Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Bikes: 2001 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Campagnolo Daytona 10 Speed
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If you use 12mm or 14mm with boxed spokes, use an ERD that aims for the screwdriver flat of the nipple when calculating spoke length.
If you use 16mm with boxed spokes (which I don't really like) use an ERD that aims 1-1.5mm below the screwdriver flat of the nipple.
...else you run the risk of running out of threads before proper tension has been achieved.
10mm nipples if usable with this rim give you a lot more overhead - aim somewhere between the flat and top in that case.
For 16mm nipples, its a lot easier if you hit an LBS with a Phil Wood spoke machine...assuming they know how to do the 12mm threading operation they can eliminate the need to short the spokes with 16mm nipples.
4000+ wheels built since 1984...
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3. I do not own the preexisting concepts of DISH and ERD.
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Kahane, Howard. Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life