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Need small help building a wheel...(9 posts)

Need small help building a wheel...tronracer
Oct 30, 2002 2:54 PM
I need a picture of a 2 cross lacing pattern with 36 holes. Or at least if someone can describe how it's laced. I'm building my first wheelset and I need a bit of help. Here's a pic of the front with an arrow pointing to where the valve hole is. All the information needed to build this wheel I found on the net, but I can't seem to find a picture or description of how to lace 2 cross and I already have the spokes cut for such a pattern. I'm building this wheel for the rear:
thats your first wheel?ishmael
Oct 30, 2002 3:13 PM
doesnt look like the safest or most efficient pattern but I'll bet it works with the ladies.
thats your first wheel?tronracer
Oct 30, 2002 4:30 PM
well, it's a 36 hole wheel road wheel, high flang hubs, and hsemi high profile rim, plus I'm a light rider. I'll let you know how it holds up/.
try this one...Rode Warrior
Oct 30, 2002 3:38 PM

it's a 3-cross pattern I think, but he has links to other wheel building sites.

Good luck,
thanks, I've tried all thosetronracer
Oct 30, 2002 4:28 PM
I think I figured it out on my own, the guy at the bike shop cut me three cross spokes, so I had to go back and have him re-cut them. I told him 2 cross, maybe he wanted to see me struggle?
cut spokes?Kerry
Oct 30, 2002 4:49 PM
Why are you having spokes cut instead of just buying stock lengths? Seems risky to have spokes "made" locally instead of by the pros at the factory.
cut spokes?tronracer
Oct 30, 2002 5:04 PM
LBS has a Phil Wood spoke cutting/threading machine that cost around $800...they didn't have the specific length I needed. I haven't had any problems yet and I've laced the wheel and trueing it up now.
cut spokes?curlybike
Oct 30, 2002 8:35 PM
The Phil machine actually cuts the spokes to length and then rolls the thread on the end. It will pick up an existing thread without mangling everything up. It is a very fine machine that is now selling for $2800 from Phil. I was lucky to get one from a friend at substantially less. Makes it real easy to get what you want. Spokes, that is! Makes a lot of unusual sizes on the shelf usable.
If those hubs have been built before, you need to...rwbadley
Oct 30, 2002 10:00 PM
make sure you grind or file off the sharp edges where the old spokes were. If this hub was built three cross, and you change the pattern and the spoke direction, the spokes may suffer failure at the flange.