|Lacing question - 28H Open pro and DA hubs with DT 2-butted||kai-ming|
Nov 16, 2002 3:59 PM
|I am thinking lacing radially to the front wheel and half radial to the rear for road bike with rim brakes. Any strength problem and recommendations ? I have read sheldonbrown's article. If I have read it correctly, it appears that he is saying that the above lacing is stronger for rim brakes application and lighter as well. So why not just do it?|
|re: Lacing question - 28H Open pro and DA hubs with DT 2-butted||Bill B|
Nov 16, 2002 4:08 PM
|You don't really lace a radially spoked wheel but who cares.
Raial lacing will void most mfr warrantys, i have been riding 'em for years with no problems. When you build, have the spoke heads facing out.
|I would go 2x or 3x on the front. 3x, Radial non-drive rear.||Quack|
Nov 16, 2002 10:25 PM
|I would personally skip radial lacing a DA front hub. Like Bill B said above, Shimano will not warranty their hubs against flange tearout if radial laced. But even more important, think of a flange tearout of a front hub on a rough 30mph+ descent and the consequences that go with it. Radial lacing the front looks cool, thats about it. No other major advantage. However, I have had great luck radial lacing non-drive rear spokes on nearly all of my wheels with no failures.
|radial lacing voids shimano warranty...||PeterRider|
Nov 17, 2002 12:32 AM
|... as has been written on this forum many times before. I would go 2x in front and in rear. The weight savings are peanuts. If you want weight savings, use the american classic 350 rim. Or DT-revolution spokes. |
|Better be safe than sorry, right!||kai-ming|
Nov 17, 2002 12:36 AM
|Thanks for the advice.|| |