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    fudging spoke length

    According to my handy dandy spoke length calc, I need 48 295mm spokes, and 16 293mm spokes for my wheelbuild. If I get a pack of 72 295mm spokes can I get away with using them on the drive side of the rear wheel, or will the extra 2mm be a problem.

    If it is a problem should O just order 16 293s, or take them down to the LBS to have them cut. I'm using Open Pros in case that matters.

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    in my experience 2 MM either way is usually a problem. 2 MM too long a problem immediately, and 2 MM too short a problem later.

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    Senior Member mattface's Avatar
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    Ignore this. I screwed up my calculations anyway by entering the wrng hub dims.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...44#post1997744

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