After breaking an old wheel down into it’s components and giving them all a good scrub down, we endeavored to rebuild it in the more visually appealing 3 leading 3 trailing lacing pattern.

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Not sure if you can tell from this point in the build but that was a futile endeavor; the spokes are 5mm too long, thus a lace pattern alteration was required. The resulting swearing fest ended with breaking down and re-lacing it in it’s original 4 cross configuration..  This wheel uses 303mm Hoshi 14/15 butted spokes with a Mavic MA 2 rim, laced to a Shimano 600 Ultegra 36h hub.

Final spoke pattern…

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