afraid of whales
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Front Range, CO
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Back in the old days of 120mm, 6 speed hubs (non-ultra), to correctly dish a wheel, it took 5~6 extra turns of the nipple on the cogs side compared to the left side of the hub to align the rim correctly in the frame. This created a very large difference in spoke tension between the spokes on cog compared to the non-cog side of the wheel. Heavy riders would rip these wheels to shreds no matter what I did. The non-cog side would come loose, sometimes I used dykes to crimp the nipples so they'd hold tight.
Then the world went to 126mm rear hubs, removing 2-3 nipple turns of dish (ie spoke tension differential). The wheels would hold tight just fine even under heavy riders. Heavy riders will still bend rims, the spokes will hold tight if the wheel is built correctly.
If the hub is an 130mm, there's no reason for a well built wheel to come loose, no matter the rim, spokes or rider weight/style.