i was looking at my wheels, and i noticed something. why, in a 3-cross spoke pattern, on the last cross, why does the spoke from the outside of the flange cross under the spoke from the inside of the flange, causing them to bend around each other? as you can see from the picture, the outside spoke (blue) crosses under the inside spoke (yellow) on the last cross. i would think the outside spoke would go on the outside, so the spokes wouldn't have to bend around each other at that 3rd cross. i did it with one spoke on my old wheelset, and there is a solid 2-3mm between the spokes with the outside spoke on the outside, the inner one on the inside. i've seen this on every wheel i've looked at in detail. anyone care to enlighten me on this?
i posted this in the wheels forum but got no answer....
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