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Old 07-10-09, 10:36 PM   #1
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To Save money on spokes....

So my friend does alot of motorized bike builds...alot...like a s*** load alot. Anyway the high rigidity requirements needed for the wheels means he custom builds his own wheels. Anyway to help cut the cost on spokes he wants to get a bulk box of DT swiss Spokes all super long and cut them and thread them to size. Right now hes not a big fan of coughing up $100 to buy a spoke threader out of J&B... so is there any alternitive out there? Do the make a die set small enough for spokes or is there a cheaper spoke threader out there that were not finding?

Any help is welcome thanks
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Old 07-11-09, 12:11 AM   #2
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spokes are rolled not cut so, no dies.
Hozan C-700 is not made for mass production use.
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Old 07-11-09, 09:16 AM   #3
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Have your friend buy a box of DT Swiss in 2.3/2.0...will greatly help reduce the snapping of spokes at the head...currently support someone with two wheels - the electric thingy does have a tad of torque - and it's not very nice to the spokes.

LBS should have a Phil Wood or Morizumi to cut and thread... .10 per spoke is a reasonable charge...

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