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Old 05-26-09, 05:31 PM
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+1 to most of what noglider said.
A minor clarification IMO is that it is not 'to much tension' that roundsoff the spokes, rather it is because of a wrong sized or cheap spoke wrench, not lubricating the spoke threads and nipple/rim interface, and/or using aluminum nipples that contributes to the rounded nipples. Of course, it is aggravated because at higher tensions (which is of supreme importance to achieve a strong, durable wheel) more torque must be applied, and the mentioned causes will likely do in the nipples.
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