HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4780 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259 ... 319  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am
Posts: 796
Thanks, boys.

These will actually be used mostly in training. I've never run a rear wheel with more than 24 spokes and the only spoke I've broken was the threaded end of a spoke that lost tension on a Farsport carbon build. My concern is more with flex, it drives me nuts to hear my rims rubbing while climbing out of the saddle. That said, the last wheels I built (which were also my first ever build) was a pair of 24/24 Belgiums on Bitex hubs and the rear didn't suffer from excessive flex on standing climbs.
As far as style, I've progressively been working on limiting the rocking motion whenever I'm out of the saddle - so I don't feel that will be a concern. Interesting bit that I hadn't considered though. As I'm thinking about it - I don't really have a great reason why I chose this spoke combo...

And again, I'm really not very abusive on my equipment. If I'm going to head out into some REAL crap that I suspect will be too harsh, even on 27mm+ of rubber, I'll take some different wheels out :)


:beerchug:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:29 am
Posts: 335
eric wrote:
It's DS flange spacing that determines if you need to, or have room for, heads-in lacing ...


Hi eric, how do you define "DS flange spacing". Is that DS flange offset or spacing between the flanges or something else ... thanks :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:24 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:03 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:27 am
Posts: 1244
Location: McCall, ID
@Klabs- I believe he means the distance from the center of the hub to the flange.

_________________
http://www.zencyclery.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Posts: 1697
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Hugo-

I think 2x would work well for 20h. But it doesn't make sense to use the same spoke count front and rear. The rear is always weaker than the front due to dish, and it gets more stress. There's more weight on the rear, most riders can lift the front for obstacles but not the rear, and worst of all, it gets the pedaling force in addition to holding up the back of the bike.

I'd do 24h rear. And I'd use Race spokes for the DS. That will make the wheel stiffer laterally and it only costs about 12g.

Speaking of weight, those rims are nice but they're not WW. It doesn't make sense to me to start with kind of heavy rims and then go all WW on the build.

If you don't like radial lacing, try 2x both sides on the rear and 1x on the front. I've done a few that way and I like the way it works. It's also a little easier on the front hub flanges if your hub is known to deform under radial lacing (the BHS hubs don't seen to have that problem).


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:51 am
Posts: 252
Location: arezzo (italy)
what are the best nipples for carbon rims?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:12 pm
Posts: 33
eric wrote:
Hugo-

I think 2x would work well for 20h. But it doesn't make sense to use the same spoke count front and rear. The rear is always weaker than the front due to dish, and it gets more stress. There's more weight on the rear, most riders can lift the front for obstacles but not the rear, and worst of all, it gets the pedaling force in addition to holding up the back of the bike.

I'd do 24h rear. And I'd use Race spokes for the DS. That will make the wheel stiffer laterally and it only costs about 12g.

Speaking of weight, those rims are nice but they're not WW. It doesn't make sense to me to start with kind of heavy rims and then go all WW on the build.

If you don't like radial lacing, try 2x both sides on the rear and 1x on the front. I've done a few that way and I like the way it works. It's also a little easier on the front hub flanges if your hub is known to deform under radial lacing (the BHS hubs don't seen to have that problem).


Cheers.

Just to be clear I'm only still tooing and froing on the front lacing. The rear will be 28h (2x NDS and 1x DS (heads in)). It's good to hear that you think 2x will be ok on the front though. Would 1x be better, or are we really talking about no gain here? Usually I don't put aesthetics first but that really is my only reason for not going radial.

If I go x1, are there any good links to how to do it? In the past I've only done 3x, 4x, and crowsfeet. This will be my first low spoke count road wheelbuild. I am unsure whether to alternate the heads in/out or have all out like here:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2626/3729816308_bb5df5cbe5_b.jpg


I take your point on the weight of the rims, but I'm set on wide clincher rims and have a limited budget - which limits the options. I could go for the A23's, H+Son's or Pacenti SL23... but they're Not a huge amount lighter and all shallower. Although the Pacenti isn't much shallower, it is more expensive. So overall I've gone for more width and depth with an eye on price. The BHS hubs seem to be well reported and aren't expensive so there doesn't really seem a reason not to use them. I'd usually never worry about things like hub weight due to it's location relative to the wheel.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:17 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:27 am
Posts: 1244
Location: McCall, ID
@danny- It depends on which carbon rims you are talking about. All the carbon hoops that we build on require internal hex nipples. It is totally brand dependent though.

