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wheel build: key spoke question...(5 posts)

wheel build: key spoke question...took
Feb 3, 2004 6:21 AM
I started building up some IRD caence rims last night, beginning w/ the rear. something kind of threw me off when i began lacing the spokes...the "key spoke" on the rear wheel ended up being to the right of the valve hole, instead of the left...meaning, the eyelet to the right of the valve hole was oriented to the driveside, and the eyelet to the left was oriented to the non-driveside. every other wheel i've built up has been the opposite; but then again, every other wheel i've built up has been w/ a mavic rim...

Anyone seen this before? man i hope i didn't screw anything up...
re: wheel build: key spoke question...Calvin Jones-Park Tool
Feb 3, 2004 7:12 AM
When you state, "the eyelet to the right of the valve hole was oriented to the driveside, and the eyelet to the left was oriented to the non-driveside", does the eyelet to the right of the valve has a spoke coming from the drive side? If you have laced it so you have non-drive side spoke going to drive side eyelets, that is a problem. You will need to relace the wheel.

However, if the drive side spoke of the hub is going to the drive side eyelet, then it will be fine.
re: wheel build: key spoke question...took
Feb 3, 2004 9:14 AM
yeah, the drive side spokes go into the drive side eyelets, so i figured it was ok...just had never seen a rim that was oriented in that manner...plus the IRD rim for the rear is assymetric, with the rim slant biased towards the non-drive side. just wanted to make sure i wasn't missing anything. thanks.
Question for took about OSBGeekRoadie
Feb 4, 2004 9:05 AM
Hey took,

Do you know what the OSB measurement is? I'll be building up a set, too. Need to figure out spoke lengths.

Thanks,
Mike
Question for took about OSBtook
Feb 6, 2004 11:59 AM
if you are referring to the offset on the rear rim, i think it is 2.5mm, but i would ask IRD...I emailed IRD to get spoke length b/c the rim data wasn't in the database i normally use. they sent a reply w/in the same day.