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Old 05-20-07, 04:58 PM   #1
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How Much to Pay for Complete Rim respoke?

What is a fair price for a complete rim respoke?. Thank you.
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Old 05-20-07, 05:01 PM   #2
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must.be.more.specific.

#spokes
type of spokes
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I'd say that $50 for labor would be fair. Whenever this question comes up, however, I'm always surprised by the range of quotes.

In the end, it doesn't really matter all that much what a wheelbuilder in some distant city charges. You pretty much have to deal with whoever you can find locally.
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31 Spokes Campagholo Rims

31 Spokes Campagholo Rims....Thanks
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Thanks for your reply didnt really have a clue and really want to keep the rims.

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Admittedly, I have no experience with Campagnolo products, but I've never seen a bike wheel with an odd number of spokes. Are you sure you counted right? Try starting at the valve stem and counting left or right from there, until you get back.

But yeah, if you're just getting the spokes replaced, it should be somewhere around an hour or ninety minutes worth of your local wrench's time, so multiply that by whatever $/hr your guy charges. If they do it flat rate, I'd guess around $50-$75 -- but this varies widely, even shop to shop in the same town. Especially if you've done a lot of business with them in the past.
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Straight gauge spokes cost about 50 cents apiece. Double-butted cost just under a dollar each. Labor should be around an hour or so, maybe an hour and a half. 32 x .5 is $16 for spokes, and your shop's labor rate will determine the labor charge. If the rim is bent, you can also expect them to either push for a new rim, or charge more to deal with the bent one.

By the way, if you actually have a 31 spoke wheel, I *really* want to see a picture of it. By my reckoning, an odd number of spokes should make a wheel impossible to true, unless it used some kind of uneven spacing, or was completely asymmetrical between sides.
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Old 05-21-07, 02:49 AM   #8
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By my reckoning, an odd number of spokes should make a wheel impossible to true, unless it used some kind of uneven spacing, or was completely asymmetrical between sides.
Campy G3 spoking.
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By the way, if you actually have a 31 spoke wheel, I *really* want to see a picture of it. By my reckoning, an odd number of spokes should make a wheel impossible to true, unless it used some kind of uneven spacing, or was completely asymmetrical between sides.
Not impossible, if you think of it.

+1 on wanting to see that thang!!!
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Admittedly, I have no experience with Campagnolo products, but I've never seen a bike wheel with an odd number of spokes. Are you sure you counted right? Try starting at the valve stem and counting left or right from there, until you get back.

But yeah, if you're just getting the spokes replaced, it should be somewhere around an hour or ninety minutes worth of your local wrench's time, so multiply that by whatever $/hr your guy charges. If they do it flat rate, I'd guess around $50-$75 -- but this varies widely, even shop to shop in the same town. Especially if you've done a lot of business with them in the past.
Easier if you start at the valve hole, count the crosses on one side and multiply by four. Nine crosses x four = thirty six spokes.
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