Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: Gunnar Sport, Soma Double Cross Disc
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Deep V Wheelbuild question - staggered spoke holes
On Velocity Deep V rims, if you look on the tire/tube/rim tape side of the rim, the spoke holes are staggered to the left and right, but on the other side (i.e. hub side), they all emerge in the center (i.e. at the point of the "V"). Does this mean the holes are drilled at an angle so that a spoke hole on the right actually angles inward to the left (and thus that spoke should go to the left hub flange), or should the "usual" rule apply (i.e. holes on the right go to the right hub flange).
I recently built a wheel using a Deep V, and so far it has been great, but I used the "usual" rule (holes on right->flange on right). But I recently read about how some deep section rims are drilled the opposite way, so now I'm worried I did it backwards and may have reliability problems in the future due to the nipple not being seated properly.
Does anyone know which way the Deep V's are drilled?