Can of worms dude. Been discussed here many times but the spoke manufacturers recommend pulling spoke elbow out to take the force off the head and put some of it on the elbow to distribute the force more better. Out in the real world I think most everyone agrees it does not matter. If a spoke flexes enough to hit your caliper under braking its probably too loose.pvd said:
All sorts of lacing holds up. I have been using a couple of experimental wheels for several years. The fronts (32 spoke) are 2x disc side and 3x non disc. Have one rear wheel laced 1x drive side and 3x disc side. No trouble with them at all so far.Ratt said:...Dave Thomas built a wheelset for my 225 lb friend's 6 x 5" travel bike with 2 cross on the front non-disc side. Holding up fine 2 yrs now.
How about you edit PVD's stuff and PM it to him.Bikinfoolferlife said:While I've not fully checked out pvd's wikis, I have noticed he needs to learn verb tenses and use of a spell checker. Just turns me off when someone does something like this and can't even be bothered to make sure it's presented well (my apologies pvd if English isn't your primary language). I have noticed his wikis haven't gotten full support on some of the threads. I'd probably be more likely to give the wikis more credence if within the first few sentences there aren't already some fine examples of poor English, but I usually skip them at that point anyways. Maybe it's the self congratulatory description that when he writes a wiki it's "nice"; hard to argue that, since they're only self-edited.