Old 08-30-10, 03:21 PM
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Al1943
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Shouldn't be a problem buying 2.0-1.6-2.0 spokes, they are really common.
I think it is easier to start from the beginning. You haven't said what your lacing pattern is, 3-cross seems to be the most common.
I like to use the instructions found in Jobst Brandt's book "The Bicycle Wheel". Instructions for 3-cross are also available at the Sheldon Brown web site. If you can lace 3-cross it's not much different lacing 1, 2, or 4-cross. But different spoke crossings require different length spokes.
Spoke lacing is actually easier than truing when you consider that radial truing, lateral truing, dishing, and tensioning are all inter-reactive.
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