Re: [CR]32/40 spoking of wheels

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

From: "Bruce Krueger" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]32/40 spoking of wheels
To: The Maaslands <>, Classic Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <005501c2a633$55386f60$>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 18:04:50 -0800 (PST)

> > told that it enabled the same length spoke to be
> used with a small flange
> > front and hub gear rear wheels; I never
> investigated to see if this makes
> any
> > sense.
> There is absolutely no truth to this statement. ******* ..sez you. last time I checked, raleigh et al. 3spds w/ sturmey-archer 40 hole rear hubs laced (4x) to 26x1 3/8" EA3 rims use 11" spokes, which is pretty much the same (close enough, certainly, to allow interchangeability) as small flange laced 3x with 32 hole..

bruce (who rode a '72 raleigh sports over here) krueger in urbansk, IL

..oh, did I mention that I just special-ordered ten each of 32o and 40o sun CT18 (nice box section with ferules) in 26x1 3/8" EA3 (even nicer than the AT18 EA3's QBP has in their catalog only in 36o)?