- Wheel building help
You might get away with it if your using 12mm nipples…
If your getting the spokes from CRC I think they'll send you 18 @ 260 and 18 @ 262 if you request them. Best check with them first tho… 🙂
Edit: CRC supply 14mm nipples so you'd need to take 1mm off each sides spoke length and round up/down to nearest available size spoke length which I think still is 260/262.Posted 10 years agoJoeNationMember
You probably could, but I wouldn't. 1mm either way is ok in a pinch, but you're running the risk of not having enough thread engaged on the spokes on one side (although it's the non-disc side, so not quite as crucial). But if you must have equal lengths, don't go for 261s, as the disc side will be too long and you'll bottom out the nipples (don't tell my spokes, my achey breaky spokes…).Posted 10 years agocoolhandlukeMember
260 will be fine both sides IMO.
I have loads of 262mm ACI spokes (1.7mm – 2mm, 12mm nipples) if you need some or find your 260mm ones too short.
Look at Ribble cycles for spokes too. box of 144 for about 30 quid, ACI stainless as above. Its what Merlin cycles use as standard.Posted 10 years ago
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