Hi and thanks for the reply
It's not a sputnik rim, I'm using a couple of Alexrim ta19's which I had spare, removed the cheap hubs and spokes.
I'm not sure where I've cocked up the measurement yet, I'm tempted to strip it back down and remeasure from scratch, ive obviously gone wrong somewhere. I did take the measurement's for the hubs from the web site, but a cursory check last night and they look correct, I'll get the calipers on them tonight weather allowing.
I definitely measured with the measureing spokes threaded flush with the screw head flat groove, and I did it at two points across the rim, perhaps i should have done more.
i think, as it stands, (apart from the dish) it should be ok, my only concern being the fact the nipples are screwed right down the spoke shaft, i took one back off and cant see any damage but really not sure what effect it would have. Might just have to swallow my pride and order some shorter ones
A truing stand and dish stick would be nice but a lot of outlay when just having a go for the first time, although i guess if i never used them again i'd get most my money back second hand.
thanks for the offer, but am a bit too far but thanks anyway.
I can be stubborn sometimes, so even if this is an epic fail then i shall just try again
I have the bits for the back wheel also but if the measuring was off they may need changing also.