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Offline (B)MX_4-Ever

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STUPID QUESTION!!!
« on: April 27, 2008, 01:53:53 AM »
is it possible to straight lase a 48h wheel and a 36h freecostar? could i just do like 3 every 4 spoke holes in the rim?

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Offline Curmudgeon

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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 02:54:52 AM »
yes it is and i'd have no idea about spoke legnth

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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 06:29:15 AM »
You could ask pat at ff, he knows alot about that stuff.
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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008, 12:50:43 PM »
I would only do that if I had no other choice.
If you can get a new rim.

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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008, 01:16:11 PM »
Yes it is possible. The easiest way to determine the lenght of the spokes is to use a CAD software and draw in 3D your "virtual lacing". I have done it for a 36 freecoster hub and a 32 holes wheel with a cross lacing (I thing you need 3 or 4 different lenght of spoke and it's quite difficult, you don't have to make mistakes). I do that with a 32 hub and a 48 rim too with radial lacing and I can say that you only need 1 lenght of spoke.
This king of lacing is better when you have more holes in your hub than in your rim because the repartition of the spokes are good, but in your case you will have some unused rim holes that are not very good because the strengh of your wheel will be less stonger in this area
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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008, 01:31:59 PM »
Quickly I have draw your setup and I can say that you'll only need 1 lenght of spokes because the difference between the longest and the shortest spoke is less than 0.5 mm.



But don't take the lenght mentionned in the drawing it's just an exemple with 1 kind of hub and rim you have to adjust the dimensions with your dimensions.
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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008, 09:08:44 PM »
thanks guyz

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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008, 05:55:32 AM »
Yes it is possible. The easiest way to determine the lenght of the spokes is to use a CAD software and draw in 3D your "virtual lacing". I have done it for a 36 freecoster hub and a 32 holes wheel with a cross lacing (I thing you need 3 or 4 different lenght of spoke and it's quite difficult, you don't have to make mistakes). I do that with a 32 hub and a 48 rim too with radial lacing and I can say that you only need 1 lenght of spoke.
This king of lacing is better when you have more holes in your hub than in your rim because the repartition of the spokes are good, but in your case you will have some unused rim holes that are not very good because the strengh of your wheel will be less stonger in this area

Ummmm, thatís not easy, in fact itís long and convoluted 

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Re: STUPID QUESTION!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 01:01:59 AM »
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, i think sometimes wheelbuilding is made out to be way more ridiculously incompherensible that it needs to be