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Okay, I was about to buy some spokes (2nd time wheelbuilding) but they do not have the exact spoke lengths that I need. Btw, it is almost impossible for me to get access to a spoke-cutting tool.

Rear hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-8 8-speed internal SG-8R20
Rear rim: Mavic Open 4CD
Number of spokes: 36
Cross: 3

Spocalc says I need
284.0mm (left) and 283.5mm (right)

The shop I am buying them from has only either 283mm OR 285mm.

Which size should I buy?

Appreciate any help given.
Thanks!
ps. Sorry about the Title!
 

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fisherman said:
Okay, I was about to buy some spokes (2nd time wheelbuilding) but they do not have the exact spoke lengths that I need. Btw, it is almost impossible for me to get access to a spoke-cutting tool.

Rear hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-8 8-speed internal SG-8R20
Rear rim: Mavic Open 4CD
Number of spokes: 36
Cross: 3

Spocalc says I need
284.0mm (left) and 283.5mm (right)

The shop I am buying them from has only either 283mm OR 285mm.

Which size should I buy?

Appreciate any help given.
Thanks!
ps. Sorry about the Title!
I would probably use 285 on both sides, but you could use the 283 on the right and 285 on the left. - TF
 
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