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    Project update, because everyone loves pictures...

    Hey,

    I thought I'd post a couple pics of the bike I've been bugging you guys about.

    So far I'm at about $125 of my $200 budget, a good chunk of that being the Brooks saddle.

    It's nothing special, but everyone likes pictures of just about anything, so here they are, sorry for the crappy camera-phone quality.







    That's not the chainring I'm using, but I threw it in the pic for the hell of it.

    I haven't built the rear wheel yet, here's how I plan on lacing it:



    Mac

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    why the weird lacing pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sac02


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    I assume the crosses will be on the drive side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate
    why the weird lacing pattern?
    Well, I figured... why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeNbake
    I assume the crosses will be on the drive side?
    Sorry, that pic is one side only. Same on both sides

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    That first pic is really trippy..like those "exploded technical drawings"..

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    you should look at doing your wheels crows feet. super cool, and super strong. not sure its a good idea to have radial spokes on a back wheel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr16
    you should look at doing your wheels crows feet. super cool, and super strong. not sure its a good idea to have radial spokes on a back wheel...
    That is a modified (hybrid) crow's foot, for 32 spoke wheels. sets of three (two 2-cross and a radial) alternated with a radial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr16
    you should look at doing your wheels crows feet. super cool, and super strong. not sure its a good idea to have radial spokes on a back wheel...
    A radial non-drive is actually quite a smart bit, at least on road wheels, as it reduces the dish of the wheel and allows for higher spoke tension.

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    Looks like just 4 spokes are pulling on the drive-side... essentially a half-radial lacing pattern. Most crows-foot patterns are 1/3 radial at most. If you want to go wacky, I'd go 2-leading 2-trailing. Have fun with it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    That first pic is really trippy..like those "exploded technical drawings"..
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    I've only built a few wheels in my day (less than 10, my most recent being a 3lead/3trail from a 36H hub to a 48H wheel) but that partial crow's foot doesn't seem like a great idea. The 8 leading spokes will be subject to detensioning due to torque from the hub, mainly because they will have less tension than the radials, and only have 8 shallow angle trailing spokes working against them.

    Be sure to use linseed oil or some other coagulating agent, and let us know how it holds up.

    Edit: are you planning on chopping the bars and using that TT lever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    A radial non-drive is actually quite a smart bit, at least on road wheels, as it reduces the dish of the wheel and allows for higher spoke tension.
    oh ok cool. good to know

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    The rear wheel is an interesting idea, but I don't think I would want to experiment with a weird lacing pattern on the wheel that gets all the torque.
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    OP... ever built wheels before? if this is a first build, just do three cross. it won't look hype, but it'll roll right.
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    I would skip that pattern and do 2L2T instead, stronger and pretty easy. 8 trailing spokes total on a fixed rear wheel is a little bogus, unless you weigh like a buck thirty.

    You must have a heck of a parts bin if everything there was $125.
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