Steve Leitgen wrote, but I <snip>
> One of Pino's setups had spokes threaded at both ends. The one end
> threaded into the hub flange and the other had what appeared to be
> spoke nipples threaded inside and out. The nipples had a lock nut that
> pressed against the outside of the rim. Hope I got that right. I'm
> dealing with 25 year old memories. Behringer had a pair hanging in his
> shop. Must have been a bugger to true. +++++++++++++++++++++ I'm a gonna get in a heap o' trouble again, but...First, let me salute Pino for incredible creativity, and the ability to get others to share his vision on so many ideas. Second, and I'm not a structural or mechanical engineer or anything like that, but I reckon he was a lot more creative than analytical. For the life of me, I can't imagine why I would want to use three nuts on a spoke, instead of one and a hook or bell end. The darned spokes are pure tension members, regardless of how many nuts on on them or truing them or designing the wheels. My instinct would be that not overconstraining the system would be likely to lead to longer spoke life, assuming that the spokes are well-bedded at one end and enter the rim at the correct angle (loosely defined) at the rim.
harvey "no relation" sachs