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Look585 08-04-2019 08:42 PM

Broken DT350 Flanges?
 
Has anyone seen a DT 350 with a broken flange?

There’s loads of broken 240 pics out on the internets, but perhaps the Asian-made 350 shells have a bit better service history?

I want to hand slot a DT 350 drive side flange for bladed spokes. I’d never do this with a 240, but am tempted to give the 350 a shot...

oldpotatoe 08-05-2019 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Look585 (Post 2575326)
Has anyone seen a DT 350 with a broken flange?

There’s loads of broken 240 pics out on the internets, but perhaps the Asian-made 350 shells have a bit better service history?

I want to hand slot a DT 350 drive side flange for bladed spokes. I’d never do this with a 240, but am tempted to give the 350 a shot...

The 350 shell IS more burley than the 240 shell..How ya gonna slot? With the tool that drills the hole below(toward the hub shell) the spoke hole? I'd say no problema...

Gotta wonder why bladed spokes too..they really offer not much over 'oval' spokes..except cheaper..

Look585 08-05-2019 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by oldpotatoe (Post 2575400)
The 350 shell IS more burley than the 240 shell..How ya gonna slot? With the tool that drills the hole below(toward the hub shell) the spoke hole? I'd say no problema...

Gotta wonder why bladed spokes too..they really offer not much over 'oval' spokes..except cheaper..

Thanks Peter, I'll give it a go.

How? Diamond needle files. A bit better control than the little drill guide. You can test each hole along the way with a spoke and only remove as much material as needed. But it is slow going.

Why? I have the proper DT New Aero spokes on hand already. Definitely cheaper than buying Aerolites. Also, the front is already done with New Aeros, and I like the added stiffness (as a former track sprinter)...


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