So both chain stays are slightly offset to the RHS (towards the drivetrain) to even-out the dish?
Does that mean their rear hubs are unique?....no......wait.....it'd be a normal hub, but offset chain stays and offset rim relative to hub centre?
Hmm, sounds good.
The dish gauge is the only thing I haven't made or ordered yet.
I was gonna have a go at making Roger Musson's one....but I should have known there are other hacks out there ;)
I've made a decent truing stand out of small gauge square section steel tube. I guess I could...
OK, cool. I just re-read it.
So when I'm nearing completion I use the dishing tool to check the hub is centred in the rim?
When it is centred, the wheel will have the dished appearance with different spoke angles & tensions.
I'm not building the amount of "dish" by measuring any pre-determined...
I have another question...
Is it important to measure the dish on each side before I disassemble the wheel?....so that I can set the same dish on the new wheel?
Mr Musson's bible talks about it being a function of the hub flange design...
You are correct, 32 spokes and 3x (or whatever it is currently laced as, which I believe is conventional).
....and I think I'm going to take everyone's advice & measure the ERD myself, first.
I keep reading about how manufacturers ERD's are not to be trusted.
I don't have any shorter spokes on...
Rim ERD is 602 (manufacturers number, not measured in hand)
It's got a few minor flat spots, but I reckon it'll be OK to re-use.
Doesn't leak air or sealant.
Hub is DT350 Boost IS.
58 / 52 PCD flanges
36.6 / 23.3 offsets.
Perfect scenario would be 293mm spokes, I...
DT Swiss calculator spat out 292.1 & 291.7 .....Roger Musson's gave 291.9 & 291.2.
...so I was rounding up to 293 assuming every length was available.
Do you think 292's would be too close to the ERD ? Would it be safer to build both sides with 294's?....and still get good tension?
So what's the go with buying spokes & nipples?
Who's got a link? I can't find 293mm in black anywhere...(not really keen for the logistical hassle of Ze Krauts)
WTF is DT Swiss thinking using Apollo Bikes as the distro? It's like Samsung using Uncle Pete's Toys!
Have I got a date with the LBS...
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So would you still use washers under DT nipples on other rim brands?....do all wheel builds use washers all the time?
(I edited my first post when I realised how it read....Washers are for nipples, not spokes :rolleyes:)
OK, couple of questions for potentially rebuilding my rear 29" wheel....(noooob!)
Do I need DT Swiss washers to go with the DT Comp. spokes ? (EDIT: I meant under the DT Swiss nipples)
(load spreading etc?) Rim is WTB KOM 29i
If so, do I add 2mm (1mm x 2) to the ERD number to allow for the...