Re: [CR]wheel building restoration - may questions

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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 15:51:39 -0500
From: "coel canth" <>
To: "R.S. Broderick" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]wheel building restoration - may questions
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i have one of these wheels, 32h radially laced.. total weight comes out to around 430g it is built with galvanized 1.5/1.8mm butted spokes

i can't comment much on durability as i've never ridden on it.. i'd like to rebuild the wheel before gluing on new tires and I am having an impossible time locating replacement spokes (i'd like to avoid using straight gauge).. the rim does suffer some deformation around each spoke hole, though they are Very Light (about 260g)

Andrei Padlowski Glen Ridge, New-J

On Nov 12, 2007 2:58 PM, R.S. Broderick <> wrote:
> Peter,
> Harlan Meyers of Hi-E fame was a strong and early proponent of radial
> laced
> front wheels, and in fact, built hubs for that purpose as well as
> completed
> wheels starting circa 1972/1973. You are welcome to review that Hi-E
> material which has been posted to WoolJersey, which also includes specific
> thoughts by Harlan on this very subject, by following this link:
> Now, all of this is not to say that radial laced front wheels were truly
> "common" in the early 1970's, as they were still very much considered a
> cutting edge phenomenon back then and were rarely if ever seen on a street
> bike ( least not in my little corner of the world). However, for
> certain and specific competitive applications they were by no means
> unheard
> of either.
> Robert "radial is not necessarily the same as radical" Broderick
> ...the "Frozen Flatlands" of South Dakota
> Sioux Falls, USA