Re: [CR] Hi/Lo Proper Lacing for Velodrome Racing


Example: Production Builders:Frejus

From: "terence@shawscycles.com" <terence@shawscycles.com>
To: info@m-gineering.nl, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:35:40 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Hi/Lo Proper Lacing for Velodrome Racing


Velodromes are ridden clockwise but, it does not matter. Since a bicycle can be leaned while turning wheel loads are mostly vertical. A velodrome is banked to straighten out turns so among other things a bicycle can negotiate sharp radius turns while pedaling. Classic Phil Wood high low hubs were designed so that the high (gear side) of the hub could be built 3x and the low side built 2x.using the same length spoke on both sides Phil thought Campagnolos high low with the high flange on the opposite side was wrong. The idea was for both designs to create a symmetrical performing wheel. T. Shaw Santa Clara, California

Original Message: ----------------- From: M-gineering info@m-gineering.nl Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:16:29 +0000 To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR] Hi/Lo Proper Lacing for Velodrome Racing

On 1/26/2011 6:51 PM, Ted E. Baer wrote:
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> I don't know much about velodromes. To begin with, are they all intended to be raced in the same direction? Or are some designed to be raced clockwise and some designed to be raced counterclockwise?
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> If one is going to compete in a clockwise oriented velodrome race how should the rear flanges of the Hi-Lo hub be positioned in relation to the rider? Now same question for counterclockwise velodrome? Thanks in advance.
>

depends on which side of the equator you're racing ;)

-- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands