Which brings us to the fun part – lacing!
If you thought your shoes were fun, then you are in for a treat. After much contemplation, two wheels have emerged.
The Rear Wheel: standard issue 3-cross.
A well established, rock solid lacing pattern that should keep the rear wheel nice and true. I’ve built a couple of these, so I have some practice under my belt.
The Front Wheel: Ridiculousness.
For the front wheel, there’s no need to worry about torque like you do for the rear, so we may as well make some bad decisions. “Crow’s foot” and “3-leading; 3-trailing” lacing were both considered, but I came to the conclusion that this one right here would be the most unique option on the table. It’s a combo of 2-cross and 3-cross spokes and with 36 spokes, it ought to be strong enough. We’ll find out soon enough.
More to come once it’s wheel build time…