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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:41 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Cool. I had a pint or two and cycled home for the first time in ages, just about ready to start cycling daily again after a long., long time.

Last night I repaired a compressor in the wee hours, had to give it a blast at 4am to check it, not too popular with the old trout! :)

ha ha....just "had" to try it at 4am! love it!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:42 pm 
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orangeone wrote:
i have a pair of campanolo atek on hope hubs on my proflex that are snowflake. they look the nuts

do they? i can't see any pics!! (hint) :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:56 pm 
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hint taken lol :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:26 pm 
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i like the 28 spoke, looks skeletal!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:30 pm 
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they are very light the front looks so weak but never had any problems


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:52 pm 
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I have several wheels with snowflake pattern. I think almost all my wheels are snowflake. I think it is cool and different. You like them or not. Had some nice remarks about them and some people don't like them. I really do and they are really strong. I use them front and rear. And i am a heavy dude and they stay true. Even my wife has snowflake wheels in her bike. I even think to do it with my roadbike. But first rebuild the Hügi hub before i build the rear wheel.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:35 am 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
petitpal wrote:
I seen to remember that some wheel builders tie and solder spokes where they cross to help prevent the spokes twisting and for increased wheel stiffness. Wonder if snowflake has the same effect?

i've never heard of this.


I first heard about this last year when I was doing some reading round before attempting my first wheel build - was mentioned in a book I was reading. Quick google shows, first, some details on how:

http://wheelfanatyk.blogspot.co.uk/2007 ... -easy.html

..and second some on why it's pointless :lol: ...

http://sheldonbrown.com/brandt/tied-soldered.html

:)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:01 pm 
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I Love Snowflake Wheels, I have a set on my Clockwork, I think they work quite well :)

So far have had no flex, squeeks, creaks, or buckles :) (And im pushing 100kg)


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