[CR] Re: Wheelbuilding

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Subject: [CR] Re: Wheelbuilding
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 17:04:32 -0800
Thread-Topic: [CR] Re: Wheelbuilding
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From: "KO Kevin" <kko@ci.springfield.or.us>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

From: Peter Jon White <lists@peterwhitecycles.com> Subject: Re: [CR] RE: Wheelbuilding <http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22RE%3A++Wheelbuildi ng%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D>

KO Kevin wrote:
> I always build so that the spokes cross at the rim seam. With 32 holes
> this makes it necessary to cross the valve hole. Crossing the valve
> hole is just a slight inconvenience, while I feel that crossing the seam
> is correct and makes for a better build.

I'm dying to know why.

-- Peter Jon White Peter White Cycles 24 Hall Rd. Hillsborough, NH 03244 603 478 0900 Phone 603 478 0902 Phax http://www.PeterWhiteCycles.com http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/

The way I learned decades ago was that crossing the seam keeps the seam pulled together, and was especially important on old Super Champion rims. Now this may be a myth, but since crossing the valve is only a slight (if any) inconvenience, I have always crossed the seam on 32-hole builds.