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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-16-06, 04:23 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-16-06, 04:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-16-06, 04:43 PM   #3
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quite strong, and really stiff.



just like me!
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Old 12-16-06, 04:48 PM   #4
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those twisted spokes are nice...i've never seen that before.
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Old 12-16-06, 04:53 PM   #5
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my wheels spin when i'm stopped, a photo wont do any justice.
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Old 12-16-06, 05:00 PM   #6
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Nice crow's foot there champ.

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Old 12-16-06, 05:30 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-16-06, 05:54 PM   #8
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twisted.....
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Old 12-16-06, 06:33 PM   #9
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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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Old 12-16-06, 06:39 PM   #10
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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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Old 12-16-06, 07:16 PM   #11
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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?
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Old 12-16-06, 07:22 PM   #12
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I love this....... (not mine....yet....I found it on the web.)
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Old 12-16-06, 07:38 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-16-06, 07:45 PM   #14
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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 worst thing that ever happens to spokes happens at the factory, twist lacing is nothing compared to a 90* bend and peening.
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Old 12-16-06, 07:54 PM   #15
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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?
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.
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Old 12-16-06, 08:21 PM   #17
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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.
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these are crazy. not fixed... but yeah...

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Old 12-16-06, 09:06 PM   #19
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I love this....... (not mine....yet....I found it on the web.)
looks so awesome.
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Old 12-16-06, 09:24 PM   #20
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not mine, but i love the 3 leading 3 trailing.
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Old 12-16-06, 09:25 PM   #21
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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!
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Old 12-16-06, 09:57 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 12-16-06, 10:03 PM   #24
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I don't think these are crow's feet, one more twist of the spokes would do it though.
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Old 12-17-06, 12:33 AM   #25
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whoa! Shogun's wheels gave me a *****.
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