Re: [CR]Urban Legends, by Jobst Brandt

Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck
From: "Stephen Barner" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Urban Legends, by Jobst Brandt
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 08:38:59 -0400

Clarification? Many wheel builders believe that rear wheels should be laced with drive spokes on the inside of the flange to give the laced spokes a tendency to pull away from the derailleur in low gear, and to not unduly aid an unshipped chain into the space between the cog and spokes. My point is that experience can be at least as important as theory. There are exceptions, of course. I recall a thread awhile back about a production wheel builder who had tons of experience building lousy wheels at astounding speeds.

Trying to accurately model complex real-world events so that they can be mathmatically and scientifically analyzed can prove impossible. I recall my undergraduate physics professor describing the difficulty of modeling the path of a dairy cow launched by a catapult. His first sentence of explanation was "Imagine the cow as a sphere...." I think he stole that one from another source.

Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont

----- Original Message -----

> > There is a value in that tradition
> > and experience that should be respected, and that value exists in
> > many--though certainly not all--of those who have built thousands of wheels.
> > Even if they run the trailing spokes on the drive side from the outside of t
> > he flange.
> Clarification and explanation, please.
> Chuck "Archie's 1897 book is my fav!" Schmidt
> South Pasadena, CA