rruff wrote:There are many patterns you can make with 10 or 14 spokes on each side. I'd avoid ones that have groupings of 3 in a row though... 2 is pushing it.
You also need to think about heads-in and heads-out and where the cross will occur, etc.
Yes I'm seeing that, but it seems that regardless of the combination I choose everything will revolve around 4 crows foot patterns(2 on each side) with my only real options being the spoke tangents.
I wanted to get heads in all the way around on both sides, but after doing a couple of drawings and using a 36 hole crows foot laced wheel I have as a reference I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible without seriously modifying the spokes.
I've settled on a design that creates the best tangents while keeping the design symmetrical. I believe this design is sound...do you see anything that could be changed to make it better?
All these drawing are viewed as if you're looking at them from the drive side ie freehub closest to you.
NDS yellow spokes are heads in red spokes are heads out
DS Green spokes are heads in Blue spokes are heads out
Complete wheel Green & Yellow heads in Blue & Red heads out
Also, will I be able to use a spoke calculator to figure these lengths or will I need to do it on paper?