The spoke I'm having to replace threads in from the outside to the inside of the wheel. I can't get it to go where I want to get it without bending the spoke. I don't want to do that.
So, I have removed the cassette, tire, and tube, and I have put a small drop of oil on every nipple in preparation to loosening all the spokes so I can get some leeway to wiggle the spoke into place. The base of the spoke is on the outside of the hub, under the gear rings.
Due to fit, do you sometimes have to do this or is there an easier way?