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Old 2016-06-23, 07:56 PM   #18
harper
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Stainless steel spokes stretch. (Nice alliteration, that.) Zinc coated steel spokes don't stretch so much but they're pretty hard to come by.

The tube and tire can't exert anywhere near as much force as the spokes. There are 32 to 40 spokes and each one is exerting 60-100 kg-force on the rim.
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