David Lahey wrote: Greg Harding wrote:
You are on to it David, 28 spoke holes is what I got when I first laid eyes on that hub of yours. My first thoughts were
Tiron but the hubs are different and looks like many more spokes to me?
While we are going, I think this is outside Post Classic Era but has 28 spokes in a 19inch Akron rim:
Interesting as it skips spoke spaces that have never been drilled and no valve or rim lock holes, the valve comes through an unused spoke hole.
That is seriously dodgy spoke work there Greg. As well as the deliberately missing spokes, it looks like not enough rake on the spokes. Surely that's not the original rim for that hub
So David, was that
Mercury what you envisaged when you first looked at your 28 hole hub?
My 28 spoke wheel looks factory to me, spins true and Spokes are tight, like the
Mercurio I think it is not designed for off road? When I was about 17, (wow that is nearly 40 years ago), I radially spoked (laced) a pair of BMX wheels to see what it would be like. The lightest hubs and 20 x 1 and 3/8 lightweight rims and the lightest spokes with the shortest distance hub to rim was in a direct line. As was suggested to me, there was no give in the wheels at all but I never broke any spokes which was also suggested.
Here is an early radially spoked pair of wheels, there are some spokes missing but I think they were originally all there:
Anyway I am still keen to work out what this
rear wheel is off? We thought that because there was a wheel still bolted to swing arm in the shed and there was a M99 Alpina frame under the house missing a swingarm and rear wheel that they must go together. But the rim is only 60 mm wide and it had an Ag bike directional knobby fitted, maybe that is not true?
The hub has much bigger cooling fins and is all aluminum: