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Old 12-11-07, 03:17 PM   #1
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36 hole hub, 32 hole rim?

I have a deep burning for a build with a 700 rim with a kick back/ coaster brake. I want it to be kinda nice and have an extra unlaced open pro which matches the front wheel, only problem is i have not been able to find a 32 hole hub anywhere, in 3 months of salvaging and talking to shops. I know these hubs are mostly meant for beach crusiers and the 36 count would help with the abuse those bikes get but i have all the parts, spokes and all and just want to finish it.

the big question, can you build a 36 hub to a 32 rim by leaving 2 spoke holes empty at 12 o clock and six oclock? Any ideas, any experiences?
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Old 12-11-07, 03:29 PM   #2
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Thats a front hub. He was looking for a rear coaster hub that was 32h.

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get a 36H rim.
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I'm in the same boat right now. I've got some velocities I want to put on a coaster brake.
If you don't already have the rims, you could get some Weimann Deep-V's, which are 700c and 36h.
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the big question, can you build a 36 hub to a 32 rim by leaving 2 spoke holes empty at 12 o clock and six oclock? Any ideas, any experiences?

That sounds like a really bad and potentially dangerous idea. Get a 36 hole rim.
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Old 12-11-07, 06:36 PM   #6
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good luck calculating the spoke lengths.
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Resurrecting from the dead,
Clayborne, did you ever do this? if so did it work? or did you scrap the 32 hole rim for a 36 hole?

I am curious because I have a front I want to build and am having not good luck getting a good 32 hole front hub and have a 36 hole Phil I could use.

Anyone else try this?

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Resurrecting from the dead,
Clayborne, did you ever do this? if so did it work? or did you scrap the 32 hole rim for a 36 hole?

I am curious because I have a front I want to build and am having not good luck getting a good 32 hole front hub and have a 36 hole Phil I could use.

Anyone else try this?
I'm sure that "search" will find several threads on this subject.

The bottom line is that it has been done. There's more to it than just leaving a few spoke holes empty because the necessary spoke lengths change.
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