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28 hub/32 spoke rim(5 posts)

28 hub/32 spoke rimJamesC
Nov 12, 2001 7:01 PM
Is it at all possible to lace a 28 spoke hub onto a 32 spoke rim, or even a 36 rim it that works. If not does anyone know where to get cheap 28 hole 700c rims.

HOHOHOHAHAHAHA!!!!!the insultan
Nov 13, 2001 5:34 AM
Man, you gotta be an idiot!!
Send some pics of that mongrel wheel when you are done. It's gonna be a hoot to look at!!
re: 28 hub/32 spoke rimbrider
Nov 13, 2001 9:04 AM
I have done the reverse -- laced a 32 hole rim to a 36 hole hub -- and it has worked flawlessly for my commute. I would imagine the principle would be the same, but I'd have my doubts as to the roadworthiness of such a wheel. Truing would be a nighmare with the open spaces in the rim, as well as the possibility for water ingress through the open spoke holes. You should be able to get 28 holes rims through any mail order house.
re: 28 hub/32 spoke rimJamesC
Nov 14, 2001 8:44 AM
Maybe I forgot to say that I am building these wheels for a beater bike, not for training or racing, so I can't afford to spend a lot of money. If anyone knows where to get really cheap 28 hole rims then could you let me know. I know that I can buy mavics for 50 bucks, but thats too much for this bike.

Well,Kerry Irons
Nov 13, 2001 5:34 PM
you'd have to use at least two different spoke lengths as you transitioned from the last spoke before skipping a hole to the first spoke after. With the ready availability of 28 hole rims, this doesn't make much sense, but it is doable.