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Old 08-13-16, 05:47 AM
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I am looking to build some wheels with some Araya 635 ERTO SS rims with an ERD of 622 to some Normandy High flange hubs Front dia is 63 and center to flange is 33.7 all the online spoke calculators show 297.6mm and rear hub is Dia 63 and center to flange is DS - 16 and NDS - 42; DS spokes 296.1 and NDS 298.6
all the spokes I can find in 13g SS are either 296mm or 300mm

Does that matter for 1 mm or 2
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You should be fine using 300mm for eveything but the rear DS. You'd probably be fine using 300mm for that too, but 296mm makes more sense.
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Those are single wall rims? If so, just use the 300's and 296's as suggested and worst case file down any protruding spokes. My local guy has a spoke cutter and can make any gauge spokes to any length. I'd imagine that someone on line could do the same if you're willing to order spokes through ebay or something.
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The local bike shop in Thunder Bay will cut spokes to the exact length you need. I am a pretty fussy guy, when it comes to building bicycles and I prefer to use proper spokes lengths.

If the spoke it too long, it might bottom out on the nipple making any truing effort impossible. I have run up against this a few times, hence I go with the right spokes the first time now.
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Originally Posted by bwilli88
I am looking to build some wheels with some Araya 635 ERTO SS rims with an ERD of 622 to some Normandy High flange hubs Front dia is 63 and center to flange is 33.7 all the online spoke calculators show 297.6mm and rear hub is Dia 63 and center to flange is DS - 16 and NDS - 42; DS spokes 296.1 and NDS 298.6
all the spokes I can find in 13g SS are either 296mm or 300mm

Does that matter for 1 mm or 2


I use this spoke Calculator, it's perfect as long as you measure correctly.

Spoke length calculator for wheel building

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/
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I am looking to build some wheels with some Araya 635 ERTO SS rims with an ERD of 622 to some Normandy High flange hubs Front dia is 63 and center to flange is 33.7 all the online spoke calculators show front 297.6mm and rear hub is Dia 63 and center to flange is DS - 16 and NDS - 42; DS spokes 296.1 and NDS 298.6
all the spokes I can find in 13g SS are either 296mm or 300mm

Does that matter for 1 mm or 2
Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
I use this spoke Calculator, it's perfect as long as you measure correctly.

Spoke length calculator for wheel building

Spoke length calculator for wheel building
Already used a couple of Spoke calculators including the one you suggested and
My spoke lengths are all in the OP, but I can only find 296mm or 300mm.
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I am looking to build some wheels with some Araya 635 ERTO SS rims with an ERD of 622 to some Normandy High flange hubs Front dia is 63 and center to flange is 33.7 all the online spoke calculators show front 297.6mm and rear hub is Dia 63 and center to flange is DS - 16 and NDS - 42; DS spokes 296.1 and NDS 298.6
all the spokes I can find in 13g SS are either 296mm or 300mm

Does that matter for 1 mm or 2
Already used a couple of Spoke calculators including the one you suggested and
My spoke lengths are all in the OP, but I can only find 296mm or 300mm.
I buy my custom cut spokes from this seller. Great prices, Quality spokes, fast shipping.

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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo
I buy my custom cut spokes from this seller. Great prices, Quality spokes, fast shipping.

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He has some great prices but only for 15, 14, & 12 gauge spokes, i am looking for 13g
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Originally Posted by bwilli88
He has some great prices but only for 15, 14, & 12 gauge spokes, i am looking for 13g
Contact Brian Stoic. He's the only guy I know that will custom cut 13 Ga spokes. It doesn't show up on his website, but I know he does them.

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Contact Brian Stoic. He's the only guy I know that will custom cut 13 Ga spokes. It doesn't show up on his website, but I know he does them.

STOIC WHEELS
I highly recommend this wheelbuilder. He built my rear wheel and it's great.
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