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    Nice bikes. But if you're going to bother taking...

    Nice bikes. But if you're going to bother taking a pic, for the love of all that is holy, put it in the big ring. And what is with the valve stem caps?

    It's like seeing a fat chick's pic where...
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    Another +1 on the Dremel. But if using cutters,...

    Another +1 on the Dremel. But if using cutters, be sure to cut quickly, as this minimizes crushing.
  3. Great, thanks.

    Great, thanks.
  4. Dura-Ace 7801 hub and Shimano 10sp cassette - no spacer required?

    I think I know the answer, but just wanted to confirm that a DA 7801 hub / Shimano 10sp cassette combo does NOT require a spacer.
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    Seemed like a waste to replace perfectly good...

    Seemed like a waste to replace perfectly good spokes when I only needed 3 new ones. I put those 3 on the NDS, just to make reading DS tensions easier.
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    I took some of the suggestions here about...

    I took some of the suggestions here about increasing tension, and ratcheted it up a little bit.

    Per the Park spreadsheet:
    DS avg: 135
    std dev: 11

    NDS avg: 76
    std dev: 13

    Here's what that...
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    I was under the impression that the rim mfr...

    I was under the impression that the rim mfr suggested tensions are for unmounted wheels. I.e., they are factoring in the tension reduction that comes with an inflated tire.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Sorry, I should...

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Sorry, I should have mentioned it's a used rim. I replaced a broken spoke along with a few other spokes with stripped nipples. The spokes are all double butted,...
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    Retensioning - am I close enough?

    Wheel is dished, and laterally and radially trued. Am I close enough to equi-tension to be done, or is it worthwhile (for the non-obsessive) to tighten up tension range?

    Wheel: Velocity Aerohead,...
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    Perfect. A lot easier than trying to figure out...

    Perfect. A lot easier than trying to figure out how much twist is in each spoke and undoing it.
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    Neat trick, thanks.

    Neat trick, thanks.
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    Spoke torsion question

    Sheldon Brown's wheel building article talks about eliminating the twist in spokes by turning the nipple a little further than you need, and then backing off by the same amount.

    I'm just about...
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    Yeah these rims don't have eyelets. It's not just...

    Yeah these rims don't have eyelets. It's not just burrs, a few of the holes are just smaller. Shoddy workmanship I guess. Strangely, the upper layer holes look more consistent with one another than...
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    No pattern that I can discern, but I've only...

    No pattern that I can discern, but I've only removed a few spokes so far. Yes, alternate holes are canted toward the opposite hub flange. Not sure what you mean by the holes being offset to match the...
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    The new nipples don't fit some of the rim holes....

    The new nipples don't fit some of the rim holes. Some of the holesare big enough to accommodate the nipples, others are a little too small. These are nipples for DT 1.8/2.0 spokes.

    The old nipples...
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    Don't have that, but I've got an old toothbrush...

    Don't have that, but I've got an old toothbrush that should do the trick.

    Why do you need to prep the rim socket? Are you referring to the holes in the lower wall of a double walled rim?
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    Just got back from LBS; I got DT 2.0/1.8. I've...

    Just got back from LBS; I got DT 2.0/1.8. I've got a spoke tension meter, so I don't need to rely on tone.

    LOL, definitely not a weight weenie.
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    Yeah, that's exactly where the NDS spoke broke. ...

    Yeah, that's exactly where the NDS spoke broke.

    I think I can get to the mfr recommended tension on the DS using the existing spokes, but if not I'll replace them with shorter spokes.

    I'm using...
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    Alright, so with Liquid Wrench, some elbow grease...

    Alright, so with Liquid Wrench, some elbow grease and vise grips, I've managed to loosen all the nipples except two on the drive side. With both of those, the bottom half of the nipple (the edged...
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    Great, thanks. So I can reuse them if I can get...

    Great, thanks. So I can reuse them if I can get the nipples off.

    Anyone got suggestions for that? The usual WD40 route?
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    Is there an easy way to tell whether the spokes...

    Is there an easy way to tell whether the spokes are stainless steel or galvanized steel?
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    OK, got it. They're hard to turn even loosening....

    OK, got it. They're hard to turn even loosening. In fact, I rounded the nipples trying to loosen them.

    Any suggestions beyond WD40 to try to get the nipples unstuck? And if I do get the nipples...
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    Your understanding of this is at least an order...

    Your understanding of this is at least an order of magnitude greater than mine, so hopefully I understood it all.
    OK, so that clears up a big misconception for me. I always assumed the slot was...
  24. OK, will do, thanks.

    OK, will do, thanks.
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    Buying spokes for existing wheel

    Popped a spoke on my rear wheel and when I was putting on a spare, I noticed that all the spokes are the same length, and the proper length for the nondrive side. So on the drive side, the spokes...
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