Re: [CR] Spanish Spoke Lace

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From: "paccoastcycles" <>
To: Ken <>, <>
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Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:22:13 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR] Spanish Spoke Lace

OH. Another name for crow's foot. No advantage, novel without any real disadvantages as far as I can tell. It's always been kinda neat.

Chuck Hoefer
Vista, California USA

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From: Ken
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 6:11 AM
Subject: [CR] Spanish Spoke Lace


My winter bike wheels (Normandy hubs and Mavic MA2 rims) have just come back from the wheel shop after a respoke with Italian stainless spokes to try and solve a clicking spoke issue. I note that the wheel builder has employed a rather unusual technique to lace the spokes and he calls this Spanish lace.

The Spanish lace appears to be a combination of radial spoke lacing and 2X spoke lacing (forward and reverse) on adjacent spokes with all the spoke heads being inserted from the inside face of the hub flange.

A picture of this hub and spoke weave can be found at

I wonder why the wheel builder has chosen to employ this lace pattern other than as a cure for 3X lacing boredom ?

Are any technical advantages or disadvantages known about this spoke lace pattern ?


Ken Hume London, England


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