Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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If you use the wicking "Spoke Freeze", add a very small drop to the hub-side of each spoke where it enters the nipple after the wheel is built, trued and tensioned. You need very little at each spoke junction.
For 222, you place a small amount on the spoke threads before you thread on the nipples as it is not intended to wick into the joint. Since the "set-up" time is fairly short, you need to work fast to build, true and tension the wheel. That's why "Spoke Freeze" is recommended as there is no limit on build time.