Fat Bike Wheel

gucu

Finding my (electric) wheels
Oct 30, 2019
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Hopefully someone can help. I bought a lovely fat bike the other day and it is amazing fun but going up hills is a drag and so I also acquired 1500 watts of power. Unfortunately I didn't do my research! So the fat bike has a 32 spoke wheel and the fat bike has a 36 spoke wheel. I have done some searches but I am not finding many fat bike wheels with 36 spoke holes.
1. Does anybody know of a possible supplier please? 26" wheel with 3.5" rim.
2. Is it possible to blank in the holes on the electric wheel and then re-cut 32 spoke holes in it?
3. Any other suggestions?
Thanks
Rich
 

RobF

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I wonder if it would be possible to lace a 36 hole hub to a 32 hole rim, leaving four holes in the hub without a spoke.

The spoke pattern might look odd, but my initial thought is it could be made to work.
 

Woosh

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I wonder if it would be possible to lace a 36 hole hub to a 32 hole rim, leaving four holes in the hub without a spoke.
it's like having 4 broken spokes in your wheel.
If the nipples are rusted then you can carry on. If the nipples are in good condition, they will loosen leading to catastrophic failure.
 

wheeliepete

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You need a Weinmann DHL80 36H rim, but not sure who stocks them these days. Ruff Cycles may have something. Otherwise you need a 32H motor.
 

wheeliepete

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Here you go
 

gucu

Finding my (electric) wheels
Oct 30, 2019
20
1
Thanks for finding that for me, they seem to be non-existent!
Rich