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Old 08-01-20, 01:08 PM
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Wheel build

I just built my first wheel and noticed the spokes were on the wrong side of the rim(like non-drive side spoke going to a rim hole drilled to the drive side). I dont know if this is an issue, but I would not want to rebuild the wheel. Could you guys tell me if I can just use it? Thanks a lot!
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Old 08-01-20, 01:25 PM
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The spokes are now on a higher angle. It might work for a while but won't be as strong. I'd redo it correctly.
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Old 08-01-20, 01:28 PM
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If the spokes are exiting the nipple at an obvious angle, there is a risk that they’ll start breaking there from fatigue.
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If I understand the issue here, you have spokes from left side of hub mating to spoke holes on the opposite side of the rim. This means you have a rim with offset spoke holes. Generally, per Wheelpro and Brandt, spokes should be on same side of rim.

I'm sure others will chime in, but I would disassemble and do it correctly. This may not be a huge problem for the front wheel (just a wild guess here), but is sounds like a problem to me for the rear wheel. \

It really won't take long to disassemble and get it right. Good luck
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I will rebuild it. Thank you!
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I will rebuild it. Thank you!
You knew that was coming didn't you? As soon as I start to wonder and worry about something like that, I have to fix it. If for no other reason, every time that I go on a group ride I can feel everybody else looking at and judging my wheel building skill.
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