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Just built my first wheel...(2 posts)

Just built my first wheel...SD Hart
Jan 24, 2003 1:06 PM
...and I used all of the appropriate equations to determine spoke length. However, after final truing and tensioning I noticed the spokes penetrate slightly beyond the nipple head. I rim taped it and pumped the tire fully without incident, but wonder if over time the spokes might penetrate the rim tape and puncture the tube. Now I am thinking that I should have Dremmelled the spoke ends off. Any thoughts?
re: Just built my first wheel...brider
Jan 24, 2003 3:10 PM
Not a bad idea, especially if they contact the rim tape. For the wheels I train on, I've always doubled up the rim tape (Velox). Probably overkill, but I've never had a problem even when the spokes were a bit long.