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triplet spoking pattern(6 posts)

triplet spoking patternwchang
Jan 8, 2002 8:37 AM
I am interested in lacing up a pair of wheels like dave's speed dreams but I am wondering about the triplet spoking pattern that he uses for the rear road wheels. Is it radial non-drive side, 2X drive side? If i am lacing up a 24 hole rim to a 8/9 speed hub, do I use a 32 hole hub leaving half of the non-drive side holes empty? also, at the rim, do the spokes go in a pattern like this:
drive side
non-drive side
drive side
drive side
non-drive side
drive side

any other descriptions of the triplet spoking pattern would be appreciated.

re: triplet spoking patternbrider
Jan 8, 2002 11:07 AM
Can't speak directly to a "triplet" pattern, but there's nothing magical or overly complex about a different pattern on drive vs. non-dive side. Just lace up the drive side first (whether it's 1x, 2x, or whatever), then the radial side. Then start the tesioning process.
re: triplet spoking patternwchang
Jan 8, 2002 11:15 AM
acccording to the web site, the triplet pattern (in a 24 spoke wheel) has 16 spokes on the drive side, and 8 spokes on the non-drive side to equal out the tension... that is if i gathered the information correctly.

re: triplet spoking patternWoof the dog
Jan 8, 2002 10:39 PM
yeah, thats how Dave builds his wheels. He also used a heavier spokes on the non-drive side, since there are only 8 of them. These 8 spokes are also 1x laced, not radial. Hub manufacturer probably would not warranty the hub if the flange broke, as they don't want you to skip holes for some reason. Dave does it on am.classic but maybe those hubs are designed for that kind of stress.


woof the dog.
skipping holes??Rusty McNasty
Jan 8, 2002 2:09 PM
Sounds like an absolute mess (no to mention a disaster,statically).
skipping holes??Woof the dog
Jan 8, 2002 10:57 PM
check out the thread I started on another forum. Those guys know their stuff! You can find a part about skipping holes as well.

hope this link works


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