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 Post subject: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Can i lace these Ringle hubs in a radial pattern? They are 32h, weight of the rider is :oops:95kg :oops:

I won't ride these wheels hard off road, but will be used on the road. Rims will be Mavic X517 with DT Swiss revolution spokes.

What makes a hub suitable for radial lacing? The thickness of the flange?

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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:55 pm 
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You could do a radial laced front wheel with that hub, but it wouldn't be my 1st choice of pattern, personally I'm not keen on radial lacing on "boutique" hubs simply because the chances of the hub cracking/failing at the flange are generally higher what with the high stresses at he hub flange and the lightweight/CNC'd/milled hub flange.

Nice hub, but for me I'd stick with 3-cross.


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:16 pm 
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I agree with the above.......milled down boutique hubs would need 3x spoke pattern to avoid cracking, especially if like me your a bigg'un!...


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Bitd I had one of these built radial and as said above.....it exploded :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:53 pm 
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clear :wink:

3x it will be, will look nice as well :wink:

thanks for the comments!


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:27 pm 
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I built a radial set around a set of 730 xt hubs......thrashed them for years without any issue!.....


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:48 pm 
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And I am a slut for a radial front wheel.......they were a statement amongst mediocre bikes in the 90's and look brilliant in the sunshine!.....


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:10 pm 
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ringle & radial = cracks (best case)


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 Post subject: Re: Radial lacing
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:34 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
ringle & radial = cracks (best case)


+1

I refused to build them when I worked in a bike shop BITD....you knew the same person would be back through the door soon enough carrying a hand full of spokes :(

To illustrate a point this was my "Boutique" NOS 93 TNT hub built last year - This is 2 cross and with slighly less tension than i would build normally.....still only lasted a couple of weeks.

edit: Just realised...Are they the ones I sold to you ? :D


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