Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Spoke Length

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Spoke Length

Old 10-31-07, 10:51 AM
  #1  
Dayton Duo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Dayton Duo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Spoke Length

Should there be any problems using 291mm spokes in lieu of 290's? I am doing a cross 4 pattern. Got the length from measuring a broken spoke and I have gotten two 290's from the LBS when I broke them and they measured the broken one. I would buy from the LBS but they want too much when I am relacing the entire wheel (48 spoke tandem).
Dayton Duo is offline  
Old 10-31-07, 10:53 AM
  #2  
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,353

Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 23 Times in 17 Posts
What's too much? $1 for double butted?
operator is offline  
Old 10-31-07, 11:06 AM
  #3  
Dayton Duo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Dayton Duo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
$1.25 for straight, didn't even ask for double butted.
Dayton Duo is offline  
Old 10-31-07, 11:35 AM
  #4  
tellyho
Your mom
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
That is too much, you're right. You'll probably be fine without the extra 1 mm.
tellyho is offline  
Old 10-31-07, 12:15 PM
  #5  
Al1943
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 9,438

Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
The risk of having spokes too long is that you might run out of threads before reaching the target tension.

Al
Al1943 is offline  
Old 10-31-07, 12:57 PM
  #6  
Scooper
Decrepit Member
 
Scooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 10,489

Bikes: Waterford 953 RS-22, several Paramounts

Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked 60 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
The risk of having spokes too long is that you might run out of threads before reaching the target tension.

Al
^ +1
__________________
- Stan

my bikes

Science doesn't care what you believe.
Scooper is offline  
Old 10-31-07, 03:03 PM
  #7  
wrench
Pro wheelbuilder UK
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Imm extra will not affect the build as long as the rim is double-walled. Go for it but make sure the spoke tensions match of the spokes on each side are the same asthe others on that side (pluck with fingernail to get a tone and match it with the new spokes).
wrench is offline  
Old 11-05-07, 12:27 AM
  #8  
scotty72
Scotty
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Strathfield, NSW. Australia
Posts: 2

Bikes: Scott Speedstar S10

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wrench View Post
Imm extra will not affect the build as long as the rim is double-walled. Go for it but make sure the spoke tensions match of the spokes on each side are the same asthe others on that side (pluck with fingernail to get a tone and match it with the new spokes).
Better still

https://parktool.com/products/detail....16&item=TM%2D1

Scotty
scotty72 is offline  
Old 11-05-07, 06:31 AM
  #9  
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 28,353

Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Originally Posted by wrench View Post
(pluck with fingernail to get a tone and match it with the new spokes).
-1

Use a tensionmeter.
operator is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.