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Where to find 26 hole rims?(10 posts)

Where to find 26 hole rims?Qubeley
Nov 13, 2002 2:36 PM
I have a Mavic Helium hub that I'd like to lace up, merci!
How do you spoke a 26 hole rim???Alexx
Nov 13, 2002 6:02 PM
Obviously, radial spoking is the only way to do it!
How do you spoke a 26 hole rim???Chen2
Nov 14, 2002 11:42 AM
The Helium he is talking about is the rear and is 3X on the drive side and radial on the non-drive side. I was just looking at my wife's Heliums last weekend.
so, if it's semi radial....Alexx
Nov 14, 2002 1:56 PM
and you have an odd nuber of spokes on each flange, how the h3ll do you do a 3x spoking? Please explain. This sounds physically impossible.
so, if it's semi radial....Chen2
Nov 14, 2002 2:44 PM
I need to take a closer look at the wife's Heliums before I try to answer your question. Someone else may be able to answer it better anyway.
so, if it's semi radial....Chen2
Nov 14, 2002 2:54 PM
Actually I think the rear may be 28 hole not 26, it wasn't me that said 26. I think the front may be 24, all radial. I'll check and report back.
so, if it's semi radial....Qubeley
Nov 14, 2002 3:32 PM
Someone's getting dizzy, huh?
FYI: The Helium is 26F/28R.
Hate to be wrong!Chen2
Nov 14, 2002 4:55 PM
I should have looked before I posted. It is the front that is 26 spoke, all radially laced. Spokes appear to be straight (16 gauge?). Rear wheel is 28, 3X drive side, radial non-drive. Now I'm wondering if they could be rebuilt with DT Revolutions. The wife's 4 year old Heliums are in perfect shape, she's a lightweight and doesn't stress her bike much so they don't need rebuilding. But if I did rebuild them I think I'd use Revolutions if they make a Helium compatible spoke.
I know MAVIC built the Heliums with a lot of spoke tension, and the nipples on these are turned all the way up to the ends of the threads.
re: Where to find 26 hole rims?kestrel guy
Nov 14, 2002 5:19 AM
Ok, here is where you go...
Velocity USA in Michigan can get you a "blank" rim.
Then you go to a machine shop and have them put it on a dial table and have them drill it out to the right hole count.
I have done that, and it is just like factory.

I hope that helps.
Mavic has them...samcat
Nov 14, 2002 6:18 AM
Mavic stocks them and will continue to for a few years.... Get your LBS to order you one. No problem...