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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Spokes are measured from the inside of the elbow to the end. If it broke at the elbow, there's usually enough of the curve left for you to figure where the inside of the elbow is.
If you have to fudge or round to the nearest available size, look at how close to the tops of the nipples the other spokes are, making sure to keep track of left and right rear spokes which usually differ by 2mm or so. If the spokes come all the way to the top of the nipple or above, err low, if they end below the screwdriver slot in the nipples, err high.
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