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I'm in the middle of a wheel build. Stans ZTR flow. I am almost up to tension on the rear wheel... it is evenly tensioned... and about a third of the spokes seem like they should be 1 to 2mm longer due to they fact that they have threads showing where the rest do not. I have never seen anything quite like this. I'm not a pro, but this isn't my first wheel build either (probably done around 25 wheelsets now). Has anyone else experienced this? Like I said it is just about done as far as tensioning goes, so there shouldn't be any threads showing at this point. Thanks in advance.
 

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Is the wheel round within acceptable tolerances? It might be true, but it could be that it's not "straight" (or actually round) laterally.
 

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The first thing I'd do is check roundness per Dazed's rec. The rim going out of round can happen if you tension up too quickly. I've found Stan's rims to have ERD's ~1.5mm larger than what they publish, though you've probably built with Stan's rims before, eh? A thread or two showing is not ideal, but if it's not indicative of another problem, it doesn't doom your wheel.
 

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meltingfeather said:
The first thing I'd do is check roundness per Dazed's rec. The rim going out of round can happen if you tension up too quickly. I've found Stan's rims to have ERD's ~1.5mm larger than what they publish, though you've probably built with Stan's rims before, eh? A thread or two showing is not ideal, but if it's not indicative of another problem, it doesn't doom your wheel.
Thanks - it is perfectly round (well, within 1/2mm) and dished too. First time with a Stan's rim. Maybe I am used to spokes being a little too long and rounded down this time on the calculator.
 

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ride_nw said:
Thanks - it is perfectly round (well, within 1/2mm) and dished too. First time with a Stan's rim. Maybe I am used to spokes being a little too long and rounded down this time on the calculator.
You previously said only a third of them were short. The wheel is round so the only explanations are that whoever supplied the spokes gave you a few short ones by mistake, or if they were the correct size you put a few into the wrong side when lacing (assuming two sizes for a dished wheel).
 
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