Spoke length for Sturmey-Archer XL-FD

Rayon_Power

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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!
 

MotoMagz

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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.