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How do I lace the following wheel?
Poll ended at Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:14 pm
Radial 29%  29%  [ 6 ]
3 Cross 62%  62%  [ 13 ]
Snowflake 10%  10%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 21
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:14 pm 
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My RC 100 Project is nearing completion.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52517

I'm still awaiting a rim for the rear wheel to appear
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62811
Any help appreciated. :wink:

However the front wheel is ready to be built.
Problem is I would like to see opinions on how to lace it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Pre-suspension, nobody was riding anything other than 3X.

Snowflake is horrible IMHO. But no accounting for taste.

Radial? There aren't many of those hubs around. It'd be a shame if there were one less due to broken flanges.

You could consider 2X... Still slightly off-center, but still within the realms of common sense.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:04 pm 
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my heart says snowflake but my brain says radial,both period and both cool :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:40 pm 
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Has to be 3 cross,broken front wheels ruin a ride :shock:


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+1 for 3x

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:06 pm 
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traditional 3 X been used for years before and will be in the future 8) for one reason. it works


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Radial...looks cool...

3x...sensible option...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:48 am 
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2x
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:22 am 
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I really though the radial or snowflake would be streaks ahead by now. :shock:

How wrong could I be. :roll:

If it helps even out any doubt of strength. This hub has been built and raced in all 3 format of lacing. The flanges are more than strong enough for radial. so I have no fear of ruining a good old hub.
I'm not overly keen on Snowflake (though it did look the dogs danglies BITD) and 3 cross is a little straight laced for a Pace. Pardon the pun.

Check out the pictures of it from 1999. This is how I remember it at its best.(Not the best piccies I'm affraid) :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:20 am 
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I have a feeling that the team bikes of the time used a 2x front wheel. Personally I feel that snowflake was a thing of the time, but like snow washed denim, should be left there - however radial was (and always will be) a bit cooler than standard.

Problem is that a 36H radial starts to look a bit like those Flatland BMX wheels of the mid 90s and is a bit incongruous as 36h is built for strength, radial was built for lightweight and speed. I say go 2x!


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