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Crowsfoot spoke pattern

Old 12-15-06, 01:11 PM
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Crowsfoot spoke pattern

One thing that shows up in a lot touring bike profile, hero shots, is the crowsfoot spoke pattern. Presumably it just looks cool in photos. It is apparently strong, though no advantage over the cross three, and it uses a combination of radial and cross spokes. Anyone actually toured on it? Presumably one would need special hubs since it is supposed to be a bad thing to lace different patterns on the same flange. Just idle curiousity.
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ive done about every kind of lacing, and in my exp, if the hub has non specific drilling, i could not see really a disadvantage to lacing in that manner. yes the diagnal spoke will wear different than the straight and therefore need replacing in deifferent times, but this is not an issue, so much as a fact they are doing diff job. the dia spokes are supporting torque value whereas the radial are, well as we all know and see typically on tehf ronts of bikes, supporting down forcing weight in a good way.

if i could build any wheel right now, it would be a crows foot.

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