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Location: Southern Illinois USA
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I would go with theHArris spke calc as a base.... than check www.sapim.be
and DT' spoke calculator..maybe check with spokecalc as well..... than u have 3 or more ..( lol ) measuremensts and they should somehow all arrive pretty close ...
1 mm difference is nothing to be conceerned
long and short nipples are NOT making any difference as the thread inside and the position is always the same
I tend to like them a mm longer rather than a mm shorter if ther is a choice ...
when ready you should not be able to see the threadso the spokes no more and they shouldnt poke out of the nipple either
if every 4th spoke is sticking out and the other 3 are too short you need to rotate the spoke holes one forward( or backwards )
have fun ...its a huge accomplishment to have built your own wheels
for small wheels use spokes with a 90 degree bend rather than the usual bend ... and use polyax nipples from Sapim * they have a rounded SEAT and therfroe dont BEND the spoke in from straight to where the spoke goes ...
All the best Thor
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