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Old 10-25-12, 10:08 PM   #1
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spoke size?

I broke a spoke tonight on my rear wheel drive side. I went to the web site of the company and found the wheel and spoke specs, but it doesn't list the drive side spokes in the parts list. Only the non-drive and front spokes. Am I to assume the front spokes fit the drive side on the rear wheel? Here is the web page for the wheel set parts: http://www.vueltausa.com/corsa-lite-wheel-parts-1.html
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Old 10-26-12, 07:14 AM   #2
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I think that you should measure a spoke instead of guessing or assuming.
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Take to an LBS, have 'em measure/estimate the old broken spoke...then order the spoke you need.

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" Am I to assume the front spokes fit the drive side on the rear wheel?"

Assuming can be wastefully expensive. I'd either remove an undamaged DS spoke and measure it or as M said "Take to an LBS..."
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or I could email the company and they could tell me what it is. done.
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or I could email the company and they could tell me what it is. done.
A ruler or taking a spoke to the LBS would be a more straightforward, applicable to any wheel, and takes less time.

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A ruler or taking a spoke to the LBS would be a more straightforward, applicable to any wheel, and takes less time.
More reliable too. It's not uncommon for bike specs to be changed in the middle of a model year.
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Take to an LBS,
have them true/dish/ and re-tension the wheel while they're at it.
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