I did a dry run of building a 3x 36 spoke wheel.
I followed Roger Mussons E-Book to what I thoght was the letter but i’ve never seen this mentioned. I like the musson book because the told how to account for if the hole by the valve stem is the high to the right or low on the right.
On the drive side all the spokes that come from the inside to the insde (the one that goes cross cross under stick out pretty far from the rim. Where the spokes that come from inside out are about even with the inner rim.
On the non drive side the spokes come from inside out are the short ones, and the ones that come from the outside to inside are the long one.
Going around the rim on the drive side it goes short, long, short , long.
On the other side it does the same thing.
If I count both sides it goes short, short, long, long
Seems like I have the spoke right around the valve hole an all spokes from each side goes to the correct side of the rim
On the drive side the spokes that come from inside out go, over, over under and are the trailers. Lead spokes going from outside in go under, under over.
On the non drive side its the same the inside out spoke is over, over under and is a trailer.
It looks right I have parallel spokes, crossed spoke with spoke from other side.
Is the short, long pattern normal. If not any idea what I did wrong? Doesn’t seem like it should be like that.
The key spoke comes from inside out and went to the left of the valve stem hole. Then next hole went to in 4th and landed next to first 9 spokes. 3rd round of spokes went from inside to out side and became the cross, cross, under spoket
Thanks for any help.