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Old 11-12-2009, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: Please help me pic what color of cranbrook to buy....

the smaller the number, the thicker the spoke. 12 gauge spokes are way fatter than 14 gauge, hence, they're stronger. i've seen 15 and 16 gauge on cheap bikes, too. those are tiny.

here's everything you need to know about spokes and wheels:

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary G


Building Bicycle Wheels by Sheldon Brown
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