I'm building a budget disc bake wheelset that hopefully will be strong for my obese body. I am using a set of Shimano hubs that are in perfect condition that I got from my co-op, a pair of brand new 32 hole Mavic A119 touring rims (42 dollars for the pair), and now I need to source spokes. We didn't have the 293/294mm needed at the co-op but I did find a bundle of 32 295mm double butted spokes.
Do you think I can use the 295mm double butted spokes on the wheel? Or is it possible I will run out of threads before I get the wheel fully tensioned?
Second question, would you use the double butted spokes on the front or the rear wheel? I will probably end up with a set of standard spokes for the other wheel. Now mind you, I'm 350+ pounds so the wheel is going to have to be strong. I usually put a lot of tension on my rear wheels when I build them and they hold up well. I have one wheel that didn't do so good though at one point, it was a Mavic Open Pro 28 hole rim with double butted spokes and I broke several spokes before I gave up and rebuilt the wheel with new standard spokes so I'm concerned about using the double butted spokes but usually they are considered a good thing.