Re: [CR]Pulling rim joints togeather. Tying spokes

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From: "Mark Poore" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pulling rim joints togeather. Tying spokes
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 08:28:39 -0400

Let me clarify that. The spokes were crossed coming up from the valve so I was trying to relace to open spokes for easier access. The wheels had been laced different than I had been taught and from "The Bicycle Wheel" for 3 cross. When I found that I could not relace without making new impressions in the hub I just relaced to the same pattern that they had originally been laced.

I have never heard of lacing to cross the spokes over the seam, but it sounds interesting and maybe a 4 cross would provide a better angle for that theory. Any thoughts from the wheel builders on that one?

Mark, inside avoiding the low 40's temps and snow on top of the mountain, Poore

Slatyfork, WV

>Subject: [CR]Pulling rim joints togeather. Tying spokes
>Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:47:58 EDT
>Just a question for Mark,
>why were you trying to crossed spokes next to the valve hole?
>I always try to avoid this for pump access reasons, although I am not
>that dilligent about it unless there are lots of spokes in the wheel.
>Do you have a theory about pulling the joint together?
>Does any one on the list have experience of tying spokes, as I would like
>hear about it before I try and do my new grass wheels?
>Martin Coopland