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#6: Optimal spoke setup for a loaded touring bike?

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Your skill level:

Totally clueless:   46votes 46 votes (21%)
I can adjust a spoke:   29votes 29 votes (13%)
I can replace a spoke:   73votes 73 votes (33%)
I build my own wheels:   60votes 60 votes (27%)

Best setup for front wheel:

28 spokes:   11votes 11 votes (5%)
32 spokes:   37votes 37 votes (17%)
36 spokes:   108votes 108 votes (49%)
40 spokes:   16votes 16 votes (7%)
48 spokes:   18votes 18 votes (8%)
Straight:   25votes 25 votes (11%)
Single butted:   10votes 10 votes (5%)
Double butted:   64votes 64 votes (29%)
13 gauge (2.3 mm):   12votes 12 votes (5%)
14 gauge (2.0 mm):   71votes 71 votes (32%)
15 gauge (1.8 mm):   20votes 20 votes (9%)
16 gauge (1.6 mm):   9votes 9 votes (4%)
Dished:   15votes 15 votes (7%)
Non-dished:   50votes 50 votes (23%)
Other: (specify below)   7votes 7 votes (3%)

Best setup for rear wheel:

28 spokes:   6votes 6 votes (3%)
32 spokes:   22votes 22 votes (10%)
36 spokes:   97votes 97 votes (44%)
40 spokes:   32votes 32 votes (15%)
48 spokes:   37votes 37 votes (17%)
Straight:   31votes 31 votes (14%)
Single butted:   7votes 7 votes (3%)
Double butted:   64votes 64 votes (29%)
13 gauge (2.3 mm):   23votes 23 votes (10%)
14 gauge (2.0 mm):   72votes 72 votes (33%)
15 gauge (1.8 mm):   18votes 18 votes (8%)
16 gauge (1.6 mm):   7votes 7 votes (3%)
Dished:   50votes 50 votes (23%)
Non-dished:   20votes 20 votes (9%)
Other: (specify below)   8votes 8 votes (4%)


Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number, and represent the number of voters who chose each option.

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Created: Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 20:44:05 PDT
Posted by: Neil Gunton
Opened: Saturday January 28, 2006 at 13:11:02 PDT
Status: Closed on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at 14:25:02 PDT
Total number of voters: 220


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