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    spoke prep better than loc-tite?

    I have a Powertap Hub and a DT swiss r1.1 rim that were built by QBP. A few of my spokes keep coming loose. Is it worth it to buy a can of spoke-prep and re-install the loose spokes? I have a little bottle of that blue threadlocker from loc-tite, that's supposed to be nonpermanent, how does that compare?

    I'm not trying to be cheap, I LOVE spending money on bike stuff, but I just wonder if this is necessary.

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    The problem isn't with the spoke prep -- the wheel is under tensioned. I would contact the wheelbuilder. I build my wheels with lubed threads and never have spokes come loose.

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    I have used green Locktite with success. It is self wicking and is applied to the nipple after the wheel is built. I am blanking on the number but I believe it was 242 or 290. Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets
    The problem isn't with the spoke prep -- the wheel is under tensioned. I would contact the wheelbuilder. I build my wheels with lubed threads and never have spokes come loose.

    +1 You can use the blue if you like but I would bet that another spoke comes loose or breaks soon. If so, then waterrockets suspicions are confirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets
    I build my wheels with lubed threads and never have spokes come loose.
    +1!
    I like to use linseed oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets
    The problem isn't with the spoke prep -- the wheel is under tensioned. I would contact the wheelbuilder. I build my wheels with lubed threads and never have spokes come loose.
    Yup, I use lube on all my spokes. If properly tensioned, they will not come loose.
    Last edited by cruentus; 01-19-07 at 09:40 PM.

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    Blue locktight is OK to use on spoke threads but I agree with the others, the wheel needs to be tensioned and trued.

    Al

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