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    Radial laced Chris King front hub

    Has anyone ever radially laced a Chris King front hub? I know they say in their literature not to, however, I'm curious.

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    I can't imagine why anyone would try, or even want to, given the warning by CK. Any miniscule benefit would be overshadowed by the lack of factory support.
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    Point well taken

    Of course you make a good point, I just thought it would look cool.

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    I'm sure people have done it before with success, and I'm sure others have done it and encountered a cracked flange (otherwise CK wouldn't have the warning) with no warranty replacement. Which person do you want to be?

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    Just do 1x. It still looks cool and doesn't stress the flange as much.
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    I tried it on a set of non-disc hubs ten years ago. I have never had a minute's trouble with it (I still have the hubs). Did it look cool? Oh, yeah. Would I do it again? Nope. It was noodly, especially with the Sid I was running at the time, and considering CK cautions against it (which I was unaware of when I had them built), it just isn't worth it. They bling enough without the sexy lacing, IMO.

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    I don't get why anyone bothers with anything else than 3X.

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