First build, little help?
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    T K
    T K is offline
    wasssabi
    Reputation: T K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,076

    First build, little help?

    I'm finally ready to start my first build with some parts I bought a while ago. A classic 3cross, Open Pro, 105 5700 build. Would like to use double butted spokes and brass nipples. Here is my uncertainty. Some sources claim ERD at 605 some at 602 for the OP. I guess it depends on how you measure. Both camps calculate spoke lengths off these numbers and both claim to be correct with final product. Pro Wheelbuiders calculator bases off of 602 and gives me 295 front and 294.2 L rear and 292.4 R rear. Wheel pro's calculator at 605 gives me 296.1 front and 295.4 L rear and 293.4 R rear. Looking for recommendations here maybe based on past experience. Also how should one round to a whole number.
    Also, I wanted to use Sapim race spokes but they only seem to come in even numbers? Should I try DT Swiss?
    Thanks for any help.

  2. #2
    Rub it............
    Reputation: frdfandc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,769
    I used Pro Wheelbuilders spoke calculator for years. Never an issue with spoke length.

    If you want Sapim's, get them. Remember to get a couple extra in case one breaks.
    You can't fix stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio

    I kind of wish it were legal to staple people in the face.

  3. #3
    T K
    T K is offline
    wasssabi
    Reputation: T K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,076
    Thanks. Now I see PWB has Sapims in odd numbers.
    So anyone think by looking at these number, splitting the difference and rounding 295 for front and non drive rear and 293 drive side rear? And do different spoke and nipple manufacturers play nice together? Looks like Sapim race spokes and DT 14g 12mm brass nipples are the most cost effective here.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    3,985
    Always err on the short side. The difference between your choices isn't a deal killer, but better short than long.

  5. #5
    'brifter' is a lame word.
    Reputation: cxwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,903
    293/295 is what you want.
    I work for some bike racers
    I've got some bikes, some guns,
    and a bunch of skateboards

  6. #6
    T K
    T K is offline
    wasssabi
    Reputation: T K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,076
    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    293/295 is what you want.
    Thanks! So I guessed, I mean deduced correct?

  7. #7
    'brifter' is a lame word.
    Reputation: cxwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,903
    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Thanks! So I guessed, I mean deduced correct?
    Correctly, right?
    I work for some bike racers
    I've got some bikes, some guns,
    and a bunch of skateboards

Similar Threads

  1. A little bit north, a little be east of Memphis
    By lemonlime in forum Commuting, Touring and Ride Reports
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-15-2008, 03:06 PM
  2. something a little different (first ss build; long)
    By dga in forum Fixed/Single Speed
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-05-2008, 05:22 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-22-2007, 04:28 AM
  4. A little too little, a little too late...
    By spyderman in forum Politics Only
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-16-2005, 01:34 PM
  5. little bigger-little smaller! ? !
    By the bull in forum Cyclocross
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-28-2004, 08:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.