-- John Betmanis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Brandt also claims that tying and soldering does nothing to measurably increase the lateral stiffness of the wheel ant is likely a throwback from the high wheeler days when it would keep broken spokes from flailing around and causing damage.
+ Keeping the spokes together on a 700c wheel might be a good thing too. Low count spoke wheels and for thin spokes, I believe in it. Does Jobst's model take into account all conditions a wheel might encounter?
Kind of like the dowel in the steerer tube. It might help avoid
catastrophe at failure time.
> So, basically, you would be tying and soldering to give your vintage bike the proper period look. Of course, some people say Brandt is an idi ot.
+ The person who started the thread is a high wheel rider. I saw a Wheelman demo that that he was part of back in the 1980s. My memory on the event is hazy. I still remember that I was darn impressed, and real glad I was a safety rider. I have ridden a penny farthing before, but I was real careful and real slow. No legs over the handlebars gymnastics, and fast free spinning downhills for me.
The Thomas Stevens books are online, and I think I would have stuck to
Steven Johnson, Shiloh, IL