How to install 12 gauge spokes to conventional ebike rim

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How to install 12 gauge spokes to conventional ebike rim

Post by Doctorbass » Sep 23, 2011 8:44 pm

I made a quick video to show you a trick to remove the eyeslet of conventional rim to be able to fit the 12 gauge nipples

As well.. i'll add a washer between the nipple and the rim to extand the surface area and not stress too much the border of the aluminum holes




That idea become 100% bulletproof by completing it with that following nipple and eyeslet upgrade:

I must add that the main idea is this:

- to be able to fit 12 gauge spokes to normal eyeslet rim
- to gave stronger wheel assembly
- to use a known mecanical principle to distribute the force with uniformity around a hole ( spherical washer technique)
- Having a larger surface in the rim than a common eyeslet offer where the pressure is applied by the nipple.
- Be able to NOT bend the spokes and have a stronger wheel
- Having better quality spokes and nipples with HOLMES HOBBIES LLC stuff than the past NewsonSportec one wich had a REALLY bad QC.. ( half the nipples was unusable )

The spherical washer is a known device in mecanical ingeneering that allow to apply a force that is applied in a specific direction and to preserve the uniformity of the pressure applied on the parts.

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