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Old 09-25-08, 01:59 PM
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spoke patterns

anyone got any sweet spoke patterns on their wheels? im looking at getting a new set of wheels built and i want a spoke pattern that will stand out. anyone got any pics of some sweet patterns?
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Old 09-25-08, 02:02 PM
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Old 09-25-08, 02:08 PM
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That spoke pattern is reported to be inferior to a standard 2x or 3x pattern, but Gerd Schraner suggested that kids rolling spokes is still better than kids rolling weed.
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Old 09-25-08, 02:20 PM
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well it does have 40 spokes...
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
That spoke pattern is reported to be inferior to a standard 2x or 3x pattern, but Gerd Schraner suggested that kids rolling spokes is still better than kids rolling weed.
What's wrong with rolling weed?
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Old 09-25-08, 03:17 PM
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Anyone with a crows foot picture?
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Old 09-25-08, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by triplesixer View Post
What's wrong with rolling weed?
Ask Gerd Schraner, not me.
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Old 09-25-08, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
Ask Gerd Schraner, not me.
he must be a bong man

also, diaper eater, that wheel is incredible looking
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I've used most of the uncommon spoke patterns on various bikes. Currently I have the 2 leading 2 trailing cruciform lacing shown in the preceding pictures on my rear wheel. That one and the similar 3l3t pine cone aren't any harder to make than a normal wheel and look much cooler. If you use search there are pictures I posted a while ago.

The snowflake on the other hand is really hard to do nicely. It's difficult to twist the spokes around symmetrically (butted spokes are easier since they're thinner in that area) and it doesn't actually look so cool in person. You may also have problems with your wheel creaking as the twisted spokes rub against eachother such that you have to oil them to make them quiet. You'll also have a horrible time if you break a spoke or even during normal truing.
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Old 09-25-08, 06:04 PM
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funny thing. I was thinking about the twisted lacing today. since you're going for standing out, I'm thinkin you'd definitely get double-takes if you had it.

here's what bf members have to say about it if you're looking more into it.
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...spokes+twisted
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Old 09-25-08, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by admrwe View Post
he must be a bong man
He's actually a well-known wheel builder who wrote a very useful book about wheel building. I don't really know anything about his smoking habits.
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Old 09-25-08, 08:19 PM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=exotic+wheels

I built the two wheels at the start of the thread after having built a few normal 3x sets. The "exotic" stuff is out of my system at this point, but they were fun to do.
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