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Old 11-17-09, 11:45 AM   #1
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140 spoke wheels for touring?

I was on a local craigslist and saw a lowrider bike with 140 spoke wheels.

Looks a little something like this:


Ultimate touring wheels?
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Old 11-17-09, 11:58 AM   #2
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They look... heavy. Seems awfully close to a full metal disc instead of spokes.

Also, I would worry about the structural integrity of the hub itself with all of those spoke holes.
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Also, I would worry about the structural integrity of the hub itself with all of those spoke holes.
Yes, especially with that spoking pattern which is not good for transmitting torque.
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Old 11-17-09, 12:10 PM   #4
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Could you cross the spokes with that many?
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Old 11-17-09, 01:48 PM   #5
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get them gold plated, noob! sheesh
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Old 11-17-09, 01:53 PM   #6
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Needs some spinners as well.
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Yes, especially with that spoking pattern which is not good for transmitting torque.
don't think it really matters with that many spokes. and no one ever rides a low rider bike hard anyways
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At some point there become too many hole in the rims/hubs and the whole system actually becomes weaker.
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Old 11-18-09, 10:21 AM   #11
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Ultimate touring wheels?
You can buy them brand-new for $90-110 set. Does that sound like the ultimate touring wheel to you?
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Old 11-18-09, 11:54 AM   #12
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the hubs are complete trash. Ive seen them where the inner race is collapsed.
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Anyone else thinking what a PITA it would be to get a spoke wrench in there to true them?
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Anyone else thinking what a PITA it would be to get a spoke wrench in there to true them?
If you think the spoke wrench is a problem, try an air pump!
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