[CR]Another Wheelbuilding Question

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:22:41 -0400
From: Chris Beyer <beyerc@mailserver.volvo.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Another Wheelbuilding Question

Please don't delete; this isn't the same horse we've beaten previously.

I know Tony Oliver recommends 32/40 spoking, 3x, for touring appications. I also know this recommendation applies to 27" or 700c wheels.

Any helpful hints from experienced wheelbuilders on the list regarding # of spokes necessary when building smaller wheels (559 or 650B)? I assume 32 would be sufficient using 14/15 db spokes; is 28 pushing it? Not for a mountain bike.....


Chris Beyer
Bloomfield, NJ