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ROLF wheels ???(3 posts)

ROLF wheels ???127
Mar 25, 2002 6:12 PM
I always liked the idea Rolf wheels has of the high Flange on the opposite of the cassette for the even spoke tension... does anyone know who makes that type of hub ,and or maybe drilled for a conventional spoke pattern ? Thanks , KG
re: ROLF wheels ???Spoke Wrench
Mar 25, 2002 7:09 PM
I think that Phil Wood does that but I'm not positive. Be sure to bring lots of money.
American Classic?jw25
Mar 29, 2002 3:39 PM
I built up one of their ultralight rear hubs, and while the flanges are the same size, they're pretty tall, and spaced for more even tension.
The hubs have gotten a bad rap, but with use of the grease port, the bearings should be fine. Mine are quite smooth after 400 miles.
For more even spoke tension on "normal" hubs, I like to decrease crossings by one or two on the non-drive side (1x non, 3x drive works well), or else use lighter-gauge spokes on the non-drive. Campy does this on some of their prebuilts, with 14/15's drive, and 14/17's non-drive.