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Moving a single spoke

Old 08-27-09, 09:31 AM
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Moving a single spoke

I just purchased a wheelset and noticed that one of the spokes was laced incorrectly. Instead of resting on the adjacent spoke, there is some space between the two. it looks like it was laced under instead of over the adjacent spoke. Can I just loosen the incorrectly laced spoke, lace it correctly and retighten or do I need to make adjustments to other spokes while I fix it?

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When spokes touch like that it's called 'interlacing' and is the correct way to build a wheel. There's no reason why you can't remove the nipple of the offending spoke, reweave the spoke properly (try not to bend it too severely), and retighten. Check the rim straightness after you are done. There's no need to disturb any of the other spokes
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Old 08-27-09, 11:04 AM
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Picture might help also.
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My mtn bike wheels been like that since I bought it....6 years ago.
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