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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:05 am 
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I'm sure Sheldon Brown had something about this on his site.


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talking of weird spoke pattersn and the like Anyone remember wavy spokes? or how about those fibre-lyte jobbies?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:25 pm 
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My Fat Ti has a pair of Ti-dyed titanium spoked wheels.

They are normally laced but you can tell the difference when accelerating: they really "whip" up quick and feel a lot more springy than stainless spoked wheels. Interesting stuff.


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 Post subject: Bobbydavro Snowflake
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:03 pm 
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Bobby, you want to talk to Breezerboy he is mad for snowflake wheels :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:11 pm 
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I think I've owned it all as far as odd wheels:

Ti spokes (sold Jez his, missed them enough to get another wheelset built with them)

Wavy spokes (I mean, what was the point. None I could notice other than their fragility)

Fancy lacing (nice, but a little pointless)

Carbon spokes (see wavy spokes)

Bladed spokes (just don't put anything near a spinning wheel - one of the reasons I don't like them, they make me nervous)


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