New 24" front wheel built from mainly left over parts. Ordered the $35 SuperLight 79 from bikehubstore, used a spare Velocity Aeroheat 24" rim and shortened some straight gauge spokes using my newly acquired Hozan spoke threading machine.
Total weight: 600g.
|WL, width from center to left flange||33.65mm|
|WR, width from center to right flange||33.65mm|
|dL, left flange diameter||30mm|
|dR, right flange diameter||30mm|
|S, spoke hole diameter||2.0mm|
Velocity Aeroheat 24" ERD - 485mm.
Spoke length data
|cross||left length||right length|
I laced the wheel radially because:
- its a front wheel;
- with rim brakes; and
- the hub has radial lacing compatible flanges (they're strong enough).
32 hole rim, 16 hole hub
There's no special magic to getting this rim/hub spoke hole count arrangement to work. You just skip every second hole in the rim.
There is one issue to note. On a rim like the Aeroheat, the spoke holes are drilled in an alternating pattern. When using only 16 holes (and skipping every second hole) every second spoke goes into a hole intended for the other side flange. You may notice that every second spoke nipples will come out of the rim at a not ideal angle.