- Building An Alfine Wheel
* Non-Drive Side Center to Flange: 31.8 mmPosted 8 years ago
* Drive Side Center to Flange: 25.5 mm
* Non-Drive Side Flange Diameter: 104.3 mm
* Drive Side Flange Diameter: 104.3 mm
i have put the above numbers into the wheelpro spoke calculator and it says for a 3x pattern i require 264.4 on left side and 263.8 on right side.
when i get spokes am i ok to say 264 or do they need to be more accurate than that?
i also assume that the 3x is the pattern i need to build it to?Posted 8 years agoseth-enslow666Member
You also nned to measure your rim. Dont go on what the ERD on the rim says as thats not what you need to size your spokes up. The wheelpro web page tells you how to measure them with 2 cut down spokes which gives a spot on ERD for your spoke length. I was amazed how much better my wheels I built are, compared to ones I have paid good money for to have built in the past. I guess it because I spent about 2 full evenings building and truing compared to 45 mins in the LBS. Make sure you get the hub size correct though! Nothing worse than getting to the build and having spokes the wrong length (as I did!) Mine was because I used the manufactures ERD SizePosted 8 years ago
Bought an alfine hub and 819 rims and need to work out the spoke dimensions in order to build the wheel.
I cant find any info on the alfine hub to get dims.
Has anyone done this before and if so what length of spoke is required?
it is the first wheel i will have built so is there anything specific or cruicial i need to know? I have read Sheldon Brown on wheel building, previous posts on here and will also be investing in the WheelPro book.Posted 8 years agoMostly BalancedMember
I built on onto a Salsa Delgado rim (18mm inside edge to outside) three cross using 257mm spokes.Posted 8 years ago
Note that the Alfine chain line is something stupid like 42mm which stops you using a big enough chain ring at the front to give sensible road gearing. The way roung this is to flip the dished sprocket over and bin one of the plastic chain guides. Nexus sprockets also fit and are available in a greater variety of sizes for not much money.
I had my alfine built onto a 819, used 250mm and 252mm which are a smidge too long for the bog standard lace pattern.
The bike shop wallah was a right grumpy git when I told him that if he didn’t give me the right spoke lengths that I would not be buying the rims and spokes from him, ended up with another member of staff doing the calculation.
Wheel is still solid 5 months later.Posted 8 years ago
If I’m going into the shop to spend about 150 on parts I expect to get the right stuff, I had the hub with me, he just didn’t want to know once he couldn’t use the on-line spoke calculator to give him a quick answer.
He got arsey giving me some guff about it being impossible to have all the rim/hub combinations (despite admitting that there is a calculation to do it), so I explained that I wasn’t going to buy any of the stuff if it wasn’t right – it’s a 70minute drive to the bike shop, over a 2 hours round trip. So I’m not going to piss about with the wrong spoke lengths and have to go back and forth.Posted 8 years ago
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