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    floating sprocket is the new tied & solder .....

    phwoarrrr !!! is what I thought when I saw this.

    Admittedly I don't think it does anything and may even detract from the wheels overall strength but it does look pretty cool and not something I've seen before !!! Certainly is a novel approach (even though it has a traditional and somewhat forgotten basis) for pairing mismatched spoke count hubs to high spoke rims. Now wish I bought Dubrat's 24 spoke Suntour hubs and matched them to 36h rims using some worn out cogs drilled to suit.

    Bob Freeman from Seattle recently built these up.



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    Mind = blown.

    So would you get much adjustment out of the, er, false spokes?
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    Well, there'd be no lateral adjustment to the wheel as it's in the centre, but you could add tension to the rim and also provide some vertical adjustment.

    Limited benefits, but mostly looks boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey View Post
    ... but mostly looks boss.
    This. I can't see any other reason for build such a wheel.
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    But seriously gimme my name back

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. I think it looks awful.

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    twelve speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcx View Post
    I think it looks awful.
    Agreed, if it serves no functional purpose, makes the wheel weaker, and looks pretentious, why do it?
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    I thought it was called touring and you did it on a shitbox Shogun from 1992

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    Quote Originally Posted by horatio View Post
    Agreed, if it serves no functional purpose, makes the wheel weaker, and looks pretentious, why do it?
    yeah, damn strait, fuck 12 speed.....everone should go back to fixed as it's stronger than all these silly geared bikes with skinny chains, lightweight tubes and carbon bits!



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    Quote Originally Posted by horatio View Post
    Agreed, if it serves no functional purpose, makes the wheel weaker, and looks pretentious, why do it?
    If you have an excess of spoke holes in your rims compared to your hubs doing this makes the wheel no weaker and can allow more even tensioning of the rim (Jobst Brant probably has something to say on the topic and possibly an FEA model)

    I think i remember seeing some easton? wheelsets which had a central flange for MOAR aero with MOAR spokes similar look but central spokes actually attached to hub

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    Wheels look dysfunctional and shit, form over function etc....etc...., but that frame looks exquisite. Got a link to more pics that show the whole bike Spiz?
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    Don't bother....seriously.
    Loads of people say "I want to build a bike to last". Most people swap things around and buy more bikes and end up selling the one they were going to keep for life.

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