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    24 hole rim, 36 hole hub, fixed gear rear HELP!

    im messing around building a 26" townie, and i'm trying to build a rear wheel. i can lace the 24 hole rim to the 36 hole hub by skipping a hole on the hub every two spokes...BUT...do you guys think that a 24 spoke wheel will be strong enough for a rear wheel? its going to be a townie...but 24 spokes seems a bit inadequate. im only 160 lb. i dont know. what does anyone think?


    AND...what about 24 hole rim on a 32 hole hub?
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    Just match the rim and hub drilling. Mixing them is not worth the effort.
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    haha...yea im leaning more and more towards that

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    spoke count

    24h rim and 32h hub is easier. 16 spokes on the drive side, 8 on the non driveside. check out www.speeddream.com. I don't know if he is still doing it, but that used to be his "thing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by zvg
    24h rim and 32h hub is easier. 16 spokes on the drive side, 8 on the non driveside. check out www.speeddream.com. I don't know if he is still doing it, but that used to be his "thing".
    This isn't a bad idea, but don't do it if your rim has offset spoke holes. Every other spoke to each flange will be slightly different in length, since the offset would be L R L R and the spokes would be R R L R R L, and it'll pull itself outta true pretty quickly. Not just speculating, I know this from a friend trying it.

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    the wheelsmith mechanics built hundred's of wheels like that with no problems.
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    The low spoke-count shouldn't be a problem in itself.
    See this article from 63XC.Com re. off-road fixing with an 18-spoke wheel...

    But it depends on what spoke pattern you can devise between the mis-matched rim and hub drillings.

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