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Could I safely use new spokes 2mm shorter than the old ones? The nipples for the shorter ones thread on 12 turns, about 2/3 of the way, and no threads show below the nipple. The old ones thread all the way to the top of the nipple. These are XC wheels 32/3x. Thanks in advance.
 

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If brass nipples, you're totally fine.

Aluminum nipples, 12 turns is ok too, but certainly less so. If you're not left with any more than 2mm of threads showing on the spoke, you're fine.
 

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Help! I’m a have a similar problem building a DT 240 Disk front. DTSwiss.com specs 258.0 mm (left) and 261.8 mm (right). Can I buy a one box of 260 size and instead of buying 2 boxes of 2 different sizes?? So, won will be 2 mm longer than speced. Brass nipps.

Thanks!
 
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