Re: [CR]spoke direction when relacing wheels


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Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 14:27:24 -0700
From: Doug Van Cleve <dvancleve@gmail.com>
To: Norm and Val Lafleur <nvlafleur@verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]spoke direction when relacing wheels
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Cool info Norm :^)

So Campy said it is okay to switch from heads in to heads out with the spok e angled the same way, but not to relace so it was angled the other direction , right? Thanks!

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 1/10/06, Norm and Val Lafleur <nvlafleur@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> I broke hub a flange after relacing hubs in a different direction. It wa s
> a
> relatively new Campy Record so I returned it to Campy USA for warranty
> consideration and was refused on the basis that hubs should always be
> relaced in the same direction. Their statement was that you could change
> the
> spoke from inside to outside of the flange or vice versa but you could no t
> change the direction of the spoke tension because the hole deformation
> weakened the flange in the other direction. When I asked how such
> important
> information could be omitted from their product literature, they responde d
> that it was common knowledge in the industry but did send me a replacemen t
> hub. This occured in the early 80's. I have relaced hubs many times since
> then always in the original direction and with no more failures.
>
> Norm Lafleur
> Ashfield, Ma.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
> To: <marcus.e.helman@gm.com>
> Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]spoke direction when relacing wheels
>
>
> > 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, marcus.e.helman@gm.com <marcus.e.helman@gm.com> 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 migh t
> b
> > e
> >> weaker because the hole and flange have been pulled that way for years ?
> >>
> >>
> >> No metallurgist I,
> >> Marcus Helman
> >> Huntington Woods, MI