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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I don't change avatars that much. (Actually, I just realized I've had 15 since getting on BF. They're all here
. Which is rather less impressive than this picture
Reusing spokes is a good idea if you're changing the rim but keeping the same hub. Then you just tape the new rim to the old and move the spokes over. Spokes should really be used only in the same orientation as they were before, because they're already stress-set into that configuration. If you're reusing the spokes with the same rim and a new hub, just keep careful track of four sets of spokes: left and right leading and trailing spokes.
Also, only reuse spokes if the previous wheelbuild was a good build and not too loose on the non-drive-side (which would put the spoke heads under repetitive stress and make them more likely to fail at the elbow).
Last edited by TallRider; 12-09-06 at 12:44 PM.