How accurate is pijin spoke calc?

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9/7/2013 6:02 PM

I am looking into ordering spokes but availability seems to be an issue with some sizes in my area right now. Not to mention only even sizes ie: 184-186mm etc.
My hub and rim combo on pijin comes up with drive side 183.4mm
non drive side 185.4mm
I have gotten away with rounding down up to 1.7mm but would rounding up the .6mm be a better option?
182's seem scarce around here, at least in normal colors.
Do they factor in stretch with the numbers they come up with?

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9/7/2013 9:58 PM

You need 184s and 186s.. always buy the spoke closest to the given number.

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9/7/2013 11:26 PM

HardBMX_Tim wrote:

You need 184s and 186s.. always buy the spoke closest to the given number.

This, given the spokes will stretch a little bit, it still might not be enough to lace the wheel to begin with. Just a hair shorter could make a big difference

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9/8/2013 12:25 AM

Rounding up shouldn't end up being too long once stretch is factored in?
My local bike shop in the past has told me that pijin usually gives numbers that are a bit long to start with, but never actually checked different combos to see how true it was.
184 and 186 would make it easier though as far as availability. smile

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