_________________
http://www.zencyclery.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Posts: 1697
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Hugo- it wasn't clear from your earlier post that you were talking front only, but now it makes more sense.

I don't notice any difference in ride between 1x and 2x on the front. When I do 1x I do what's in that picture- heads in. I copied it from a wheel that Troy Watson built for me. I think that pic is one of his. That brick wall looks familiar.

It's very slightly easier to lace than 2x. I do it to copy the rear layout- if the pulling spoke on the rear crosses to the inside I make the front spoke of each crossing pair on the front wheel cross under the rear spoke. No one but me will notice it and it makes no difference in strength.

Thinking about it some more I'm not sure that 2x lacing will work. It's theoretically tangential making for the most flange backing the spoke, but it might also have the spoke heads under spokes. The hub is strong enough for radial lacing so you don't need to go 2x with it. I'd do 1x.

On the BHS hubs the spoke hole is chamfered more on the outside than on the inside. So if you lace heads out the heads sit flush to the flange. That looks cool but it leaves the elbow unsupported on the other side. Eventually they start breaking, and with 20h you will be doing a field retruing so you can ride home. So I have taken to lacing the fronts all heads in on those hubs. With the wide hub the spokes are pretty close to the fork down near the hub. If you have a fat fork there might be clearance problems but I think it'll fit the vast majority of forks (it fits my enve 1.0 which is fairly fat).

The BHS wide rims are nice rims- the pair I got were straight, and they're really stiff. They're just not WW.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:51 am
Posts: 252
Location: arezzo (italy)
Zen Cyclery wrote:
@danny- It depends on which carbon rims you are talking about. All the carbon hoops that we build on require internal hex nipples. It is totally brand dependent though.


I have bought two chinese carbon tubular rims (external nipple9 and I will use dt swiss 240 hubs plus sapim cx-ray spokes but I don't sure if better to use exagonal nipples or if better to use a shim under nipple head.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:41 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 1267
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
If the flanges are small 2x might work. Personaly all 20 spoke wheels are radial for me and pick a hub that can cope with that.

To lace 1x is simple. With 2x lacing you palce your first heads out spoke in the hub and into the a hole just left of the valve hole. 5 spoke hole in the hub on (clockwise) you put a heads in spoke and that goes two spoke holes in the rim to the right of the valve hole. For 1x lacing the number of spoke hole in the hub between your first heads out and second head in spoke is 2 not 4. That way you will have perfect 1x lacing.

Pretty easy really.

_________________
www.thecycleclinic.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:43 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 1267
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
Danny it will depend how deep the spoke bed on your rim are. On some the spoke bed is deep enough to make internal nipples more useful. Not enough info to answer your question.

_________________
www.thecycleclinic.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:12 pm
Posts: 33
Cheers.

Looks like 1x it is.

Now just to work out the spoke lengths and order :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:37 am
Posts: 34
Quick follow up on some posts I made a while back.

I'm considering using Kinlin XR-270's instead of 200's. My previous build was set on 24/28 with Sapim race front/cx-ray rear. I have been thinking and decided I wanted something a bit deeper (thus the 270's) and was wondering if I could lower the spoke count a bit. I'm almost always within a few pounds of 155lb; would it be advisable to run 20/24 or should I stick with the 24/28?

Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:50 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 1267
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
20/24 are race or event wheels in my opinion, not something to be used day in day out but of course you can do that sucessfully. You will probably be fine on a 20F/24R build given your weight and so long as you do not have a history of snaping spokes.

Personally for training wheels more spokes the better and 24F/28R wheels using a kinlin XR-270 rim would meet that intended use well for you. I can't remember what your intended use is. If your roads are crap then more spokes is better.

_________________
www.thecycleclinic.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:50 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:37 am
Posts: 34
That answered my question. Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4780 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259 ... 319  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: trex021 and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wheelbuilding - Every 5th spoke too short...

in Road

shinkansen

14

1473

Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:00 am

ProEvoSLTeamHighMod View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. The 'hub help' thread

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Everything wheels

kavitator

20

826

Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:19 pm

sanrensho View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Thread title V2.0

in Test

pam

0

155

Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:38 am

pam View the latest post


It is currently Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:10 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB