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Old 12-17-06, 12:57 AM
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love the crows foot and chicken wire wheels guys any info on calculating spoke length for either and here are mine





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click for large. sorry for weaksauce picture quality.
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This thread brings up a question I've been meaning to ask for a while. With the rise of unconventional wheels like those by Rolf, the Shimano's with a minimal number of spokes that are side-by-side in pairs, etc, I'm curious if one is able to source the bare rims and build up a fixed wheelset with the hub of their choice. I'm assuming these would most likely be Phil's since they'd be the most likely hub available in the spoke count necessary for these sort of rims. All technical discussion aside, I like the aesthetics of this style of wheel and am curious if it's possible...anyone?
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could you somehow use a 36h rim with a 24h hub and miss a spoke hole, eg 2 filled 1 free? I have a spare 36h wheel if you want me to try?
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love this wheel, and the bike it's attached to...
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Originally Posted by shogun17
could you somehow use a 36h rim with a 24h hub and miss a spoke hole, eg 2 filled 1 free? I have a spare 36h wheel if you want me to try?
it can be done this way there is alot of math involved to get everything to line up but yes it can be done

I have a friend with an 18 laced to a 32 hole rim
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Old 12-17-06, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jaypee
This thread brings up a question I've been meaning to ask for a while. With the rise of unconventional wheels like those by Rolf, the Shimano's with a minimal number of spokes that are side-by-side in pairs, etc, I'm curious if one is able to source the bare rims and build up a fixed wheelset with the hub of their choice. I'm assuming these would most likely be Phil's since they'd be the most likely hub available in the spoke count necessary for these sort of rims. All technical discussion aside, I like the aesthetics of this style of wheel and am curious if it's possible...anyone?

I would contact both velocity and phil wood about your idea they my be able to custom drill some things for you but it could get price but hey its custom and one off right
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Old 12-17-06, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by guerillaidiom
I don't think these are crow's feet, one more twist of the spokes would do it though.
wrong wheel...the first one is the crow's foot and there is no twist
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Old 12-17-06, 04:07 AM
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3 leading and 3 trailing with a twist.

And a lot more here:https://fixie-king.dk/Galleri/blanded...bos_cykler.htm

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Old 12-17-06, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Rugen
Sure, fatigue wise, but it still doesn't change the fact that you're no longer keeping the steele in a linear path from the rim to the flange. Just seems iffy. I'm talking about taken67's build most... some of the others shown still keep the material relatively linear.
uh the ones i built have one twist, unlike the post above that looks like a wheel on acid.
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Old 12-17-06, 09:42 AM
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The Reynolds DV track uses a Rolf-like low spoke count rim and paired spokes with Phil hubs...

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Well, taken67's wheel is definitely not crow's foot. That kind has one radial spoke per group so whatever way you twist it it won't become crow's foot. We could call it 1twist if you must find a name for it. It looks pretty nice, though
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Twisted spoke wheels are great. Great fun to build, and great fun to ride. They look fantastic as well.

These are cool. They are amazingly light, magnesium track tubular wheels from American Classic. A guy I worked with had them on his bike, and they are just too awesome. Stiff as all hell, really light (like super... 1105 grams or something for a wheelset), and they look fantastic:

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it's not exotic per se, but it is a 135mm hub, and that's rare here. Makes it exotic in my mind.
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Liking the new wheels, tommy. this is Neale btw. want to do some riding this week?

Originally Posted by taken67
Let's see some sexy wheel set's! I'll start with two I built.
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy
it's not exotic per se, but it is a 135mm hub, and that's rare here. Makes it exotic in my mind.
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the brown nishiki above has a set of three leading three trailing wheels on it the rear hub is a 135mm spaced hub ss cassett one side bolt on fixed cog on the other 53mm chainline
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Old 12-17-06, 10:06 PM
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About the only exotic lacing here that's going to give any benefit is the one wheel with spoke head washers.
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2 questions

1) do those twisted spoke arrangements squeak?
2) is there any risk of spokes wearing dangerously thin at the twist?

i ask because it seems that there would be a bit of movement/separation at the twist as the wheels roll
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Originally Posted by 12XU
About the only exotic lacing here that's going to give any benefit is the one wheel with spoke head washers.
Let's see, how can I put this nicely?

Duh. No one said there are any benefits other than aesthetics to the exotic pattern. It still stands that a high spoke count and spokes that are normal to the hub center will be the strongest. Low spoke counts will be slightly lighter, and aero-spokes will give a slight aerodynamic advantage. But then again, most of us are in this forum, at least partly, for aesthetic reasons.

I guess I failed at nice.
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My favorite rims ever. Campagnolo Atlanta 1996:

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Originally Posted by sivat
Let's see, how can I put this nicely?

Duh. No one said there are any benefits other than aesthetics to the exotic pattern. It still stands that a high spoke count and spokes that are normal to the hub center will be the strongest. Low spoke counts will be slightly lighter, and aero-spokes will give a slight aerodynamic advantage. But then again, most of us are in this forum, at least partly, for aesthetic reasons.

I guess I failed at nice.
i thought that was pretty nice, actually. good on you.
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Damn, all I do is build custom wheels and I don't have any pictures here to show them off...let me get some flicks!
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oh, and if you know how to build a wheel properly, you have nothing to worry about as far as wheel failure. 3L3T, 2L2T and crow's feet are just fine.
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