Campy NR / SR forever
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 1977-78 Raleigh Professional - bought new, 1987 Shogun 400 (for the lady)
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You're probably fine, I had to do the same thing. One of my 30 year old Berg-Union chrome plated double butted (swaged) spokes finally broke, and the LBS only had straight gauge (but at least it was stainless stel). So i threaded it in and it's fine.
However, I recently found a source wirth several BOXES if original NOS B-U double butted spokes, and i 'm going to get 5 or 6 boxes for all my old Campy hub, Mavic or Super Champiopn rim wheelsets!
And before everyone starts telling me that chrome plated spokes are no good, etc, re-read the above paragraph - these have lasted THIRTY YEARS, with crashes that have bent wheels, etc., without a SINGLE broken spoke before now. And I think I broke it when removing the wheel - got it caught up in the dropout arrgh...