35 pounds is not much weight compaired to the weight I apply to the wheel when I stress it. Sometime I have to put half or more of my weight on the rim to make anything happen. Now put your whole body weight on the wheel and sprint out of the sadle and tell me T&S makes no difference.
Kevin Casey Wheels by Kevin Casey now at Bicycle John's in Burbank (818)848-8330
In a message dated 8/19/2003 4:49:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> With the hub rigidly secured, with its axle vertical, dial gauges were
> >mounted at four equally spaced locations on the machine bed to measure
> >rim deflections as a 35lb weight was sequentially hung on the wheel at
> >these positions. The deflections were recorded for each location and
> >averaged for each wheel before and after tying and soldering spokes.