Monday, 3 March 2014

Can you use 28 hole Rim with a 36 hole hub?

Can you use 28 hole Rim with a 36 hole hub? - Into

Single speed folding bike. . . . .  Not very useful in hilly Devon. Bucket full of old bike bits, 36 hole MTB hub and associated cassette, chain, and shifters. 

Can you use 28 hole Rim with a 36 hole hub? - Can it be done.

NO. Not without significant pre-meditation.

Can you use 28 hole Rim with a 36 hole hub? - What I learnt.

Basically in trying the lace a 36 hole hub to a 28 hole rim, you will end up with spare holes in the hub, this creates effective differences in spoke length, so if you start out with all the same lengths, as I did, some will be too short, others too  long.

I tried three times to get the combo to work, but couldn't and my standards are way low, so don't think you can bodge it, you can't. Of course I was also migrating from non-dished to dished which made things sven more difficult.

Spare Holes create effect spoke length differences.

Can you use 28 hole Rim with a 36 hole hub? - A solution

If you still fancy a go and have the time to buy the proper spokes, then there a way to do this, but it is very difficult. A chap called Benjamin Lewis Has done it!

2 comments:

  1. this is going to be an alternating crows foot spokes and crossing spokes pattern, with the two side offset, isn't it?
    I thought about the opposite (28 spoke hub, 16 hole rim) but I decided no fat butt needed a stronger wheel, so I would just be asking for trouble!

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  2. Yes it looks very complicated to get this to work, far beyond my 1 - patience 2 - time budget 3 - ability!

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