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Old 05-26-09, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by wmodavis View Post
+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.
You people seem to think "high tension" instead of "proper tension" results in quality wheelbuilds. No wonder there are so many crappy handbuilt wheels out there.
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