Spoke lacing, Reinforcement, Etc.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by tyrslider, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. tyrslider

    tyrslider New Member

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    I followed some instructions on this forum for spoke reinforcement by winding wire at the intersection. The results were evident; it definately stiffens it up.

    Question is: has anyone heard of lacing a wheel in a manner that the spokes are wound at the intersection. I Think it would be interesting to learn.
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I've seen it done...it looks nice, but structurally, I'd have to say either zip ties, or wire.

    When you wrap a spoke around another it makes for funny load paths.
    When you wrap or tie them, it reduced the loaded column by around half, which doubles the compression stiffness.
     
  3. tyrslider

    tyrslider New Member

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    Thank's, just forward thinking about some wheels to build!
     

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