I have built wheels using Alexrims R400 and DT Compettition spokes with DT brass nipples.
The spoke holes seem a bit small or something : the nipples are unable to swivel sufficiently.
This means the spokes describe a slght curve near the rim as they branch off toward left and right sides.
This is of course mostly noticeable on NDS rear. Front wheel too, a little, and not on the DS rear.
Is this one of those things which only bother when you know about them? Or am I missing out a lot on lateral stiffness?
Are there other spokes which I should have used? 1.8mm with smaller nipples, or nipples with different shaped shoulders or something? Too late now of course, but for 'next time' And not that we have much choice out here either
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