View Full Version : Hub Flange Pattern Needed

06-18-2008, 11:39 AM
Does anyone have this template in a 48-spoke pattern? All I have is this 56-spoke pattern from the Gladiator plans, & a 36-spoke pattern from the DW plans.
I also have the Kyoto, Streetfighter, or Overkill plans, none of which have a template at all.

If someone would kindly post their template pattern, it would be greatly appreciated. I can size it myself. Thanx!



06-18-2008, 01:32 PM
The reason those plans have no template is because the builder is choosing the wheel to take apart and copy the hub flanges. Since there are so many varying hub sizes, it is best to copy the hole pattern from your hub.

Here is a generic 48 hole pattern you can use. You will have to mess around with its size in photoshop, and keep printing it out until the holes match the hub on the rim you are using for spokes...


The free version of truespace is all I use to make these patterns and all of the 3D renders of my bikes. Photoshop can also do this easily.

Hope that helps.

06-18-2008, 02:01 PM
Kool, thanx Brad! That's all I needed. I have Caligari, but don't know how to use it. I'm a pretty fair hand with PhotoShop though, so sizing the template to match, is no prob.

I think I'm about ready to finally resume work on the Kroozer (KC), after about a month long hiatus. I already have a pair of Alex double-wall 48-spoke rims, disassembled, so the flanges are where I'm at next on the build.

Thanx again for posting the template!


06-18-2008, 02:48 PM
Glad it helped.

Once you learn the odd controls in TrueSpace, you will love it. I always do a mock up model of a bike in TSpace now to see if all the parts are going to work well together. DeltaWolf was 100% TrueSpace designed.

TS3.2 is the best version for fast modelling. The newer ones are clunkers and I could not figure them out.

Download this file and open it as a scene in TrueSpace....

This took about an hour to make, but was followed 100% to make the real bike.


06-18-2008, 04:06 PM
How about making a paper pattern from the hub flange itself? I believe that's what Brad does in the KC plans.

06-18-2008, 04:42 PM
How about making a paper pattern from the hub flange itself?

That thought crossed my mind, Kid, & I would as a last resort, but I'd rather DL one that somebody has already made, & size it with PhotoShop. I know, I'm always lookin' for the easy way out... :rolleyes:


06-18-2008, 07:55 PM
I also use TS3 for most of my planning.
Here are a few sites with tutorials to get going.
I also use it commercially when planning commercial kitchen setups.
Very powerful but easy system to use.
some good basic tutes here
And if there are any terry Pratchet fans out there I've done a reasonable "Leonard of Quirms" workshop with DEATH peering through the window.