Your spoke lengths are correct assuming 32 spoke wheel build.TACSTS said:Okay, I'm determined to build my first set of wheels but I have a couple of questions.
I'm planning on building a set of 700c/29'r wheels using XT hubs, and Salsa Delgado rims. I used the spocalc excel program using the following data: Rims 604ERD, front hub -> center to left and right flange the same at 35.8mm, flange diameter 38mm. Rear hub -> center to left 37.6mm, center to right 21.8mm, Flange diameter both 45mm. Using a 3x pattern I come up with 296mm for both sides of the front wheel, and 295.3 for the nondrive rear, 293 for the driveside.
#1) does this all sound about right?
#2) can I use 296mm for the nondrive rear instead of 295mm, so I just have to buy one size? What if I use 16mm nipples instead of 12mm?
Any other advice is VERY welcome! Thanks for the help!
If you use 296mm spokes on the non-drive side of the rear wheel the spoke may stick through the nipple a very small amount into the slotted head on the nipple. The difference is so small though I wouldn't worry about it.
I believe there is no advantage of using 16 mm nipples over 12 mm nipples unless you need them to project farther out of a rim with a thicker spoke bed. I believe that the actual threaded length inside all nipple sizes is the same, just the wrench flats are out further. Maybe someone else can comment on this?