Re using spokes – is it ever okay?
its always easier building with new spokes, just because old ones will all be bent slightly differently, and you’re unlikely to put them into the new wheel in exactly the same order/position.
There are hassles of taking wheels apart with nipples corroding onto the spoke thread, and having to cut the spokes to take the wheel apart. It takes AGES to manually de-spoke a wheel!
new spokes! just so much easier 🙂Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
Yep – you can reuse spokes but you need to be very carful to ensure that you don’t mix up the driveside/non driveside spokes as they can be different lengths on the rear wheel.
+1 for using new nipples, this will save you a lot of hassle and you can buy them in bulk for not much cash.Posted 5 years agoTrent SteelMember
I just take them all out and put them carefully into 4 piles,
1. non driveside outside spokes
2. non driveside inside spokes
3. driveside outside spokes
4. driveside inside spokes
that way you have time to give them all a good clean and then when you re-lace, the bend in the spoke will be in the same place/direction as on the old wheel.Posted 5 years ago
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