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    That does not appear to be the case in this pic: ...

    That does not appear to be the case in this pic: Mavic Open Pro Road Rim 2014 | Chain Reaction Cycles
    (the valve hole would be directly opposite the sticker, and spoke holes oriented in a like...
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    I have only experienced spoke breakage at the...

    I have only experienced spoke breakage at the nipple on one wheel that I had built.
    The Veolcity Dyad rim staggered the holes in the outer wall opposite the stagger pattern
    of the inner wall in...
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    Just remember to swap sides on your brake...

    Just remember to swap sides on your brake pads....they may be directional.
  4. What is the crankarm length? I have used...

    What is the crankarm length?
    I have used several Gossamer cranks and like them.
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    Along the lines of the variable snowmobile or...

    Along the lines of the variable snowmobile or golf cart transmission, but with a disc rather than a drive belt.
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    Hence the "clicking" even when pedaling in...

    Hence the "clicking" even when pedaling in certain gears..........
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    There are also pawls and springs to allow the...

    There are also pawls and springs to allow the coasting operation, not germane to the shifting/gearing functions.
  8. I built a touring wheel with a Velocity Dyad rim...

    I built a touring wheel with a Velocity Dyad rim that was laced in the same manner as the OP's wheel.
    After breaking the 3rd spoke at the nipple exit I realized my folly.
    The Dyad rim is...
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    He uses Phil Wood machines....

    He uses Phil Wood machines.
    http://philwood.com/products/tools/spokemach.php
    FWIW, I have done much business with him and he is excellent.
    Great customer service and great Sapim spokes.
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    I understand the OP's method and logic as far as...

    I understand the OP's method and logic as far as ERD measurement is concerned, just have never seen it expressed that that manner.
    I have seen the Swift SL1 rims listed with an ERD of 595mm so he is...
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    I would not use shorter spokes due to longer...

    I would not use shorter spokes due to longer nipples.
    The strongest point of spoke/nipple/rim system is in the nipple head itself.
    The spoke end should at least make it to the bottom of the cross...
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    Thanks for the clarification. "Eyelet" would be...

    Thanks for the clarification.
    "Eyelet" would be the more correct term. However,I believe that it is the part intended in the original mention.
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    Ferrules are eyelets crimped thru each spoke hole...

    Ferrules are eyelets crimped thru each spoke hole to reinforce the hole where the nipple passes thru.
    Akin to the old school practice of installing a washer under each spoke head.
    Ferrules also...
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    I am a big (pun intended) fan of the original...

    I am a big (pun intended) fan of the original design (1985-1988) Cannondale road frames.
    I have been on 'Dales since 1986 and have weighed as much as 275#
    I continue to ride that series frame...
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    Is one permitted to give the name of a favorite...

    Is one permitted to give the name of a favorite ebay vendor?
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    I believe this oughta answer that.........

    I believe this oughta answer that......
    Amazon.com : Easton R4 Cassette Body : Bike Spokes And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors
  17. As a rule, aluminum is not very forgiving when it...

    As a rule, aluminum is not very forgiving when it comes to bending,at least intentionally.
    It seems to withstand impact bends, but controlled bending usually ends up in multiple pieces.
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    I'm a bit rusty on this, but, as I recall, 5...

    I'm a bit rusty on this, but, as I recall, 5 speed spacing was typically 120mm.
    126mm started with 6 speed and continued thru 7 speed.
    Spreading your dropouts, if 120mm, should not pose a problem....
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    Thanks. I will not be riding in that event this...

    Thanks.
    I will not be riding in that event this year, as my mileage base has suffered during the 5 month moving project which is finally completed.
    However, I may spend some time at the sag in Big...
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    I rode for many years around the St. Pete and...

    I rode for many years around the St. Pete and Tampa areas, mostly on the roads.
    The trails are nice, but one must hesitate before attempting serious training rides on them
    as you share them with...
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    Fears unfounded! There are many, many miles of...

    Fears unfounded! There are many, many miles of back roads around Wiggins that offer plenty of great rides!
    I DO have to ride SR26 for about 200yds, but, other than 2 hostile dogs, that has not been...
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    Well, the dispute has been settled; details not...

    Well, the dispute has been settled; details not made public.
    One week without ABC and CBS, most of which I was out of town anyway.

    Now, I await my (undoubtedly) higher DirecTV...
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    Through research,I have achieved a much clearer...

    Through research,I have achieved a much clearer understanding of the situation:

    It is unacceptable (downright offensive) to owners of network stations for re-broadcasters to profit from the...
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    DirecTV vs. Raycom Communications dispute

    I seek knowledge.....................

    DirecTV has, so far,declined to agree to a new contract to re-broadcast many Raycom Media television stations.As a result, Raycom has pulled their stations...
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    Thanks. I was in Florida then. Took a load of...

    Thanks. I was in Florida then. Took a load of stuff up on the 8th, back on the 9th.
    Moving is a LOT of work and $$$$$$$$$
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