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    paul hub deep v spoke.... help

    im wondering if anyone who has experience building paul high flange track hubs to velocity deep v rims can confirm a spoke length. i calculated that ill need about 281 (but dt and wheelsmith only have the 282 in spokes i want) so im wondering if anyone can confirm this number. its a flip flop hub so its all good to go. even at employee discount a box of spokes will cost me like 50-60 bucks, so i dont want to screw up. my parts and truing stand and alignment gauge and spoke wrench (all at discount, no less) are going to almost cost me about what i initially spent on the bike. i want to build some really strong wheels, if someone thinks i can get away without using double butted spokes please inform me. these will be only my 2nd and 3rd wheels every built so im kinda new to this. thanks a bunch. and please no bs numbers. ill be so pissed if i order the wrong damn spokes cause i trust some ******bag. so dont be a ******bag

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    i used 280mm dt swiss spokes with no problems... didn't i just answer this exact question 2 days ago?

    yes, yes i did spoke length help- paul hub deep v
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    thanks, you probably did, but i tried to find my old post and it wouldnt show up for me to look at. i return to work tomorrow so im going to order spokes and i had no time to wait around and think and screw around on my computer. also, what exact spokes did you use. like competition, champ, revolution, straight gauge etc. thanks

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    competition spokes
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    i got 282 spokes and i unsucessfully tried to build a wheel tonight. i wasnt exactly sure what i was doing, the book by park tools which i used was kinda confusing. the big problem was that when everything seemed to have been done, all the crossing spokes on the right side were WAAYYYYY tooo long- i say that modestly too. did i get the wrong sized spokes? should i have gotten 280's or is it possible that i just built the wheel wrong? thanks a bunch

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    you prolly just built it wrong.. unlace and find a wheel prebuilt in the same pattern to copy.

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    did you follow this? http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
    it's pretty idiot proof...
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    machined are for brakes. non-machined are more for brakeless.

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