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Old 07-22-11, 04:21 PM
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newbie question, 36 spoke hole hub, 32 spoke hole rim, can a wheel be built?

i see the shimano coaster brake hub has 36 holes, my rear wheel rim has 32 holes, is there a way to lace the wheel to make it work?

also, how about a 40 hole hub with a 32 hole rim?

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yes, both are possible, but you'll need more than 4 spoke lengths to achieve it.

the easier ones are 36h hub to 24h rim, 32h hub to 24h rim or 48h hub to 36h rim.
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Short answer: yes, it is possible.

Better question: do you want to do it? My opinion - no! Just get a 36 hole rim and do it "the right way." I've been through the mismatched hub/rim game before and it has never led anywhere good. Unless this is a very special rim that you absolutely must build into your coaster hub, set it aside and get the correct rim.
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Why can't you lace every 8 holes then skip one hole and then restart with the next 8 holes?
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Originally Posted by Lawrence08648
Why can't you lace every 8 holes then skip one hole and then restart with the next 8 holes?
you can do that, but you just need a few different spoke lengths to achieve that.
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I think with a coaster brake hub, you're probably better off with the higher number of spokes.

The WTB Freedom Ryder 23 rim is available in 36 hole:
in 26 inch
https://www.ebikestop.com/freedom_ryd...rim-RM2243.php
in 700c
https://www.ebikestop.com/freedom_ryd...rim-RM2241.php

Here's a 40 hole rim but it's a 700c, the Sun Rhyno Lite:
https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=415575

Here's a 40 hole 26" rim:
https://aebike.com/product/sun-cr-18-...m8489-qc30.htm

This place has some 40 hole rims if you scroll down:
https://www.tandemseast.com/parts/wheels.html

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Originally Posted by Lawrence08648
Why can't you lace every 8 holes then skip one hole and then restart with the next 8 holes?
You can but it introduces complications. It changes the spoke length because the distance to the hole changes. Skipping a hole also messes with the right/left alternating sequence of the hub's spoke holes.

The issues aren't insurmountable, but calculating spoke length gets more complicated. All in all not a great idea and subject to a catch-22 which makes it impossible. Too complicated for a newbie, not worth the time and effort for those with enough experience to do it successfully.
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