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Rounding spoke length calculator results

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Asked by: Allison Bates

Do I round up or down for spoke length?

Spoke length calculators output lengths to the tenth of a millimetre, which must be rounded to match available supply.

How do you calculate spoke length?


Quote from video: The distance that they're overlapping subtract that from the distance of the two spokes combined.

How far off can spoke length be?

Generally, there is a one-to-two millimeter range of acceptable spoke length for a wheel. If you want to build with non-differential spoke selections, and the two spoke lengths are only one millimeter different, select the longer length for both sides, and the wheel will typically be fine.

How do you measure a spoke for replacement?

Quote from video: Sometimes people go from the top and the bottom. But you ideally want to measure from the center of both of those holes. So when you're measuring those those hub flanges.

Can you cut spokes to length?

Condensed answer: Bike spokes can be shortened. The first step is to cut them to length. The second is to file the ends and re-thread them.

Are drive side or non drive side spokes longer?

Yes, the rear drive side will be the shorter spokes. If you are using the same rim AND hub, you should be in good shape. If you changed rims, your spoke lengths may be off for your current build.

How much do spokes stretch?

Longer spokes will stretch more, thinner spokes will stretch more, higher tensioned spokes will stretch more, and a spoke can stretch up to 1mm.

Do spokes matter?

Is there a significant difference made when it comes to the number of spokes a car wheel has? In truth, the number of spokes a wheel has barely makes any difference really. The impact on the wheel’s weight, strength and aerodynamic performance will be minimal at best.

What is spoke head clearance?

The main purpose of spoke head clearance is to allow you to replace a spoke on a built wheel. As long as the spokes don’t overlap the heads of adjacent spokes, there should be no issues. The 3 factors affecting spoke head clearance are spoke count, number of crossings, and flange size.

Do spokes stretch?

No, the spokes do not stretch over time. They can lose tension over time though. They will lose tension when the nipples compress the rim more, when they shift in the rim to straighten out and when the spokes bed into the hub more.

How is ERD calculated?

Measure the length of a nipple (dimension B in the figure) and add it twice (once for each nipple). The result is Effective Rim Diameter (ERD). Thus, ERD = A + 2B.

How do you use a spoke ruler?

Quote from video: Real easy like plastic rulers work fine too you just have to make sure that you can hang that hook end of the spoke add the zero of the ruler these spokes are under pretty high tension on this wheel.

What is the thread size of bicycle spokes?

According to the Park Tool website, the typical 2mm spoke has a 2.2mmx56TPI thread. This converts to a 2.2mmx0. 45mm metric thread pitch.

How do you make spokes?

Quote from video: So getting into producing spokes. You need to have the right raw material. And then from there we actually bring the wire off the loom. And then we cut it into a blank length that we use.

What is the size of a spoke for a 26 inch bike?

BICYCLE WHEEL SPOKES FOR STANDARD 26″ WHEEL SCHWINN BIKES AND OTHERS 10 – 5/8″ THIS IS A COMPLETE SET OF SPOKES FOR 26″ TIRE SIZE / WHEELS. THEY WILL FIT MANY WHEELS OF MANY BRANDS, YOU GET ALL 36 SPOKES WITH NIPPLES, THEY ARE SIZE 10 – 5/8″ LONG.

What is the length of 700c spokes?

Spokes for 500W DD 700c wheels (192mm)

How is spoke ERD measured?

Quote from video: Into the spoke hole here on one side of the rim. And you go around the exact opposite side of the rim and insert the other tool.

How do you measure spoke width?

The traditional way to measure the spoke hole circle diameter is with a caliper, as shown in the image below, center to center of the spoke holes, but it’s easier to measure from the right side to the right side, or left side to left side.

What size is a 12g spoke?

2.6mm

Custom cut 12 gauge – 2.6mm spokes.

How many MM is a 12 gauge spoke?

2.6 mm

12 ga – 2.6 mm. 13 ga – 2.3 mm.