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    Spoke length

    I just realized I ordered too short spokes - apparently I entered wrong numbers in the spoke calculator . Calc (w/correct data) says I need 288.6mm but I ordered 286mm. Is this too big a difference?

    TIA

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    Do you have time to change the order before they ship?

    I definitely wouldn't do it with aluminum nipples. Brass you might be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva
    Do you have time to change the order before they ship?
    Nope - I'd have changed without asking. I'm using OP rim and brass nipples.

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    you'll probably be ok. you may have 1mm or 2 of threads sticking out, but thats better than having spokes too long.

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    You'll be OK. And aluminum would work as well as brass.

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