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drilling hubsvoitto
Jun 12, 2001 7:24 PM
i want to buy blank chris king hubs , if this were possible who , and where wuold i have these drilled for blade spokes 18 front 24 rear 16 drive side blades 8 non drive side blades rear , please help at thanks will from nevada 06 .12 . 2001 6: 30 pm
bad idea...C-40
Jun 12, 2001 7:58 PM
A machine shop would have to do this job. The edges of the holes must be rounded or chamfered to avoid sharp edges contacting the spoke elbow. Unless you use spokes that don't require slotting the holes, special tools would be required to machine the slots.

The machinist would want a proper shop drawing with all dimensions. Machine shop labor, at $50 or more per hour would cost more than the hubs.

Bottom line, if the hub manufacturer can't do it, forget it.

Sounds like you're trying to copy Dave's Speed Dream wheels, which are laced as you describe. This lacing can be accomplished with a 36 hole front hub, and a 32 hole rear hub. Not as pretty, but it's been done. Use every other hole on the front hub and right rear. Use every fourth hole on the left rear.
Go to the Sourcegrz mnky
Jun 13, 2001 11:00 AM
My guess is you need to talk directly to the folks at Chris King about your idea. Chances are they will have the knowledge and experience and have probably been down this road before. just pick up the phone and call them - they're quite friendly.