Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - where to baby spokes come from?
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04-02-05, 08:20 PM
Okay, looking to build up my next wheelset . . bought the Brandt book, read it twice, and I think I'm ready. Against his recommendation, however, I want to use bladed spokes. I found a place online that has wheelsmith spokes pretty cheap, but I can't find any place that has any of the other bladed spoke brands (Sapim and DT Swiss) I've been looking at. Does anyone know of any U.S. website I can get these from? I'm also not adverse to going to a LBS to get them, so if you have any recommendations for NYC shops that can get these, please let me know. Thanks in advance. . .
04-02-05, 09:22 PM
When a mommy spoke and a daddy spoke love each other very, very much...
04-02-05, 11:58 PM
04-03-05, 12:59 AM
any LBS can get spokes for you if they don't already have a box in stock
04-03-05, 04:11 AM
Beware. In a lot of cases (all?) regular hubs need to be modified to accept bladed spokes. By modified I mean the spoke holes need to be filed out on the hubs. This may not be the best idea for your first wheelbuild. But what do I know I am too much of a wimp to build my own wheels so take my advice with a grain of salt. :D
04-03-05, 11:00 AM
you can get wheelsmith aero (http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.cfm?PageID=49&Description=aero&Brand=463&Submit.x=20&Submit.y=7) from harris cyclery, but they just get them from QBP, which probably supplies your LBS.
04-03-05, 11:14 AM
04-03-05, 11:16 AM
Those wheelsmith spokes fit standard hubs.....
If the bladed spokes are 15g they will fit without filing. If 14g, get out the needle file.
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