Old 07-30-15, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Discussions like these are probably why decades of wheel builders haven't minded not knowing how wheels work, as long as theirs do.
Actually most skilled and experienced builders do understand the basics. Knowing them doesn't help with the build, but is critical to choosing and matching the components for a better wheel.

As a rule, I avoid the hang vs stand argument the same way I avoid chain lube debates, but sometimes feel the desire to step in and clear the air on public forums, where people are pushed to choose sides between two equally untrue choices.
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