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Old 02-16-19, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
Just as an aside, I find that Wheelsmith blanks leave a ton of swarf compared to other brands when I am rolling them. The price of being inexpensive, i guess.
That indicates inferior steel or some shortcuts in the manufacturing process, like drawing and/or heat treating. Is this on plain steel spokes? Stainless? Curious...
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