Wheel buildin Q: 15g with spacer?

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  1. Kwantani

    Kwantani Guest

    Hello, THanks for replies on my last question on spoke lacing. have another question on 15g spokes:
    Do people use spacer for 15g spoke? I just build up a 32h front, radial with wheelsmith 15g db
    spokes. The front hub has the normal 2.5 hub hole diam. I wonder if I better off by adding the
    spacer? Is spacer a must for 15g? is this something I can get away with for long? Should I just up
    the tension a bit more? Front wheel is for 140# rider. Rim is Sun mistral box clincher road rim 32h.
    Also, one more question, what is the recommended tension for front wheel? rear wheel drv side? I've
    the tensiometer. I was told it should be somewhere around 100 (I forgot the unit!) for rear drv
    side. Also, from the previous thread, Mr. Colina suggest the race lace spoking on the rear wheel.
    I'm itching to try it out. Any additional suggestion/advice before I dive in and get one build?

    Thanks to all for your help. Kwan
    PS: getting close to building my 10th wheel.
     
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  2. << Do people use spacer for 15g spoke? I just build up a 32h front, radial with wheelsmith 15g db
    spokes. The front hub has the normal 2.5 hub hole diam >>

    A spoke washer wouldn't hurt-

    << Also, one more question, what is the recommended tension for front wheel? rear wheel drv side?
    I've the tensiometer. I was told it should be somewhere around 100 (I forgot the unit!) >>

    About 100 kilograms of force-

    << Also, from the previous thread, Mr. Colina suggest the race lace spoking on the rear wheel >>

    Silly, IMO, answers no questions, solves no problems when compared to a well built wheel with
    properly chosen components.

    << Any additional suggestion/advice before I dive in and get one build? >>

    Take yer time-

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  3. David Ornee

    David Ornee Guest

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    > << Do people use spacer for 15g spoke? I just build up a 32h front, radial with wheelsmith 15g db
    > spokes. The front hub has the normal 2.5 hub hole diam >>
    >
    > A spoke washer wouldn't hurt-

    Clip:I wouldn't use washers unless it is to cure the head to elbow dimension problem shown in Peter
    Whites article at URL: http://peterwhitecycles.com/DTspokes.htm
    D.O.

    > << Also, one more question, what is the recommended tension for front wheel? rear wheel drv side?
    > I've the tensiometer. I was told it should be somewhere around 100 (I forgot the unit!) >>
    >
    > About 100 kilograms of force-

    Clip:Make sure that your measuring device is calibrated to match the spokes you are using.
    Wheelsmith's Spoke Tension guage comes with a calibration chart for their spokes. You might
    need to interpolate or extrapolate for the spokes you are using.
    D.O.

    > << Also, from the previous thread, Mr. Colina suggest the race lace spoking on the rear wheel >>
    >
    > Silly, IMO, answers no questions, solves no problems when compared to a
    well
    > built wheel with properly chosen components.

    Clip:I agree with Peter. You will be best served by spending your time with proper tensioning,
    tension balancing, spoke alignment, and stress relieving. I suggest investing the time reading
    Jobst Brandt's book "the Bicycle Wheel".

    David Ornee, Western Springs, IL

    > << Any additional suggestion/advice before I dive in and get one build? >>
    >
    > Take yer time-
    >
    >
    >
    > Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    > (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
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