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    Spoke length calculator?

    I've got to calculate some odd spoke lengths. IE. 1950ish Schwinn rim to a multi-geared modern hub (nexus?). Back in the day we used a Wheelsmith spoke calculator; Enter- rim dia., hub dia., center-to-flange,...
    Is there a modern, on line, version of this? Do I need to find a good LBS that can make these calculations? Is there an on-line retailer that will sell small batch, odd spoke lengths? I've got a spoke cutter/threader and have built hundreds of wheels but, cutting and threading 36 spokes sucks, just looking for an easier way.

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    There are a number of online calculators still:

    Spoke length calculator for calculating spokelengths
    Edd, an easy to use spoke length calculator

    There are also others if you do a google search for spoke calculator. The 2nd last one above also calculates spoke offset, although the site's a bit clunky and you need to play around with the back button and refreshing at times.


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    Last edited by nov0798; 03-23-2013 at 12:06 AM.

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    I use this Excel spreadsheet:
    Spocalc, by Damon Rinard. A free Excel spoke length calculator.

    It's never done me wrong.

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