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Old 2016-06-29, 01:43 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by jtrops View Post
I don't know why it's called "stress relieving," but I don't know any wheel builders who don't do it. It is really setting the spokes, and nipples so that everything is in its proper place at rest. Then when you bring it up to tension all of the force is exerted in a straight path between the rim and hub.
There's this link floating around the forums:
http://sheldonbrown.com/brandt/stress-relieving.html

I quote:
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It is not done to bed the spokes into the hub, as is often stated. Bedding-in occurs sufficiently from tension.
I don't know how credible the source is, though.
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