What he said - times 36 years of experience doing the same with the same results.Speedub.Nate said:Lube. Permatex Anti-Seize from the auto parts store is all I've ever used. Wheels hold up fine under proper tension and don't need a thread lock.
Your findings may vary but I'm sure at least Nate and I don't suffer the fate of nipples unscrewing due to no thread binder.AL29er said:Rear wheels do hold up a bit better with some type of thread binder. You are mainly trying to combat the constant loading/unloading of the spokes as you pedal. Without prep some nipples can back off if you let your wheel go too long between truing. That said I have built plenty of rear wheels without prep and they held up fine.
that's been my experience too. i think about using stuff, but when the time comes around to actually spend time to build a set, i don't have anything and haven't had any problems and the wheelsets have lasted years.AL29er said:That said I have built plenty of rear wheels without prep and they held up fine.