Re: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 8, Issue 45

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 22:06:43 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 8, Issue 45
From: "Todd Kuzma" <>
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on 8/18/03 1:39 PM, at wrote:
> It appears that your experiment dealt with windup at the rim. The force
> applied at the hub from pedaling is vary slight and in line with the strong
> axes of
> the wheel. Side load from cornering and out of the saddle climbing and
> sprinting is where tied and soldered wheels are stronger. I can clearly feel
> the
> difference when stressing the wheels during the building process. Try
> measuring
> deflection with side loading.


If you read his FAQ note carefully, you'll see that he did measure for lateral deflection. Damon Rinard did some tests on lateral deflection as well, but he never got around to testing t&s spokes. What he did find, however, is fairly interesting. Further info is at:

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
LaSalle, IL