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Old 10-31-07, 10:51 AM   #1
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Spoke Length

Should there be any problems using 291mm spokes in lieu of 290's? I am doing a cross 4 pattern. Got the length from measuring a broken spoke and I have gotten two 290's from the LBS when I broke them and they measured the broken one. I would buy from the LBS but they want too much when I am relacing the entire wheel (48 spoke tandem).
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What's too much? $1 for double butted?
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$1.25 for straight, didn't even ask for double butted.
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Old 10-31-07, 11:35 AM   #4
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That is too much, you're right. You'll probably be fine without the extra 1 mm.
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The risk of having spokes too long is that you might run out of threads before reaching the target tension.

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The risk of having spokes too long is that you might run out of threads before reaching the target tension.

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Old 10-31-07, 03:03 PM   #7
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Imm extra will not affect the build as long as the rim is double-walled. Go for it but make sure the spoke tensions match of the spokes on each side are the same asthe others on that side (pluck with fingernail to get a tone and match it with the new spokes).
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Imm extra will not affect the build as long as the rim is double-walled. Go for it but make sure the spoke tensions match of the spokes on each side are the same asthe others on that side (pluck with fingernail to get a tone and match it with the new spokes).
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(pluck with fingernail to get a tone and match it with the new spokes).
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Use a tensionmeter.
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