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Wheel Building Questionmxb
Aug 16, 2002 10:35 PM
I built my rear wheel using Sheldon Brown's article on
wheel building. I used 32h rim in a 3x cross pattern.
Would the same process be used to build a 32h rim in a 2x cross pattern.
Yes.Spoke Wrench
Aug 17, 2002 7:20 AM
I don't see that you gain anything with a 32 spoke wheel. The weight savings is literally a couple of grams and you don't benefit from the style points you get with a radial wheel.
Yes and noKerry
Aug 17, 2002 3:10 PM
Obviously you have to count differently to get 2X rather than 3X. Other than that, the same process to build any wheel.
Why do you want to lace 2x?Alexx
Aug 18, 2002 9:22 AM
The process in building would be the same, but what would be the advantage? If you are spoking a rear wheel, you really must have 3x or 4x on the 'driven' side, or else you will get 'windup'. Most rear wheels come with either both sides 3x, or a mix of 4x drive side, 3x non-drive. semi-radial comes with 3 or 4x on the drive side, and radial on the non-drive. This style of spoking solves problems of non-drive spoke breakage on some wheels. For a front wheel, you can use essentially any spoking pattern.