In a message dated 7/5/03 10:17:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> All the Spoke Prep, Loctight, Linseed Oil or Dr. John's "Mystery Solution"
> won't keep a wheel tight (and therefore true) if it hasn't been built
> from the start.
In the good old days all that was neded to keep a wheel tight and straight
was a little dab of oil. With 9 and 10 speeds and lotsa dish the left side
spokes definately benefit
from a little help from some kind of locking goo. My personal favorite is to
build the wheel dry. While still loose apply a drop of thin oil to the threads
and eyelet. After all
trued, tensioned, stressed, apply a small dot of Locktite Spoketite to the
botom of the nipple. This adds some friction to the bottom few threads and also
gives a bit of a corrosion barrier. Wheels can be easily be retrued (but I
seem to never have to he he)
using this method. I have also tried Prolock nipples and have found them to
be a waste of $$ .