spoke patterns.
    A lot of people hate them.
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    some claim that this pattern is stronger. i have no idea myself, but it looks like a PITA to lace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    I know a messenger in sacramento who has his wheel laced that way and he rides the hell out of it with no problems.
    +1

    Me, too. Not an Sacramento, though.

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    A friend of mine who is a good wheelbuilder did a set of these for S&G's, he said it took him like 10 hours to do the set. This is a guy who can whip up a front wheel in 30-40 min.

    I never did ask him, but how the heck do you calculate spoke lengths for that shizz?
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    Are those safe for rear wheels?

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    My friend Joe's bike.
    Probably my all-time favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    I know a messenger in sacramento who has his wheel laced that way and he rides the hell out of it with no problems.
    Is that the guy with the Pista Concept with the red phil in the rear? Great bike.

    I've seen a Chub laced up like that in town as well.
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    super ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    Is that the guy with the Pista Concept with the red phil in the rear? Great bike.

    I've seen a Chub laced up like that in town as well.
    He had a concept i think. He has a red anchor now, and the back wheel is a spinergy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    My friend Joe's bike.
    Probably my all-time favorite.
    I've loved that Kalavinka for quite a while now. Very nice. How's it look now? A bit more beat up? I always thought that bike would look really nice, aged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trons
    super ugly
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    Quote Originally Posted by absntr
    I've loved that Kalavinka for quite a while now. Very nice. How's it look now? A bit more beat up? I always thought that bike would look really nice, aged.
    Still in nice shape.
    His Bareknuckle is his "work" bike.

    Oh, and it's even more beautiful in real life.
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    love that ****. but for my money a leading/trailing setup looks equally as cool and is a smarter and truer way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    He had a concept i think. He has a red anchor now, and the back wheel is a spinergy.
    You're right, he had the twisted spoke wheel on the front. Nice guy, I forget his name. He has been at a couple of the races here.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    awesome, until a spoke breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne
    Are those safe for rear wheels?
    This guy seems to do fine riding them on the street. messenger from the midwest from on of my fav. photo sets on flickr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangsooyuk
    This guy seems to do fine riding them on the street. messenger from the midwest from on of my fav. photo sets on flickr.
    Haha, aparently us Milwaukee kids are crazy for our twisted spokes.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgolier
    I never did ask him, but how the heck do you calculate spoke lengths for that shizz?
    Add 2 mm to 3x length..

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    His name is Josh. He's not a messenger, unless he had a career change over night. Awesome dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    Add 2 mm to 3x length..
    i think marcus at yojimbos said add 1mm for each time you twist it.

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