Re: spoke replacements,need advice please
ok, lemme try to explain this...
with the spoke out of the rim, you take a ruler and butt it up to the inside of the bend. basically, you're only measuring the straight part, on the inside, from the bend to the end of the threads.
like if you hooked the bend over the end of a ruler, then measured down to the ... hang on...lemme go ask Sheldon Brown.
"...with the zero end of a straight ruler touching the inside of the elbow (bend,) then measure along the entire length of the spoke all the way to the opposite end..."