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Spokes - double vs triple butted

johngtijohngti Posts: 1,131
edited March 2016 in Workshop
Just had a spoke break on my front crosslight disc wheel. As standard it's fitted with triple butted spokes but can I stick a double butted one on instead?

Also, better to make a hole in the rim tape or unstick it? And finally, since the wheel is still completely true, am I right in thinking replacing is just a case of installing and just bringing it up to tension? Then cover the hole with a bit of tape?


  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,718
    Yes and yes as for the hole, do what you think it's best. If it's sticky tape and you don't go tubeless, then drill a hole and cover it with some more tape, why not...
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,131
    Excellent. Thanks ugo! Think I'm just going to make a hole and cover it with a self adhesive tube patch.
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