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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This is less than ideal, but very workable.
Gently curve the spoke over your thumbs, all but the last 2" or so near the head. You can eyeball or use trial and error until you can thread it.
After you've threaded the spoke, work it back as straight as you can. It doesn't have to be perfect, but avoid kinks. Once it's close, tension will finish the job.
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