Let me clarify that. The spokes were crossed coming up from the valve so I was trying to relace to open spokes for easier access. The wheels had been laced different than I had been taught and from "The Bicycle Wheel" for 3 cross. When I found that I could not relace without making new impressions in the hub I just relaced to the same pattern that they had originally been laced.
I have never heard of lacing to cross the spokes over the seam, but it sounds interesting and maybe a 4 cross would provide a better angle for that theory. Any thoughts from the wheel builders on that one?
Mark, inside avoiding the low 40's temps and snow on top of the mountain, Poore
>Subject: [CR]Pulling rim joints togeather. Tying spokes
>Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:47:58 EDT
>Just a question for Mark,
>why were you trying to crossed spokes next to the valve hole?
>I always try to avoid this for pump access reasons, although I am not
>that dilligent about it unless there are lots of spokes in the wheel.
>Do you have a theory about pulling the joint together?
>Does any one on the list have experience of tying spokes, as I would like
>hear about it before I try and do my new grass wheels?