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clogg
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Spoke length help

Postby clogg » Tue Dec 31, 2013 14:38 pm

Hi, i'm looking for some help ordering the spokes for a wheel build, I have tried a couple of online calculators and have had conflicting results. I don't have the rims and hubs at the moment to measure. I was hoping someone would have the details to hand as its a reasonably common build.

Details are : Mavic open pro 36 hole rims
Shimano 105 5700 hubs
3 cross lacing

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby arlowood » Tue Dec 31, 2013 14:45 pm

Some advice here WRT open pro rims and 105 hubs but for 32 hole drillings .

viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=12953264

Not sure if same applies for 36 hole but I'm sure Ugo or Cycleclinic will be along to help out eventually

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby clogg » Tue Dec 31, 2013 14:49 pm

Thanks I was looking at that thread. Bit unsure myself if there is much difference.

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Dec 31, 2013 16:07 pm

293 front, 292 and 290 rear

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby clogg » Tue Dec 31, 2013 16:20 pm

Thanks ugo, I cant see a 293mm spoke listed, should I go for 294mm or 292mm for the front (Using Dt swiss 14mm brass nipples).

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby Buckles » Tue Dec 31, 2013 17:03 pm

clogg wrote:Thanks ugo, I cant see a 293mm spoke listed, should I go for 294mm or 292mm for the front (Using Dt swiss 14mm brass nipples).

I used 294mm.

You can quite easily get away with 1mm difference from the correct length
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Re: Spoke length help

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Dec 31, 2013 17:06 pm

294 and 12 mm nipples

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby clogg » Tue Dec 31, 2013 19:35 pm

Thanks a lot for the quick replies spokes ordered.

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Re: Spoke length help

Postby Paul_Smith SRCC » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:35 am

For next time there are a few spoke length calculator websites, one I've used a lot with repeated good results is Prowheelbuilder, rounding the length down from the decimal has consistently worked for me.

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