Wheel built mostly 3X, but partially 4X

[Wheel built mostly 3x, but partially 4x]

Once upon a time I urgently needed a wheel and I thought I had all the components to quickly build it (using my wheelbuildchart for truing).

Or so I thought. There was not enough spokes of the required length.

After the warehouse search and some calculations, I came up with the plan to build this monster. It is a 36-spoke wheel built 3x, except that on the drive side 8 spokes are in fact 4x.

After initial lacing, this is not something you even notice. Except that I'll need more than one spare spoke size - but I stopped carrying spare spokes for wheels I built myself. They never broke, not at least in last 15 years.

See you on the ride!

Konstantin Shemyak (konstantin@shemyak.com) / Bicycling / Mixed 3X-4X wheel Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS!