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Old 03-09-08, 02:30 AM
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booooo.....guess ill stick with 3x
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Old 03-09-08, 11:44 AM
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Thanx, I just decided no to do that on my new wheels
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Most hub manufacturers state that you break the warranty if you lace radially. Obviously some hubs are designed for it since they sell prebuilts like that. It calls for additional material outside the spoke holes, though that hugi looked like it had plenty.
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Wasn't Sheldon a big fan of radially spoked front wheels? I though I remembered him saying that.
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Old 03-09-08, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
I relaced a 32h front wheel from 3 cross to 3l3t.
You must mean 36h?
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Old 03-09-08, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbadwimp View Post
Wasn't Sheldon a big fan of radially spoked front wheels? I though I remembered him saying that.
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Yes, because front wheels don't require any torsional stiffness unless running a hub/disc brake. Boutique hubs (which he wasn't a fan of) tend to be a little under-built for weight savings.
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Old 03-09-08, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Hub flanges more likely to separate from hub. Failure is a major drawback.



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My wheelsmith convinced me that radial was good up front by pointing to his cross, track, road, tri, and mtn bikes which all have radial laced fronts. He claims to have been running radial fronts on all his bikes for the last 20 years with no problems. Hopefully my wheels won't be the exception to the rule.
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32H hub to 20H rim, using 1/4 long nipples, and 1/4 washered nipples:

36H hub to 48H rim 3 lead 3trail:

32H hub to 48H rim, 1/4 spokes are 3mm shorter:
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Would a high flange hub, radial laced, be more or less likely to fail?
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Old 03-09-08, 11:11 PM
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Maybe a tiny bit less? Depends more on how much material there is.
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