I just laced a new 32 spoke rear wheel following this Park Tool tutorial: https://www.parktool.com/en-int/blog/repair-help/how-to-build-a-wheel
I don’t have any other 32 spoke rear wheel to compare to. Unfortunately the Shimano FH-5600 rear hub was previously laced with the key spoke J-bend facing outwards which seems to be less common (apparently it’s said to have very small disadvantages in strength or long term durability). This makes comparisons hard and also made following the instructions harder.
In the past I’ve had problems with broken nipples on wheels I built myself. Only recently did I realize that the holes through the rim have a sideways angle to them and are not just drilled straight into the rim. I think I always mixed up the non-drive-side and drive-side holes which caused high sideways bending stress in the nipples.
So my question is: Did I lace it correctly this time?
Components (if it matters):
- DT Swiss RR411 asymmetric rim with 32 holes
- Shimano FH-5600 rear hub (used)
- Silver DT Swiss Revolution (2mm/1.5mm/2mm) spokes on the non-drive side
- Black DT Swiss Competition (2mm/1.8mm/2mm) spokes on the drive side
- DT Swiss Pro Lock brass nipples
The wheel is not yet trued or dished, I’ve only tightened the nipples slightly.
Here are a few photos, the valve hole is marked with white paint.
Non-drive side: Drive side: Nipple angles. They look much better this time, but on the silver non-drive side spokes you can still see a slight bent where they exit the nipple. Is it a problem?: Crossings: