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Location: Atascadero, California
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock Sport , Dahon Speed P8 2007, 1994 Diamond Back Ascent and a couple of Schwinn Stingrays [one boys, one girls] from circa 1977.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
My understanding is that spokes don't actually stretch (just tension), but did it give you 292 or was there a decimal?
Spokes follow the various laws of physics just like anything else. Yes . . . they stretch proportionally with the amount of tension applied by tightening.
How much they stretch?? Never calculated it . . . it probably is not worth worrying about when calculating spoke length.
Last edited by dwood; 01-19-08 at 05:35 PM.