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Old 06-09-06, 10:51 AM   #1
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anyone seen this?

tornado style laced rim. looks like it would fall apart to me.
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Old 06-09-06, 10:54 AM   #2
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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
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Old 06-09-06, 10:59 AM   #4
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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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Old 06-09-06, 11:02 AM   #6
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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.
+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?
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My friend Joe's bike.
Probably my all-time favorite.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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awesome, until a spoke breaks.
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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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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.
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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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Add 2 mm to 3x length..
i think marcus at yojimbos said add 1mm for each time you twist it.
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