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Old 03-19-21, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by bmcer View Post
Yup, turns out the paired hole spacing doesn't have a noticeable affect on spoke length calculations using the DT Swiss calculator. No need to do anything exotic. The classical hub formulas work just fine. However, it does throw off Musson's method for selecting the first spoke hole to get the valve hole on the rim pointed at the hub label.
I have to laugh. I have never considered lining up rim and hub beyond getting parallel spokes at the valve. I suppose I should have known that this was important to some! Built my first wheel 49 years ago and have built nearly every wheel I've ridden since. I just learned something new. (Maybe I'll incorporate this into my next re-rim. That would be easy. But no rush. I'm going to start swapping over to tubular as my current rims wear out so new builds for a while.)
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