Brass washers for spoke heads - 2.2 or 2.5mm

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Stein Ballangru, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. When using brass washers (from DT Swiss) between the spoke heads and the hub flanges; when do I use
    2.2mm washers and when do I use 2.5mm? Are the 2.5mm washers only nescessary for spokes larger than
    2.2mm, or do the spoke hole diameters in the hubs have something to do with it as well?

    Stein
     
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  2. Jobst Brandt

    Jobst Brandt Guest

    Stein Ballangrud Andersen writes:

    > When using brass washers (from DT Swiss) between the spoke heads and the hub flanges; when do I
    > use 2.2mm washers and when do I use
    > 2.5mm? Are the 2.5mm washers only necessary for spokes larger than
    > 2.2mm, or do the spoke hole diameters in the hubs have something to do with it as well?

    What is the purported purpose of these washers?

    Jobst Brandt [email protected]
     
  3. * [email protected]
    > Stein Ballangrud Andersen writes:
    >
    > > When using brass washers (from DT Swiss) between the spoke heads and the hub flanges; when do I
    > > use 2.2mm washers and when do I use
    > > 2.5mm? Are the 2.5mm washers only necessary for spokes larger than
    > > 2.2mm, or do the spoke hole diameters in the hubs have something to do with it as well?
    >
    > What is the purported purpose of these washers?

    Initially, I believed (the marketoids who claimed) that such washers allowed the spoke heads to sit
    tighter and without play in the spoke holes, thereby making the wheel less likely to becoming
    untrue, and reduce wear on the spoke elbows. After a bit of googling on the subject, I'm not really
    sure. Maybe such washers are only needed with (too) large spoke holes or too thin hub flanges. What
    do you think? I usually use DT
    2./1.8/2.0 spokes and Shimano hubs.

    Stein
     
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    >Stein Ballangrud Andersen writes:
    >
    >> When using brass washers (from DT Swiss) between the spoke heads and the hub flanges; when do I
    >> use 2.2mm washers and when do I use
    >> 2.5mm? Are the 2.5mm washers only necessary for spokes larger than
    >> 2.2mm, or do the spoke hole diameters in the hubs have something to do with it as well?
    >
    >What is the purported purpose of these washers?
    >

    _ Peter White has a rant about them. Check his web site.

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/DTspokes.asp

    Appears to be hosed at the moment.

    _ Booker C. Bense

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