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4-cross for what?

May 15, 2024

note the spokes’

twisted tortured 


jacked up journey   

from hub to rim


4-cross  for what?

for show


build this wheel 

I did not


from BikeWorks 

I got


it’s all so  

12 years ago 


it’s all so

unnecessary bro


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pidlerwater said...

Alistair pointed out, this isn't just a 4-cross, it's a fucked up 4-cross

Posted May 17, 2024 08:10 AM | Reply to this comment

Alistair said...

Yeah, typically the interlacing of a crossing spoke happens over or under the last spoke being crossed, depending on whether the spoke is inbound or outbound through the hub flange. So the spoke goes under three spokes and over the fourth, or over three spokes and under the fourth. In this wheel the crossing spoke goes over, over, under over, for the outbound/trailing spokes, and under, under, over, under, for the leading spokes. This is unusual but hey, it seems to work just fine, so I guess it's not a big deal. The main question in my mind is WWRHD? What would Ric Hjertberg do, if he came across such a wheel?

Posted May 18, 2024 09:57 AM | Reply to this comment

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