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Spoke Calculators for bladed spokes

Old 08-06-07, 09:28 AM
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Spoke Calculators for bladed spokes

When calculating spoke lengths with one of the web-based calculators, do you need to make length adjustments when using bladed spokes? The calculators add length based on the number of crosses in the lacing pattern, but intuitively it seems you would use up less length when crossing the flat mid-section of a bladed spoke??
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The physical crossing of the spokes adds very little to the spoke length. The addition of length in a spoke calculator is because higher crossing #s result in sharper (more tangental) spoke angles and therefor more distance from the hub hole to the appropriate rim hole (translate: longer spoke)

Use the same spoke calculations, round or bladed.
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