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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Build is coming along nicely, I might pop over if your not busy at the weekend.

just waiting on other bits from FleaBay at the moment!


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Great write up and thanks for sharing it. I've built plenty of 3 cross wheels but never had the know how to build a snowflake.
It's now on the list of things to do though. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Excellent info.

How do you ensure the twists are on the same spot on each pair? Just eyeball it?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:48 pm 
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Octsoc wrote:
Excellent info.

How do you ensure the twists are on the same spot on each pair? Just eyeball it?


I line up each spoke up with the 'next hole around' in the rim as a starting point but essentially it's just by sight. It's an amazing thing, the old 'eyecromoter'...


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:shock: Just found this....guess what I will be doing next week :lol: 8)


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Love DIY threads; great work; thanks for posting.


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Excellent thread !!

But a question, regarding snow flake wheels, is there any technical advantage over other styles or is it just cosmetic ?


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No advantages but some disadvantages so I have heard,looks cool though :D 8)


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These are for sale where I live.

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snowflake wheels...Im welling up..I can remember asking a cycleshop to do my front one like this and they told me it wasnt suitable for my build .. :roll:


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