BVC-CHAT Tire/spoke Advice
Jean Marie Linhart
jmlinhart at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 14:59:04 CDT 2007
Jeff Ackerman wrote:
> Check the web site below. ...a standard spoke length calculator that
> wheelbuilders use to determine proper spoke length prior to
> building. That site states, "The calculator does not compensate for
> rim shrinkage due to spoke tension. This can reduce the rim diameter
> by as much as 2 mm, depending on the rim."
The assertion under dispute was whether this made a tire in any
meaningful way more difficult to get on or off the rim.
Presenting evidence that a rim is deformed under different spoke
tension does not contribute to the validity of the assertion. I
believe you that spoke tension affects the geometry of the rim,
remember my early comment about wheels that are badly out of true?
Pedantically and argumentatively yours, (though I think I am done on
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