Bicycle Mechanics - need one (or two or three) 2.3mm x 260mm straight guage spoke(s)
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-18-11, 12:04 PM
None of my LBSs or habitual mail order shops carry these. anybody know where I can get them?
FWIW - it's for the rear wheel of a Batavus Personal Delivery Bike (awesome!)
08-18-11, 01:05 PM
Did you check here? They sell singles. http://www.universalcycles.com/
08-18-11, 01:29 PM
just now. they don't carry 2.3mm straight guage. it's an unusual spoke.
08-18-11, 01:33 PM
are you sure it 2.3 mm ? not 2.0 ? why not use the 2.0 spokes ?
08-18-11, 08:49 PM
And it's not unusual...also any LBS with a Phil Wood spoke machine above #1024 is capable of setting the machine for 2.3mm and 2.6mm operation.
08-19-11, 09:33 AM
Yes, it is 2.3mm. No, I don't want to use a 2mm replacement when the other 35 spokes are 2.3mm. It would work but I'd have to remember which spoke it is when I'm tensioning the wheel since spoke diameter is a factor in reading my tensiometer, and that one spoke would be less stiff at the same tension unbalancing the wheel.
And no, I can't find one locally or on-line. Maybe they're common in California but not so much in DC - or I'm a fool and need to be shown the way!
Any leads that result in the apprehension of a 2.3mm x 260mm straight gauge spoke will be greatly rewarded!
08-19-11, 09:44 AM
A Google search only turned up 2.3/2.0 butted spokes from Wheelsmith and a bunch of others but no 2.3 straight gage. I wonder if any motorcycle wire wheels use this spoke thickness and if they would be available long enough?
Also, have you contacted Batavus to see if they can supply a replacement or give you a source?
08-19-11, 11:25 AM
Mr. Bunny takes the prize. Just ordered direct from Phil Wood. They weren’t listed on the website but do carry them.
08-19-11, 11:35 AM
Been working with Phil Wood folks since 1984...live only a mile away...been there so many times I've lost count...plus they have a single flange wheel on display that always cracks me up.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.