- Straight pull spoke building tips
I have ordered some rims for an old set of Hope Hoops with straight pull spokes so I’m stuck with straight pull. It has just struck me that I have no idea what stops the spoke simply spinning around as you try to build the wheel? Is this a non issue as the fit of the spoke head holds it tight in the hub or am I in for hassle? Advice appreciatedPosted 3 years agomrlugzMember
On a different note, I built a 24″ wheel for Minilugz using a crest rim, hope pro2 evo SP hub and DT swiss comp spokes with no great issues.
If anything it was a little easier due to not having to ‘thread’ the spoke as much. (I appreciate that will not be the correct term)Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
This is a total bodge but I put some rubber tape on some pliars and held them that way- worked a charm tbh
(that was a full rebuild replacing all the nipples, rather than a ground up build, but the principle’s the same. I expect doing this for a full build would be more of a pain in the arse, but maybe there’s more you can do to prevent rotation)Posted 3 years agondthorntonMember
You can expect a bit more spoke wind-up during building
Why should you expect this?Posted 3 years ago
For me less spoke wind is the only advantage to straight pull spokes…as has been mentioned they just spin. If you steady the spoke with fingers or a clamp that’s even less spoke wind surely
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