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 Post subject: snowflake wheel
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:49 pm 
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Just today recieved the magic front tyre i have been after, following the pace front hub i recieved last week, (its built onto a new rim iknow), but i decided to build it snowflake....just something a little different to 3 cross.It always got mixed response when i built them in the shop but i kinda like them and just cant wait to finish building my fisher to see how they ride!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:58 pm 
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It is different .

I cant even imagine building a normal wheel , so one like that ........... :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:28 pm 
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I've got a couple of snowflake front wheels, one ringle one pace and they always get commented on. I think they look great and are really stiff.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:33 pm 
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Snowflake, white tyre, purple bolts.. 8) that proper retro! :D


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 Post subject: and another
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:40 pm 
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Check out http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1521 for the pair.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:49 pm 
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Hmm, that just looks wrong to me, sorry!


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 Post subject: snowflakes
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:19 am 
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I had forgotten all about snowflake builds!! i had one years ago paired to a fiberflyte build rear....didnt think anyone built them anymore.
Still looks great.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:57 pm 
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Welly,

Good looking builds. I use to turn out about 2 pair a week when I was building for the local shop...course that's been quite a while ago.

Could you help me remember...how much spoke length do you add to the normal 3x calculations for the twist (4-6mm is sticking in my head???).

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:24 pm 
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Yeah, I'm gonner build myself one of those, just cos really!
would also like to know the extra spoking length calculation.
going onto a hack that i ride to work on.
cheers alan.


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 Post subject: spoke calcutation
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:05 pm 
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I generally use 3 cross (using the measurement from http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp ) plus 3mm and it works pretty well.

Enjoy!


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