Author Topic: New wheels for the Paragon?  (Read 601 times)

Svend

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Re: New wheels for the Paragon?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2012, 05:38:58 pm »
Thanks Epic.

I get the gauge thing; the smaller the number the thicker the wire.  Will I have a problem lacing thicker spokes into the old hub? I am going to check my wheels and see if they are laced 3 cross.  If not, I assume that if I re-lace them and go to 3 cross I may need longer spokes.

The Mavic bladed spokes look pretty cool, I must say, and logic tells me that they are radially stronger.  I am impressed with their wheels, too.  My wife's bike has older Crossrides, and our daughter's has 317's, and for basic wheels, they're both pretty bombproof and nicely finished. 

I need to check Zinn's book...I seem to remember a chapter in there on wheels and lacing patterns.  Bedtime reading tonight....zzzzzz