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Old 10-23-06, 06:45 PM   #1
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on-line source for Wheelsmith DB15 spokes?

I've been digging around for on-line sellers of Wheelsmith spokes who offer the 1.8/1.55/1.8 DB15 model. Wheelsmith's Web site indicates that they manufacture a nice range of lengths...

http://wheelsmith.com/index_files/wsspokes.htm

...but they do not sell direct. I can find the odd example here and there, such as...

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=WM4294
and
http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=26834

...but no place seems to list a full assortment of lengths, as with the DB14 and some of the other Wheelsmith spokes.

Does anyone know of a good source on-line for bags of 50 in a full range of lengths for the DB15?

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Old 10-23-06, 07:19 PM   #2
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Peter White Cycles sells them, but I'm not sure about bags. I'd give them a shout though, he builds a lot of wheels from what I understand and is particular to Wheelsmith DB15 I believe.
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Old 10-23-06, 07:33 PM   #3
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Peter White Cycles sells them, but I'm not sure about bags. I'd give them a shout though, he builds a lot of wheels from what I understand and is particular to Wheelsmith DB15 I believe.
Thanks for the tip.

Looks like Peter goes for DB14; not a single mention of the DB15 on his site...

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%...ycles.com+db14
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%...ycles.com+db15

...but I'll definitely check in with Peter if things aren't panning out!

Cheers,
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Consider Wheelsmith XL14 spokes. They are 14/17/14 and are both light and durable. I had a set of Wheelsmith-made wheels assembled using Mavic CXP-33 rims, 32 hole Dura Ace hubs and XL14 spokes laced 3X and they lasted over 30,000 miles without requiring ANY truing.
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Thanks for the tip.

Looks like Peter goes for DB14; not a single mention of the DB15 on his site...

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%...ycles.com+db14
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%...ycles.com+db15

...but I'll definitely check in with Peter if things aren't panning out!

Cheers,
-Greg
Sorry Greg, I could have sworn the quote I got on a wheelset included DB15 spokes, but you're right, it included DB14 spokes. If you have problems contacting Peter, I have found Linda to be easier to get in touch with. Good luck
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