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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:08 pm 
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Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:41 am
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Location: bedfordshire
what's the current take on the snowflake pattern, did a couple of builds at the time of the craze, what was the extra mm required to do a twist? was it one full twist around the meeting spoke? thinking of building one just for the crack and to amaze my work colleagues, cheers alan.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:48 am
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Location: Cheshire, Real name: Adrian
I read about these today, I'm sure it said 10mm longer.

I don't think they are any stronger at all than normal, just heavier and harder to build, hence why you never see them any more.

Were they a pain to build? I recall reading you really needed to pull them hard with pliers.

They do look uber cool though! Worth doing just for that. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:34 am 
Old School Grand Master
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How did you find building them Alan? By the time I got into wheel building in any great number the fad had passed so I never got to try it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:08 pm 
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purely fashion as you say, no benefit & added weight!

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