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Old 08-25-11, 09:23 AM   #1
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Rear wheel spoke length

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I'm trying to decide what spoke length I should use.

The Non-Drive side needs 278.3mm and Drive side is 276.3mm. Could I just buy 278mm spokes for both sides?

It's a 90's Zipp Ballistic Hub and a Kinlin XR-200 rim ERD594. 1x on both sides. 28 holes.
I have attached the spoke calculator image for all the details.

And this is the data I found for the hub measurements: http://www.zipp.com/support/identify/hub_timeline.php
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Old 08-25-11, 09:35 AM   #2
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Buy 276 & 278 if you trust the measurments. If you buy spokes that are too long - particularly on the drive side - you will run out of spoke threads before getting the wheel dished correctly. I tried it once, never again.
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The last time I bought spokes, I found a guy on Ebay who has a Phil Wood machine and cuts to length. I bought a lot of 40 spokes cut to the lengths I specified and paid a very reasonable price.
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278 & 276.
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One cross?
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Hi
I'm trying to decide what spoke length I should use.

The Non-Drive side needs 278.3mm and Drive side is 276.3mm. Could I just buy 278mm spokes for both sides?
No. After .5mm of stretch they'll bottom on the drive side.
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The last time I bought spokes, I found a guy on Ebay who has a Phil Wood machine and cuts to length. I bought a lot of 40 spokes cut to the lengths I specified and paid a very reasonable price.
That's this guy:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/childhood_dr..._sop=15&_rdc=1

He's great, and very inexpensive.
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Okay i see how it wouldn't work. 2mm of extra spoke + 0.5mm of stretch would be too long and I would run out of threads before I finished dishing the wheel.

And I found the guy on ebay too, thanks
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