Old 07-30-15, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I don't understand how the word "compression" can be used to describe the decrease in tension that the bottom spokes experience. I'm not an engineer, but it seems to me that it would be impossible to compress the bottom spokes. What am I missing?
YOU are not missing anything at all. Some people use "compression" rather than reduction in tension the same way people would describe spending $6,000 on a $7,000 bike as savings. If that's savings than reduction in tension is compression by the same logic.
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