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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:00 pm 
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You only need a spoke key and a bit of time....Use your frame as a jig..Lacing them up your self would save a bit of cash if you wanted to get you LBS to tension and true

I find this site good for spoke sizes for retro kit. Just type in your hubs and rims, number of holes and build pattern ...usually 3 cross

http://leonard.io/edd/


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:12 pm 
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I find the sofa to be the best bet. It's important to have a good cup of tea on the go, and some decent biscuits.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:16 pm 
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If I were closer I would do it postage for wheels though put the cost up.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Hob Nobs (not chocolate ones though) are particularly good I find.

cce wrote:
I find the sofa to be the best bet. It's important to have a good cup of tea on the go, and some decent biscuits.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:47 pm 
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i use this one most of the times, works great!

http://www.sapim.be/spoke-calculator


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Spoc calc is easier to use and works very well. Download it as excel spreadsheet from sheldon brown.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Okay - I've decided to give it a try :shock:

This seems to be the spoke length calculator of choice:

http://www.bikeschool.com/tools/spoke-length-calculator

and there's a video here showing how to measure up a rear hub taking into account the 'dishing' to work out the spoke lengths

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation ... N04gHH5YwQ

Just need to figure out the 'effective rim diameter' now for the Rigida DP22 rim I want to use - oh, and get myself a spoke key... :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:15 pm 
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According to this

http://www.fa-technik.adfc.de/Komponent ... ge559.html

erd is 519.6 (from which I assume a deep V section). To check use two old spokes with elbows cut off and a nipple threaded on to give a set length on each. Insert in two opposite holes and measure gap between the two ends - so plus the spoke lengths equals the erd!


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