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Old 08-26-16, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr IGH
With 15 posts in a 49 post thread you've crossed the line to overreaching dead-horse-beating. It wouldn't be so bad if you weren't so wrong. Oh well, it's the Road Cycling Forum, I expect nothing less
Wrong in stating that 36 spokes make more durable wheel than 24 spokes?
I don't think so.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
Bah! I've got 24-spoke wheels that I've ridden 10,000+ miles without being out of true, and I'm 220. I suspect the spokes aren't being relieved properly after truing. Try having someone else true it up.
You only stress relieve the spokes one time...during the initial build up. They never need to be, nor can they be relieved again. You are likely misnaming some other process as stress relieving. One example would be making sure the spokes are not wound up. Spoke windup is what causes a just trued wheel to cone untrue as soon as the rider mounts up. One way to unwind spokes is to compress the rim to allow the spokes to loosen temporarily and unwind. But that is NOT stress relieving.

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