my monty rim is dying, it took it to a wheel builder and he couldn’t true it because the spokes threads are dying due to being the wrong size,
the wheel was originaly build around a monty rim and a susue hub, it was a realy well built wheel. only it wasn’t build around a reealy good hub.
however when i got my profile hub i had it built buy the wheel builder at my local bike shop, (who isn’t renowned for his work with unicycles)
he “couldn’t” source spokes the right size so he re-used the old ones.
but since the spokes needed to be a bit longer for the profile hub they have seized up in the nipples make them impossible to turn without shearing the nipples. also the spokes are starting to tear through the rim, which is bad.
i’ve found a new wheel builder who i trust to work on my new wheel.
he does mostly dh bikes, the previous bloke worked mostly on racing bikes.
this time to keep as many variables as possible i’ve decided to specify the spokes myself.
i’m going to get an alex dx32 19" rim this time.
there probably isn’t much diference between it and the monty but i fancy a change
so, what spokes should i get for the alex and the profile?
i’m in the u.k. so they need to be readily available here.
i’m looking for the best, since spokes aren’t exactly expensive.
i’m not too bothered about colours
Just go with unicycle.com supplies. You can get EXACTLY what you want there and until somebody decides to really compete with them they are the one and only. My Alex/Profile rig has Marwi spokes so… those should do.
32x 169.74mm spokes 14g and brass nipples 14g
spokes and nipples by marwi if i can get them or otherwise dt (which need to be an extra 1mm longer)
to be built 2 cross
are my spoke and nipple sizes correct?
leo, doesent 2 cross lacing increase the likleyhood of the wheel going out of true?
although i can understand that the wheel will be better at handling drops. it would seem that this would be at the cost of the wheels ability to withstand sidways forces.(like landing badly).
i’m not a wheel builder though or i wouldn’t have to ask.