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    Default Wheel building and Loctite?

    I've never used Loctite for wheel building

    Had a set built up a while ago and just snapped a spoke and it broke off inside the nipple, builder used RED Loctite, why RED fuck knows!

    I think the Loctite contributed to the failure

    Anyone else had any similar experiences?


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    Dan at Shifter Bikes recommends 222 AFAIK, which is purple. Red seems like it would be too strong for me.

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    Don't go back to that wheelbuilder except to ram the wheel up their arse.

    Use grease and adequate, balanced tension.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

    I build wheels... :wink:

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    Default Maybe not as it seems

    Different brands use different colours; it may be a low- or medium-strength and something else was the cause
    I think the DT Swiss "Spoke Loctite" is red in colour

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    I can understand loctite on a wheel that is expected to be ridden and unmaintained when it leaves the shop. If you actually maintain your bike there is no reason you would want any loctite there, just a dab of grease. You want the nipple to rotate on the threads freely after a few rides to adjust once the spokes and every once in a while after that. Nothing shits me more than rounding off a nipple on a perfectly good wheelset, especially when you have to replace your tubeless tape just to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Duckmeister View Post
    Don't go back to that wheelbuilder except to ram the wheel up their arse.

    Use grease and adequate, balanced tension.
    This (I use light oil).

    Having said that Loctite would not cause failure described by OP, build quality will.
    Last edited by redbruce; 04-10-2017 at 01:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Duckmeister View Post
    Don't go back to that wheelbuilder except to ram the wheel up their arse.


    Use grease and adequate, balanced tension.
    Is that for your recommendation above or wheel building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Duckmeister View Post
    Don't go back to that wheelbuilder except to ram the wheel up their arse.

    Use grease and adequate, balanced tension.
    That's what I thought

    I build my own wheels now


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    Haha, that advice is for wheelbuilding. When ramming wheels up people's arses use no lube for maximum discomfort.

    I've had spokes break on the workstand because the dumfuks at DT put glue in their nipples.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

    I build wheels... :wink:

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    I'm not condoning Loctite in wheels, but how does it relate to the spoke breakage?
    Be careful with that, it was new once.

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