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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You going to do this truing on the Bike?
Yep, soup to nuts is the goal.

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I just use spoke calc to determine spoke length. Many builders fuss about measuring all the dimensions themselves, but I've yet to be burned.
Where is this?

Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
DT Swiss sells the Alpine III which is rather expensive (~$2 per wheel) and only come in black for the US. Pillar Spokes can be had from BDop Cycling for around $1 per spoke (without nipples). Wheelsmith and Sapim sell an unbutted version of the same spoke but I haven't looked at the cost. Look around on Pilar's site to see the difference in strength between a conventional straight, butted or triple butted spoke. The triples are much stronger.
Cool, thanks. I didn't even know those were an option.

First of many dumb questions, how do I know if I need straight or J bend spokes?
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