Re: [CR]question re Phil Wood spoke machine

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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:17:58 -0800
From: "mike scammon" <>
To: "robert st. cyr" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]question re Phil Wood spoke machine
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also remember to check each one with a nipple and be aware you have only so much material to work with if they're db spokes. :)


On 2/27/08, robert st. cyr <> wrote:
> Tom,
> I do that on a regular basis. The thing to look out for is that the tiny
> 1-
> 2mm chips can get lodged in the cutting and flipping mechanism. After each
> cut use the next spoke to flick out the chip before cutting. Time
> consuming
> , but it save the machine from getting damaged.
> Robert St.Cyr
> ASUCD Bike Barn
> Davis, Ca. USA> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:25:05 -0800> From:
> tom_s_dalton@y
>> To:> Subject: [CR]question re
> Phil
> Wood spoke machine> > Is there a minimum amount of shortening that this
> ma
> chine can execute? For example, if I have some 302 mm spokes and I want to
> make then into 300 mm spokes, can I do that? Will it simply clip off 2mm
> an
> d roll on an additional 2mm of threads? Would the original threads be
> "over
> printed" or would the dies somehow index to what's there and just add some
> turns at the bottom? If the original threads are overprinted, what are the
> implications of this additional cold working?> > I've always assumed you
> ne
> ed to knock off about 10mm (the typical length of the original threads)
> but
> maybe I'm wrong. That sure would be great, because I have a small pile
> of
> "vintage" DTs that are just not quite right for some wheels I might want
> to
> build. A mm here and 2 mm there and I might be in business. > > >
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