[CR]Re: rebuilding classic MA-40 wheel

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Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 23:10:18 -0500
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: rebuilding classic MA-40 wheel

Garth wrote:
>the rear wheel requires better than 12 gauge, no matter how smooth
>the roads are. He wants to rebuild using double butted 14-12-14
>gauge also cross 3. He also says that straight 12 gauge is for
>weight weenies, not the real world. I am ashamed to say that I
>thought all along that the higher number is the lighter wire (not
>the other way around). This wrench is Spanish only speaking, and my
>Spanish is only fair.

I think you're losing something in the translation. 12 gauge would be motorcycle spokes. It's 15 gauge that you have, and 14-15-14 would be stronger at the hub. Two great sources of info:

http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spokes.htm

Roy "build them yourself" Drinkwater Lititz "pass the nipple lube", PA