Re: [CR]History of spoke count in racing wheels.


From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: edward.h.albert@hofstra.edu, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, greenjersey@ntlworld.com
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 09:40:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]History of spoke count in racing wheels.


Dare I suggest: check the "specs"! Before you all go running to the door, spec sheets on cycles can give a good indication of what was... well "hot" at the time. So if you look at the Raleigh 1974 Team Professional, it ha d 36-spoke wheels. By the next year it had 32. From what some have alrea dy contributed from their personal experience, this jibes with the mid-70s as

being the approx. switch over. Today 36-hole rims are considered quain t enough that when I dropped off my Super Champions to be laced, one of the bike shop lads (born way after these were made) said "wow, what a lot of holes!". Indeed.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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