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Old 06-04-14, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by SBinNYC View Post
The 1 mm isn't quite paper clearance (0.2 mm) but is plenty good. It's important to make sure the wheel will hold up. Make sure no spokes are really loose. Make sure you stressed the wheel.

If you are going to make a habit of riding brevets, I'd stay away from anything that uses non-standard spokes (everything other than standard J shaped spokes with the nipples at the rim). If there's any repair on the course, the chances are they will have only standard spokes.
My eyes aren't good enough to get much more and a brake is a limited tool as gauges go. Pretty good to a point then it does its job and stops the wheel making it hard to rotate it to see if its true.
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