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    Need help with spoke lengths...unique situation

    Hi guys, I bought a fork from Walt @ Walt Works in which he made a mistake and didn't build in the correct offset for the fork. He was trying to match the Surly offset, but mistakenly built the fork for half of the Surly offset. The offset is 8.75mm instead of the standard. I am looking to build up the wheel this weekend or this week and need to get the spoke lengths, if you could help (I know these pop up all the time) that would be greatly appreciated! I will throw you some rep and mail you a 40 ounce of your choice of beer.

    The front hub I'm using is a Paul Whub 135mm front hub.
    OLN135
    Spoke hole 2.5mm
    left flange 55mm
    right flange 55mm
    left offset 41
    right offset 41

    Rear hub is Chris King ISO 135mm
    Spoke hole 2.5mm
    Left flange 57.4
    Right flange 57.4
    left offset 33.9
    right offset 20.1

    Rims are Rolling Darryls
    ERD 542
    12.5 offset
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    Rear should be 262 drive, 263 non.

    Front will be 263 both, and you'll simply have to dish it in the fork to be honest. The Surly adapter allows for use in the truing stand, but get it round, true and partially tensioned, toss it in the fork, dish with a tape measure, and then finish in the stand.

    You may need to zip off a bit of spoke poke, but the calculator said 264 which I expected. I find running a mm short helps reduce the poke which only matters because it's a single wall rim, but due to your funkiness, you may see a bit of it still...

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    Thank you Craig! Much obliged!
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    I noticed that the wheels I got factory built had a bit of a spoke poke issue, so when I built my wheels I went 1 or 2 mm shorter than the calculator said to use. Built 4 wheels and it worked great.
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    What do you do to "zip off" the spoke poke? ;-)
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    For the 1mm difference I would go with the same spokes all around. Save some cash and buy a box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    What do you do to "zip off" the spoke poke? ;-)
    I use a Dremel tool, the reinforced cut off wheels work beautifully.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I use a Dremel tool, the reinforced cut off wheels work beautifully.
    Sounds good! Thanks again, rep for everyone who replied/helped in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I use a Dremel tool, the reinforced cut off wheels work beautifully.
    I've used a bench grinder before, but a Dremel tool with a grinding wheel is much better.
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