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Old 10-17-16, 08:01 PM
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Wheel lacing

Hi, I'm attempting my first wheel built and I can't seem to fit the Sapim Force spoke into the Dura Ace rear nor front, outbound nor inbound, hub. Am I not doing it right or are those spokes to big for the hub? Thank you for your expertise and advice.
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How about some more info? Which DA hubs versions are you using? Which gage spokes?


It's pretty common with higher end hubs to have the spoke holes better controlled for diameter, the spoke fit usually is tighter. Often a slight wiggle or twisting of the spoke is needed. When inserting the spoke from the inside to out the other flange can interfere and a slight bowing of the spoke helps. But there are incompatible combos out there.


So, again, what do you have? Did you source the hubs and spokes from the same dealer, at the same time?


I see that the Force spokes are a 2.18mm diameter at their base/elbow. Is this right? Racing equipment is not usually meant for HD or touring components as a first priority. IIRC the DA hubs of recent production are assumed to use 2.0mm spokes.


It will be interesting to see what others with more experience with these actual components have to say, once we know the hub versions. Andy.
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Hi,

Dura Ace FH 9000 with CX-Ray spokes. I bought everything from the dealer and they said it all should fit. I need to grease or oil the spoke and use a bit of force. My local wheel builder has offered to help and teach me so I'll let you know.

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hole size , in mm is? spoke diameter in mm is? .. start with measuring things..
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Sapim Force
Sapim CX-Ray

Which is it?

Do you really have Shimano Dura Ace 9000 hubs? Straight pull, or J-bend?

Which is it?
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Sapim force. I oiled the elbow and used a bit of force and the spoke went through. Some holes on the hub got stretched a bit but the wheels look fine completed. Thank you.
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