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so im building my first wheelset. i figured out spoke length by numerous online spoke calcs.
when i buy the spokes, should i get get the spokes a little shorter than my calculations? like 2mm shorter?

thanks
 

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toxanadu said:
so im building my first wheelset. i figured out spoke length by numerous online spoke calcs.
when i buy the spokes, should i get get the spokes a little shorter than my calculations? like 2mm shorter?
Why would you go to the trouble of using a calculator and then ignore what they say? Heck if you're going 2mm shorter, why not 10? Then at least you'd save some weight.
 

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toxanadu said:
so im building my first wheelset. i figured out spoke length by numerous online spoke calcs.
when i buy the spokes, should i get get the spokes a little shorter than my calculations? like 2mm shorter?

thanks
Are you in between two standard sizes available to you or are you rounding up or down from a decimal that the calculator ended up with?
 

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toxanadu said:
so im building my first wheelset. i figured out spoke length by numerous online spoke calcs.
when i buy the spokes, should i get get the spokes a little shorter than my calculations? like 2mm shorter?
thanks
Easier to cut 'em than to stretch 'em. Just sayin'.
 
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