Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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I wouldn't fool with a trusted aligned wheel, it's bad karma if nothing else.
You can measure your existing spokes easily enough if you're willing to remove a tire.
Place something across the flanges of the rim above a nipple, measure the drop to the top of the nipple. Now measure along a spoke from the hub to the outside of the rim, subtract the drop and you're home. Note, that spokes are sized from inside of the elbow to the end so measure correctly, and you should deduct 1mm so the spoke comes up slightly short of the top of the nipple.
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“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin
“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”
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