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Old 05-18-21, 09:14 PM
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is this how everyone measure spoke?

question one: is this correct way to measure spoke ?

And, is this consistent with SpocalExpress.xls output?


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Old 05-18-21, 09:20 PM
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Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

Spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.
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question two:

on my cheap town bike, i want to know the nipple length, without remove a spoke. how can i measure the length (dimension C), if dimension B is not visible?


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Originally Posted by flangehead View Post
Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

Spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.
do you know, is this consistent with SpocalExpress.xls output?
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
do you know, is this consistent with SpocalExpress.xls output?
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
do you know, is this consistent with SpocalExpress.xls output?
Yes.
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Yes, I've always just hung a spoke off the end of a steel ruler. I must remember to get a metric ruler someday.
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@MTB Addict - Get a nipple from your LBS that appears to be the same and measure. Not only do you not know B, you don't know C-B.
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Old 05-19-21, 08:46 AM
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Very helpful

Originally Posted by flangehead View Post
Consistent with the gospel according to Sheldon Brown:

Spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads, most usually in millimeters.
I've avoided dealing with wheels as much as possible, but this bit of info will go in "the vault." Thanks for the information.
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