Bicycle Mechanics - Size of hub spoke hole/ spoke width question
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02-13-09, 12:53 PM
Im building some wheels and I got some old Deore hubs. When I put a spoke through the spoke hole it seems somewhat loose, like theres a lot of room for the spoke to move around in there. They are 14 gauge spoke by the way. Does having "too much" room for a spoke in the spoke hole matter much? Is it significantly better to have a spoke fit snugly into a hub spokehole?
02-13-09, 03:08 PM
There should be a slightly loose fit, otherwise it would be near impossible to get the hole around the elbow. Once it is laced and tensioned, there will be no play.
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