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Old 05-11-2008, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: Rear wheel, spokes and bearings

First post here, you all seem like a bunch of nice folks!

Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe View Post

Maybe there is a burr or other sharp edge in the hole where the spoke goes through?
100% agree!
Clearly there is an issue at the point where the spoke contacts, not the spoke itself.
The hard part is the smallish diameter hole, and deburring/chamfering without causing other problems.
Typical reamers or countersink tools aren't that small. And you certainly don't want to use anything abrasive....perhaps something like a brand new center punch or awl or something smooth and pointed that could chuck into a drill and press into the hole. The idea being to "roll" the sharp edge outward.
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