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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:02 am 
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Seen them in the flesh and they are the nuts, pictures dont do them justice. They are strong wheels when trued as I know many racers that used them in the day with no failures. There not a waste of good hubs, this build compliments trick componants of the day unlike modern mass made toot. The rest of the build parts for this bike are truely stunning :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:03 pm 
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I am a heavy biker and have allmost all my wheels build like this(snowflake/twisted) and they are strong. Better than normal Spokes for me.... The wheels look gorgeous. Like the combo with the coloured nipples. Just awesome


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:48 pm 
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I had some wheels built in '94 and the builder only "snowflaked" the front wheel as he said the rear wheel wouldn't be strong enough with twisted spokes?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:08 pm 
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I am over 100 kilo and i never snapped a single twisted rear Wheel spoke. So it depends WHO you believe. I never had problems with it. I recently build a set of wheels with twisted Spokes. DT-Hugi hubs on Mavic rims. Can't wait to run them....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:10 pm 
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I am over 100 kilo and i never snapped a single twisted rear Wheel spoke. So it depends WHO you believe. I never had problems with it. I recently build a set of wheels with twisted Spokes. DT-Hugi hubs on Mavic rims. Can't wait to run them....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:36 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Never been sure about snowflaked wheels eh, not really my thing...lovely hubs and rims though, NOS??

Rich


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:40 pm 
Two Fat Ladies

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Rim are NOS Give £50 for them a few months ago, Hub arent NOS been laced up a few time but in great condition.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:16 pm 
Two Fat Ladies

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Found some spare time to true the rear wheel and fit the tyre, all went smooth and feels strong. :o


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:00 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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nice attention to detail, I like them! :)
I run snowflaked spokes front & rear and have never had any problems at all, even bitd I never had an issue with a snowflaked wheel... and my wheelbuilding skills have come on a bit since then :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:31 am 
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bitd we never used to snowflake the drive side of the rear because of the lack of dish due to the cassette....these spokes are under a lot more tension and can bind if snowflaked........i built fully snowflaked rears for myself though. i used to place the wheel horizontally on the ground and "push" the rim to the ground until it stopped creaking, then re-true. keep doing this until you are happy with equal tension.
if you snapped a spoke, it was easier to build a new wheel than to get the new spoke up to tension due to binding........hell, i think i'll build myself a set, must be 15 years since i last built a snowfkake!! :lol:


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