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Old 01-03-08, 04:27 PM   #1
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Rebuilding stresses a rim?

What stress (if any) is put on a rim if all of the spokes are (carefully) loosened and the rim is rebuilt?
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Yeah, loosen tension somewhat gradually (1/2 turn or 1 turn per lap), and you won't hurt a thing.

I recently rebuilt a 10-year-old wheel, re-using the rim and spokes with a new hub. No problems at all.
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Yeah, loosen tension somewhat gradually (1/2 turn or 1 turn per lap), and you won't hurt a thing.

I recently rebuilt a 10-year-old wheel, re-using the rim and spokes with a new hub. No problems at all.
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Not a problem at all.
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