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    • Would it screw with the lengths too much if you staggered them the opposite way? Latecross style. I know it leaves the seam exposed so getting the bob out might be a challenge, but probably nothing smashing it against the floor won't sort  
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          Edit: Just realised that if you have zero offset rims you could get super cheeky and push the trailing spokes back by one hole. Both sides of trailing spokes would then be on the "wrong side hole", but it would even out the tension over the circumference a little. So the pattern going clockwise from the valve hole would be: 

      Green
      Light Blue
      Light Red
      Green
      Dark Blue
      Dark Red
      [repeat]
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