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Jan. 7, 2013, 4:44 p.m. -  Jeff at the Bikeroom

#!markdown Hey Dirk Oil, Grease and Spoke Prep all help the wheel come up to tension without the super loud creaking of the nipple or twisting of the spoke. All will help with corrosion of the spokes threads, oil will wash off the easiest while grease stays put a bit longer. Spoke prep is good for a long time and also helps keep the spokes tight. It acts like a loctite. Before I moved to the Shore I always use oil. Coming from the prairies this is all you needed. The first wheel I build for myself once moving to the Shore detention-ed easily on the first ride. Since then I always use spoke prep.

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