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    What is the name of this lacing

    so there's a picture i found..



    And I think that the lacing done on the front wheel is pretty rad. It doesn't look like it's a special rim, just looks like a deep v?
    Maybe i'm stupid, I didn't really know how to search for this as I don't know the name of this kind of lacing..
    thanks for the help

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    maybe you should share the picture with us as well.

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    It's a folding rim for commuting by bus/train. Don't know who makes 'em, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexvardell View Post
    so there's a picture i found..



    And I think that the lacing done on the front wheel is pretty rad. It doesn't look like it's a special rim, just looks like a deep v?
    sort of paired spoke or and incredibly stupid idea. If you want paired spoke just buy the bontragers.

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    Paired spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
    It's a folding rim for commuting by bus/train. Don't know who makes 'em, though.


    I see the similarities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromavita View Post


    I see the similarities...
    my mind has been blown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromavita View Post


    I see the similarities...
    Good lord, I didn't even know such a thing existed.
    I'm not only a smart-ass, I'm an uninformed smart-ass to boot!

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    I was shocked when I saw them too. Link:
    http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/02/04/cr...bicycle-wheel/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromavita View Post


    I see the similarities...
    Are those sew ups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromavita View Post


    I see the similarities...
    Possibly the most epic backfiring of a smartass comment ever. Woah

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    how the hell doesnt it fold when hes riding on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingPanther View Post
    how the hell doesnt it fold when hes riding on it?
    looks like you fold it by pulling OUT. When riding, the force would push IN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexvardell View Post
    It doesn't look like it's a special rim, just looks like a deep v?
    clearly it is a custom drilling. it says it on the rim too..
    http://www.trisports.com/velsparwheel.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FightingPanther View Post
    how the hell doesnt it fold when hes riding on it?
    There's a wheel skewer to keep tension between the scissors, i.e., 90degrees. Remove skewer to fold (air too I guess).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlRt3YOl00c

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?...8&sa=N&tab=wv#
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    Can't the tube get pinched at each of those ends that fold? Awesome idea though.

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    op bike is nice, I am really feeling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexvardell View Post
    so there's a picture i found..



    And I think that the lacing done on the front wheel is pretty rad. It doesn't look like it's a special rim, just looks like a deep v?
    Maybe i'm stupid, I didn't really know how to search for this as I don't know the name of this kind of lacing..
    thanks for the help
    so to answer the op's question, it's the front from the velocity spartacus wheelset. it is just a deep v rim, but it's specially drilled for that wheelset, you can't just lace up a regular deep v like that. the hub is also specially designed for that lacing pattern, so you can't just lace up a regular hub like that either. very proprietary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    so to answer the op's question, it's the front from the velocity spartacus wheelset. it is just a deep v rim, but it's specially drilled for that wheelset, you can't just lace up a regular deep v like that. the hub is also specially designed for that lacing pattern, so you can't just lace up a regular hub like that either. very proprietary.

    thank you for answering the question!

    to someone who said they were feeling it, it's supposedly Keo Curry's newest bike as found on macaframaproductions.com

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