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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:00 am 
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Of all the topics I've seen posted, I haven't seen this one yet. Back in the day, I had a bike (not worth mentioning) and I had the spokes wrapped (or twisted, whatever your preference in calling the technique) and I absolutely loved the look. I'll be getting another wheelset done soon with my next build. But I'm curious to see who's got this look going on out there, and on which bikes.. Let the fun begin!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:02 am 
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Do you mean snowflake lacing?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:49 am 
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Yeah, that's another term I've seen used..


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:46 am 
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Here's one of mine:
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Do a Google search on the site for 'Snowflake' and you'll get a few threads on this, including one great thread which shows you how to build them.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:21 am 
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Heres mine, and unusually both wheels are Snowflaked, as to strength and ridgidity i have encountered no problems so far:D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:56 pm 
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No longer mine, they are now with a new owner :wink: now, but these are the ultimate snow flaked wheels. Clark Kent Pineapple front & rear.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:41 pm 
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nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:28 pm 
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My part finished Yeti (as it was at the time) with Snowflakes .....that alot of people hated


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:16 pm 
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I too had "snowflaked wheels" bitd, I never had any issues with them, always thought they looked "kewl" 8)

Here's a more recent set of snowflaked wheels...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:57 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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My green machine from 1993 proper wannabe budget tricked out, snowflaked on the front only.

check out those drilled cranks too!

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