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Old 12-12-06, 03:39 PM   #1
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Spoke Length

Hey everyone,

For Christmas I am planning to buy all of the components for my girlfriend to build her own wheel set however I am little lost on what size spokes/nipples I need.

Here are the parts I have been looking at so far:

Phil High-Flange Track Hubs
- 1.370x24tpi
- 32
- 67.0 Spoke diameter

Velocity Deep-V Rims
- 700C
- 32 hole

The rest I am lost about, can anyone help me out here?

thanks!
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Old 12-12-06, 04:19 PM   #2
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Spocalc should sort out what lengths you need. As for spokes, if she has built no or few wheels before, straight-gauge 14ga (2.0mm) makes things the easiest.
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Old 12-12-06, 05:06 PM   #3
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Spocalc should sort out what lengths you need. As for spokes, if she has built no or few wheels before, straight-gauge 14ga (2.0mm) makes things the easiest.
+1 spocalc I usually cross-reference with DT-swiss online calculator as well. I've never had any disagreement between the two.

I don't think 2.0-1.8-2.0 spokes are any more difficult to build. There's a tiny amount more wind-up, but the wheels are so much more durable that I think it's 100% worth the extra effort.

Brass nipples will make it easier to build and maintain. I oil my threads (as opposed to loc-tite), but that's personal preference. I've never had any issues due to lubing instead of locking. Anyway, brass nipples are stronger than aluminum (less likely to round-out) and spin easier than aluminum, so the build is easier with less windup and sticking. Aluminum is NOT worth the minimal weight savings.
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this is perfect - thanks!
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