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  • Edric 64
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    Just go to a bike shop and ask for the number you need they will probably have the right length.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    seems quite long for a MTB wheel?

    mmb
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    try dtswiss.com

    mmb
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    a bike shop will probably charge around £1 per spoke! mine does, and 2mm will make bugger all difference anyway

    Premier Icon timraven
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    Daft, I didn't think about asking LBS, doh!

    nickc, it's an old Hope XC hub with a Mavic xm819 rim

    thomthumb
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    cycle basket
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    spa cycles

    HTH

    Premier Icon timraven
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    mmb I did wonder if 2mm would make a difference, it's my first go so being careful.

    rootes1
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    a bike shop will probably charge around £1 per spoke! mine does, and 2mm will make bugger all difference anyway

    change shops, the one i used is 50p inc nipple for one silver sapim race

    Premier Icon timraven
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    OK, feeling really dumb now, thinking I was wrong somewhere I put the rim and hub back into the calculator and come up with 259mm.

    Skulking away now in shame at my general dimness.

    TheSwede
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    2mm makes a lot of difference if its 2mm the wrong way. ie you run out of thread.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Don't forget you'll need the mavic tool for the spoke insets on an 819 rim. Not the easiest rim for your first build

    Premier Icon timraven
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    Talk about stumbling at the first hurdle.

    According to wheelpro's spoke length calculator, I need 270 mm spokes.

    Which is fine, but CRC only go to 268, Wiggle want to sell me 100 at a time and don't list 270 either, is there anywhere else?

    Premier Icon timraven
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    Not the easiest, but IMHO the best wheel, well components anyway 😯
    and it's the rim that features in the wheelpro book.

    The way my brain is functioning at the moment this could be a challenge 😆

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