Old 08-30-10, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Best to remove all the old spokes first by loosening all the nipples so there's no tension. Then cut them out with pliers
Detensioning before cutting spokes is one of those things that I wonder about all the time. I'm sure that I've disassembled over 100 wheels by pointing the nipple in a trash can so it can't shoot across the room and cutting the spoke while it was still under tension. Am I missing something?
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