Spoke length for Sturmey-Archer XL-FD

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  1. Rayon_Power

    Rayon_Power New Member

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    I bought a Sturmey-Archer XL-FD hub, without the rim and spokes, and I was wondering how long the spokes need to be for that hub on a twenty-six inch wheel.

    I'm still pretty new to the site, so if this question has been asked before, all I need is a link to that thread and I'll be on my way. Thanks!
     
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    Tony01 Well-Known Member

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    Probably around 230mm. You gotta find out for sure with a spoke calculator.
     
  4. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Well-Known Member

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    I’ve used 250mm spokes cross 3 pattern. But if you go cross 4 pattern length can vary by a lot. For example I’ve taken a 26 coaster brake worksman wheel and using those spokes laced in a sturmey xlfd in its place . Bairdco has done lots of this type of wheel building.
     

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