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#1 MSwiss


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:11 PM

With bike hubs, are the holes for the spokes, in line, from the left flange to the right flange?


It seems like they would make an ideal piano wire holder for the frequent scratchbuilder.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:12 PM

Hi , the hub holes are staggered left flange to right flange to match the alternating left and right hand holes in the bike rim.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

Mark is correct.


I dont miss the bleeding/sore finger tips from my wheel building days.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:06 PM

I know where your going, Mike. I use a 2" wire spool, drilled to take 3/8ths inch brass tubing across the flanges. The

tubing is 6" long, which will take 12" lengths of brass rod or piano wire. I stuck a long auto wheel weight inside to

keep it from falling over.


It's true that auto wire wheels also have the stagger. Being the only one in my circle of car guys with a trueing rig, I

have done more than my share of Dunlop and Borrani wire wheels.

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