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    Exotic wheel picture thread

    Let's see some sexy wheel set's! I'll start with two I built.

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    IT'S IN YOUR HEAD jeac's Avatar
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    having twisted spokes like that its still strong enough and everything? I mean it looks really cool, in my head it seems like structurely it wouldn't be as strong

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    quite strong, and really stiff.



    just like me!

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    those twisted spokes are nice...i've never seen that before.

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    my wheels spin when i'm stopped, a photo wont do any justice.
    ibsomeonesayssomethingabootbillhicks

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    Nice crow's foot there champ.
    Last edited by me thinkst; 12-16-06 at 04:23 PM.

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    Here's Mine:

    2x front

    3x rear



    I interlaced mine totally different than yours. Straight gauge spokes to the original 20 yr. old aluminum 27" rims. Time to wash that sucker!

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    twisted.....
    Carpe who?

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    did you see these on ebay? (im not the seller)


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170061338313

    i built these


    and these



    3x all around cuz 3x is the best!
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    Tensioned up, and next to the chainring it kind of matches:



    The thread about it:

    http://mplsbikelove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1092

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    my question is:
    how on earth do you figure out the spoke lengths for your twisted spoked wheels?
    just trial and error?
    physics hertz.

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    I love this....... (not mine....yet....I found it on the web.)
    Carpe who?

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    I don't know. A little bend in the spoke is one thing, those extremes seem a bit risky to me. Just thinking about the force vectors make them look iffy, not to mention the inherent fatiguing of the metal involved.
    The extra digit is crucial to my success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugen
    I don't know. A little bend in the spoke is one thing, those extremes seem a bit risky to me. Just thinking about the force vectors make them look iffy, not to mention the inherent fatiguing of the metal involved.
    The worst thing that ever happens to spokes happens at the factory, twist lacing is nothing compared to a 90* bend and peening.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    my question is:
    how on earth do you figure out the spoke lengths for your twisted spoked wheels?
    just trial and error?
    more or less it is trial and error.

    I built one up myself and found that you can get a rough estimation by taking your "normal" lacing pattern, and adding a cross and using that length.

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    Marcus (of Yojimbo's) told a friend of mine to add a mm for every twist. That knowledge plus rims/hubs/spokes and about 10 hours got him some pretty sweet wheels. He said he was so cross-eyed and frustrated by the time he was done he didn't even go ride them, he just drank like 5 beers and went to sleep.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

    -T.G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgolier
    The worst thing that ever happens to spokes happens at the factory, twist lacing is nothing compared to a 90* bend and peening.
    Sure, fatigue wise, but it still doesn't change the fact that you're no longer keeping the steele in a linear path from the rim to the flange. Just seems iffy. I'm talking about taken67's build most... some of the others shown still keep the material relatively linear.
    The extra digit is crucial to my success.

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    these are crazy. not fixed... but yeah...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™


    I love this....... (not mine....yet....I found it on the web.)
    looks so awesome.

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    not mine, but i love the 3 leading 3 trailing.
    the sound of life

    "I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry." - John Cage

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    someone needs to post that crazy doiley looking hub that was on ebay a while back, that thing was R-E-donkulous!
    the sound of life

    "I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry." - John Cage

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    A very cheap 36 3 lead 3 trail for my fixie mtb. You can see the freewheel wheel in the background.

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    killsurfcity and shogun's posts show the two ways of doing #L#T, weaving the spokes or not weaving them. Of course, there are intermediate amounts of weaving you can do, but these show the two extremes really well. I'll leave everyone to make up their own jingus theories about which way is better.
    "I don't buy new frames, it just encourages them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by taken67
    I don't think these are crow's feet, one more twist of the spokes would do it though.
    Like killing cops and reading Kerouac.

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    whoa! Shogun's wheels gave me a *****.
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    http://velospace.org/node/1123

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