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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:39 am 
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nothing wrong with 4x, in fact the cross number is irrelevant. 3x is used with 32 hole standard MTB setups as it gives the best angle at the hub without straining over the first spoke.
Some 36hole hubs rim combos can use 4x without problems near the hub and so that technically will give the better wheel.


Thanks for that Fluffy - not only does it make sense but it explains a lot. Once again, I log onto Retrobike and I learn something :D


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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:14 am 
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1x will result in a stiffer (laterally) build than 3x. 2x NDS and 3x DS I do't think does anything for stiffness. It will reduce the tension balance slightly. Reversing the spoke pattern to 2x DS ad 3x NDS will improve tension balance slightly but it is slight (less tha 50N).


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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Can you easily do 4x on a 36h :? And is there any need to :?


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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:54 pm 
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I find it hard to understand the need for anything other than 3x on 36 spoke wheel. It looks the best. When you are riding no one will know what spoke pattern yo have anyway. Crow's feet is a faff due tot he different spoke lengths.

You could build the wheels with Laser spokes given the spoke count. That would be nice and light and still give good stiffness.


I don't understand why you have 7 bikes (from your sig) surely one would do? :facepalm:

What are laser spokes?


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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:56 pm 
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1 cross front, 2 cross (non drive side)/ 3 cross (drive side) rear. It's what I've done on my Yeti :wink:


+1 for the above. Got my 32h M950 hubs on 217 ceramics laced that way. Been building my wheels that way since 1992. I think it might give a laterally stiffer wheel - no proof or science, just gut feel.

Never had any problems with them and it's a bit different from 3 cross front & rear.


Thanks Jon, nice to hear the hubs can cope with 1x easily, pictures would be cool?


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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:13 pm 
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My comment about spoke crossing is that 1x 2x pattern do not confer any real world advantage over a 3x 36 spoke wheel. You of course can build a wheel that way sucessfully but you do it to do something different. That all. So it not a face palm moment at all.

A laser spoke is a Sapim Laser which is a thing gauge double butted spoke. Of course Shimano never warrantied there hubs for 1x lacing but the warranty on a M950 hub expired a very long time ago.


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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:30 pm 
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surly the op wants to do something different though, hence the question.

Sapim Laser is the Sapim version of the DT Revolution and has the same problems when building (2.0/1.5/2.0 butting)
Oddly the last two sets of early 90's racing wheels use 1.8mm PG spokes, OEM as well, compared to the normal 2.0/1.8/2.0 spoke DT Competition.
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 Post subject: Re: 36h Wheel Building
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:58 pm 
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I tend to find spoke wind up with laser or rev spokes to be a non issue somehow in that it does not happen to any significant degree.

Machinehead software is a good way of seeing what crossing whork best for a hub. It can't do crows feet bt it will show if 4x lacing will have the spokes crossing the heads of other.


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