[CR]Assymetrical lacings

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

From: "Neill Currie" <neill_currie@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 16:38:43 -0400
Subject: [CR]Assymetrical lacings

Well, I guess it may have been, almost, beaten to death recently as to whether one can feel the difference in ride quality between 4 cross and 3 cross, or low versus high flange lacings. However, there's one question I have, and I am not sufficient of a mathematician/physicist to answer it for myself. To (possibly??) compensate for the difference between spoke tensions on rear wheels with (lots/some) dish, some people advocate lacing the drive side 4 cross and the non-drive, say, 2 cross. The question is: does this really provide a measurable compensation for the spoke tensions typically experienced versus the same wheel laced 3 cross each side, and if so, by how much does it compensate??

Neill (not wishing to start a thread similar to "which chain lube is best") Currie, gorgeous Hillsborough, Nh.