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    How to calculate spoke length

    I want to build up my Rolling Darryls, the rear with an Alfine 8, and the front with an old XT rear hub. I can use the online calculators, but how do I put in offset?

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    Try this site:

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    The question is, are you really building an offset wheel? Yes and No.

    Some answers here and yes Freespoke is a great calculator.

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    Thanks, that is a good calculator. I managed to put together my front wheel (on my old XT rear hub) using my old spokes, with all spokes on the same side of the rim. But one side has spokes that are a little bit too long, they poke out the nipples a bit, maybe 0.5 to 1 millimeter. I am worried these might poke through the rim strip. Maybe I should snip them off but that would be a lot of work because then the threads would be screwed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Thanks, that is a good calculator. I managed to put together my front wheel (on my old XT rear hub) using my old spokes, with all spokes on the same side of the rim. But one side has spokes that are a little bit too long, they poke out the nipples a bit, maybe 0.5 to 1 millimeter. I am worried these might poke through the rim strip. Maybe I should snip them off but that would be a lot of work because then the threads would be screwed up.
    Shhhh don't tell anyone but I have ground them off with a dremmel in the past.
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