Spoke hole size in hubs



Hi all
I building a wheel w/ Sapim 2.0 /1.8 spokes & an XT M752 rear hub.
Shimano lists the size of the spoke holes is 2.6mm, which I have
confirmed w/ a digital caliber. When I insert a spoke, it rattles
around quite a bit. I have been unable to find this problem addressed
in "The Book".
Two questions:
1. Am I just missing this subject in "The Book"? If so, what
page(s)?
2. What do rbt wheel builders do about this situation. Do you use DT
Spoke washers? However due to the fact that Sapim does not make the "J"
end of their spokes as long as DT does, won't the spokes leaving the
holes be forced into too oblique of an angle, making it difficult, if
not impossible to flatten them against the hub?
Best Wishes, for the Holidays, John
 
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Dudley-<< I building a wheel w/ Sapim 2.0 /1.8 spokes & an XT M752 rear hub.
Shimano lists the size of the spoke holes is 2.6mm, which I have
confirmed w/ a digital caliber. When I insert a spoke, it rattles
around quite a bit. >><BR><BR>

I say, use the DT spoke washers, and ensure the spoke head is seated in the hub
after building with a spoke head punch setter. After a wee bit of tension is on
the wheel, a light tap with this tool will seat the spoke head with the spoke
washer.

Peter Chisholm
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