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Old 2012-09-03, 04:20 PM   #16
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Wonder if a schlumpf hub would be ok with the odd spoke spacings??
32 to 48 works pretty well but 32 to 36 is not fun. Since it is a single wall rim I would just re-drill the rim for 36 spokes.

A geared 32 would be a great commuting setup.
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Old 2012-09-03, 06:38 PM   #17
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Since it is a single wall rim I would just re-drill the rim for 36 spokes.
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Rim is double walled, 48 holes, no eyelets, painted black semi gloss, aluminum, 800gm. The rim has minimal bead hook, kinda rounded, not as well made as the Stealth 2, but for a cheapy it's decent quality.
Eric, the rim is double wall, I am not really sure if that makes a difference for re-drilling, as I have never attempted to re-drill a rim.
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Old 2012-09-03, 07:06 PM   #18
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I could see surly make something like a 32x3 knard. That would be interesting.
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Old 2012-09-04, 02:04 AM   #19
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Hey Eric, look for a pm, I have a couple questions for you!
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Old 2012-09-05, 03:17 AM   #20
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Eric, the rim is double wall, I am not really sure if that makes a difference for re-drilling, as I have never attempted to re-drill a rim.
OOPS, Sorry.

Re-drilling a double wall rim would be a bit tougher but I can't see why it can't be done.

You might be able to get away with 24 spokes for nice even spacing and tension without drilling new holes...
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Old 2012-09-05, 09:50 PM   #21
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OOPS, Sorry.

Re-drilling a double wall rim would be a bit tougher but I can't see why it can't be done.

You might be able to get away with 24 spokes for nice even spacing and tension without drilling new holes...
Would you like salsa and sour cream with that?
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Old 2012-09-05, 10:40 PM   #22
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there are several spoke length calculators online and here is a link to a downloadable one. If anyone is interested:

http://www.machinehead-software.co.u...alculator.html

My wife will be interested in this sized wheel. She is small and used to be a wheelbuilder and mech. perhaps the perfect combo to take on a project. will pass this all on to her.

Nurse Ben, thanks for tonights dinner conversation starter.
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I always have a healthy supply of hot-sauce and sour cream in the fridge.

Hence the "might"

Who knows though, I am still planning on trying it with a 36" wheel some time.
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Old 2012-09-10, 02:25 AM   #24
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I would really like to build a 32er

I am back in US for a month or 2 over Xmas if anyone wants to go halves on a Walmart 32 cruiser for a donor???????
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Hey Alan, the only problem with your plan is if you can't find one in stock.

Apparently they are not in all Walmarts and by Xmas they may not be around at all due to the change in seasons.

Where will you be staying when you come back to the States?

Honestly, considering that you live overseas and this product may not be around forever, you might want to get two rims and two tire/tubes, that way you have a back up.

The tire is pretty good really, and having a spare tubre and tire is worthwhile. Two rims, two tires, two tubes for ~$200 USD is a pretty good deal.

While you're here you should look into getting the new 36er tire
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Hey Alan, the only problem with your plan is if you can't find one in stock.

Apparently they are not in all Walmarts and by Xmas they may not be around at all due to the change in seasons.

Where will you be staying when you come back to the States?

Honestly, considering that you live overseas and this product may not be around forever, you might want to get two rims and two tire/tubes, that way you have a back up.

The tire is pretty good really, and having a spare tubre and tire is worthwhile. Two rims, two tires, two tubes for ~$200 USD is a pretty good deal.

While you're here you should look into getting the new 36er tire
I am in New York pretty regularly..... my other thought is that they are boud to offer spares for them at some point so I could get a front wheel set then??
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my other thought is that they are boud to offer spares for them at some point so I could get a front wheel set then??
That would be a lovely thought, but we're talking about a bike made in China for Kent/Walmart, so that might be wishful thinking.

There is some discussion on MTBR about a new wheel standard between 32" and 36", and Josh at UDC has a built 32" wheel (sister to mine) that is doing the tour at UDC, so anything is possible.

The current tire is good enough that it'd be worthwhile having a second one. I only have one 32" tire/rim/tube, so my current plan is to build a frankentire, but if that doesn't work so well, then I might be interested in splitting another bike.

It really does ride well, worth the effort and cost, esp if you are building it on a 48h hub, then it's simply plug and play. My hybrid wheel build is a little funky (36h hub to 48h rim), so I'm being careful with it; that shouldn't last long
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Hey Nurse Ben, I build up my 32" today and got a chance to to ride it for 30 minutes.

First impression, Liking it. The bigger, heaver 36" still seems to be in a class of it's own, and I love that big wheel ride. The feel of the lighter, thinner 32" wheel is more of a step up from a 28" than a smaller 36" wheel. The 32 seems as nimble as the 28", with a larger wheel.

I hate to admit that I didn't build the wheel myself. I got anxious this weekend, calculated that with the Nimbus ISIS 48h hub it should be 4cross. I tried to build the wheel, got fed up, and brought it into the local bike shop. They calculated/started 4 cross, but ended up building it 3 cross. Reused the spokes and nipples without cutting.

Swapped the wheel into my 36" KH frame and was rolling. (New KH 36 frame and parts are on order

I'll get it out tomorrow and put a few miles on the 32, see how it really rides.
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I am in New York pretty regularly..... my other thought is that they are boud to offer spares for them at some point so I could get a front wheel set then??
Alan I forgot I will check the Walmarts in my area, give me a few days and I will let you know
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Alan I forgot I will check the Walmarts in my area, give me a few days and I will let you know
FYI, Those 32" bikes are available to order through walmart online. Free shipping to the store
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