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Old 08-23-19, 08:17 AM
aka Tom Reingold
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When I first started working with DT spokes in about 1982, I noticed they had shorter threads. I had to use more precision in choosing the sizes. I had to stock more sizes, in 1mm increments. It's a considerable cost, and I don't know the rationale for shorter threads. The product is otherwise superior to previous products, but I never liked this aspect.
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