Sunday, November 08, 2009

Pimp My Bike

Pimped Bicycle
2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750

6 comments:

GeologyJoe said...

the chromed out chopper bike is cool. I have no idea how they would have laced those rims, there have got to be 144 spokes per rim there.

Tony said...

GeoJoe ~ Must be something like Jedi Bike Skills, donthca know. Is there something magical about the number of 144 you selected as your guess for the spokes? I'm just askin' seein' as how you are a master bikemeister type-o-dude an' all.

GeologyJoe said...

12x12=144. its just an edumacated guess.

Tony said...

GeologyJoe ~ Wow, I must be more dense than metamorphic rock because I cannot see what the hell 144 or 12x12 has to do with calculating the number of spokes on any given bicycle wheel. Do spokes have to be a factor of 12 to balance or something? I am sincerely curious as my motorcycle has spoke wheels and I am wanting to count them to make sure I have enough!

GeologyJoe said...

spokes have to be an even number. but thats the only fact.

i saw somewhere that wheels like that have been built with 144 spokes. The more spokes the stronger the wheel, except that at some point too many will put an awful lot of holes through the rim and likely weaken it.

but really who is doing anything beyond a soft ride on pavement with that ride?

id be curious to know how many spokes are on your motorcycle.

Tony said...

GeologyJoe ~ Sometimes you scare me and other times you just plain baffle me with your curiosities. Now I will not be able to rest until I can get home and check to see how many dang spokes my motorcycle has! Sheesh, I know you do this sort of thing just to keep me unsettled...

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