Blog: February, 2013

18 Feb 2013

Spoke length calculator online


I developed my own spoke length calculator, online in the utilities section.  During validation I determined its output is identical to the popular DT Swiss calculator — to 0.1mm resolution.

Everyone is welcome to use my calculator and I welcome your feedback.  If nothing else I think the interface on my calculator is a little better.  At least it’s easy to find, doesn’t make you choose languages, acknowledge legal disclaimers and keep track of popup windows.

07 Feb 2013

Wheelbuilding bibliography


I’m keen to get my hands on every wheelbuilding reference in print.  I’ve read:

If you know of others, please let me know.

I definitely love books and reference material but, of course, study is no substitute for experience. That’s not too controversial but, on the other hand, sometimes people believe experience is a substitute for study, which I think is dangerous in its own way.