I just compleated building my new trials uni with the torker dx hub and 127mm cranks that I bought from Jaguar this winter. I built the wheel and frame myself, I built the wheel with a four cross pattern lacing the spokes under the third cross and over the fourth. It turned out great, the hold up was getting a 19" rim with 48 spoke holes but UDC has them now and they are calling it a nimbus rim. It apears to be of a good quality and has reinforced nipple eyelets. The spokes I ordered were too long, I didn’t have the rim so I had the spoke length calculated by UDC and the tag said that they were 178mm 4 cross, and they were about a quarter of an inch too long so I called and told them I needed them to be 174mm and they sent a second set at no charge. When I got them I pulled out one spoke to compare lengths and they were exactly the same length. This time I measured them and it turns out they were 174mm so the first set was mislabled. I didn’t want to wait for a third set to be sent and I was able to find 170mm spokes from a local bike shop. I hope I can send back the second set of spokes for a refund but I haven’t talked to them yet.
I will post a picture as soon as I can, I don’t have a digital camera of my own so it may be a few days.
Here are some pictures. I like how it rides with the short cranks, my last trials had a profile hub with 145mm cranks which I thought were too long, I was allways cliping a pedal. I think 135s would be perfect but alas there is no such thing.
I wanted to build it with 48 spokes from the beginning I thought that if i couldn’t get a rim I would build it with 32. It took me a while to get it built because i was building my coker first and in the winter it is too cold to work in my garage a lot of the time.
Notice the spoke patern I tried a BMX trick lacing the spokes under the third cross and then over the fourth. The last spoke on each side was hard to get in but I think it looks cool and it pulls the spokes in closer to the hub and is suposed to protect the spoke when doing grinds.
Yea sorry about that I realy should, I don’t have a camera of my own and every time I borrow one I forgot what I did the last time.
The last time I had the pictures sent to me in an email and I was able to convert them to a jpg and I was able to get them to about 25mb and was able to post the pictures without an atachment. I will try to get them reduced and repost them.