|Wheel Building Question||mxb|
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.
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 no||Kerry|
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.|| |