A request please: lets be clear on this question.. and avoid lots of musical instrument tuning.
This scenario: wider width rear hub... NDS tension goes 65 kgf average around the wheel. This rim I limit ND tension at 125 kgf.. hence NDS tension is lighter than I want.. long term. If one runs the stats on lots of builds... NDS tensions are lower yet.. in the 'they'll shake loose' category.
I know.. spoke preps. Not for me to date.. maybe later. Wipe that one off.
Lots of builders glue them. How? If a spoke head is somewhat below the nipple juncture.. ie: does not protrude any length.. will a glue hold setting a drop into the recess?
Any type of glue thin enough to run down the spoke into the nipple from the outside? I wonder if a solder would run into that recess from same?
Locking nipples.. don't. Back them off and what I found is they loose that ability.
SPOKE preps.. just have not ordered from anyone carrying the stuff to date. On my 'to try' list.. don't like the idea messing/fiddling with it. Anyone ever tried fresh pine pitch? I know the linseed thing.. one trial here showed just takes too long to set up well. I'm sure many find it fine.
Think most of us that try to do it right.. find our wheels 'stay put'.. retouching after a few rides isn't required. Yet again today's roads.. RR tracks taken at speed... means potential loosening NDS. Myself only once has this happened.. after lubing the threads.. which is a NO go now.