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wheel rebuild(9 posts)

wheel rebuildfarmerfrank
Jan 25, 2002 1:27 PM
My open 4 cds have seen their better days and I am going to rebuild the campy record 8 speed hubs. What's a good combo for a light rebuild. I am about 150lbs and want to go with perhaps a mavic open pro rim with 15/17db revolution spokes. The hubs are 32 hole. Can I build a two-cross drive side rear with a radial non drive side? Are there any advantages going radial front?
re: wheel rebuildmja
Jan 25, 2002 2:14 PM
Radial lacing might violate hub warranty. Moreover, when a wheel strikes a bump, some torque is generated; and even a 1-cross lacing will better handle the resulting forces.
Velocity AeroheadKerry Irons
Jan 25, 2002 8:29 PM
These are light weight, strong, and build a good wheel. There is no advantage whatsoever in radial spoking - front wheel or rear.
wouldn't youWoof the dog
Jan 26, 2002 2:22 AM
also need to use the same spoke pattern 'cause you don't want to crack a flange since its already deformed in a certain place my the spoke(s)?


Woof, the crazy kind dog.
Your weight savings will be marginal...Greg Taylor
Jan 26, 2002 6:37 AM
...with the radial front and funky rear lacing. You are light enough to probably get away with it out back (I'd use 14/15 butted spokes, however) but I'd shy away from the radial lacing, at least with an old hub. Looks cool, but really no advantage and there are issues with the strength of the hub flange. I understand that Shimano (not Campy)won't warranty a hub with a cracked flange (just heard this second hand -- no experience here) if it is built radially. This is because of the way that the stress is imparted to the hub when a wheel is laced radially.

Go two cross up front, and 2 cross non-drive 3 cross drive out back. Use 14/15 double butted. No worries.
re: wheel rebuildcurlybike
Jan 26, 2002 7:42 AM
Campy and Shimano do not warranty hubs laced radially. They build som wheels radially but the flanges have more metal outside the spoke holes. Use aerohead rims, revolutions on the front and non drive rear. Use brass nipples, as the Al. ones tend to seize to the spokes after a year. This makes a retrue very difficult.
Did you recently build up a Light Blue De Rosa Planet ...Greg Taylor
Jan 26, 2002 7:59 AM
...for a guy in the Washington D.C./VA area? What a beautiful bike....
Did you recently build up a Light Blue De Rosa Planet ...curlybike
Jan 26, 2002 4:39 PM
Uh, yes that wuz me. That is a purty bike inside and out. Those wheels are built as I described. They ended up pretty light. My scale is not accurate enough to give the exact weight in grams. They seem to hold up really well. I have some over a year old.
I ride with the owner of that bike...Greg Taylor
Jan 26, 2002 4:46 PM
...we commute into DC most mornings. I got to see the bike (and wheels) up close. Very nice.