Any old timers on here?
I've just finished rebuilding the hubs and wheels on an early 90's (1993) wheelset with White Ind. (Ti) and Wheelsmith rims. In restoring this set, I put in new bearings and new nipples. The original nipples had started deteriorating, three actually lost their heads and disengaged the spokes. I decided to replace them all for safety and reliability.
The question is for early 90's rims, bare drilled out holes, how much Kgf would you safely recommend? 80? 90? 100? 110?
I have them at 80 Kgf right now, feels pretty taught, but I'm not sure of my readings. The TM-1 chart doesnt have conversions for butted spokes so I'm using the straight round steel 1.6mm conversion for butted 1.8-1.6-1.8 thats on there.
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