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    GranitCurbVia53x11Sprint Todd Richards's Avatar
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    Hubs slotted for aero spokes.. do you HAVE to use aero spoke?

    I found a deal on eBay for Ritchet 32 hole hubset I'd like to lace for a rainday/training wheelset.
    The hubs have slotted holes for Aero spokes... do I HAVE to use aero spokes???

    Todd (it's still raining in Maine) Richards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Richards
    The hubs have slotted holes for Aero spokes... do I HAVE to use aero spokes???
    No
    Becareful buying/selling bike parts on-line. I learned the hard way. :(

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    No you don't need to. Aero spokes have the same ends anyway, and will work the same way as standard spokes. Some might argue that the holes will be weaker and a spoke could pull through more easily, but I've only seen such a thing happen in big crashes, in which case the wheel is probably toast anyway. Enjoy your new wheel.

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