Re: [CR]spoke direction when relacing wheels

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Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 11:02:51 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]spoke direction when relacing wheels
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Howdy Marcus.

Smart folks whom you may or may not always agree with like Jobst Brandt say to always relace hubs in the same direction. Something about microcracks i n the alloy that are put under more stress by changing the direction of the force exerted on them... Plus it looks better covering the marks and even the experts disagree on which lacing is better :^)

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 1/10/06, <> wrote:
> I am going to build a set of wheels on a used pair of hubs (thanks, Paul
> Raley). It is clear from small marks near the spoke holes which way the
> hubs were initially spoked. When relacing, does it make more sense to go
> the same way or the opposite? Same way will cover the marks, but might b e
> weaker because the hole and flange have been pulled that way for years?
> No metallurgist I,
> Marcus Helman
> Huntington Woods, MI