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Old 09-23-08, 03:39 PM
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Spoke Length Variations... Help!!

So, here it goes.

I measured my hub and rim ERD and using R. Musson calculator, I ended up with:

Cassette side: 292

Left side: 293.4

My question: Which length would be suitable for the left side spokes. My bike shop only stocks 292 or 294. I know you can go with +- 1mm with 12mm nipples, but would 292 be to short... or 294 too long??

Thanks for your help!
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How did you measure your rim ERD? That's the really crucial measurement and, if you're off by a few millimeters, it can cause you big problems.

Assuming that your measurements are all correct, using all 292mm spokes should be fine. It's generally better to use a spoke that's a millimeter short than one that's too long.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
How did you measure your rim ERD? That's the really crucial measurement and, if you're off by a few millimeters, it can cause you big problems.

Assuming that your measurements are all correct, using all 292mm spokes should be fine. It's generally better to use a spoke that's a millimeter short than one that's too long.
Thanks for the response.

I measured an ERD of 604 which was confirmed by mavic tech-docs. Could be wrong tough.

The rim is a Mavic A119
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