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    need one (or two or three) 2.3mm x 260mm straight guage spoke(s)

    None of my LBSs or habitual mail order shops carry these. anybody know where I can get them?

    FWIW - it's for the rear wheel of a Batavus Personal Delivery Bike (awesome!)

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    Did you check here? They sell singles. http://www.universalcycles.com/
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    just now. they don't carry 2.3mm straight guage. it's an unusual spoke.

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    are you sure it 2.3 mm ? not 2.0 ? why not use the 2.0 spokes ?
    bikeman715

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    Try again...

    And it's not unusual...also any LBS with a Phil Wood spoke machine above #1024 is capable of setting the machine for 2.3mm and 2.6mm operation.

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    Yes, it is 2.3mm. No, I don't want to use a 2mm replacement when the other 35 spokes are 2.3mm. It would work but I'd have to remember which spoke it is when I'm tensioning the wheel since spoke diameter is a factor in reading my tensiometer, and that one spoke would be less stiff at the same tension unbalancing the wheel.

    And no, I can't find one locally or on-line. Maybe they're common in California but not so much in DC - or I'm a fool and need to be shown the way!

    Any leads that result in the apprehension of a 2.3mm x 260mm straight gauge spoke will be greatly rewarded!

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    A Google search only turned up 2.3/2.0 butted spokes from Wheelsmith and a bunch of others but no 2.3 straight gage. I wonder if any motorcycle wire wheels use this spoke thickness and if they would be available long enough?

    Also, have you contacted Batavus to see if they can supply a replacement or give you a source?

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    Mr. Bunny takes the prize. Just ordered direct from Phil Wood. They weren’t listed on the website but do carry them.

    Thanks!
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    Been working with Phil Wood folks since 1984...live only a mile away...been there so many times I've lost count...plus they have a single flange wheel on display that always cracks me up.

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    Kahane, Howard. Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life

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