Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Building Wheels

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Building Wheels

    Im looking at trying lace my own wheels. i have some old ones i plan on practiceing with but i have been looking at diffrent fixed gear hubs and didnt know what the big diffrence between low flange and highflange. any info whould very helpful

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The big difference is, you need different length spokes!

    Actually, the classic answer was, high-flange hubs made stiffer wheels because spokes were shorter. low-flange hubs were more resilient and rode better.

    You need some genuine wheel-building help. I've read a good book on the subject but burned it on an altar and took my mangled wheels to the shop

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •