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Old 01-03-08, 06:12 PM   #1
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Respoke Suntour VX/Weinmann Concave 27-1 1/4

Good evening eveyone,

Does anyone remember what length spokes should be used for this combo?

Im respoking my winter wheels: low flange Suntour VX's (120mm rear spacing) with Weinmann Concaves 27- 1 1/4.

Many years ago my cousin laced these wheels 4x with chromed steel DB sopkes. I want to respoke them 3x with SS DB spokes. They have miles on them and there are no fewer than 3 kinds of spokes in there now.

Im taking them to Lickton's tomorrow and we are going to "see what fits".

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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The usual recommendation is to follow the original spoking pattern once a hub has been built up. In this case you should stick with 4x and then you can use the current spokes as a guide for length.

Otherwise, Licktons is going to have to do a lot of measurements and calculations and, from my experience there, the counter guys aren't the most cordial or sociable people I've ever met.

I checked Damon Rinard's Spokcalc on Sheldon Brown's web site and neither your hub or rim shows up in the data base. The only 120 mm Sun Tour hub shown is a high flange track hub and there are two Weinmann 27" rims but neither is your model name. This stuff must be OLD!
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Yes, the parts are old but they still work.
I remember putting them together in '79 or '80 and some of the parts were was used back then!
The problem I have with 4x is that the spokes bend over the head of the spoke next to them.
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