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Old 04-13-19, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post

Another tidbit of information is the forming of the butted spoke compacts the middle section of the spoke, pushing the grain together.
That “tidbit” has been out there for a while and it has been very wrong. Metals can’t be compressed. The act of drawing the spoke might change the grain structure but it doesn’t “push the grains together”. There is no void between grains. The implication of pushing the grain together is that the density of the metal is increased. That is impossible.
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