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My colored spoke build up and 1st post.

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Old 08-05-08, 04:16 AM
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My colored spoke build up and 1st post.

What it do?

I am ready to get flamed but here it goes. I haven't seen too many colored build ups here is a set I got built to gauge interest.

I have every color of Velocity Deep V. I have white, red, gold, green, blue, yellow, orange spokes and several colors of nipples. I can do build ups with any kind of hub because I have access to most of 'em.

I will post more pics if there is interest. I just did a black Deep V with white spokes and green nipples on a silver Formula hub tonite on my GT Pulse...it was took dark to take pics.

I am always traveling from Hollywood to Huntington. PM me for my cell or more info.

Mods lemme know if this is cool. TIA.

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Old 08-05-08, 05:35 AM
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Are those laced correctly?
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Old 08-05-08, 05:58 AM
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No. Spokes should not be crossing spoke heads like that.
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Old 08-05-08, 06:18 AM
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Fail. Relace and try again.
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Old 08-05-08, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by FKMTB07 View Post
Fail. Relace with normal colored spokes and try again.
Just sayin. The market for those is pretty small.
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Old 08-05-08, 07:46 AM
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so is the market for wheels built by unqualified builders...
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Is that supposed to be a four cross pattern?
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
so is the market for wheels built by unqualified builders...

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Is that supposed to be a four cross pattern?
That's what I *think*..
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I meant to ask, how do you have every color of Deep V? Are you Gary Velocity's son?
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I meant to ask, how do you have every color of Deep V? Are you Gary Velocity's son?
Or Steve Bell
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i feel bad for him... he just got hosed on reputation.
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what's worse (better?), the other already established dot boutique distributors (specially the blog style ones) who actually build wheels just got a great idea: mass powdercoat spokes in a zillion colors and lace them to deep v.

number of months before the rasta deep v drops: 2.5
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those are titanium and ridiculously expensive-- completely not what's being discussed here.
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word up.

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i like the colours, just needs to be relased
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wow that really is a horrible job lacing those wheels, have you ridden any of them? If not i suggest you don't
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Is this the nu-wheelz version of those $400 craigslist dumpster suicide conversions?
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wow that really is a horrible job lacing those wheels, have you ridden any of them? If not i suggest you don't
There's nothing wrong with the lacing on those wheels. He's using Sheldon Brown's patented POWerWheel spoking system.
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wow that really is a horrible job lacing those wheels, have you ridden any of them? If not i suggest you don't
Explain to me why these are laced wrong. And how are they dangerous? I did not build these, I had them built by a BMX wheel builder who is builds for pros that perform back flips and are in the X Games.

To this point they are all alive and have not broken any wheels.

4 crossing was intensional.

He was comissioned by UCI engineers to build 4 wheels for the univesities gravity driven project vehicle. To this day ZERO failures.

I appreciate your detailed observation and comments. Anyone can say "those suck". But i need to know why so I can do it right. That being said, I would love to bring this builder the info. Live and learn.

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Your spokes are bent because they cannot clear the heads of the next spokes--- perhaps you need more than 32 spokes to manage this properly. Some bending of spokes is normal--- as they are laced--- but this is different.

The larger question is WHY 4 cross? You are trying to make fashionable wheels-- but why so ugly?
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