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How much to cut spokes?

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by highdelll, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. highdelll

    highdelll Chimp

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    Hey guys - new here.

    So, I got these wheels at a really great price - the problem is that they are too big for my bike.
    I think that they are 29er wheels
    I have an 'All-Hillsides' Rock-hopper

    So, the back wheel rubs a ton, and I can't get the front wheel in my forks
    I can see now, that the spokes are far too long.

    How much should I cut off?
    I was gonna go with an 1-1/2" - I think that should get it to fit, but I'm curious as to what others have done before
     
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  2. Slum Chemist

    Slum Chemist Chimp

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    #2 -   Jan 13, 2013
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  3. highdelll

    highdelll Chimp

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  4. Slum Chemist

    Slum Chemist Chimp

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    Tell your sister I said hello too. :thumb:
     
  5. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Yea, where is she? Did you make her cut your spokes?
     
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    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    wait is this highdell from mtbr????
     
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  8. Bill in Houston

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    comic gold, 'delll.


    also, i love the idea of a guy with a little die trying to rethread 72 spokes.
     
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    C'mon Dell, couldn't you start posting which is the best tire?