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Old 02-17-08, 09:54 AM   #1
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Straight pull spokes for 26" wheels?

I'm looking at a rear road hub on eBay that requires straight pull spokes. I want to build some narrow section 26" rims for MTB slicks; I have the rims already. They're 28 hole so reasonably priced hubs, esp. MTB, are scarce. No point putting pricey hubs on a '92 Trek 820.

In looking at all the usual suspects online (BikeTools.com, AEBike,Nashbar, etc., etc.) it seems that straight pull spokes are few & far between, and length selection is limited.

Do they come in shorter lengths for MTB wheels? If so where to get them? No point buying this hub if I can't use it.
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Bump. Hello...anyone?

I'd have called the local LBSes but they're closed on Sundays during winter.
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Bump. Hello...anyone?

I'd have called the local LBSes but they're closed on Sundays during winter.
You bumped a new thread within 10 hours of posting?
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You bumped a new thread within 10 hours of posting?
Only because the auction for the hub in question ends tonight, and I just saw it today. Desperate times, desperate measures.

I further plead that diligent efforts to find the answer elsewhere came to naught.
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Only because the auction for the hub in question ends tonight, and I just saw it today. Desperate times, desperate measures.

I further plead that diligent efforts to find the answer elsewhere came to naught.
I am sorry I can't help you directly with your question. I would humbly submit to your consideration the purchase of a complete wheel - sometimes on eBay you can find them for less than the price of a rear hub.
Do you have the rim already, and hence you require a hub with 28 holes? Even then, it's not far fetched to sell it and get a built-up rear wheel with a narrow section.
Another thing I would humbly submit to you attention is the existence of the Schwalbe Big Apple - which are rather slick and light, puncture resistant and very well rolling tyres in 2" and 2.3" widths - compatible with standard MTB rims.
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^^

All good ideas, thanks. I'll let the hub slide...
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Plus, straight pull spokes suck. Try truing a wheel and having the whole spoke spin when you are trying to adjust the nipple.
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