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Old 09-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #5830
pierce
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Originally Posted by WayFar View Post
Your comment makes no sense. Care to explain? FWIW the bike runs, rides, handles(for what it is) and stops great. no complaints at all from me.
radial spokes don't deliver torque to the rim effectively, as the torque vector is perpendicular to the spokes... that applies to both torque from hub braking and engine acceleration. so that torque is causing the spokes to 'wind up', and they likely will fail a lot sooner than normally spoked wheeels, where the spokes come off the hub flange at near a tangent angle.
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